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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 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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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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Episode 4: The Pig Chase and the Pheasant in the Brown Paper Bag

I have noticed two things over the past few months.  The first is that I have inherited the ‘might-come-in-useful-one-day’ gene.  While sorting through dad’s things, I can’t bring myself to throw away anything that looks like it might be a … 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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