(vacuum cleaner roaring 'round the house)
(buttons hitting the sides of the dryer)
(showers and toilets being cleaned)
(tea-towels and T-shirts and pillowcases being 'snapped' and folded)
(beef stew browning in hot oil)
(water boiling for a much-needed cuppa Earl Grey)
(dishes being washed in the sink)
"Ahhh... and so to bed!"