Kirstie Allsopp you did NOT just say what we think you just said, did you? Cue an onslaught of female backlash against the TV personality who has just come out to say that women enjoy doing household chores because it keeps them 'sane'.
Yes, ironing my seemingly un-ironable (made up word, yes) shirts or scrubbing baked on scrambled eggs off a mouldy pot or even matching up my odd socks with holes in the toes a la Oliver Twist is what keeps what keeps me going. I live for a good toilet bleaching session, don't you? The satisfaction of removing your fat uncle's skiddies, post tikka masala, from the toilet bowl has long been compared with the sense of zen achieved through yoga; pure bliss.
Stirring the feminist pot in a recent interview with Western Daily Press, the somewhat irritating TV presenter (who these days spends her time making homemade tie-dye granny knickers to give to her friends as Christmas presents) said: "I'm not doing the ironing because I have to, but if I get a chance, I find it immensely therapeutic... I'm absolutely convinced that those repetitive tasks that one does every day, organising and regularising one's home, and keeping it tidy, [are] enormously therapeutic... I know it is for me, and I have many, many working mum friends who feel the same. That to know that their child is going to school with clean hair, clean teeth, clean uniforms, and their house is clean is what keeps her sane."
So, women of Ireland, do you also look forward to a basket full of washing or do you find the idea of a chinese and a bottle of red vastly more 'therapeutic'?
What irks me most is that she expects us to work a full time job, enjoy doing the dishes and still have time to happily hand craft all of our own Christmas decorations and presents? Jog on, woman!