Most Monday's you can find me in the launderette just a few doors up from my house.
Unlike most people we do not own a washing machine and have never owned one.
When the kids were young I did all of my washing in the sink and just used a spin drier.
Arms like Popeye meant that it was no problem at all, but as we are now just the two of us we do the one big wash each week.
Working out the cost of this we discovered that actually it isn't a lot more expensive than owning your own machine as generally home machines cannot take the big loads and my weekly lot would take
Picture of my launderette
Today Tom dropped me off and went off to do other bits and pieces and a young chap came in needing change. We do not have a lady in residence and I obliged him by having the exact amount he needed. I remarked that it must have been fate that I had the correct amount in my purse and this was enough to spark a conversation with him.
In the short time we spoke we got onto some quite interesting subjects and it was a joy to talk to someone who didn't want to talk about pills and illness as most people of my age do.
He told me of a man who had some interesting stuff on youtube and had written books on the subject of 'how your mind affects your being' and as this is one of my pet discussions we got on like a house on fire.
After a while he went, intending to come back when his washing was done, and by that time I was finished and so never saw him again.
Dr Joe Dispenza
That is the man he mentioned he thought I might be interested in and I have had a quick look.
This man wouldn't know it but he made my day.
Funny old world isn't it?