Another bea-u-tiful spring-like sunny day means yet another load of washing is drying on the line. Sadly, this has led to teetering piles of ironing in the ironing basket. I'd much rather be blocking and sewing in the ends on my now-finished wrap, or choosing and sewing on some brightly-coloured buttons to jazz up a new, but rather plain, navy blue top. Instead, I've set up the ironing board in the dining room, in a nice pool of sunlight, and am diligently ironing my way through what seems to be every item of clothing we possess - and then some.
To keep me company, and to take my mind of the tedium of the task, I'm playing my way - yet again - through my new 'favourite album of all time' (they do change quite frequently.) This time it's 'The Essential Leonard Cohen'. I treated myself to this double CD just before Christmas as I was totally obsessed with the song 'Hallelujah' and didn't want to hear Alexandra Burke's yodelling-type version all the time. I thought I knew good old Len quite well - having been a keen listener of his songs in the early eighties - but it turns out I'd been missing a huge chunk of his more recent songs - things like 'Democracy', 'Who By Fire', A Thousand Kisses Deep' and the rather catchy Shania-Twain sound-a-like 'Closing Time'. I'm amusing myself by warbling along very tunelessly to as many of the complicated lyrics as I can. I'm sure I sound dreadful, but whatever gets me through the ironing pile is fine by me - I just hope the neighbours can't hear me.
Do you have any suggestions for 'songs to iron by?'