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Dashing away with a smoothing iron.

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 taking housework seriously. ;)

Elly taking housework seriously. 😉

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.

Photographing the Alphabet ~ A

It is time I began another challenge on my ‘To Do List for 2013‘, to photograph the alphabet.

I didn’t mean to line up each of the letters, but years ago it would have been an easy task with magnetic letters on the fridge. We actually had two sets of them and the numbers. Each evening the ten words of the spelling homework were lined up in a column.

For the next twenty six Saturdays, this challenge will have pride of place. The plan this time round, is to take the letters in order and find a word beginning with that letter and a photograph or photographs to go with it.

AncientGiant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north east coast of Northern Ireland.

Many features in the surrounding landscape have acquired names such as the famous wishing chair, the giants boot, the ladies fan, the giants organ, the chimney stacks, the giants chair, to name a few.

The area is a haven for sea birds such as fulmar, petrel, cormorant, shag, redshank guillemot and razorbill.

The weathered rock formations host a number of rare and unusual plants including sea spleenwort, hare’s foot trefoil, vernal squill, sea fescue and frog orchid. ~ Wikipedia