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posted by [personal profile] aellia at 01:44pm on 12/09/2010
I don't own an iron.When the last,little used one broke,I didn't replace it.
But yesterday we bought new curtains and the packing creases will probably not fall out as I'd hoped.
We babysat last night and John whipped Jade up to Tesco on the pretence of needong petrol.
They came back with this!
A pink iron..what am I? Barbie grandma!

I'll hide it somewhere where it can't be found when I'm done.

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posted by [identity profile] at 01:00pm on 12/09/2010
Don't you dare hide it! I LOVE IT. It's so kitschy, it's perfect. I definitely can see the Barbie connection, but I also see something that makes you chuckle every time you have to do that particular chore. :P
Edited Date: 2010-09-12 01:01 pm (UTC)
posted by [identity profile] at 01:24pm on 12/09/2010
I love that iron, we rarely use irons too, but to tell you a little secret, I actually like ironing, it makes me feel all grown up!

We do have an iron but it is broken because I stashed it away in a cupboard and Mark opened the cupboard and it fell out and broke, so I think I will have to get another one, but I begrudge spending money on something I hardly use!
posted by [identity profile] at 10:35pm on 12/09/2010
That one was under £5!
Hope you're feeling a bit better and get it all sorted out soon.
posted by [identity profile] at 01:29pm on 12/09/2010
That's cute!

I have an iron which I have never used to the last 20 years. I opened the box to check it had a plug and that was it. Funnily enough I had a real travel iron as a child, it was the size of my palm and pink. I don't know what my parents were thinking of I could have hurt myself with it
posted by [identity profile] at 10:34pm on 12/09/2010
Weren't we subjected to so much danger in those days!
We survived to tell the tales,though.
Love and hugs
posted by [identity profile] at 01:36pm on 12/09/2010
Well, I love it.

I always say I hate ironing, but when I do iron, I realize it's not that bad. I imagine I really would hate it if I had to do much of it.
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posted by [identity profile] at 02:54pm on 12/09/2010
I'm the same. I think I hate ironing because my mother did, but when I get down to it, it's not too bad at all and it's a great excuse to spend an hour listening to a play on the radio or listening to music on the iPod.

I do think the modern steam irons make the job so much easier though. Mine's pale bluey-green rather than pink, but they're so much prettier than they used to be as well as more efficient.
posted by [identity profile] at 02:26pm on 12/09/2010
No, don't hide it, Penny! It's quite the thing these days. I have a very similar one in orange.
I try to iron as little as possible but since we don't have tumble dryers here, I find it's a necessary evil way too often.
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posted by [identity profile] at 06:03pm on 12/09/2010
Your secret is safe with us. ;)
posted by [identity profile] at 09:30pm on 12/09/2010
I have one that looks like that, except that it's blue - at least, I think thatI have - i haven't seen it since I moved, two and a half years ago, which shows how much I use an iron, now that I don't use a sewing machine
posted by [identity profile] at 10:25pm on 12/09/2010
This KILLS me! I just dumped my iron a couple days ago, because I NEVER use the thing anymore. (If it can't be 'ironed' by spraying lightly with water then running it through the dryer, then I'm probably not going to do it, anyway...)

A PINK iron??? I guess they have to charm us to use them now.

When I was a little (very) kid, one of my first chores was ironing. I stood on a chair to reach the top of the ironing board. My sisters and I learned how to iron by ironing our dad's UNDERWEAR (!!!) and his hankies. (yikes) Of course, back then we ironed everything. (Mom even ironed the bedsheets...)

I do get that we have to iron sometimes. Happily, my sister (with whom I reside) does have an iron. I figure one iron in the the house is plenty...

You made me smile -- you really did!

posted by [identity profile] at 10:32pm on 12/09/2010
I just smooth everything out when it comes out of the wash and leave in a pile for an hour :-)
I used to iron dad's hankies and undies,too.
I have a cousin who irons her tights..on a low heat,of course.
I wouldn't know where to find a low heat
I'm glad that I made you smile
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posted by [identity profile] at 10:36pm on 12/09/2010
Love the iron, no need to hide it :-) I have a turquoise one from the Tesco value range. I hardly ever iron anything (the tumble dryer helps with that) but thought I'd better have an iron just in case, but wasn't prepared to spend £££s. It does very well :-) I don't know how they get the price so low. xx
posted by [identity profile] at 05:19am on 13/09/2010
I like pink.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:27am on 13/09/2010
How have you managed all this time - I'm always ironing things in the hope I'll look smart and well groomed!
posted by [identity profile] at 04:05pm on 13/09/2010
It's so CUTE!
posted by (anonymous) at 01:36pm on 15/09/2010
Gosh I am so amazed that so many people do not iron on a regular basis! Do you all buy clothes that do not crease!? I iron at least once a week and even those in the house who protest not to bother with ironing will happily add to the ironing pile.

I know in years gone it was thought that ironing kills any remaining germs on clothes after they had been washed and I have a friend who still insists that everything is ironed especially the crotch of knickers.
posted by (anonymous) at 01:37pm on 15/09/2010
Sorry I didn't realise that I was logged out when I replied but it is me 'CH' xx
posted by [identity profile] at 08:52pm on 30/10/2010
I had one in London like that, mine was - I think - purple. I've got an iron, have had one for a year or so, but haven't used it since we've been here. Why? No ironing board!

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