What a snowy-road-icy-cold-hands-frozen-toes-day it is today! Youngest was so hoping for what their school calls a 'Snow Day' where it is deemed unsafe to open and advises students to stay home. Unfortunately for him, school is 'business as usual!'
I on the other hand had today pre-booked off months ago so am at home with the fire and the cats, feeling a mixture of smug and sympathy for the boys.**
Firstly thank you (again) for your lovely comments recently - it still amazes me that you are out there and take the the time to comment. It makes my heart SkiPPiTy SkiP with happiness:)
I do try and reply to your comments, especially if a direct question has been asked. Today, I thought I'd reply as part of my posting.
My crafty Ta-Da with the posser brought up lots of queries and comments, so I will chat about that.
The posser is an old fashioned clothes washing tool used like a plunger. The clothes would be put into a 'dolly-tub' a ridged galvenised steel large bucket filled with soapy water on wash-days. The posser was then pounded up and down to 'pummel' the washing clean. Possers often have a concave base which helps with suction, lifting the washing before being 'possed' back down again. The word 'poss' comes from the Middle Ages and means to pound or to beat.
Simplex No1 copper Victorian posser, complete with dents and green paint from the now covered handle - love it!
The posser and dolly-tub photo comes from an image from the Museum of Welsh Life as does the next image of a Welsh Quarryman's wife doing the washing in a wooden dolly-tub and posser.
Well, it is still snowing - lighter now though and the traffic is picking its way down the hill very carefully. Most folk seem to have opted to walk rather than drive. Anyhoo - have a lovely day today - whatever your weather!