Category Archives: Hoarders

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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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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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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Dad’s Drawers Part Three – The Fat Nude and the sea of bubble wrap

The Fat Nude (with the uneven knees) ….. and, how I ended up in Christie’s Auction House surrounded by a sea of bubble wrap, with a fit of the giggles. The Fat Nude (my title, not the artist’s) is a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Drawers: Episode 2 – The Gun

Dad’s Drawers: Episode two and the story of the gun. Some background first and then the gun. My dad was an Austrian Jew, born in Vienna in 1919. Hoping to keep one step ahead of Hitler he, in his own … Continue reading

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