Thursday 28 May 2015

Sheets and Sugar

I love clean sheets. How about you?
The funny thing is that as a kid it was like hell on earth having to strip and then remake my bed.
Now I'll quiet happily, maybe happily isn't the right word though, remove sheets, wash them and then remake the bed knowing I get to sleep in between clean sheets.
I used to be in the habit of doing them every week and I try to still. Sometimes, I'll admit, it stretches a bit longer, especially during a busy week. It won't kill us.

What I hate is having to wash the quilt cover. You see I only used to do it every few times. There were sheets and a blanket between me and it, its not like it got really dirty. But now I live with someone who doesn't think that top sheet is a necessity. In fact you could take it as far as saying he hates it, and the blanket, thinking I am strange for even bothering with it. Hence needing to wash the quilt cover a lot more. I hate putting it back on, ugh.

See life is so exciting here, can't you tell with all this chat about washing.
I can expand if you want and tell you about the towels, also on a weekly or less washing cycle, or maybe I could tell you about sweeping, vacuuming, mopping and that lucky last exciting chore from yesterday, cleaning the shower.

As discussing my housework isn't really that thrilling,maybe it is time for some photos instead.
Yesterday, Wednesday, morning I went to Holloways beach to take some sunrise snaps but you've seen that before. Well maybe not exactly that but it isn't the first time I've shared Holloways.

But on the way home I got sidetracked (not like me at all) by sugar cane so instead you get that. 

You see it has just started flowering. It won't be long until harvest is going full throttle.

I'm hoping for some more awesome harvest photos.

Oh, and maybe I should make sure I am free for Fields of Fire, which I missed last year.

I am sure you will see more cane popping up all over my blog now.

The other thing that I have seen dotted around the place is freshly planted cane paddocks. 

It is done before harvest so that it has a chance to grow a bit and put it in line with the rest of the cane for next year. So it is all ready around the same time.

It is a huge contrast to the towering, flowering paddocks of cane.

But I love the lines. I really have this thing about the lines in crops. I hardly ever get to take photos of it though.

So my line-y, feathery photo taking was pretty satisfying.


Add in some sun and sparkle and I was all set.

What wasn't so satisfying was the trip back in to town.

20 to 25km/hr in an 80km/hr zone is not my idea of fun. I'm glad I didn't have the added stress of actually having to be anywhere at any set time included in that.

Oh, and just to show how thrilling my life has been recently, I really want to be where Eddie is. Way to much morning t.v but it is good for adding to my 'want to go' list. By the way Eddie is the weather lady of one of the morning shows. At the moment she is in the Northern Territory but she was just in Western Australia. Both areas I want to explore.

 So how about you? 
Are you as thrilled by house work as me? Hint: I'm not, at all.
Or have you been watching way to much morning telly, like me?


  1. Those images are worth waking up early for!

    (Yeah, I'm not too thrilled about housework either.)

  2. I LOVE clean sheets...especially the smell of sheets dried on the line in the sun!

  3. Wow, I had no idea that sugar cane was so photogenic! Housework--meh,it's got to be done. Clean sheets--oh, yes, they are so glorious to climb into!

  4. Clean, fresh sheets after a shower and drying worth a clean freshly washed towel. It's almoat as good as the smell of rain on hot earth. Oh and housework is a dreadful, thankless chore.

  5. Clean sheets are one of the simple pleasures of life. I'm not into housework at all but once it is done I do get a little kick at how much better the house looks


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