I'm not much of a diary or a (b)log writer, at least not in the public domain, social media are not for me. But hey, sometimes there are interesting things to share and it will be a useful resource for myself, so here we go with some entries on ... stuff I do and stuff I like, perhaps even stuff I don't like. A kind of ipsilogue, an index for myself, although that's not yet a regular expression. This, then, will be a sklog and I have no doubt that it will have an ultra-tiny audience. If you do end up here for some reason ... enjoy.
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14th January, 2021
To make hot water, at home in the 1950's, you had to boil it in a kettle. We had no electric or gas boiler at that time. So hot water was used sparingly and a once a week bath in the tub was pretty common. This is the kettle we used in the 1950's for as far as I can glean things from old photos. I cannot find a similar example on-line, so perhaps there are not all that many of these kettles left.
13th January, 2021
Dad's 'comfy' chair from the 1950's was a traditional Liberty chair, known as a 'rookstoel' or smoking chair.
11th January, 2021
Washing up in the 1950's was done by hand, there were no dishwashers in the homes I remember, they came in the 1970's and 1980's. We had a metal washing-up bowl ('afwasteiltje') and used a 'zeepklopper' (soap saver or soap shaker) to make suds. Warm water came from the kettle, the boiler only came in the 1960's.
10th January, 2021
I never had many toys in the early years. Initially the usual set of soft animals, including a bear, a monkey, a lamb and a pig. However wooden blocks and LEGO were a good part of my early toy world.
29th December, 2020
Preserving garden produce goes back centuries. These 'Weck
' jars can be found all over Europe and we used them at home for produce we received and bought. Dad had made a large store in the cellar where they were kept cool. There was also a large wooden box for potatoes. We still use Weck jars for the produce from our own garden.