Thursday, October 29, 2009

Domestic...

...life has kept me busy of late, and I have spent much time sorting through various family things preparatory to a house-move for a relative. Came across the note I wrote to my parents on the eve of my wedding...stacks and stacks of family photographs bringing back hosts of memories...sudden discoveries of oddly useful but unused Christmas presents (a nice set of matching towels) and unused and not-useful ones (embroidered traycloths)...

And books. Neville Shute, A Town Like Alice, Gerald Durrell, wartime escape classics The Wooden Horse, The Great Escape, lots of Catholic stuff, poetry by Alice Meynell, books on art featuring the pre-Raphaelites.

Several bagloads of things went to charity shops, from where I then obtained some videos for evening relaxation in the weeks ahead: a particular delight was finding a collection of some Joyce Grenfell programmes, a joy in prospect...

3 comments:

pontesisto said...

Joyce Grenfall... now, you're talking!

Victoria said...

Joyce Grenfell, love her -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oom2EPuNPv8

Nursery School - George don't do that

JoannaB said...

Sounds wonderful; I love going down memory lane occasionally.