No built in obsolescence here!

My washing machine has broken down. I am hoping that it will be fixed but I suspect there is built obsolescence and it is probably finished. This has made me think about when I started out in 1996 and when I was choosing my fabric.  The last thing I wanted was to have disposable clothes which was why I chose these particular fabrics. The poly was a particularly good fabric.  It is breathable, anti-static and wears very well – almost too [...]

Saints and Scholars

I am not particularly religious but St Brigid has always held a fascination for me. I think it has to do the promise of Spring. Apart from being the second patron saint of Ireland, St. Brigid is also the patron saint for babies; blacksmiths; boatmen; cattle; chicken farmers; children whose parents are not married; dairymaids; dairy workers; fugitives; infants; mariners; midwives; milk maids; poultry raisers; printing presses; sailors; scholars; travellers; watermen; creativity scholars and poets.(google).  And now www.trouserslips.com I love [...]