Teapots seem to have gone out of fashion, although I do use a small brown teapot every day. What I really mean is: fancy teapots are out of fashion.
A recent decision to lessen the contents of one of my many cupboards made me think that I should start chucking out what I don’t use to save someone else having to do it when I’ve gone. In my bungalow there are wardrobes, cupboards and drawers galore, and another load of cupboards and drawers in a side passage outside the house… all full. A lot of the contents are in use but mostly they are merely stored on a `just in case’ basis.
Am I the only one that hoards? Actually, it hurts to see all the things Joe and I bought together and treasured together and are now lying in cupboards unused and unwanted. It wasn’t always so. At one time all the items in the cupboards were used, particularly when people visited. Now even the visitors are in short supply since we’ve all aged together and don’t get out much.
Quite by accident I found a new way of reducing the number of beakers … break a few! This time it was a sight problem, or so I thought. I could see perfectly well to reach up to take a cup from a shelf but the colour of the doors was also the colour of the shelf and everything else in the vicinity. This meant the brain couldn’t judge distance and bang would go the cup. I got fed up saying damn and blast so I rearranged everything to stop it happening again. I mean, there are only so many cups you can break without feeling a right ninny.
Hints would be nice if anyone cares to drop a few in my direction.
Anyway, the ladies next door are very good. Every time they take stuff to the charity shop they ask if I have anything to send. My motto now is ‘don’t break it, give it away.