I know that some of you have been waiting since my last post about the washing line to discover if I actually bought one.
Answer: yes, and you see it above as installed in the garden. On the left is its folded away state. The truth is everyone is happy. The husband finds it easy on the eye when packed away. And I have a washing line, which I have to say is dead easy to use and to pull out and push in. No tugging required.
I should say however that if you are thinking of making a purchase, it is damn heavy -- and I dont think we could have fitted it ourselves (what is more, you need a proper drill to fix it up). So we got our builder in to assemble it, which upped the price a bit.
The other thing I noticed is that the packaging is a bit -- well euphemistic -- about its origin. "Designed in the EU, made in PRC". I spent a few seconds thinking that PRC must be some acronym for a part of Romania or the Czech Republic, until the penny dropped that it was, of course, "People's Republic of China".
So we can't even make a washing line in the EU, I growled amidst my (otherwise) delight.