Very few of us actively enjoy ironing. It is one of those weekly chores which seems to be put off time and time again until the pile of clothes requiring a pressing is reaching critical height. One reason for this reluctance has to be the monotony of the job but a more concealed reason must lie with the equipment used. Narrow ironing boards which tall people like myself have to stoop over are not great things to use for long periods at a time. Brabantia's latest solution extends to a very satisfactory height of 1 metre which coupled with the wider and longer ironing surface makes ironing shirts, trousers, bedding and tablecloths a breeze rather than a bore. It is also impressive, although I have not tried this, that the board can be lowered sufficiently to be used seated. Luxury, indeed.