Ah. Sorry. I just happened to notice the shelves of knick-knacks above the tv, which don't get dusted very often.
|Mrs Degas polishes the goldfish|
And at the moment, ironing isn't necessary, as he doesn't wear "smart-shirts-for-work" any more, and I make a point of wearing clothes that don't need ironing. So the question of "who will do the ironing" doesn't arise.
His view is that, if he were living on his own, he would have to do all these house-worky sorts of things anyway. I hadn't thought of it that way round.