Angela over at The Lurchers
may only have joined in during the past few Mondays, but she has come up with a really good assignment this week she says......So continuing in the spirit of "being interested in people", I would like to know, or see, what's on, in or under your bedside table! So open those draws and bare your soul to us! Is there anything special there that has a story or a memory that you can tell us about? Books that you keep there to delve into from time to time? Trinkets that you don't know where else to put? Let's see!
This sets the scene... my bedside shelves and two drawers...with a peep inside! Oh and just to show I didn't tidy up completely that necklace hangs on the wardrobe knob to stop it getting tangled I need to do what Robin
From inside the drawers I've picked out a few things, there is my old Christmas stocking that Sam
made when the girls used fill stockings for me and embee which was rather sweet, lots of the little things you see are those presents. My old leather photo frame has early pictures of me and my parents, it's falling apart which is why I keep it in the drawer. The paper cutting is a picture of Beccy's
classmates when she was in infant school, I don't remember the project they had done or why it was in the local paper~maybe you can tell us Beccy!. The stamp album is a relic from my childhood, when back in the mid 1950's I enjoyed this hobby.
I'd forgotten which books I had languishing in the bottom drawer, shows how often I open it! There are a couple I haven't read yet, however, the 'Empty Nest' is a very good read, particularly if like me, you hate the thought of your children leaving home. Don't get me wrong I always encouraged my children to be independent, but I was not prepared for how it would actually affect me. Looking back I was probably quite depressed without ever realising it, the experience is very akin to going through the bereavement process.
'You can heal your life' is a book I still dip in and out of sometimes. Blogging has seriously interfered with my reading and I now have a huge pile of books (not shown here) that need my attention!
Sam was in a Hugo Boss promotion for their perfume 'Women". For a short time she edited a competition magazine, she wrote on competitions for the Daily Mail, oh and for a while she had a 5 minute slot on a TV programme called 'The Big Breakfast
way back in 1992~in the days of Chris Evans and Paula Yates!
Although I don't drink tea myself I always have tea in the house. In 1970 there was a celebration of 100 Years of British Achievement. You could collect cards on the Typhoo tea packets and in the interest of educating my children I used to save them, but alas there is one of the 24 that I could never find! I'm not really sure why I keep them!
One year Embee gave me this set of tennis cards. I think the intention was that I would frame them but I never got around to that!
This scrappy piece of paper is something my mother wrote out and gave me so I keep it~ she calls it the gifts of Spirit.
I show you this because it made me laugh when I found it in the drawer~ when my grandchildren were small they used to jump into bed with me and to keep them occupied I used to think up little games and one day (way before Mollie could read) I made up a quick crossword for her and I seem to remember she was quite good. I think it's as well she couldn't read looking at some of my spelling~ since when is this the way to spell 'handd'!!
I think it's time I was off to see what's lurking in your drawer!!
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