Pressing question of non-iron shirts
'NON-iron', like chocolate fudge cake for slimmers, is one of those fantasies suckers want to hear.In my bitter experience the only thing that makes non-iron garments non-ironable is if I get them creased out of the washing machine and don't iron them.
'NON-iron', like chocolate fudge cake for slimmers, is one of those fantasies suckers want to hear.
In my bitter experience the only thing that makes non-iron garments non-ironable is if I get them creased out of the washing machine and don't iron them.
Which is why I was not best pleased when my kids' north Norfolk high school changed its uniform policy this summer and decreed that pupils must wear long-sleeved white shirts all year round.
Previously I got a break this term when the children were allowed to wear short-sleeved, open-necked polo shirts which looked passably uncrumpled after line-drying.
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But the new thinking is that the kids look, feel and act a lot smarter when dressed in collar and tie.
This photo represents two days-worth of my shirt ironing this week.
- 1 Four days of fun planned for North Walsham Memorial park
- 2 'A truly affordable home': Teeny tiny abode sold for glamping
- 3 Nick Knowles joins outcry as Norfolk police told to close Twitter accounts
- 4 Norfolk set for dry week with temperatures to rise
- 5 Aylsham Cycle Centre wins national award for entrepreneurial spirit
- 6 Why your phone might warn you of a 'terror attack' today
- 7 Ex-landlord, 95, pulls pint in his old pub after 32 years
- 8 House next to 384-year-old shop on market for £700k
- 9 Two Norfolk restaurants in top five 'secret' places to eat on English coast
- 10 Man with knife hidden in pen threatened to stab police officer
In a couple of weeks druids will be celebrating summer at Stonehenge, hugging boulders and blessing the rising of the sun on the longest day.
Meanwhile I'll be marking summer at home, gripping my Morphy Richards, and cursing the rising steam on an endless day of, not druidery, but drudgery.
So I appeal to all you governors of schools throughout north Norfolk - think a little more about the 'hard-pressed' working parents at the sharp end of your decisions.
Smart eh? Doesn't seem like such a smart idea to me.