How mortifying is this!
A busy year of traveling around the globe has wreaked havoc on the cottage. With no housekeeper or maid service, cleaning has become somewhat sporadic and what gets done is by yours truly in those couple of weeks in between trips. We are either packing or unpacking with piles laundry in between, all of which make dust, a lot of dust..........but we are seeing the world so something has to give!
A couple of days ago, I tackled some heavy cleaning, such as the walk-in shower where, armed with the spray bottle of bleach for the grout, the CLR and scrub pad for the tile, and Windex for the glass, it took almost an hour to get things looking spiffy bright and sparkling clean again. I did take a shower too!
Then, while cleaning windows later..........that angel turned to me, pointed, and said "look up", and there it was, draped in the corner by the back door, a really huge dusty spider's web. Vision's of Charles Dickens wonderful novel Great Expectations with Miss Havisham's mouldering mansion came to mind.......off I went full speed to locate the long-handled feather duster!
There's a new film version of that great classic Great Expectations, just out in the UK and due here soon, with Helena Bonham Carter playing Miss Havisham and the always superb Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch.......a must-see for certain.
She is also starring in Les Miserables opening on Christmas
Day - that looks wonderful too. I just bet Helena doesn't have to worry about webs and dust at her house.