Category Archives: Dad

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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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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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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