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Advent Day 5

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Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Fairy... even if she still has to do the laundry!

Posted at 5th Dec 2017 - 11:38AM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Advent Day 5 Comments: 13

Fennie's Avatar Are the mangle! Famous invention. How many have ever used one. We had a sort of desktop model. Acme I think it was. Much smaller than this and white with rubber rollers.

But why when the mangle's job was to produced evenly flattened articles, semi dry to the touch, did 'mangle' come to mean 'mess things up' or 'half-shred' something?

Only asking. Love the costume! Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Dec 2017 at 11:58AM

Fennie's Avatar And another question - who named the mangle? Was there a Mr Mangle - or perhaps a Mrs Mangle? Was mangle an old word for 'press.'Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Dec 2017 at 12:00PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I used to use one regularly, although I doubt any of my peers have, I used to have a double belfast sink with a mangle between the two in my old house and used it to wash my other half's work dungarees instead of wrecking the washing machine as he was an NDT weld tester so his dungarees were always chock full of the iron filings from the testing paint they used.

It was a "Blue" party so I went as the Blue Fairy of course. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 5th Dec 2017 at 12:16PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar A 'Blue Party' Hmm! Tsk! The things you people get up to in the far north.Wink

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 5th Dec 2017 at 03:37PM

Bradan's Avatar Oops...when I first looked I thought you were a dragon, then I read it.

Posted by: Bradan on 5th Dec 2017 at 04:58PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Thaarrrpppp! (sorry we don't have a tongue out smiley!) Wink

Dragon indeed, I'll have you know those are my dress wings for special occasions... and I daren't tell you how much I paid for them. Embarassed
Not that the tiara and wand were anymore of a clue Bradan. Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 5th Dec 2017 at 05:46PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar They are a bit like these ones from the same company only purple with peacock feathers etc.

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Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 5th Dec 2017 at 05:50PM

Bradan's Avatar Some dragons wear tiaras, ye ken Wink

Posted by: Bradan on 5th Dec 2017 at 07:28PM

Faith's Avatar A bit of fairy magic and that old mangle could be the latest high tech washing machine...... love the photo! Most unusual..... my grandma had a mangle, I remember it in her kitchen.

Posted by: Faith on 5th Dec 2017 at 10:09PM

Camilla's Avatar Fab pic of you FN with the mangle! have you had all of your hair chopped off, looks shorter in the pic.

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Dec 2017 at 08:16AM

Camilla's Avatar My late MIL used to have a mangle she used to use it a lot, one day her son (my HL) aged about five at the time decided to stand behind the mangle when she was not looking and put his finger through she not knowing when she fed the wet linen through.... he still bears the scars I can see today on his finger.Well that'll teach him.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 6th Dec 2017 at 08:20AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar It's an old photo Camilla, before I grew it long again. The hall we were having the Blue party in was once the laundry for the estate, hence the enormous mangle outside.Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 6th Dec 2017 at 10:12AM

Camilla's Avatar Well I still think you look fab FN, wonder what happened to that mangle.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 7th Dec 2017 at 04:55PM

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