Sunday, 14 July 2013

A Car Uncleaned is Better Than A Life Unlived

The title is a bastardisation of a Rebecca West quote about housework that I heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour this week.  The unloved Ford Fiesta Econetique is a pit at the moment, a store house of junk,  litter and more than one sticky patch due to spillages of homemade smoothie, sweet and sour sauce and blackcurrant juice.   Maybe a bit of intensive valeting is what really should be going on at Lovelygrey Villas.

But ha! the car is at Newton Abbot station.  If there's any opportunist robbers out there reading this, be my guest!  I'll feedback tomorrow about what Louis and I have been up to but in the meantime here's some more thought provoking quotes about cleaning - or rather not doing it.  I'm sure that they are apply to cars as well as the home.

Nature abhors a vacuum, and so do I  Anne Gibbons

There is no daily chore so trivial that it cannot be made more important by skipping it two days running.  Robert Brault

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. Evan Esar

If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, "Who could have done this? We have no enemies. Phyllis Diller

Housekeeping is like being caught in a revolving door. Marcelene Cox

There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house.  Joe Ryan

And finally, this has to be my favourite one.

Our house is clean enough to be healthy, and dirty enough to be happy.  Author Unknown


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