On Saturday, in a light hearted short post, I admitted that I had been wrong to iron my clothes. The graphic I produced told me the freshly pressed clothes showed up the crease lines on my face.
The comments were fun.
Col asked: “How can you steal hearts away if you don’t go dashing away with a smoothing iron?”
Immediately I was back in the house of my youth with a mountain of shirts, blouses, sheets, pillowcases, half a dozen linen tablecloths and napkins, tea towels and a mound of handkerchiefs…..
Sitting by the fire was my granny singing this little number:
I replied to Col, with: “I have evidence of one young lady who took that idea to the extreme! Watch out on Monday”.
So here is the evidence.
Elly ironing on the Giant’s Causeway!
I had to go digging to find the photo and while there I reread the post that went along with it A Political Guide for Tourists to Ireland written four years ago. It applies even more so today, I think you might enjoy reading it.
That photo takes ironing to a whole new level indeed! I love to iron- I find it therapeutic!
Elly was always an iron if you must kind of gal!
Enjoyed your political guide. Maybe I’ll get elly to do my ironing since it’s clear she fancies it.
Nancy her interest lasted until the camera clicked! 😆
That she is, but not when it comes to ironing! Right Elly?
Oh, that post about Ireland is hilarious. I knew 3 Catholic priests who came to Hawaii from Dublin. All three came to my home for dinner. Delightful people!
We Irish, are good at worming our way in for a free meal! 😉
It was nice revisiting that old post! Gosh how much time has flown and how many plans have been changed since then!
Four years. So many have moved on to other plans leaving unfulfilled promises.
I wondered what they got up to on the Giant’s Causeway. I think that’s the GC? Was her iron solar powered?
It was a Charity fundraising event. The guy in the Photo was travelling through England, Wales and Scotland before he arrived in Northern Ireland. He was sponsored to climb mountains and hills for photo shots with his iron, board & sheet. Elly offered him a few quid in return for the photo!
An opportunity not to be missed!
Oh my GM, what memories – we did this number in Cor Cois Laoi back in the day, I found the arrangement we did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoHiQq4KxBY
I actually cried, we were so proud of ourselves, it was so difficult, so many parts 🙂
Thanks for the memories – great post 🙂
Glad to bring back the memories for you, WWW.
I enjoyed reading your political guide to Ireland. Your sense of humor is great, keep up the good work.
The political guide to Ireland, was not my work, it came to me in an email. The remainder is my effort at humour.
Dear GM…. I would like to book a walking tour of your world, and am seeking proper accommodations befitting a wild blue eyed granny… Oh dear am I lost…?
Brighid, we could have some fun getting lost together on my rambles!
I had no idea there was a power supply on the Giant’s Causeway. Or maybe the iron is solar powered as Schmidley suggested. And I’m surprised the National Trust didn’t put a stop to this “unauthorised” activity!
The guy was there long enough to have photos taken, and Elly happened to to arrive at the right time. I took the photo above. That guy was heading for the Cave hill in Belfast and Slieve Donard in the Mournes, before returning to the Mainland.
You have certainly delivered as promised! Of all places!
I really enjoyed that rendition. She has a lovely, fresh voice.
Col, Elly is a chip off the old block, you never know what she will get up to next! 😆