Sounds like an excellent cryptic password for two spies meeting but in fact its the reality of a new pack of pegs for my washing line. They are of bamboo, good pegs too, stronger more longer lasting than the previous softwood always pinging apart junk. A joy to use actually.
So there it is, bamboo has infiltrated into what would be a mundane and seemingly simple article for use in an English garden, something initially we think parochial but in fact universal, what country on Earth could function without clothes pegs! I wish the manufacturer well in their effort, a good at a reasonable price product, not plastic either, the plastic pegs as they remain outside 365 eventually degrade and snap.
If only more households were so keen on outdoor drying and the clothes line as I am, the wind is free, it does a good job at drying my laundry, sometimes maybe the indoor (wait for it …) bamboo pole strung up in my kitchen is needed in the winter months to help things along; people regard me as a man always with fresh pressed shirts, never a mess.
I do not have a functioning washing machine, the near never ending spin cycle irritated me so once the m/c itself failed to work it was a blessed relief. I enjoy laundry by hand, it was all our forbears had and so its good enough for me. I also think of carbon footprint. Looking around this small estate where I live neither immediate neighbour puts anything out on the line, I wonder if many do this at all? Thinking of our forebears, surely its obvious a Biblical lifestyle would have solved all this planets problems, but I would think too late now for what ever changes we can make.
postscript … COP26 Glasgow coming up, well intentioned but I fear just a ‘talking shop’ and platitudes and mission statements will abound but the nett effect I fear … ‘not much’.
How many ton of carbon will it take to mount, hold and assemble all the likely bods from around the globe for this climate love-fest?
Andrew Glikson writes with sense over on http://arctic-news.blogspot.com highlighting the difficulty of … a) climate scientists making themselves heard and … b) the fear of being defunded or dismissed.