CRAZY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 1950’S HOUSEHOLD & TODAY PLUS GIVEAWAY

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Life – especially for women in the 1950’s was very different to what we can expect by today’s standards.  In those days, a lot of women married young, they stayed at home to raise children and to keep the house clean.  It was a time when men were considered to be the head of the household, the breadwinner, the one who went out to work.

 

Even if women did want to go to work, they would be employed in what was known as ‘women’s jobs’.  These would be secretaries, typists or nurses.  With societal pressures there was an economic incentive to keep the woman in a marriage and at home – even if it was an unhappy marriage!  Indeed, it was unusual in the 1950’s for women to go to university – especially those from working class areas.  Moreover, schools often prepared girls for being a wife and a mother by providing lessons in cookery, household management, sewing and darning.

 

I wanted to see what the differences were in terms of household appliances, food, clothes and being a housewife then and now after reading a beautiful story about a couple who just recently got rid of appliances they purchased in 1950!  Let me know what you think.

 

Household Appliances

In the 1950’s there was no central heating system.  Coal fires would heat the rooms downstairs while the upstairs would be heated by an electric fire.  There was no double glazing either so in winter it was common place for ice to form on the windows!  Keeping a bed warm was easy with a hot water bottle.

 

Fridges were starting to become more accessible to households to store food, but there were no freezers and no supermarkets!  People shopped in local stores with most people buying items to use straight away.

 

Many homes had a vacuum cleaner and a cooker.  Vacuums were often heavy bulky items that often gave you a bad back!  Probably bought on Hire Purchase.  Entertainment wasn’t 100+ channels but a radio (known as a wireless).  Although TVs started to become popular, although these would have been rented rather than owned.  Of course in black and white too!

 

1950s housewife

Image credit: Getty 1950′ housewife

 

 

Food

Shopping for groceries was often completed each day and required visiting several shops such as the butcher and the greengrocer.  Often items were behind the counter so there was often no browsing either.

 

 

Clothing

Clothes were mostly handmade with a heavy reliance on knitted items.  Recycling and mending was a big thing, reusing clothes or sewing to ensure longevity.  However, I love the silhouettes of the clothes from the 1950s.  There were beautiful swing dresses or pencil dresses.  There wasn’t a size zero in sight!

 

1950s clothes

 

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The House Wife

Women and men have more choice today as to whether they stay at home to look after children.  However in the 1950s there was little choice for women.  They were strongly encouraged to stay at home to be a wife and mother.  Doing housework and looking after children were considered as women’s work.  Indeed women were expected to clean the house and have dinner ready for her husband coming home from work!

 

1950s household

Image credit:  FivePrime

 

For me there are several huge differences between the 1950s and today.  One is the options available to women – although there is still a way to go!  The second is the gadgets and appliances.  To be honest I could not live without my Vax Blade 32V Cordless Vacuum Cleaner! It seems that without these housework – no matter who does it – would have taken all day.  Even simple cleaning jobs would take forever.   Like cleaning an oven!  These days I use Oven Pride with no scrubbing involved.  In 1950 I would have needed to scrub for hours!

 

So while I do love all things vintage, reading some of the differences between then and now, I can honestly say that I would prefer my gadgets and all those helping hands that make life so much easier to keep the house clean and tidy without having to spend hours doing it.

 

What do you think?  What household item could you not live without?

 

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Comments (1,069)

  • Dee Dmonte

    December 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Kettle, need tea and fast an awful lot 🙂

    1. Yvonne Dulson

      February 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

      Definitely my laptop

  • MARK THOMAS

    December 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I could not live without my TV

  • Amanda Richardson

    December 27, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    My washing machine

  • Lindsey c

    December 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    My Kenwood chef patissiere

  • Noreen

    December 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    My microwave!

  • hannah wood

    December 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Would be Computer .x

  • Lynn Woodcock

    December 27, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine 🤗

  • Caroline Hunter

    December 27, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I couldn’t live without my fridge freezer! When I was little we didn’t have a fridge, only a larder!

  • iain maciver

    December 27, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    my kettle to make my cup of teas

  • Joo Dee

    December 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    my kettle for sure!

  • William Critchlow

    December 27, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    My TV

  • Rebecca Brown

    December 27, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I couldn’t live without my kettle – I need my cups of tea!!

  • Ann-Marie Gould

    December 27, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    definitely my kettle- couldn’t go a day without a cup of tea

  • Ritchie Dee

    December 27, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Washing machine

  • kev banham

    December 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    my smartphone

  • ann goody

    December 27, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    The Dishwasher

  • pete c

    December 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    my microwave oven

  • claire woods

    December 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    The kettle

  • Rob Hutchinson

    December 27, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    The one household item I couldn’t without is the washing machine.

  • Angela Treadway

    December 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Washing machine with two kids x

  • charlotte

    December 27, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    the microwave! i dont know what id do without it

  • Helen Hodgson

    December 27, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    My dishwasher ! I couldn’t manage washing dishes in the sink !!

  • Jenna Hegarty

    December 27, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    The washing machine, especially as we’re currently still using cloth nappies!

  • Amandeep Sibia

    December 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    The hoover

  • William Gould

    December 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Difficult question, but I would have to say the toaster! Nothing like it for a very quick snack!

  • Mark Mccaffery

    December 27, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    It would have to be the cooker!

  • Alan Burrows

    December 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    My laptop

  • kayleigh white

    December 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I couldn’t live without my coffee machine! Nothing like a proper coffee from my Nespresso!

  • Tee Simpson

    December 27, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I couldnt live without my washing machine

  • KEV C

    December 27, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    the microwave is a god send 🙂

  • Jules Eley

    December 27, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    My hoover… having two dogs AND 4 children IT IS ALWAYS OUT.

  • Denfor Hopkins

    December 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    My Vitamix blender; I need it to make juices.

  • Sarah Mccaffery

    December 27, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I almost certainly couldn’t live without my kettle.

  • brenda heads

    December 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    I could not do without my washing machine.

  • Francesca

    December 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    cooker – I’ve managed to live without a washing machine and fridge before 🙂 x

  • Rachel Craig

    December 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Microwave.

  • Jayne Kelsall

    December 27, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    My toaster, it’s never off ! 🙂

  • Gemma Cross

    December 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    My dishwasher

  • Natalie Thomason

    December 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    My politi steam cleaner

  • Tracy Nixon

    December 27, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    My laptop!

  • Hayley Atkins

    December 28, 2017 at 12:08 am

    I could not live without my kettle.( and I always have a spare one…just in case!) I cannot function without my morning cuppa!

  • Solange

    December 28, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Microwave.

  • ROBERT MCINTOSH

    December 28, 2017 at 5:54 am

    It has to be the washing machine, I remember doing all my washing by hand as a student to save money and it was a long job!

  • Jean cass

    December 28, 2017 at 6:50 am

    My steam iron / I am always ironing it seems!

  • Ray Dodds

    December 28, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Washing machine I think

  • mick proctor

    December 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

    cheesegrater

  • Ruth Harwood

    December 28, 2017 at 9:49 am

    My kettle – I would be the grumpiest person alive without it!!

  • mary chez

    December 28, 2017 at 10:09 am

    My washing machine

  • Anne Barrie

    December 28, 2017 at 11:09 am

    My freezer. With only two of us – it is invaluable when it is so difficult to find smaller packs of food. I buy the bigger ones and freeze the rest.

  • Joanne Beale

    December 28, 2017 at 11:24 am

    My Hoover for cleaning up after the dog

  • Sarah Summers

    December 28, 2017 at 11:45 am

    my washing machine

  • Lindsey Stuart

    December 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

    I couldn’t imagine life without my blender, my soup would be very lumpy without it

  • Jennifermai

    December 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I hate to say it, but it’s going to have to be my smart phone, I’m self employed, so I use it for banking, work e-mails (and calls obvs.!) – i’m on the move all the time, i’d be lost without it!

  • Dion petrie

    December 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    The microwave I can’t cook! Lol

  • TRACY JAMES

    December 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    i could not live without my washing machine

  • jo louise ogden

    December 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    i could not live without an iron hate creased clothes

  • Naomi Williams

    December 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Couldn’t live without my dishwasher

  • Jamie Edwards

    December 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    My washer dryer! With 3 kids, including a baby with reflux I would be lost without it!!

  • Alica

    December 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    My coffee machine! I am sure there would be lots more shouting going on without it 😉

  • vicky syed

    December 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    ANYTHING TO SAVE TIME CLEANING IS A BONUS LESS TIME CLEANING MORE TIME FOR MY KIDS AS A SINGLE MUM OF 3 THIS WOULD BE LOVELY

  • Jessica Powell

    December 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The microwave – ours gave up the ghost recently and made me realize how much I actually use it!

  • Jessica Powell

    December 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    The microwave – ours gave up the ghost recently and made me realize how much I actually use it!

  • Emma Russell

    December 28, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Dishwasher!! Very lazy but it’s my must have!

  • Sara Dunn

    December 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Definitely my vacuum. I live in a flat with laminate flooring and it’s a magnet for dust so needs vacuuming a few times a week.

  • Janet Birkin

    December 28, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Microwave

  • Sheena Batey

    December 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    My washing machine

  • Sharon Catterall

    December 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    a decent hoover.i cant cope with dirty floors

  • Nicola Dow

    December 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    My steam cleaner.

  • Laura Pritchard

    December 28, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Our dishwasher – I loathed washing by hand!

  • cheryl hadfield

    December 28, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    A Hoover…with 3 cats , 2 kids and a hubby with big work boots I would go stir crazy without a good hoover

  • Giuliana Britti

    December 28, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Kettle …can’t imagine life without tea!

  • Sarah Bailey

    December 28, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    My washer/ dryer for sure!

  • Judith Allen

    December 28, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Snap! That’s my answer! We don’t have room for separate machines, and it is so much easier now with a washer/dryer. We line dry as much as possible, but it’s so handy in winter to be able to get everything dried.

  • Angie Mcdonald

    December 28, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    my fridge!

  • Lulili

    December 29, 2017 at 12:40 am

    My dishwasher. Never knew I needed one until I got it. Would never be without now!

  • john prendergast

    December 29, 2017 at 2:33 am

    my kettle

  • Margaret Mccaffery

    December 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    The washing machine as it would be such a chore without one.

  • Louise Reeks

    December 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

    has to be my kettle

  • Serena La Pietra

    December 29, 2017 at 11:47 am

    My dishwasher, I would hate to go back to doing them myself.

  • Emma Walton

    December 29, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Its a toss up between my vacuum cleaner and my washing machine.

  • Sue Bowden

    December 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    My washing machine without a doubt.

  • Kelly Hirst

    December 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I could live without my kettle – I have to have my daily quota of coffee!

  • Myriam Clark

    December 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I couldn’t leave without my washing machine and my hoover

  • Alexander Beaven

    December 30, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Washing Machine as in a household of 6 & sometimes another staying, the washing machine is constantly on & is the most often replaced appliance

  • Dean T

    December 30, 2017 at 3:28 am

    I could not live without my electric blanket att eh minute , been freezing lately and a cosy sleeps makes for a happy me

  • Beverley Cousins

    December 30, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Definitely my hoover!

  • Sally Collingwood

    December 30, 2017 at 11:03 am

    My washing machine, I actually like doing the washing!

  • Rebecca Smith

    December 30, 2017 at 11:33 am

    My washing machine

  • Robert Noble

    December 30, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    My electric iron.

  • chloe bates

    December 30, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    my dishwasher!!

  • Johanna Turner

    December 30, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I think it would have to be my vacuum cleaner. With cats and a 4 year old, the house gets a mess.

  • Nicola S

    December 30, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I NEED my washing machine. Two very muddy children, a very muddy Labrador and a very muddy mountain biking husband means it’s something I can’t do without.

  • Katy Hacket

    December 30, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    The washing machine, with a baby its on all the time!

  • ZARA TENC

    December 30, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    A sofa as I’m always tired! 🙂

  • Lisa Day

    December 31, 2017 at 7:35 am

    My Oven as I like to do a lot of baking.

  • Amanda Cole

    December 31, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I couldn’t live without my e-cloths for super easy dusting and sink cleaning!

  • Sarah Forster

    December 31, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Kettle!!

  • kayleigh Robinson

    December 31, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Definitely the washing machine! I must do two loads a day

  • Danica Clarke

    December 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine, especially now we have a newborn!

  • Tracey Peach

    December 31, 2017 at 11:06 am

    It would have to be my washing machine, I don’t fancy beating my clothes on rocks 🙂 Happy New Year xxx

  • Tony Metcalfe

    December 31, 2017 at 11:08 am

    I’d be lost without my TV!

  • Leila Benhamida

    December 31, 2017 at 11:11 am

    My washing machine as I could not wash daily by hand.

  • Helen B

    December 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

    My washing machine, the though of doing all the washing by hand sends shivers down my back.

  • Catherine Booker

    December 31, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Definitely my washing machine! I’m obsessed with keeping up with all the laundry, even on holiday!

  • anthony harrington

    December 31, 2017 at 11:25 am

    my kettle! always have to have a spare kettle just incase!

  • Christine Dodd

    December 31, 2017 at 11:25 am

    My washing machine – it’s on every day

  • ValB

    December 31, 2017 at 11:27 am

    My fridge – hard to imagine keeping food fresh without it.

  • Cherry Edwards

    December 31, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I think the vacuum cleaner is a real help, I also dust with mine and clean the car inside.

  • Nikki Hayes

    December 31, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Definitely the washing machine – I hate washing clothes by hand 😀

  • Annabel Greaves

    December 31, 2017 at 11:44 am

    So many to choose from – I could not live without my cooker

  • Elaine Savage

    December 31, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Not having a washing machine would be the worst blow.

  • Heather brannan

    December 31, 2017 at 11:52 am

    My iPhone, its essential to keep track of my family

  • Marion Payne

    December 31, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Love to win this, just right for cleaning up after little ones and spring clean8ng would be a breeze. Happy New Year, fingers crossed

  • Rob Griffiths

    December 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Washing Machine – used to hate going to the launderette.

  • Keith Embleton

    December 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Coffee maker

  • Eve H Ogden

    December 31, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    My washing machine

  • tim poole

    December 31, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    My hoover

  • Ray Becker

    December 31, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    washing machine

  • Amy Lambert

    December 31, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I couldn’t live without my kettle

  • Tania Atfield

    December 31, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Vacuum cleaner

  • alison fisher

    December 31, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    has to be my washing machine 🙂

  • Kayleigh Watkins

    December 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I couldn’t live without my tumble dryer, with five of us here I do two to three loads a day and wouldn’t be able to get it all dry without it xx

  • Nicola rupawala

    December 31, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    A washing machine

  • Joy Winn

    December 31, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Has to be my washer-dryer🙂

  • silvia

    December 31, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Washing machine, without a doubt!

  • Jane Willis

    December 31, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    As a keen cook it has to be my dishwasher

  • Sandra Jo Siddall

    December 31, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    My washing machine definitely.

  • Mary Campbell

    December 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    My Window vac! Clearing up all that early morning condensation is a breeze, I use it even more than the normal vac!

  • Laura Jeffs

    December 31, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Definitely my vacuum cleaner!

  • Andrea Smith

    December 31, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    My washing machine is a most wanted household item in my house!!

  • sharon roberts

    December 31, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I couldn’t live with out my hoover! with having kids and dogs! plus the man of the house making a mess I think id go MAD!! if I didn’t have a hoover to hoover all that dirt and dust away. Happy New Year! everyone!

  • kate hester

    December 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I could not live without my washing machine! Hand washing laundry … nope!

  • purpleshoes

    December 31, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I love my dishwasher, saves so much time

  • Rosehip

    December 31, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I couldn’t live without my kettle, its used all the time!

  • Alison Joyce

    December 31, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Washing machine, no way I’d keep on top of the washing otherwise

  • liz denial

    December 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    My washer/dryer

  • John Oates

    December 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Washing machine

  • Yvonne

    December 31, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I could not live without my faithful washing machine!

  • Sarah Mackay

    December 31, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    The washing machine as it is a god send

  • Katie Skeoch

    December 31, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    The washing machine, after being without one for almost a week I have a new found love for it!

  • keiran

    December 31, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    washing machine

  • Jennifer Packwood

    December 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    My coffee pot and my vacuum !!!

  • Laura Williams

    December 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I couldn’t live without my dishwasher! I have 6 children – we are a household of 8 – I think I would cry if I had to wash all those pots by hand everyday! 😀

  • Louise Comb

    December 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Defo my washing Machine. XXX

  • Rena Plumridge

    December 31, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    The washing machine, I couldn’t wash by hand

  • Anneka

    December 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I couldn’t live without my steam mop! I have hardfloors throughout my flat and it would be a nightmare having to hand mop it all! So glad we have all these technologically advances! I can’t imagine being without a fridge or freezer either!

  • Lynne Manton

    December 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    My washing machine. I remember the hours spent hand washing as a newlywed on a very tight budget. I am too old for all that hard work now!

  • Margaret GALLAGHER

    December 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    My Rubber gloves

  • ashleigh allan

    December 31, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    My slow cooker!

  • Ellen Sheppard

    December 31, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine – could you imagine hand-washing towels and bed linen? No thanks!

  • Ange Sandford

    December 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine. With 6 of us to wash for, it would be a nightmare not to have one!

  • Vincent Walker

    December 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I could not live without the kettle

  • Sidrah Ahmed

    December 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    My microwave

  • MM

    December 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Dish Washer.

  • Allan Smith

    December 31, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    The kettle!

  • Debbie Hawkins

    December 31, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    A vacuum cleaner. Laundry can be done elsewhere but a floor cleaner can’t be done with anything else.

  • Angela Fitzjohn

    December 31, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    The TV, I hate having time to think.

  • Ren Taylor

    December 31, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    My washing machine

  • Kim M

    December 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Definitely the hoover x

  • S Edwards

    December 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Our Cooker

  • Mary Heald

    December 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Has to be a washing machine

  • Lisa Parker

    December 31, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    My washing machine! I have no idea how women managed before they were invented x

  • Julie F

    December 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    my washing machine cannot imagine washing by hand

  • Fiona King

    December 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    My kettle. I could not function without a coffee each morning and would fine Winter difficult to cope with without a hot water bottle

  • Annalise ONeill

    December 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Definitely my washing machine as I use it way too much!! :o)

  • Neil H

    December 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Freezer. Where else could you store loads of ice cream ?

  • Alana Walker

    December 31, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine

  • Victoria Thurgood

    December 31, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    my tumble dryer

  • clair dukes

    December 31, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    It has to be my washing machine!

  • caroline pritchard

    December 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    MY TV

  • Tracey Belcher

    December 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    My Slow Cooker

  • Gillian McClelland

    December 31, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Hoover as my dogs pet hairs get everywhere

  • Claire Glace

    December 31, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    My Rubber Gloves !

  • Katy Wright

    December 31, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    A VAX cordless vacuum cleaner I reckon 😉

  • Jo Young

    December 31, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    My dishwasher as I get really sore hands if they go in water.

  • Beky Austerberry

    December 31, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    My coffee machine

  • Emma Wright

    December 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    My washing machine!

  • Jacqui Graham

    December 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    my microwave, the amount of tepid cups of tea it has saved is a lifesaver, especially in the early hours.

  • Kristy Brown

    December 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    My dishwasher!

  • Pauline DC

    December 31, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    My cafetiere; no coffee, no go.

  • mari sutherland

    December 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Washing machine

  • Emma Hutchings

    December 31, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Washing machine!

  • EMMA WALTERS

    December 31, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I love my little tumble dryer and can’t imagine everyday life without it now x

  • Judith MacInnes

    December 31, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Washer! Can’t imagine trying to keep up with our washing by hand!

  • moss maureen

    December 31, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    It has to be the vacuum cleaner such a great invention

  • Kerry Kilmister

    December 31, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I definitely couldn’t live without my kettle. I need my coffee to keep me going

  • pauline hill

    December 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    my hubby he does all the cooking

  • Anne Bostwick

    December 31, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    A Vax Blade 32V Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is the essential I need most and would not be able to live without!

  • Sian Hallewell

    December 31, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Gosh, I’ve got a whole list of items I feel I could not do without! JUst picking one my washing machine- don’t fancy doing all those clothes by hand

  • Sian Hallewell

    December 31, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Hi, I note it says “The prize winner will be announced within 24 hours of closing.

    The prize must be claimed within 14 days.” – presumably you will be emailing the winner to let them know? thanks I won’t remember to look back in 58 days, my memory isn’ that good. thanks

    1. admin

      January 1, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Yes I email all winners and also put up the name of the winner when selected. thank you.

  • Clare H

    December 31, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    washing machine!

  • sue rushworth

    December 31, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    washing machine

  • DAWN HULL

    December 31, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Brilliant giveaway. I could not live without our washing machine.

  • Ashley Phillips

    December 31, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    My washing machine

  • helen tovell

    December 31, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    My laptop as what I use it for cannot be done other ways like so many household chores can

  • Victoria N

    December 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    My washing machine at the moment – have a 3 week old baby!

  • Karen R

    December 31, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Kettle – I always have a coffee on the go xx

  • Rebecca Sutton

    December 31, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    My tumble dryer, there’s nothing worse then towels that have been tried on the line, and go all hard.

  • Jo Carroll

    December 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    My microwave…not terribly PC but it has saved my bacon on more than one occassion 😉

  • Rachael G

    December 31, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Dishwasher

  • Rebecca Parke

    December 31, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Washing machine – my kids cause mountains of washing!

  • Rob Winkfield

    December 31, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    The dishwasher

  • Kelly Hemmings

    December 31, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    The washing machine… it was a nightmare when my last one broke

  • Caroline Clarke

    December 31, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    The washing machine and dryer.

  • Sandra Clarke

    December 31, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine.

  • Victoria Stockley

    December 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    My washing machine

  • Hazel Rea

    December 31, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    My small spin dryer – it spins clothes so dry that they dry completely really quickly even indoors in winter.

  • Harriet Leonard

    December 31, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Definitely my washing machine!

  • dave glover

    December 31, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    That would have to be my washer

  • leanne weir

    December 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    my kettle

  • Komal Qasim

    December 31, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Microwave can’t live without it

  • Bob Clark

    December 31, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    washing machine – absolutely vital

  • Carol Thomas

    December 31, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    OMG I can only choose one item! I would have to choose my mobike smartphone as I can also text, ring and go on the net from it so 3 for the price of 1

  • ElizM

    December 31, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    washing machine/dryer – sounds boring but with 2 very active kids with a ton of kit to wash, it’s an absolute necessity. When my mother had an old fashioned top loader, spin dryer and mangle, things were very different. We didn’t have so much stuff!

  • angela sandhu

    December 31, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    washing machine

  • David Nicolson

    December 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    My handheld hoover

  • paula cheadle

    December 31, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    my kettle

  • Hayley Lynch

    December 31, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    The Kettle

  • Gilla Abrahams

    December 31, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Torn between the washing machine and the vacuum.

  • debbie gilbert

    December 31, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Definitely my washing machine, could not cope without it!

  • justine meyer

    January 1, 2018 at 12:44 am

    I couldn’t live without my kettle x

  • Joseph Westhead

    January 1, 2018 at 2:29 am

    My iron, I have an urge to iron my clothes all the time!

  • Joanna

    January 1, 2018 at 2:35 am

    Washing machine – I’ve tried living without one and it was terrible!

  • Phil Darling

    January 1, 2018 at 6:34 am

    I couldn’t cope without our washing machine

  • Christine Hobbs

    January 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

    The washing machine and kettle are equally essential for me.

  • Keith Hunt

    January 1, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Dishwasher

  • Roy Weekes

    January 1, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Toaster

  • Hilda Wright

    January 1, 2018 at 10:25 am

    The fridge! When we go camping we manage without electric hookup but the one thing we struggle with is keeping things cold so always need to use the campsite ice block freezer! The fridge is essential!

  • Soph H

    January 1, 2018 at 11:08 am

    the washing machine and the kettle!

  • Marie Evans

    January 1, 2018 at 11:18 am

    My washing machine, I remember how long it used to take when rubbing out clothes that could not go in a twin tub,Now automatics cater for everything.

  • Kristyn Harris

    January 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I couldn’t live without my electric oven! I use it everyday!

  • Barbara Webster

    January 1, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I could not live without a Washing Machine!

  • Matthew Constance

    January 1, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Definitely couldn’t live without the wife!!

  • laura jones

    January 1, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Tumble drier id never have clean dry clothes and would never clear the mountain of washing

  • tamalyn roberts

    January 1, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    hmm hard choice, probably my washing machine

  • Sarah T

    January 1, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Washing machine because with a small child, the washing is never ending!

  • Ann Willers

    January 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    My cooker

  • christine shelley

    January 1, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    My washing machine, its always on the go

  • S. Harper

    January 1, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Difficult to say, makes you realise how dependent we are on our appliances. I’d say washing machine, I don’t fancy washing my clothes in a tub

  • Stephanie Coals

    January 1, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Would have to be the dishwasher

  • C Parkin

    January 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    I wouldn’t want to live without my TV.

  • Lorraine Tinsley

    January 1, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    The washing machine especially since the kids have been sick recently

  • Teresa Lee

    January 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Kettle

  • Louise Smith

    January 1, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Vacuum Cleaner

  • Alison

    January 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I wouldn’t want to be without a fridge and the freezer comes a close second

  • Sarah N

    January 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    My washing machine

  • Anthony G.

    January 1, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    A washing machine. Definitely. Having experienced life without one before, I can honestly say that a washing machine is a necessity!

  • Alice O’Neill

    January 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    My kettle

  • Sarah Cogman

    January 1, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    My washing machine 🙂

  • Debbie Wilce

    January 1, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    My hubbysba builder and quite often comes home covered in plaster, cement, paint etc so I’d not give up my washing machine!

  • Sarah

    January 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    I can’t imagine how they managed to keep a house clean, look after children — and still shop every day!! #mindboggling

    My new favorite appliance is my griddle that I just got for Christmas.

  • Jo – Cup of Toast

    January 1, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    It would have to be my washing machine, I couldn’t imagine scrubbing all of our clothes clean!

  • Anna Emslie

    January 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I couldn’t go without the washing machine. We’ve got a toddler that makes enough mess for 1,000!

  • Nicki Simpson

    January 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    For sure my hoover although it’s a bit worse for wear

  • T Brailey

    January 1, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    My washing machine. I have tried hand washing delicate clothes but hate it, so now I do not buy delicate clothes. 🙂

  • CAROLYN HEYWORTH

    January 1, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    WASHER IMAGINE SCRUBBING CLOTHES IN YOUR DOLLY TUB, HARD WORK

  • Jessamine

    January 1, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    With 5 children, I don’t think I could cope without a washing machine.

  • Maggie

    January 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    My tea kettle, though I know they had those in the 50s! I agree with Jo from Cup of Toast about my washer/dryer. Hand washing is not good for the skin.

  • ADEINNE TONNER

    January 1, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    For me personally it would have to be my coffee maker as i need a coffee every morning and afternoon too.

  • Janice

    January 1, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    it would be my tv

  • Helen Thurston

    January 1, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Washing machine – no way I could do all the laundry by hand!

  • Vivien Baird

    January 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    My floor steam cleaner

  • The Tale of Mummyhood

    January 1, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    I would hate to live without my washer and dryer, it would be a nightmare! Xx

  • Lynda Jones

    January 1, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    I could not live without my washing machine, unthinkable 😀

  • Danielle Graves

    January 1, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    my tumble dryer as i’d never get clothes dry plus i love warming my socks up haha

  • Stacey Carnell

    January 1, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Has to be the hoover! How else would you clean the carpets?

  • kara

    January 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    mine would be my washing machine followed closely by the oven. xx

  • Nicola

    January 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Very difficult to pick one thing but probably my tumble drier! I definitely appreciate the technology we have now but I sometimes feel envious of the simpler life back then!

  • Lynsey Harvey

    January 1, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    Definately the washing machine!! Imagine having to hand wash all the clothes!

  • Rich Tyler

    January 2, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Washing Machine, follow’d by the toaster! (#TOOOOOOOOOAST)

  • Sophie Grayling

    January 2, 2018 at 9:14 am

    The microwave!!

  • Jade Pawley

    January 2, 2018 at 9:19 am

    It would have to be my tumble dryer!

  • Hassni

    January 2, 2018 at 11:10 am

    The kettle.

  • June Lord

    January 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    It’s really difficult to pick just one. I guess it would be the washing machine. When ours broke, I think I almost broke with it. My twins were babies as well. Eek!

  • amelia avossa

    January 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Literaly Brush, Mop & hoover! the kids make such a mess! and so do the dogs lol

  • Sarah Brokenshire

    January 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    the washing machine x

  • laura banks

    January 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    my washing machine

  • Charlotte Pashley-Foy

    January 2, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Definitely my tumble drier, it’s just so convenient!

  • Rosemarie Wilcock

    January 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Really interesting blog post. My washing machine would be hard to live without

  • Andrea Upton

    January 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    It has got to be my washing machine

  • Sinead ORourke

    January 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    washing machine

  • Laura Milton

    January 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    I couldnt live without my fan oven!

  • Sarah Ann

    January 2, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    My washing machine.

  • Ella Langford

    January 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    My washing machine

  • Tracy Hanley

    January 2, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    My kettle got to have my morning coffee

  • Catherine Joyce

    January 2, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Definitely the washing machine

  • Danielle Spencer

    January 2, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I could not live without my washing machine – which I am having to do now as it broke over Christmas, along with the microwave and vacuum cleaner! They say things break in threes.

  • Rebecca Alderson

    January 3, 2018 at 12:47 am

    I couldn’t live without our washing machine!

  • Suzy Turner

    January 3, 2018 at 2:46 am

    I’d have to say my washing machine, I’d hate to have to do it all by hand!
    Suzy Turner

  • claire griffiths

    January 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    my washer dryer i use it so much especially for school uniforms

  • James Harris

    January 3, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    I couldn’t do without the washing machine. Having two kids we have mountains of washing to get through!

  • Michelle Young

    January 3, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Could not live without a dryer.

  • Emma Rawlinson

    January 3, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    The washing machine. It gets plenty of use in our house!

  • Nicola Biven

    January 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    My tumble dryer ! Emergency clothes !

  • Lorna Ledger

    January 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    the washing machine, I can’t imagine doing it all by hand! thanks so much for the chance

  • Rhia P

    January 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    The fridge! Hard to imagine that when my grandparents were born they weren’t common in most homes… although in fairness, my grandparents didn’t have an inside toilet either.
    Times certainly have changed….

  • Emma H

    January 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    The washing machine, we didn’t have one when I was a kid and I still remember being taught to do the washing in the sink.

  • Jane Davies

    January 3, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    It’s a toss up between my washing machine and my cooker ! If I had to choose I’d probably say the washing machine, we’re a family of 4 and the washing seems to breed in our house !

  • Rachel Atkinson

    January 4, 2018 at 1:25 am

    My kettle

  • Lisa King

    January 4, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Got to be the washing machine

  • Heidi Craske

    January 4, 2018 at 11:50 am

    My washing machine!

  • Jade Brailsford

    January 4, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    With two small boys I couldn’t live without my washing machine that’s for sure!

  • maria blythin

    January 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    my hoover have to hoover twice a day in my house x

  • Gary Topley

    January 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Having kids it has to be the washing machine. Thankyou for the competition.

  • Sheila Reeves

    January 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Definitely my washing machine, couldn’t cope with doing that by hand or findinf a launderette!

  • charlotte wilde

    January 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    My washing machine – i can still remember not having one and having to lug everything to the laundrette.

  • Sarah Taylor

    January 4, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    There are so many appliances that I couldn’t live without but if I had to pick one it would be the washing machine.

  • Chanette Kennedy

    January 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    My steam mop! My three dogs are leaving muddy footprints all over my laminate floor this winter!

  • John Russell

    January 4, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    a bar of soap

  • Mark R

    January 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I Couldn’t live without my microwave combi oven

  • Thomas Buchanan

    January 4, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    definitely the dishwasher

  • Sarah Mcknight

    January 4, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    My fridge

  • Alison Johnson

    January 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    My washing machine, it seems to always be on!

  • Lyn Burgess

    January 5, 2018 at 12:58 am

    My washing machine

  • stephen lossnitzer

    January 5, 2018 at 6:54 am

    i couldnt live without my kettle

  • Liam Bishop

    January 5, 2018 at 10:06 am

    The washing machine, it goes on about 3 times a day!

  • Laura Bryant

    January 5, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    My George Forman

  • Naomi Jane

    January 5, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    It’s hard to choose one but has to be my kettle!

  • rebecca Beesley

    January 5, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    totally love my food processor for making light work of things like blitzing breadcrumbs and slicing veg.

  • Fiona Martin

    January 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Would have to be my washing machine!! Imagine washing all the family’s clothes and bedding by hand every week!!

  • Karen Knox

    January 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    My washing machine

  • Kerry Wild

    January 6, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Tumble Dryer

  • victoria hall

    January 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    THE KETTLE!

  • Jodie Fossey

    January 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    My Oven!

  • Nicole Stirrup

    January 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Washer!! Couldn’t live without nice fresh clean clothes!

  • sharon catterall

    January 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I don’t think I could live without my fire and radiators at the minute ,its so cold,mine are on all the time

  • AMANDA ROBINSON

    January 6, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Either my washing machine or my vacuum cleaner as I use both appliances every day

  • Elisa Wright

    January 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    washing machine

  • Mel Turner

    January 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    My hoover

  • Amanda S

    January 7, 2018 at 12:01 am

    My breadmaker.

  • amy bondoc

    January 7, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    my kettle, i was without one for a week last year its horrbiel watching water boil on the hob for a cuppa hehe

  • Jayne Townson

    January 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    That would be my washing machine, I would hate having to wash all the clothes by hand instead.

  • Laura S

    January 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Definitely the kettle. Everyone in our house is a either a tea or coffee addict.

  • Sammie B.

    January 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    My fridge!

  • Helen Humphries

    January 7, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Oh goodness, so so much of it! I suppose the automatic washing machine, even the old twin tubs were a massive pain and going even further back can you even imagine having to handwash sheets!

  • Kerry H

    January 7, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    How did I live for years without a dishwasher?!!!

  • Cheryl Roberts

    January 8, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Tough one !
    Suppose it would have to be my smartphone,but imagine all the chores you’d have to do without a washing machine and a cooker?

  • Cyril Rowlands

    January 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Vacuum Cleaner is the essential, how would I keep m house clean with-out one?

  • Frances H

    January 8, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Washing machine without a doubt.

  • elaine simpson

    January 8, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    washing machine

  • Alan Bevan

    January 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Washing machine

  • Gerri Tennant

    January 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    My I-pad. It has taken over from so many of my old household items. My Radio, camera, dictionary, cookbook, games machine, letter writing, thesaurus etc, etc, etc.

  • Rosie Boundy

    January 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Sounds daft, but probably kitchen roll! I use so much of it every day…. second place, probably my washing machine.

  • Gemma Laird

    January 8, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Our washing machine, its on constantly and I couldnt do without it

  • Susan Smith

    January 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Has to be my kettle, because without my cuppa, i couldnt get going

  • Kelly Jones

    January 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    I couldn’t live without the tv for watching films x

  • Prerna Gupta

    January 8, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I can not live without a washing machine!

  • Sean Lee

    January 8, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Microwave,cooks food.heats water,the survival must have

  • Nina Brown

    January 8, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    My fridge – everything else would be hard work, washing by hand etc; but to not be able to have fresh chilled food and drinks especially milk would be horrible.

  • Nina Miller

    January 8, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Washing Machine and possibly my fridge.

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    January 8, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    My Kettle its the first thing I reach for every morning.

  • Jonathan G

    January 8, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Microwave

  • Alastair Pert

    January 9, 2018 at 7:19 am

    My laptop!

  • Emma Hunt

    January 9, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Couldn’t live without my phone. It’s in my hands probably 18 hours a day!

  • Iris

    January 9, 2018 at 9:23 am

    That’s a tough choice but I would say the main one is the washing machine

  • Lynda Graham

    January 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

    My kettle. Its on the go more than me !!!

  • Clare Hubbard

    January 9, 2018 at 11:42 am

    My microwave, such a time saver

  • Kerry Taylor

    January 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Any of them! We lead such a busy life nowadays, I need all my gadgets to keep on top of housework and admin work, and feed my family healthy home cooked meals!

  • Sophie Foulds

    January 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Definitely my microwave. It’s a lifesaver in our house! x

  • Melissa Lee

    January 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    I love autumn scents like fallen leaves

  • katie smith

    January 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Cedarwood would be my chosen scent!

  • katie smith

    January 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Could not live without my washing machine.

  • Kat C

    January 9, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    English Rose

  • Debbie W

    January 9, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    Favourite candle scent (which is the question I got) would be Highland Berry, which sounds amazing.
    Item I couldn’t live without would be the washing machine. (think this is the answer to the previous question)

  • Stephanie Keill

    January 9, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    My washing machine. With a big family it’s definitely a god send.

  • Leila Benhamida

    January 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Highland Berry sounds really nice from the Burberry Beauty candle range

  • Christine Taylor

    January 10, 2018 at 10:37 am

    English Rose — sounds so lovely x

  • Christine Taylor

    January 10, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I couldn’t live without my Microwave x

  • anthony harrington

    January 10, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Highland Berry sounds a nice fragrance

  • Elizabeth Smith

    January 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

    English rose for me

  • Isabell Whitenstall

    January 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Burberry Beauty English Rose would be my choice.

  • Isabell Whitenstall

    January 10, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I couldn’t do without my washing machine. I have it on nearly every day.

  • Rhiannon Hodge

    January 10, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Dewy Grass

  • Nuala R

    January 10, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Cedarwood

  • Nuala R

    January 10, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    My hotwater machine x

  • Keely

    January 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    The First ever washing board “fluted” or ‘scrub board’ was made in 1797, we now we have Washing machines!!

  • Margaret Gallagher

    January 10, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    English rose and my microwave

  • Elizabeth Cook

    January 10, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    English Rose, and my kettle – I couldn’t live without my coffeeeeee!

  • Carly Belsey

    January 10, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    Cedarwood sounds wonderful, gorgeous luxurious candles on the page.

  • Kellie Steed

    January 10, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Dewy Grass sounds amazing. If they get it right, that’s one of my favourite smells and I’m intrigued to find out.

  • Edward Guerreiro

    January 11, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I love the sound of a Cedarwood candle.

  • Edward Guerreiro

    January 11, 2018 at 2:47 am

    The household item I couldn’t live without would be the oven. It’s probably the only appliance we use every day.

  • kimberley ryan

    January 11, 2018 at 10:13 am

    Love the sound of Highland Berry

  • kimberley ryan

    January 11, 2018 at 10:15 am

    With having a large family I think that my washing machine is the one item I would like to live without

  • Simon Collinge

    January 11, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Cedarwood is my fave (couldn`t live without my kettle)

  • Katherine Lucas

    January 11, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Purple Hyacinth sounds fab

  • Katherine Lucas

    January 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    My washer as having done without for a couple months while moving and renovating it was expensive and such a pain to live without

  • Chloe Megan C.

    January 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Has to be my kettle!!!

  • debbie davies

    January 11, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Dewy Grass scented candle sounds amazing! the smell of freshly cut grass as got to be my fave smell.

  • debbie davies

    January 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I could not live without my washing machine i have so much washing its on at least twice a day!

  • Craig Austin

    January 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    my kettle

  • June Gaynor

    January 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Dewy Grass – I think that is a smell you either love or hate. I love it!

  • Craig Austin

    January 11, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Cedarwood candle.

  • June Gaynor

    January 11, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    I couldn’t do without my washing machine. I can just about remember my Mum using her twin tub, very labour intensive!

  • Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    January 11, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    If I had to pick just one it would be my pc

  • Fiona Martin

    January 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    English Rose for me!

  • Jayne Townson

    January 11, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    The Highland Berry scented candle sounds lovely.

  • Samantha McDonough

    January 12, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Dewy Grass sounds lovely.

  • Samantha McDonough

    January 12, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I could not live without my vacuum – love how my house looks after I’ve used it.

  • Felicity Kelly

    January 12, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I couldn’t live without my coffee machine, without it nothing else would get done!

  • Fiona B

    January 12, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Dewy Grass

  • Fiona B

    January 12, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    As a busy working mum, I would be lost without my slow cooker!

  • NatalieJones

    January 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    the Tom Dixon Elements candle set are lovely

  • gemma hendry

    January 12, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    highland berry and my mop

  • Kerryanne Atkinson

    January 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    For me it has to be the BURBERRY BEAUTY Highland Berry scented candle

  • Kerryanne Atkinson

    January 12, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I could not live without a hoover, my boys are constantly running around in and out the garden with mud on their shoes!!

  • Samantha Stanley

    January 12, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Would love this dysentery!

  • Samantha Stanley

    January 12, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Whoops! Predictive text! I meant I would love this dyson!

  • Helen Swales

    January 12, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    English Rose …. it would remind me of my grandma’s garden when I was young, she had so many rose buses and I remember making pomanders with her for the wardrobe from rose petal leaves and lavender from her garden, we used to sew them together and make a loop for hanging them in the wardrobe.

  • Xander Lane

    January 12, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    My favourite candle scent is Black Amber because it has a cool name and smells great also I couldn’t live without my fridge.

  • lyn west

    January 12, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    The Purple Hyacinth sounds lush

  • michelle o’neill

    January 13, 2018 at 8:03 am

    English Rose x

  • michelle o’neill

    January 13, 2018 at 8:03 am

    i couldnt live without my washing machine x

  • Karen Barrett

    January 13, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Linen

  • Karen Barrett

    January 13, 2018 at 10:34 am

    My cooker

  • kw

    January 13, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I’d go with the Cedarwood.

  • kw

    January 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I have to have a kettle!

  • janine atkin

    January 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Dewy Grass is a nice scent

  • janine atkin

    January 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    i couldnt live without the washing machine

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    January 13, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    The Cedarwood scented candle,sounds nicest.

  • Jannine Caddick

    January 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I love the smell of nature so it would be Dewy Grass for me! I couldn’t live with out my vacuum! I have OCD about having clean floors. With an 18 month old and three Cats my Vac is very well used lol.

  • Sandra Henry

    January 13, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    English rose, love the smell of roses 🌟

  • Sandra Henry

    January 13, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Cannot live without my dishwasher, have tried as previous dishwashers have broken down but hell descended upon my kitchen and i gave up and bought another one.

  • Jason Willson

    January 13, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    Cedarwood is a smell I really like

  • Tim Alexander

    January 14, 2018 at 11:20 am

    English Rose I would imagine

  • Helen B

    January 14, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Cedarwood 🙂

  • Tim Alexander

    January 14, 2018 at 11:21 am

    I could not live without my trusty kettle!

  • Carrie Talbot-Ashby

    January 14, 2018 at 11:25 am

    With four kids and a husband that all play football, I NEED my washing machine! 🙂 x

  • Pauline Armstrong

    January 14, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Washing machine

  • Nikki Hayes

    January 14, 2018 at 11:31 am

    The Highland Berry scented candle sounds like the one for me – I love berry scents in the home :o)

  • debbie smith

    January 14, 2018 at 11:31 am

    bleach and my washing machine ! bleach because i like to know everything’s clean and my washing machine as life would be that much harder without it xx fab giveaway thankyou x

  • Tania Atfield

    January 14, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Patchouli candle scent is lovely

  • Kerry H

    January 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Cedarwood would be lovely.

  • Bob Clark

    January 14, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Highland Berry sounds good

  • Alica

    January 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    The Cedarwood scented candle would be my choice 🙂

  • Tracey Belcher

    January 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I think I would love the Highland Berry best but a hard choice

  • JULIE WARD

    January 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    The Neom tranquillity candle

  • Lynn Woodcock

    January 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I think the Dewy grass sounds fabulous 🤗

  • JULIE WARD

    January 14, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    My washer, I go into a panic if it breaks down

  • Jo

    January 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Definitely the kettle. I am addicted to tea.

  • Serena La Pietra

    January 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Highland Berry is the one for me. Love the spicy ones.

  • Sandra Jo Siddall

    January 14, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    My favourite candle scent is the Cedarwood scented candle! Sounds amazing 😍

  • Vanessa Cox

    January 14, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Highland Berry is my favourite

  • Vanessa Cox

    January 14, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    My Nespresso machine!

  • silvia

    January 14, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Cedarwood

  • Sheila Reeves

    January 14, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Love the sound of the Dewy Grass, great for a subtle aroma in the home

  • Sarah Lewis

    January 14, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Burberry Black Amber sounds perfect x

  • Sarah Lewis

    January 14, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I definitely couldn’t live without my kettle!

  • Sinead ORourke

    January 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Cedarwood is lovely

  • Elaine Savage

    January 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    English Rose, unbeatable

  • Nicola rupawala

    January 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Dewy grass sounds nice

  • liz denial

    January 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    I love the notes in Highland Berry

  • Kim M

    January 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Jo Malones Orange Blossom Candle x

  • Heather Haigh

    January 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Would have to be my washing machine. My mum in law used to manage with a tub and peggy board!

  • Candcthai

    January 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    English rose for a scented candle….

  • Laura Jeffs

    January 14, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I love Cedarwood

  • Sharon Catterall

    January 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    highland berry sounds lovely,i like fruity scents

  • Sophie Carter

    January 14, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    I think mine would have to be the Cedarwood scented candle, although I think they’d all smell lovely.

  • Sophie Carter

    January 14, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t think I could live without my kettle 🙈 I’m a TEAaholic ☕️ 🍃

  • Aaron Milne

    January 14, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Cedarwood scented candle, 240

  • TRACY JAMES

    January 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    i couldnt live without my washing machine x

  • moss maureen

    January 14, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Jasmin scented candle

  • Robert Williams

    January 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    My Kettle

  • Marion Payne

    January 14, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    Jasmin is lovely, my favourite, great giveaway fingers crossed

  • pete c

    January 14, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Highland Berry is mine

  • jenna rothen

    January 14, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    has to be Cedarwood

  • Iris

    January 14, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    I like the sound of the no22 Laundry Room one

  • Emma Hutchings

    January 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Highland berry

  • Carole E

    January 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    English rose candle

  • Carole E

    January 14, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine

  • paula cheadle

    January 14, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Black Amber scented candle

  • ruth robinson

    January 14, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    blueberry black amber mmm thank u

  • melanie stirling

    January 14, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    The Highland Berry sounds lovely.

  • melanie stirling

    January 14, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    I couldn’t live without the washing machine.

  • Hassni

    January 15, 2018 at 7:57 am

    The Black Amber scented candle.

  • Amanda S

    January 15, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I love the rose delight scented candle

  • Amanda S

    January 15, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I couldn’t live without my breadmaker!

  • Anthony G.

    January 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I’d need a whiff of all the candle scents to be sure, but methinks I’d choose either Highland Berry or Cedar Wood.

  • Jane Willis

    January 15, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Dewy Grass

  • Susan Hoggett

    January 15, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Cedarwood

  • Susan Smith

    January 15, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    The Highland Berry

  • sonya ritchie

    January 15, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    The Highland Berry fab….

  • sonya ritchie

    January 15, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    my t rlusty rubber gloves keep my hands nice and soft

  • Sofi Baynham

    January 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    My phone

    1. Sofi Baynham

      January 15, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      And my washing machine

  • Rachael

    January 15, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Washing machine

  • Alastair Pert

    January 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Black Amber

  • rachael o’brien

    January 16, 2018 at 10:27 am

    id love to try the dewy grass scent candle 🙂

  • rachael o’brien

    January 16, 2018 at 10:29 am

    and I couldn’t live without my washing machine !!

  • Jayne Kelsall

    January 16, 2018 at 10:32 am

    My would be Dewy Grass .x

  • rebecca Beesley

    January 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    cedarwood scented candle x

  • Catherine Barton

    January 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    BYREDO Burning Rose scented candle, 240g£54

  • Catherine Barton

    January 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine!

  • Hannah Wright

    January 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    The vacuum, to help make the house at least look clean and tidy

  • Kayleigh Watkins

    January 16, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    The Highland Berry sounds like a lovely scent xx

  • Gavin

    January 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Good old Cedarwood for me.

  • Jo Bryan

    January 16, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Dewy Grass scented candle sounds my kind of candle. Love the smell of grass in the morning!

  • Jo Bryan

    January 16, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    My kettle

  • Emma Gibson

    January 16, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Dewy Grass

  • Emma Gibson

    January 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Couldn’t live without the dishwasher.

  • DANIELLE VEDMORE

    January 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Purple Hyacinth – I love anything floral

  • DANIELLE VEDMORE

    January 16, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    I couldnt live without the kettle for my millions of cups of tea and coffee! I cant imagine doing it over a fire like they used to! Thank God for technology!

  • Natalie Thomason

    January 16, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    My coffee machine

  • ruth roberts

    January 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Washing Machine

  • Kate Davies

    January 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I love the scent of cederwood and as the mother of a small, football loving boy I couldn’t live without my washing machine.

  • Richard Lawrence

    January 17, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    My Coffee machine.

  • Paula Phillips

    January 18, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Dewy grass

  • Paula Phillips

    January 18, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Washing machine

  • DONNA CLINTON

    January 18, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Highland Berry

  • Sarah Dunne

    January 18, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    English Rose!

  • Sarah Dunne

    January 18, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I couldn’t live without my computer!

  • mama syder

    January 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely

  • mama syder

    January 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    My Slow cooker

  • Mark Johnson

    January 19, 2018 at 12:21 am

    english rose

  • Lynn Brown

    January 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

    English Rose for me

  • Lynn Brown

    January 19, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I couldn’t live without my halogen oven

  • Sheila Shepheard

    January 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

    The washing machine is my absolute essential. How else would I get through those piles of dirty washing. Footall playing lads in winter!!!! Just saying!

  • Mary Davis

    January 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    My favourite scent of candle is English Rose – love, love, love!!! Reminds me of visiting National Trust cottage gardens in summertime!! 😀

  • Mary Davis

    January 19, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Hmmm… probably my washing machine – I can’t imagine scrubbing my clothes over a scrub board like the old days, haha!

  • Louise Reeks

    January 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Rose scented candle

  • Tracey Harman

    January 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I couldn’t live without my vacuum I still remember the days having to get on my hands and knees with a dustpan and hard brush

  • Tracey Harman

    January 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    I love apple spiced candles they are totally relaxing makes me feel warm inside just to have one burning

  • Tracy Hanley

    January 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Highland Berry scented candle

  • Helen Thurston

    January 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely

  • jo liddement

    January 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    The Black Amber Candle sounds relaxing

  • jo liddement

    January 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I would miss my vacuum cleaner the most i think.

  • Mel Jackson

    January 19, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Highland Berry!

  • Catherine Joyce

    January 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I like the sound of Highland Berry

  • jen jackson

    January 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    highland berry

  • William Gould

    January 20, 2018 at 8:52 am

    My wife hates scented candles – something to do with her asthma I think, so no point in me looking! They are banned in our house!

  • tracy baines

    January 20, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    they all sound so nice but I like the idea of the Highland Berry one

  • Inga Andersen

    January 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    The purple hyacinth fragrance sounds divine 🙂

  • Inga Andersen

    January 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    The cooker, we love home cooked food. I couldn’t eatb take out all the time either. Yuk!

  • Jodie Cook

    January 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    English Rose sounds lovely!

  • Jodie Cook

    January 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    My kettle (although for hot water bottles, not drinks!)

  • Emma Nixon

    January 20, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    English rose scented candle

  • Emma Nixon

    January 20, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    My washer/ dryer
    Imagine using the sink and a mangle!

  • Christina Noble

    January 20, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Highland Berry

  • Christina Noble

    January 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    My washing machine

  • Felicity Williams

    January 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Linen

  • Felicity Williams

    January 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    My washing machine 😀

  • Andrea A

    January 20, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    My favourite scent of candle is cedarwood

  • Constance Pearce-Romayne

    January 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Highland Berry and my hoover!

  • MANDY DOHERTY

    January 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    The English Rose

  • Tracey Ryder

    January 21, 2018 at 9:22 am

    love the english rose

  • Tracey Ryder

    January 21, 2018 at 9:23 am

    my washing machine its on everyday

  • Anne Thompson

    January 21, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Highland Berry

  • Anne Thompson

    January 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

    I could not live without a kettle

  • Jo Glasspool

    January 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    My fave scent id highland berry and I couldn’t live without my kettle!

  • Rosehip

    January 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Black amber definitely

  • Annabel Greaves

    January 21, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    I love the cedarwood scented candle

  • Leeanne

    January 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Black amber. I love any heady scents in candles

  • Leeanne

    January 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I think it would have to be the oven

  • Barbara Webster

    January 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Cedarwood is my favourite scent of candle.

  • Nicola Tayler

    January 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    I like English Rose

  • Rebecca Howells (@Regrash7)

    January 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    coffee machine

  • Kelly Hemmings

    January 21, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Moroccan Amber scented candle sounds just my thing: )

  • Danielle Pooley

    January 21, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Black Amber

  • Danielle Pooley

    January 21, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    My coffee machine!

  • zoe brown

    January 21, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    dewy grass sounds nice

  • kayleigh white

    January 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    black amber!

  • Ann Robinson

    January 21, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Highland Berry for me

  • Beverley Cousins

    January 21, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Loving the sound of the Highland Berry candle.

  • georgie pope

    January 21, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    black amber

  • Nicki Ramsay

    January 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Hmmm… this is a tough one! I’d say my washing machine as I’d hate to hand wash and mangle everything like the old days, although having two dogs, I would be knee high in pet hair in a week if it wasn’t for my vacuum. I don’t think my carpet sweeper could cope.

  • Alison P

    January 21, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    My favourite candle scent is Highland Berry.

    The item I would hate to live without is my oven.

  • Christine Lockley

    January 21, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    I couldn’t live without my kettle, I’m a right tea-belly.

  • Christine Lockley

    January 21, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    My favourite scent sounds like “Highland Berry”

  • Oli Marshall

    January 21, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Purple Hyacinth sounds divine although, the whole collection looks, and I am sure, also smells stunning.

    I could NEVER live without the tumble dryer. We didn’t have a dryer when I lived with my parents and, I remember, in winter we would spend hours and hours turning clothes just to speed up the drying process.

  • Fiona jk42

    January 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    I like the purple hyacinth scent. Re appliance I’d miss, it would probably be my washing machine. When I was at boarding school in the 70s, our school uniform went to the school laundry, but our own clothes (which we were allowed to wear in the evenings and at weekends) had to be hand-washed and then put through a mangle to squeeze the water out of them. Dreadful for underwired bras and also used to stretch sweaters if you weren’t careful.

  • paula cheadle

    January 21, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    I could not live without my kettle

  • Victoria Morris

    January 22, 2018 at 2:48 am

    Couldn’t live without the dishwasher, it’s a lifesaver after work and cooking dinner!

  • Victoria Morris

    January 22, 2018 at 2:49 am

    Favourite scent is cedar wood

  • Patricia Avery

    January 22, 2018 at 10:33 am

    English Rose is the one that really appeals to me

  • Patricia Avery

    January 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I couldn’t live without my pressure cooker.

  • charlotte wilde

    January 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Highland Berry!

  • Amanda tanner

    January 22, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    i would like the Cedar Wood candle

  • Amanda tanner

    January 22, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    i couldn’t live without my TV

  • Jo Richards

    January 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    I think I would like the Highland Berry as love fruity sweet scents

  • Jo Richards

    January 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    My kettle as would hate not being able to have a cup of tea first thing in the morning

  • Katy Stevens

    January 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Cedarwood would be my chosen scent! Sounds absolutely lovely!

  • Jessi

    January 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    My kettle, I love my coffee too much to give it up haha

  • Lynda Graham

    January 23, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Morrocan Amber sounds divinely exotic.

  • Reina

    January 23, 2018 at 8:59 am

    Could live without the microwave

  • Laura

    January 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

    My kettle – couldn’t live without a nice cuppa tea!

  • Jane Allen

    January 23, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Cedarwood scent sounds gorgeous.

  • Jane Allen

    January 23, 2018 at 10:49 am

    I could not live without my washing machine. I have 2 teenagers, trying to keep up with their laundry by hand sounds awful!

  • Tess D

    January 23, 2018 at 11:26 am

    My favourite scented candle would be Highland Berry

  • Tess D

    January 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I could not live without my washing machine

  • Alison

    January 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Black amber

  • Alison

    January 23, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    The cooker

  • Steph Hoult

    January 24, 2018 at 9:34 am

    My Tassimo coffee maker

  • Layla Reay

    January 24, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Would Love this for my messy hectic family. It would be a dream come true! I love the design its perfect and lightweight! Yes Please!

  • Gemma Cook

    January 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    The English Rose sounds lovely,

  • Gemma Cook

    January 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    With 4 children and a husband the washing is never ending, so I definitely couldn’t live without my washing machine.

  • Katie

    January 24, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I couldn’t live without the washing machine. With two boys that thing is a blessing!

  • Lisa King

    January 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lush

  • Jules Eley

    January 24, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Absolutely love English Rose scented candle

  • Alison Johnson

    January 24, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    The English Rose would be my favourite.

  • ellie rose

    January 25, 2018 at 11:04 am

    love the english rose scented candle xx

  • Collette Jones

    January 25, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Oooh the Highland Berry sounds gorgeous! 😍 fingers crossed…

  • Carolynn Woodland

    January 25, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    English Rose

  • Carolynn Woodland

    January 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    My Microwave

  • Hester McQueen

    January 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    English Rose but White Rose & Lemon Leaves sounds intriguing

  • Hester McQueen

    January 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Difficult question to answer but I think being without my washing machine would cause the most problems

  • Ray

    January 25, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Mmm, all the candles look lovely, but English Rose sounds nice.

  • Jenny Barker

    January 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    mine would have to be Dewy Grass scented as this would remind me of spring

  • Jenny Barker

    January 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    I couldn’t live with out the kettle love my cups of tea :0)

  • JUDITH LUSCOMBE

    January 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Purple Hyacinth sounds lovely

  • JUDITH LUSCOMBE

    January 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    I could not live without our tv, its company when I am alone, its knowledge and entertainment.

  • Sue Harrison

    January 25, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Purple Hyacinth sounds wonderful.
    There seem to be some confusion with your question. Clicking the comment on blog takes us to a page of Burberry candles to choose a scent but lots of replies are choosing gadgets ??

  • Sue Harrison

    January 25, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Aha, just seen the second blog post comment which makes sense now. Mine is definitely my washing machine. It would be such hard work without it

  • Jenny Rogers

    January 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely

  • Laura Warwick

    January 26, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    Jasmin

  • Jenny Rogers

    January 26, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    On a practical level, I wouldn’t want to be without my washing machine. My personal choice would be a coffee machine.

  • Jane

    January 26, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely!

  • Alison

    January 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    My washing machine would be a nightmare with out it

  • Kimberly Meadows

    January 26, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    I couldn’t be without my washing machine as I have been through washing everything by hand with a new born!

  • Kimberly Meadows

    January 26, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    The Purple Hyacynth sounds gorgeous

  • Caron Twyman

    January 26, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Washing machine

  • Hannah

    January 27, 2018 at 12:05 am

    The tumble drier was a life saver in a house full of condensation and lots of kids!
    My favourite scent is English Rose!

  • Jennifer Ball

    January 27, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I think English Rose would be lovely 🙂

  • Vicky Robinson

    January 27, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Highland Berry sounds lovely to me 🙂

  • Vicky Robinson

    January 27, 2018 at 10:20 am

    My washing machine. I have a large family and I would be lost without it!
    A vacuum cleaner is a very close 2nd as the kids are always dropping bits on the floor!

  • Hannah Whitling

    January 27, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Highland Berry sounds like a really lovely scent

  • Hannah Whitling

    January 27, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine, to wash everything by hand would be a nightmare, especially with 2 dogs ensuring there’s lots of muddy things to wash!!!

  • Alisa Moore

    January 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    I think Burberry Black Amber sounds like it could be interesting

  • Claire Little

    January 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    English Rose

  • Claire Little

    January 27, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    my iron

  • Emma Davison

    January 27, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Highland berry sounds nice

  • Emma Davison

    January 27, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    The kettle

  • Zach Hudson

    January 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    I think Burberry Black Amber sounds like it could be nice

  • Frances Sunshine Hopkins

    January 27, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    English Rose

  • Lee Henstridge

    January 28, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Definitely the TV.
    The only candle I can see is Black Amber!

  • Margaret Clarkson

    January 28, 2018 at 11:34 am

    English Rose is my favourite scented candle.

  • Pam Hubbard

    January 28, 2018 at 11:39 am

    My Soup Maker

  • Soffy

    January 28, 2018 at 11:45 am

    The cooker!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

  • Donna S

    January 28, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Cedarwood 🙂

  • Georgina Jacobs

    January 28, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    English Rose thanks

  • Georgina Jacobs

    January 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Couldn’t live with washing machine & iron – sorry have to go joint here!

  • Claire Noke

    January 28, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Dewy Grass! Love that smell 🙂 xx

  • Claire Noke

    January 28, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    My slow cooker !! I adore it… So wonderful when you;re a busy, working mum of 3 to come home and the bulk of our evening meal is already done!!! 🙂 x

  • christine westlake

    January 28, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    washing machine- I am used to guide camp with wood fire cooking so no kettle and oven would not bother me!

  • christine westlake

    January 28, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    candle has to be english rose

  • Jenna Dick

    January 28, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Favourite scent is: Highland Berry
    Couldn’t live without: fridge/freezer

  • Sarah Wilson

    January 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Black Amber

  • Sarah Wilson

    January 28, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I couldn’t live without our washing machine!

  • Jenny Sue

    January 28, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Dewy grass, I like a fresh natural smell

  • Jenny Sue

    January 28, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    I guess my hoover would be my essential item

  • rebecca

    January 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    hoover

  • Rebecca Sutton

    January 28, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    i bet the English rose candle smells really nice.

  • Olivia Byrne

    January 28, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Burberry Black Amber sounds amazing! Great post also! That hoover looks brill!

  • Shelly semmens

    January 29, 2018 at 10:42 am

    My washing machine as I have a mucky teen

  • Jenna Richards

    January 29, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Dewy grass sounds heavenly

  • Jenna Richards

    January 29, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I couldn’t live without my electric clothes airer, especially this time of year!

  • Jennifer

    January 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Cedarwood would be my pick, however they all sound heavenly!

  • Lindsay

    January 29, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Although I couldn’t live without my Dyson (dog hair is evil) I’m surprised at the amount of stuff on this list that I do, like knitting 👍🏻

  • Lauren Pilkington

    January 30, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I couldn’t live without my washing machine.

  • Lauren Pilkington

    January 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Dewy Grass scented candle sounds so nice

  • Maxine G

    January 30, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Black Amber! It even has an enticing name!

  • Rachael Lines

    January 31, 2018 at 11:09 am

    My fav scent is vanilla.. not sure why everyone likes sniffing their microwaves for? lol

  • Emma Byrne

    January 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    The English Rose candle is my favourite 🙂 I’d say washing machine, couldn’t live without it!

  • Kelly Wilkins

    January 31, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I would choose the highland berry scent. I love any sort of berry scented candles!

  • Kelly Wilkins

    January 31, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    I couldnt live without my hoover. Having pets means its constantly in use. Our old one is on the brink now!

  • Tasha

    January 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Would have to be English rose

  • Vicky Allum

    January 31, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely, I like fruity smells!

  • Vicky Allum

    February 1, 2018 at 7:54 am

    A washing machine, would be a nightmare hand washing clothes with all the kids I have!

  • Barry Crackett

    February 1, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Highland Berry

  • Barry Crackett

    February 1, 2018 at 8:04 am

    my smartphone

  • Kat Allinson

    February 1, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Highland Berry

  • Kat Allinson

    February 1, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    The washing machine, we’ve got three kids and the washing never ends

  • Clare Parker

    February 1, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Kettle xx

  • Francesca Jones

    February 2, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Dewy Grass sounds amazing!
    I could not live without my kettle; tea from saucepan boiled water is not the same and I’m a tea addict so need a brew!

  • Joanna Kasznicki

    February 3, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    black amber sounds fab

  • Yolanda Davis

    February 3, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    I couldn’t live without wifi

  • Yolanda Davis

    February 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I’d pick the highland berry candle first.

  • cheryl hadfield

    February 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    English rose

  • Jayne Barnes

    February 4, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Couldn’t live without my washing machine

  • Michelle smith

    February 4, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    My hoover I hate a messy house

  • Michelle smith

    February 4, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I love vanilla scent

  • Dion petrie

    February 4, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Rose delight sounds good

  • Niki Marie Wardle

    February 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    My favourite would be dewy grass

  • Niki Marie Wardle

    February 4, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    I definitely couldn’t live without my washing machine, I’d be there forever otherwise!!

  • Karen Hughes

    February 4, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Burberry Black Amber

  • Tony Metcalfe

    February 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Highland berry.

  • Mary Houlihan

    February 4, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I couldn’t live without my cooker. I adore cooking and eating.

  • Sammie B.

    February 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I couldn’t live without my kettle!

  • Abigail Cullen

    February 4, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Highland Berry, would be my selected candle favourite.

  • Abigail Cullen

    February 4, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    My toaster, as I love toast in the morning and it’s so quick and simple.

  • Pam Hubbard

    February 4, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    my Laptop xx

  • Rebecca Alderson

    February 4, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    My laptop!

  • lisa dolatowski

    February 4, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Highland Berry for this Scottish lassie!

  • Tunde Toth

    February 4, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Black Amber scented candle would be my first to try. Sounds interesting.

  • Tunde Toth

    February 4, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    The household item I choose is my kettle as I`m pretty useless before my first mug of coffee. Then my broadband comes second.

  • Rachel

    February 4, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    My grandma still has and uses the hoover she bought in the 70’s! It works like a dream. I would be lost without my slow cooker x

  • Tracey S Anderson

    February 4, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Black Amber sounds gorgeous! But then so do they all 🙂 x

  • Tracey S Anderson

    February 4, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I think the item i would be most lost without is my washing machine. How on earth my GrandMother generation coped with the copious amounts of washing they had using only a dolly board and mangle i will never know! How hard they must have worked x

  • A.E. ADKINS

    February 5, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Dewy grass candle fragrance and a washing machine is vital!

  • Katie

    February 5, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Of all those candles I like the sounds of English Rose and my kettle!!

    Katie xoxo

  • Sarah Hughes

    February 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Cedarwood scented candle

  • Suzy

    February 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I’d definitely go with Cedar Wood – I love that scent. It’s gorgeous!!
    Suzy

  • Deborah Mackenzie

    February 5, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    I couldn’t live without my husband who cleans a lot!
    OK in all seriousness, I couldnt live without our kettle, hot drinks are really needed in this weather.
    But our hoover comes in a very close second, as I hate dust and messy carpets; we have 3 cats so hair collects quickly

  • madeline connolly

    February 5, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    need a new vacum cleaner

  • Em S

    February 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Highland Berry

  • Em S

    February 5, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    Couldn’t live without my microwave!

  • Tony Martin

    February 5, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Highland Berry Scent definitely the favourite

  • Tony Martin

    February 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Couldnt live without the internet, tis an addiction

  • Michelle McCullum

    February 6, 2018 at 6:51 am

    I could not live without my microwave these days

  • sandra henderson

    February 6, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Cedarwood scented candle

  • sandra henderson

    February 6, 2018 at 11:08 am

    washing machine…its on every single day!

  • Samantha Atherton

    February 6, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Black Amber is my favorite candle and the gadget I couldn’t live without would be my food steamer I use it everyday.

  • Clare B

    February 6, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I really like the sound of Dewy Grass. Sounds like it would be really fresh.

  • Clare B

    February 6, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I couldn’t live without my gas hob. I use this for a traditional kettle so as long as I have it I have hot water for tea!

  • AJ T.

    February 6, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll pick the loo.

  • Joy Buckenham

    February 7, 2018 at 10:51 am

    i could not live without my washing machine

  • Laura A

    February 7, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Black Amber sounds lovely!

  • Andrea Caizley

    February 7, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    My favourite candle scent is Highland Berry

  • Andrea Caizley

    February 7, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    I could`nt live without my washing machine, its on everyday.

  • Carole Nott

    February 7, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Highland Berry scented candle sounds lovely

  • Carole Nott

    February 7, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I definitely could not live without my microwave – use it all the time

  • Martha Chisholm

    February 7, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Highland Berry for me…but then I’m biased….I live in the Highlands..!

  • Martha Chisholm

    February 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Washing machine without a doubt..!

  • ani murphy

    February 7, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    I am going with the purple hyacinth candle

  • ani murphy

    February 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    I could not live without my kettle – wouldn’t be able to function without my first cuppa of the day.

  • maddalena dalton

    February 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    English Rose scented candle

  • maddalena dalton

    February 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    washing machine

  • Tania Stannard

    February 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    Pc – simply couldnt live without

  • Cassandra D

    February 9, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Black Amber scented candle.

  • Cassandra D

    February 9, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Microwave Oven.

  • Lizzie Lacey-Brennan

    February 9, 2018 at 10:17 am

    English rose scented candle.

  • Layla Thomas

    February 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    English Rose, love anything in rose.

  • Layla Thomas

    February 9, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Dishwasher, I never had one until 6 months ago and I now know I couldn’t live without it.

  • Lynne OConnor

    February 9, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Highland Berry

  • Lynne OConnor

    February 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    How do you expect me to choose between my fridge and washing machine? Can I have the fridg in summer and washing machine in winter

  • Liz Hardie

    February 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Highland Berry sounds lovely

  • Liz Hardie

    February 9, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Would have to say my washing machine

  • sandy ralph

    February 9, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    oh i love the sound of the English Rose scented candle

  • sandy ralph

    February 9, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    i couldnt live without my washing machine with my large family

  • Rachel Craig

    February 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I had difficulty accessing (? blog / ? Link ) place to document my favourite candle scent, which is lavender.

  • Rachel Craig

    February 9, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Microwave, is so useful and practical for our home / household.

  • Jennifer

    February 9, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    The washing machine makes life a lot easier, I must admit.