23 March, 2010

Australian washing line

I love "my" washing line. I'll miss it when we return to Japan.

4 comments:

ken Rolph said...

That looks like the newer version of the Hills Hoist. We got one of those to replace our old galvanised iron version, which was muc too large for the yard.

I took the old one apart and made climbing frames out of the struts for our passionfruits and sweet peas. Nothing is ever wasted in the old Aussie backyard.

Caroline said...

I hope this is not a silly question, but how do people dry clothes in places where they don't have outside clotheslines? Presumably they can't all be tumble-dried? Although I have noticed that the children's clothes that I've been given from the US don't have "Do not tumble dry" on them like most of the ones I've bought here.

Wendy said...

Not a silly question. In Japan we hang them up inside. Especially from poles that go across the room or on frames that sit on the floor. I'll find a couple of pictures and blog them in the near future. Problem with drying stuff inside is that you increase humidity and the potential for mouldy problems!

KKCambLogos said...

Similar fun in Cambodia. I now have an airer on wheels that my helper hangs the washing on. I'm not sure how she get's sheets dry, and I'm not game to ask, since the airer is only about 1m wide, but she does it. In my previous house we had ropes strung up on the roof, and that was wonderful, but I don't have a roof in my new place, so it's just the airer on the balcony (which is highly visible from the street!). I wouldn't survive without my Khmer helper who takes care of some of the daily life activity so I can focus on other things. I praise God for a trustworthy helper!