Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Someone mentioned something being possible this morning and I, without thinking about it, quoted my Mum who used to say “Wash down as far as possible, up as far as possible and then wash possible.”.  Please remember that I was brought up before the general use of showers and when a bath was not a daily occurrence.  No one had ever heard the saying before.  Is this another one purely family saying or has anyone out there heard it too?


  1. Similar GB. 'Was down from the top, up from the bottom and don't forget the middle.

  2. I have never heard either one, Graham!

  3. I don't recall that - I was probably too busy being scared of the water!