I've mentioned our forays around the local flea market stalls before. It's pretty much a weekly occurrence and one where we never go with a shopping list - we simply buy the unusual and the irresistible. Never know what we'll come home with!
This week there was no way I could resist this book!
Published in 1911 it has practical advice on every page - not sure I'll ever need to know how to fold a pair of combinations but never say never!
I always knew there were good reasons for not spending too much time with housework but it's reassuring to see the thought reinforced in black and white.
And also good to know I can probably cope with household duties without a servant.
I rarely read books these days unless they relate to my work but I have to confess, this one has me enthralled and although it's a huge volume I shall devour it all! Be warned - no doubt I'll be quoting from it on a regular basis.
Back now to Chapter 2 which is all about the house, its contents, how to decorate the library and choose the essential piano.
Only just over a hundred years ago but a million miles away!
Bye for now, Linda