Haha!... It's to payback the billions borrowed from the UK for the bail-out and Enda Kelly's new suit. :crushed:As a matter of interest when did they abolish dog licences? We still have them in Ireland, yet another way they rip us off.... I last had one 14 years ago even though I have had a dog all of that time, if the money went for animal welfare I would buy it but as it goes into government coffers I will not unless i'm forced to!!
My mom used to do the washing in a galvanised tub with a gas ring underneath. In the winter, she used to put it in the back yard, with the gas pipe through the kitchen window. She didn't want the house steamed up, I suppose.
Another galvanised tub - the bosh I think my mom called it - was used with a dolly to work the washing. The dolly looked like a 3 legged stool, with a handle.
Bendy foam rubber toys were popular when my son was a baby. He had a "Rupert Bear" but it perished very quickly and bits came off exposing the wire! He had a stretchy toy of that man who turned green, (can't remember the name of the programme) it had strange liquid inside. I'm glad toys are safer now!
Reminds me of when I was little, sitting in front of some palings with my sister feeding dad's pigeons. Many years later the houses were sold to the sitting tenants and we forgot about palings as they were replaced by brick walls and fences.Whats happened to Palings? You never hear that word now in relation to fencing etc.