Cowart's Common Room
Empty corridors

After a hard days graft decluttering [huh!] and deciding NOT to divorce OH for not ordering that skip we badly needed, I decided to take a ramble round the corridors of the school, and not a soul in sight. A chill wind whistled around the corner just where there is a crack in the window - yes, I know I hit too hard with my hockey stick and a round inanimate object hit the window and cracked it, sorry Head Mistress, but, honestly who left the door to the quad open eh?

Frances, you may relax, teddies are safe. There was a big donation of clothes, including baby clothes [did ED really fit into that babygro?] a pram, a carry-cot which has obviously been mouse city for a while, well nibbled. We will not mention the number of tins of paint, some never used...left over from OH's bachelor days, really flaming orange is not something that I would fancy on the window sills.

The girls collapsed in hysterical giggles when they opened an old suitcase and found some clothes from his single days, he was last seen stomping down the ladder huffily and heading for the shed at the bottom of the garden.

I had forgotten the legions of sparrows and starlings that inhabit this garden, up on the hill it is Dunnock and Robin country, not a sparrow or starling in sight.

When we got to a case of my old stuff I was amazed I ever fitted into any of it, three pairs of trousers were instantly whipped away by ED, and returned in disappointment, seems I was a smaller build at 24 than she or her sibling are today.

Charm of the day? Two tatty rabbits in pink and pale blue knitted by Mum for the girls when they were babies. They went immediately into the washing machine and dryer and are ensconced in the airing press tonight. As YD said, "you can see the love in the labour", and she is right.

Well, I have just wound my scarf around my neck, buttoned up my duffle coat, plonked on my school beret and tied my shoe laces. I am off back to the dormitory - and if I have missed a midnight feast because of a slow internet, I shall be mightily huffy!

Back later in the week!

Posted at 26th Mar 2009 - 12:15AM   Posted by Irish Eyes   Empty corridors Comments: 4

Frances's Avatar Irish Eyes, I am despondent to have missed being here earlier. On the other hand, I am delighted that the teddies are safe. And to have rescued those knitted rabbits is a triumph.

Hoping to run into you around here again soon.


Posted by: Frances on 26th Mar 2009 at 12:34AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Well done, you, for all the decluttering. Next stop a little feng shui, no? Love hand-made toys....and glad they have found a home in the airing cupboard....
Sorry too, to have missed you online. Big hug. jx

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 26th Mar 2009 at 07:39AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Some things have to go - but there are certain things that should be with you for life . . .

Now could you take the chewing gum out of your mouth and stick it on the crack in the window . . . and . . . of course you are cold - tuck your vest in ArrowArrowVery HappyArrowArrowArrowArrowArrow

Posted by: Westerwitch on 26th Mar 2009 at 08:35AM

Salle de Bain's Avatar What a lovely tale of nostalgia, and how special those bunnies are!!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 26th Mar 2009 at 09:49AM

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