Saturday, 1 March 2014

List 52 - Week 9

I'm joining in with Dreamer's 52 list and am choosing small tasks that I've been avoiding and would like to do/finish. My list is written in my organiser and I hope this will give me a kick up the backside and spur me on. My ninth week task is:

9. Continue tidying your shelves. If you're not careful they'll end up a mess before you've finished the last cubby hole.

Right. Time for the shelves again.

All came out onto the floor but it was a while before it was stowed away. Such a lot to look at and sort - books that may be needed, diaries, School magazines ...

… and children's books that can't possibly be thrown away. Perhaps I should put a few on Ebay.

Oh look this page is in 'Modern Teaching Volume 3' from around the 1920s. And they think the teaching of phonics is something new!

I like the beginning of this poem.

All my stamps are in this basket. I've not used them so much.

Perhaps they'd better go.

Here's my diary from 1972 - I can't remember Peter, Susan or Tom.

Now that's better. There's still a pile of books behind the books but it looks a lot neater.

Pity about all the stuff I've squashed in somewhere else!

Right - Ebay here I come.



  1. Awww, love the old panda, I hope he's not going on Ebay. I remember my brother having loads of Rupert annuals, they were a favourite.

  2. Sounds like my sort of clearing. Things sort of get removed to somewhere else most of the time. Looks very nice though. I cleared out a few kitchen cupboards last night and freed up a little bit of room which felt nice.

  3. Quick it's a free listing day!

  4. Must dig my teenage five year diary from the loft for a laugh

  5. Looks terrific! I know how draining sorting out clutter from yesteryear can be- so many memories, so much emotion...

  6. I love your shelves, they are full of interesting things, a little peek into your past

  7. We did a massive loft clear and re-organise after Xmas - have to say I really enjoyed it. Lots of stuff for the tip and charity shop, got the 23 and 21 year old to go through their stuff, only the 30 year old when she comes home. It is now a pleasure to go up there, so much space.

  8. I just came across your lovely blog via Frugal Queen. I must have the words to that poem, "The Busy Child". Can you say who wrote it, please? Of course, you could not part with a book that holds such beautiful words!

    1. The poem is by Josephine Preston Peabody.


  9. Thank you for that link. I am having a delightful time reading The Busy Child and so many other of those poems.


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