We both watched Bernadette’s latest video and it reminded me of living in barracks with lots of other female soldiers.

Our normal every day shirt was white, collared front buttoned and back pleated and it had to be PERFECT. It was always a bitch fight to get to the washing machine first. Otherwise you were at the kitchen sink scrubbing the collar with biotex, hand-wringing and draping over anything that you could find aka a banister.

We whinged like mad. But we had it EASY. Especially with cans of spray starch to keep our knife pleats crisp :o)