Washing by hand

Dirty Washing

I’m not someone who likes to air his dirty laundry in public. That’s why I bring you only my cleanest pants and socks. Washing by hand. Classic.

One of the usual household items completely missing from Westray is the clothes peg. You may find an old fashioned wooden one in a children’s craft kit in one of the shops but you won’t find a plastic sprung clothes peg anywhere for a very good reason: They don’t grip well enough to withstand the wind and you’ll lose all your smalls. Use them and you’ll be retrieving your knickers from the horns of a beef steer half a mile down the road if you’re lucky.

The shops do, however, stock an alternative: the wonderfully named “Hurricane pegs.”

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