The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
It’s getting springy!
Time to hang the washing outside.
We have a folding line attached to our balcony and there’s nothing better than the smell of the sun from warm dry clothes.
The back yard is tiny and one washing line would dominate and make it impossible to use for everything else so we dry our washing in the sky.
It also has a cover so that the prevailing slightly, drippy, four seasons in one day, Dutch weather can’t put a dampener on things.
The cover has made all the difference to the way we can use it.
Imagine my surprise today, when I took the weather protector off and spread it out.
Dozens of tiny, multicoloured residents. It’s 9 degrees Celsius here so they should be okay.
It looks as if the washing line has more environmental pluses than I realised.
Does anyone know why they are all different colours?
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...