Oh how much simpler it is to clean up these days – I remember when I was small, we used to visit my grand parents and they were very much oof the old fashioned “money can’t be wasted on cleaning materials” brigade. They didn’t use washing up liquid, we had to use a tiny spoonful of washing powder, and very tough stuff that was too. the actual washing was done with a bar of soak on the collars and grubby bits and then the garments either left to soak in suds, or was boiled to within an inch of its life in the copper boiler. It was such hard work for the housewife – no wonder not as many of them went out to full time work! It never ceases to amaze me how the families used to manage, grubby houses, no vacuum cleaners or washing machines. Gosh it all sounds like a nasty nightmare!