Hello there! Many thanks as always for your comments on my last post. Looking out of the study window at the mo and it is very bleak out there - the rain soaked pavements and the grey sky, makes you want to be indoors wrapped up warm with a mug of hot tea! Are you a tea or coffee person or neither. Me, I'm a self confessed tea drinker. Oh, and I like hot chocolate with all the trimmings too! My waistline demonstrates this!
As I was walking around the house today, from room to room - should have been dusting, but what the hell, what struck me was the amount of recycled broken / chipped mugs I had storing pens, pencils, letter openers, rulers etc. I know that I cannot pass W H Smith or a good stationers without diving inside for a gander. I wondered how many pens I had and more importantly how many actually worked 'cos I can never find one that does when I want one!
Can you spot the nibbled pencils - this is the handiwork of our cat, Ruby - who likes to chew wood!
Then I started noticing that I have rather a lot of scissors. Is the plural for scissors the same as the singular, it must be.
Far too many bits of stationary - look there's even pens on the windowsill, too many for the pot!
There's a further two container load on the windowsill in the study! In fact, there's a third which is out of shot! Good old foxy, named, Rufus is guarding the new Cath Kidston notebook which I had to buy when shopping at Waitrose on Saturday. I will take it along to my Photography Course on Friday to keep my notes all in one place! Until I spot another nice notebook, no doubt! In fact, I could do another post on notebooks - I have quite a few tucked away in various drawers!
So, please do tell - are you a hoarder / collector and if so, what do you have too many of, and what do you like to collect?
Small, vintage fox terrier - only included as I saw him on the study desk looking sad and cute!
I ventured into the kitchen - yes there are more pots with pens! I won't bore you with those but with this orchid which I've had for at least 15 months - it has thrived on neglect! When we were away over the Summer I asked our cat sitter to water it and she overdid it, the poor plant looked half dead and was dropping its flowers when we came home, I really thought it was a goner but having once again given it a diet of hardly any water two to three times a week it has perked up.
And finally, the amaryllis which is very vibrant!
All photos taken on the manual setting!
Until next time,