On one of the self-sufficiency type programmes on telly the other day, I noticed they had a fab chicken house in the shape of a gypsy caravan.  Well, I knew it would be silly money, but I thought I’d google it just to look…and…well, suffice it to say, we won’t be getting one unless we have a lottery win. 

But on the same site (see link below), they were having a sale of other items, so I ordered a gorgeous Victorian style airer – which came on Friday and which we put up today.  The simplicity of the idea is just so great: hot air rises – stick the washing up high to maximise its drying power.  No need for the evil energy guzzling tumble dryer! 

And it looks lovely!  Useful and beautiful – William Morris would approve!