Tuesday 25 March 2014

The Things That Time Forgot

After spending yesterday in the garden I really had to start turning out the last of my junk repositories treasure cupboards, I found both treasure and junk, well in my eyes anyway.
The Junk first.

This is a perfect example, I can honestly say that I have no recollection of when this was acquired, or from where or when. In fact I don't remember seeing it before. It Has To Go.

Then the treasure.

Silver plated Kings Pattern cutlery, this came from The China Cabinet in Diss more years ago than I can remember. It was an "Oh My God I'm in The Dog House" gift and although pretty I only used it about 6 times. I always had a houseful of my sons mates and this was definitely not for their clumsy hands.

Although I am planting stuff in the garden and sowing seeds I am still planning on moving to Wales ASAP, but by nature I am a "belt and braces" person so if the move doesn't happen fast I will have salad and veg in the garden. Equally it might help a quick sale to have the garden set.
 I want to cut my possessions by half, that sounds a lot but then I have a lot. I have culled quite a bit but need to shift more of the things that are no longer used or needed.
When I move I want it to be pain free, so I will be hiring a van and doing it myself. Provided that I get an early sale I plan to buy a holiday home and live in that for a few weeks so I can house hunt at leisure. I will have to put anything that I take into storage so I want to take very little.

Reasons to be grateful.

1. Another sunny day.

2. Stairs and landing almost finished painting.

3. A ding dinner tonight, Chicken, veg and beans in a spicy tomato sauce with Pasta. made and frozen a few weeks ago.

4. Francesca is home for the weekend.

5. I have an evening of knitting planned, more clothes for Bramble.

I spent a fruitless 30 minutes trawling the net for bright yellow Aran weight wool this morning. I have a pattern to crochet Minion hats and of course they need to be bright yellow. If anyone has any idea where I can find this please let me know.

I know that I have said this before but having spent a day sorting through cupboards, and remembering that my freezers are still full after 2 weeks eating out of them. I am A Doomsday Prepper at heart.
Having said that, Fran is looking forward to "shopping at home" for her freezer and pantry at the weekend. I will be shopping free mainly until the move, lots of time saved not to mention the money.

Just because, which word sounds like leather hitting willow, clunk or thwack, cricket of course.

         TTFN                                               Pam


  1. Try here Pam

  2. Fingers crossed for a quick sale and a new adventure for you xx

    1. I will cross everything that I can without falling over. I am so looking forward to it.

  3. I am sure you have already been on this page:

    1. well done Rupert, I have found just what I was looking for, and it is ordered and on its way.

    2. Next time you have similar query, just type into Google search what you would have written in your blog, I literally copied and pasted your words: "bright yellow Aran weight wool" , I did re-check as my mind queried "aran", which I now know is the weight!
      Get better soon, you have my sympathies :-(

  4. Good for you, I admire your 'culling' drive, I know I have so many belongings clothes etc that I don't need but at the moment it's finding the energy to set to and sort it. I'm determined to do it as soon as I'm able.
    I am keeping everything crossed for you for a quick sale and finding the right home for you in Wales.
    Take care

    Peg x

    1. I have never considered myself to be a magpie, I am beginning to change my mind. I suppose that after a while you become so accustomed to your surroundings that you cease to see them clearly. I must have been wearing blinkers for the past 2 years.

  5. I need to have a bit of a declutter too, and also eat some of the stored food, it does tend to mount up!

    1. I am quite ashamed of my hoard, on the other hand not having to shop has saved a deal of time and money.


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