I think I either have very simple pleasures or highly complex and screwed up senses.
I really miss dryers in Singapore. The warmth and scent of clothes and linen fresh out of the dryer is akin to a big ole bowl of macaroni and cheese to me. Wonderfully comforting.
It's ridiculous how much I wallow in fresh linen - fresh bed sheets, towels, robes ... Upon laying out fresh sheets on my bed, I would usually rub my face against them and have a nice big whiff before lying on top of them and doing my rendition of Terri Garr and Gene Wilder's "roll in the hay" routine. Tragic, isn't it?
The weather in Singapore is so bizarre that I have discovered that you cannot hang your clothes out in the sun to dry. In the middle of the day, without warning, it might rain. And you end up with sodden clothes that you have to re-wash again. So you keep the clothes indoors to dry. Which can take forever! And you never get the fresh, sunny smell and crispness of sun-dried clothes. Sigh.
So, no proper dryers where you can put in nice scented satchets as they dry so everything smells heavenly. No sun drying of clothes so you get the sunny, crisp scent of summer. All you can do is use nice smelling detergent and fabric softener to get your clothes and linens feeling and smelling nice. If you feel really indulgent, you can always buy some L'Occitane linen sprays when ironing. Expensive option but divinely soothing to the senses.
Fresh bed linens before the "roll in the hay" treatment
I still love fresh linens though. I laid out new sheets (my favourite set of bed linens actually) today and they smelled and felt so lovely that I had to take a picture of them. I can't wait to go home and sleep on them tonight!
Also, I've been invited out to a buffet dinner with my friend, Marie, who somehow scored free vouchers to the Grand Corpthorne Waterfront. Hopefully I can take some nice food porn and share it here.
So we're off to feast tonight. Fabulous! I pig out, then return home to fresh bed linens! Happy, happy, joy, joy!
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