We are (hopefully) moving house and I am in the midst of the mother of all clear outs: endless sorting, chucking, donating, selling, giving away and recycling in an attempt to reduce our belongings by 40%. It is what keeps me awake at night and […]
‘I like to read my diary occasionally to remind myself what a miserable, alienated old sod I used to be.’ Jo Brand
This is the diary I made when I was 17 in the year 2000. From this diary I deduce that I was:
1) Wearing bindis.
2) Watching a lot of Spanish independent cinema when I should have been at school.
3) Buying over priced copies of The Face from international book shops.
4) Experimenting with ink.
5) Obsessed with my inadequate body.
6) Painfully identifying with Enid in ‘Ghost World’.
7) Very worried about everything.
8) Embarrassed/envious of my mother’s effortless ability to wear hot pants and cork platforms at 40.
9) In love with a beautiful boy.
A few snaps from the house sale, as we were setting up. It was a blisteringly hot day, so we made double sure we had enough orange squash and chilled white wine to keep us going! And just in case our energies were running low, we had home baked shortbread, treacle cake and chocolate brownies by the lovely Toni.
Yesterday I received an email from a lovely lady called Cat Sampson in Los Angeles who had purchased a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee biscuit tin from the shop. I love knowing where all these wonderful pieces end up and the destiny of this regal object was particularly wonderful!
Cat has attached a selection of vintage tins to her kitchen wall for storing spices in. I love this idea, because as a collector of tins it can become increasingly frustrating to have so many glorious tins stacked up on a shelf, out of view. By doing this, she has created a practical space that doubles up as a selection of pictures hanging on her kitchen wall!
Such a fantastic idea Cat, and thank you so much for sharing!