I washed the car today. I mean, really washed it, as in with a bucket of water and all, I didn't just take a sneaky trip to the garage car wash. To be honest, I don't trust garage car washes. Or rather,
I don't trust myself in a garage car wash. Give me a bucket of water and a sponge any day.
It is so long since I washed a car that I had completely forgotten how much FUN it is. Plus I
had a Secret Weapon, in the shape of something called a Microfibre 2 in 1 Noodle Wash Mitt. Bet you wish you had one of them. We only have one because Mr B won it at a night of Filmed Greyhound Racing at the Bowls Club months ago. I
came across it in a kitchen cupboard this afternoon (where Mr B had doubtless hidden it - out of sight, out of mind) and the thought came to me immediately: "Clean the Car!" It was one of those "Because I Can" moments.
I'm sure you are dying to know a little more about the Microfibre 2 in 1 Noodle Wash Mitt. It really is a wonderful thing and, according to the packet it came in, is ideal for car, house and boat. All I need now is
a boat and I can claim a Triple Up. The noodles on the front of the mitt are bright orange in colour, cunningly designed to "lift the dirt with ease". The back of the mitt is made of a mesh which is apparently great for removing bugs and tar.
Unfortunately I did not read the label properly until I came to write the Daily Blog so it never occurred to me that the mesh back, like the noodles, had its uses. I therefore cannot claim, hand on heart, that my car is bug-less and tar-less.
There was a clue in the name, I suppose - "2 in 1" - but in my doughty enthusiasm to set to with bucket and mitt, this rather important factor passed me by.
What I love about washing
the car is just how wet you get. It's just about the best fun you can have outside a swimming pool. Mr B comes out to survey the result of my labours and tells me cars should be washed every week. I'm feeling pleased with myself so I refrain
from commenting that people should practise what they preach. He also suggests he could get me a job in a supermarket car park, washing people's cars at a fiver a time while they shop. This I shall consider. But not for very long.
By the way, my car is a little bit bigger than the Garden Pea-Mobile pictured above. Cute though the Pea-Mobile may be, it would hardly be worth getting my Microfibre 2 in
1 Noodle Wash Mitt wet for it.