Now, I am a great believer in recycling – whether it’s old clothes, books, cds, husbands, boyfriends, sorry, well you get my drift. Recently (it must be Spring fever or something), I have been doing an inordinate amount of reducing, reusing and recycling. Onto Ebay have gone clothes, shoes and some very dodgy Christmas presents. Onto Wightbay (yes you’ve read it right!) have gone a very nice leather chair, a stool, 2 chairs, 1 printer’s tray and a chest of drawers…I hear you ask yourselves ‘why?’ and the answer is because I have and have had my heart set on a red velvet sofa for longer than I can remember. I couldn’t have one when a. the kids were little or b. the cat was still alive so my time has finally come. So far from all my flogging of stuff I have made the princely sum of £400 (the chest is still to be paid for) which means that I am 1/3 of the way to achieving my hearts desire…if it’s not nailed down it’s gone!
Talking of reusing, I have finally knocked down the old wooden greenhouse that’s been here since before I was. It had been in a state of disrepair for ages and despite a former man of mine promising to fix it last Summer (I thought ‘Yeah right’ at the time – how right I was!) or alternatively knock it down (no, he didn’t achieve that either) it took the snow to finally see it off.
It has gone from this
and somewhat forlornly this…
But then it all got turned in this and I felt that I’d done my bit for the environment
A pile of firewood that should last a while. I must confess that I didn’t cut it up myself – chain saws are far too scary – so I had a man do it for me and let’s face it ladies, there’s nothing nicer than a manly form wielding power tools….makes me go quite weak at the knees!
So that was that. I must say that I love to have a good old clear out. It’s very cathartic sometimes to get rid of the old, shed what you no longer find useful and recycle what you can – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure…or something like that anyway. So onwards I shall go – watch this space!
P.S. I did find these lurking under the debris…