Monday, 29 December 2014

No white stuff here, but only this!

None of the fluffy white stuff here, but that's not to say that I haven't had my hands full of white stuff.  I love white bed linen, to lie in bed under clean cotton sheets and a fluffy white down duvet is my idea of 'heaven'.  

A couple of days before Christmas it was bed linen change day and a wash was due.  A couple of hours would see the wash complete, but I was surprised when I opened the washing machine door, and found a big heavy lump.  The machine must have felt the weight and decided to stop the spin.

It took me twenty minutes of fighting on the draining board, trying to open out the duvet cover which was swallowing itself after having swallowed the flat sheet, pillowcases and towels.  There must be some mathematical equation to explain how this happens somewhere!  I normally rebutton the covers, but missed this time.

 I gave up and had to 'operate'.  We have had this cover for some years and we were thinking of getting new covers, so I went on line and ordered new bedding from John Lewis to be delivered to the local Waitrose.

Today, with three Egyptian cotton super king flat sheets, and three new duvet sets, you would think I would be a happy bunny.  No I am not...the sheets are too thin and too smooth for my liking.  They have all been carefully refolded and packaged ready to send back.  I shall sally forth tomorrow and visit various sheet outlet stores in search of some to my liking.  For the bottom sheet I like best 'heavy cotton' sheets which won't wrinkly and slip, but I haven't seen them for years.  I am on the hunt and would appreciate any help and advice.

I may have to get out the sewing machine and make a temporary repair on what had gone into the dust sheet pile! 


  1. I thought it was only my duvet covers which swallowed themselves....You're right, there must be some mathematical explanation. Have you seen Matt Parker's new book which will surely have the answer inside (if only I could sit down long enough to read it!)
    A word about "other" bedlinen. Beware the "hotel" brand and House of Fraser's own label 400 thread count or whatever. They are not only insubstantial but they shrink too! I ought to have read the reviews on their website before buying - a bargain is seldom as much of a good thing as it first appears, don't you find?

  2. These look like they may be worth a try.

  3. I meant these.,,,

  4. Thanks for everyone's help. I've now sourced some wonderful bedding.