Do you have a dishwasher?
Being without mechanical assistance means that everything we use has to be cleaned by hand, hard work and Radio Four - aaaah! blessed Jenni Humphreys, I'm Sorry I Haven't The News Quiz Now Show & The Archers (fabulous idea to arrange a soap opera around a peach flavour schnapps!).
Every time my mother or my sister come to visit (and sometimes even just when they phone) there are non-stop suggestions that perhaps right beside the sink would be a GREAT place for a dishwasher. Or under it. Or in the laundry - just get one!
We have the same conversations about rice cookers, homes in Australia and kitchen extensions - actually I agree with them about that last one. But I don't want a dishwasher and over the years I have actually come to appreciate the physics, skill and beauty that goes into stacking the draining board.
Needs must that it is stacked that high b/c here at my house we usually let God dry the dishes (on occasion we have even left them for God to wash but so far no good.)
So I am creating a whole new art form to celebrate the
boring, repetitive and bad for your hands hard work of domestic life - kitchen sculpture. It will be a Wednesday thing. Come back and visit.