Well today I decided to tackle this after much procrastination but to do this I found I needed to move 5 spare single and queen sized doona's (duvet inner to my non Aussie friends)
Well.... after laying said beast'ies on the spare room floor I folded, rearranged and mooshed, as best I could these feather and wool fulled monstrosities ( no I didn't always live in the land of perpetual summer) climbed onto a chair with my arms full of doona and put them on the top shelf of the equally as large linen cupboard.. after several attempts and a few expletives they were safely wedged..
Now as I looked up at my handy work, I wondered what on earth happened to good old fashioned blankets and the faithful candlewick / Chenille bedspread?
Does anyone remember those? I bet my Gran NEVER had trouble getting a spare blanket or bedspread into her linen cupboard.. They jury is out for me, I have used a doona for maybe 15 or 20 years now and the only time I have been under blankets has been when staying in motels in transit from one posting to another.
I remember when I first did my nurse training way back when the world was flat and everything was still in black and white, bed making was such an important part of our mornings, 2 nurses always made the beds, with 2 linen sheets, 1 draw sheet, 2 blankets and 1 Counterpane, all with hospital corners, how things have changed. I doubt I would go back to blankets, my husband wouldn't cope with the change I don't think, but it is nice to have the memory.