I have a new toy :o)
Ok it's a basic necessity, but I'm loving it. A Harris Classic Twin Tub. It looks a bit like this:
It not as good as the old ones as it doesn't heat it's own water, but I spent some time this even doing a a large load of washing and it was no hassle. I knitted while it washed, rinsed in the sink and spun almost dry. Some are almost completely dry from being hung up in the sitting room. I'm so going to get through loads of washing.