Live like a local.
For a matter of time savings, I will get to the point without beating around the bed. “Do you iron your bed sheets?” Yes, you have read this correctly. Your bed linens! do you iron them before putting them on your bed? I laughed when I heard someone said they always do. In fact, I knew I heard her wrong and I insisted she repeat herself. When she said that she most certainly ironed her sheets before placing them on the bed, I asked another woman in the room, “do you also iron your sheets?” She said, “I couldn’t sleep without my sheets being ironed” my mouth dropped open. Again, in total disbelief, I asked all the women in the room, “you too?” and they smiled and said, “of course we iron our sheets and that I shouldn’t knock it until I tried it”.
And so, my challenge alive and well – ironing my sheets. I am passing this challenge onto you as well. I went home, stripped my bed, washed my sheets, let them ½ dry and then, I ironed my sheets before putting them back onto the bed. I was so excited to melt into the bed, knowing that I found the magic that so many of us had not known about. I could not wait to hear David, his cries of pleasure about how comfortable the sheets/bed was. I could not wait to be pleasantly put in my place knowing the Brits had this secret that I was now privy to! Unfortunately, that is not how the story unfolded. My completely scientific data point of ONE… my conclusion was that there is no difference. The important part of bed linens is the high-quality thread count and being 100% cotton.
So, you have heard it from me. When you come to visit, you will be treated as a highly sought-after guest, but you will not receive ironed sheets. This is merely to lower any standards you may have before coming. Please know, we do want you to come, but I will be spending any free time researching what fun we can have and not spending it as a Martha Steward impersonator.
8/31/2020 11:10:03 am
i was introduced to ironed sheets on my high school trip with Grammie and Papa, Abby and Laure back in 1969 when we were in Scotland! I loved those sheets. I have never done it myself but still look on it as luxury..
8/31/2020 08:14:53 pm
Tom likes to iron the pillowcases and the top edge of the top sheet. I don' get it!
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I'm Jody. I love to travel. I love to take pictures. I love to meet people and find interesting places. I also love to write about and post pix of what I've found. But, I've been told that I write like I talk - in streams of consciousness. So, if proper grammar and well composed sentences are a must for you - my posts will make you crazy. If you want to follow my journey as I learn about really cool places and offer some great tips about living abroad, read on!
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