Category Archives: Collections

No Cross Referrals and the Mountain of Wool – Dad’s Drawers Episode 15

“Well mum, pot, kettle and black come to mind now.” Continue reading

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The Heirloom Whistle and The Turquoise Thread of Nightmares – Dad’s Drawers Episode 14

Most people have a box or album of photographs somewhere and that is likely to be the first port of call for most people wanting to rekindle a memory.  What I have now realised is that photographs really only play a small part in … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part 13: Adjustable Friction Couplings and Bobbly Jumpers

Dressing for the occasion was not something we did much of in the Plisner household.  If I tried I could probably count the number of times dad wore a tie; and even then it wasn’t your usual tie.  In fact I … Continue reading

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Death by Dementia and Teeth (Dad’s Drawers Part 12)

My Dad died when he was 91, but lived until he was 92. Nobody would describe those last few months as life. On his 90th birthday, with family gathered around, dad joked that he would have looked after himself better, … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part 11:The Increasing Hoards and the Fairy of Hackney Marshes

I know it’s been a long time since the last blog. My only excuse is my lazy disposition and my general dislike of the ‘not-putting-off-tomorrow-what-you-can-do-today’ lie. Quite frequently I have found that the upside to putting things off until tomorrow … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part 10: The Stepped Wallpaper and the Bees on Barrington Hill

Okay, so I know it’s been a while since my last blog. I think my head is becoming as cluttered as my garage and there is too much to do, too little time and no sense of order at all. … Continue reading

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The Cursing Santa and Tressy with the Knob on her Back

 Blog 9 (or 8 to anyone who has been counting and noticed I missed out number 6) Collage of some of the ‘found’ objects The sorting and clearing process has come to a bit of a halt.  I could quote … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers 8: Overarching Metaphors and the Car Park That Was Too Short

Rules and authority were not things that my dad took much notice of.  He had a view that nothing should be accepted without question.  I’m not talking about the type of authority which keeps our country from becoming a lawless … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers Part 7:Fat Grawers, Manky Rulers and the Generous Gift of the Oil Spill.

This blog was only ever intended to be a photographic record of my dad’s drawers before the big clear out, but the photos have extended beyond the drawers and the writing way beyond that which I ever intended. One of … Continue reading

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The Japanese ‘Big-Eyes’ and the Car Park Deal

A few months ago during the clearing process I found a large wooden box containing an equally large pair of binoculars.  Ugly things, painted a military green and so heavy that I could barely lift them.  As with all such … Continue reading

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