Saturday, September 25, 2010

Duvet days


Finally! After sleeping with just a thin single sheet for a long, long, hot summer, the nights are becoming cool enough to graduate to a duvet cover instead.

A re-launder of it and a hanging out to dry in the noonday sun gave it a fresh smell, as well as yielding a picture for Shadow Shot Sunday.

Who knows when it will ever get cold enough to have to stuff the feather blanket itself inside the duvet cover. We still have almost every day in the low 30s C/ low 90s F.
Looking from this low angle gave me a flash-back to growing up in the big city of Chicago. As kids we would drape a sheet over a table and play under it, pretending it was a tent or wigwam or teepee.

Good adventures, even if they were really only on the living room floor and not the forest floor.
I just learned this from Wikipedia:

The term "Duvet day" is used in some countries to describe an allowance of one or more days a year when employees can simply phone in and say that they are not coming in to work, even though they have no leave booked and are not ill.
The provision of this benefit became fashionable in the late 1990s with many larger companies in the UK.


VP said...

Even in our last days in Rome a single sheet wasn't enough anymore. This is the season I like more, after spring.

Rob and Mandy said...

I remember duvet days from my days in London. It was a flexible and convenient thing.
Getting a bit cooler here as well, but still no need for a duvet.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Lovely photo. When I was working for a French Bank we had 2 duvet days, but at that time I wasnt aware that they were called duvet, but thanks to yo now I know...

Rambling Round said...

It's getting to be duvet weather here too. except we don't call them that. Looks like it's getting a nice airing out.

Ralph said...

I agree with the single top sheet. It has been cool enough to require a light blanket, and all of our warm comforters have been washed and we await to cooler weather as we will need warmth instead of cooling down...

Anonymous said...

I love the smell of bedding which has been dried out in the sun! We used to put an old sheet over the washing line to make a tent when we were little.

Kay said...

My mother does the same thing with her futon. It still boggles my mind that she uses a futon. It seems too hot. Art and I just use the sheet.

anumorchy said...

Not here in Tel Aviv area! Duvet is still only a dream.

Dina said...

Friends, I meant that we need only the duvet COVER, which is like a doubled sheet.

anumorchy said...

Even the cover is still to much! For some days we had nice autumn weather, an now the awful August is back.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Reminds me of when I as a kid, just after the earth's crust had cooled, my Mother would launder the sheets and hang them on a clothes line to dry.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

We still have our duvet cover on, but won't be long before it will be cleaned and packed away.

Love your shadow shot.

Duvet days, I may just suggest that when I go to work tomorrow.

Kebeni said...

I was thinking that photo looked hot!

Laura said...

wonderful shadows dina...the temps were in the 80's here yesterday...only expected to go up to 66 today...such wild fluctuations here this time of year.

Leif Hagen said...

We are now using our duvet as the weather is getting cooler in Eagan, too!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Inspired by your photo!

Today Is the Day

Today is the day
To wash the duvet,
Making it smell fresh and clean.

Today is the day
To hang the duvet
Outdoors where it can be seen.

Today is the day
To dry the duvet
In autumn’s sunlight so bright

Today is the day
To tuck the duvet
On my bed for sleep tonight.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Arija said...

Your stark light is so perfect for casting shadows.

I wish there were duvet days for household engineers as well.

Our nights are warming up but not yet warm enough to change to the lighter duvet.

Jew Wishes said...

Great shot of shadow play, and the lovely duvet.