We’re recently back from holiday. As such the washing pile is enormous. It’s reminded me that it would be really good to dig out the sewing machine and make myself a peg bag.   I saw a really cute one recycled from a tiny kid’s T-shirt but its never materialised.   If I were being  self critical I’d say that I haven’t got around to it because procrastination is moi!   A different perspective is that I’ve rather a lot on my plate. Realistically I haven’t had a moment to run one up. Let’s go with  the self compassion shall we?

Because my pegs haven’t got somewhere to store them nicely they often stay on the washing line.  I suppose it’s  a mixture of ultra-violet light from the sun and constantly being rained on that causes the plastic ones to perish.  There was I hanging out a pair of knickers and snap!  Another one bit the dust.

So I decided to treat myself to some replacements.  Thinking of laundry accessories as an indulgence may say something about the kind of person that I am. Don’t other women buy themselves make up  and a bunch of flowers to perk themselves up?  I popped into The Range with my sights set on a new toilet brush too.  Never let it be said that I don’t know how to spoil myself.

And there I saw them: Dolly pegs!  Just like the ones that my mum used to have. I used to nick them to turn into little people when my Girl Guide group had crafting competitions.  I remember being particular proud of a little wooden geisha girl with a white face and red kimono.   As I thought of her I was overcome with nostalgia. I really got carried away and bought two packets.

Will I look after them better?  I very much doubt it.  They’ll probably still remain outside in all weathers.  But when they start to go mouldy and turn to mush, at least they can have a second life, on the compost heap!

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