lost or mislaid or maybe given away.
And now wish I hadn’t!
So many things.
A twig Christmas tree bought in Habitat for £50. As I carried it home I had a qualm!
And on the mat as got in was a prize from my Uncle Ernie at the Premium bond office of...
Yes, you’ve guessed it £50.
That tree came out every year for maybe 20 years. And then I only went and chucked it out!
For more years than I care to remember I collected cheese dishes, only stopping when I got to 40 as I used to say
‘I’ve got a cheese dish for every year of my life!’
It suddenly hit me that folks with a modicum of sense could tot up just how ancient I was!
Added to which over the years I had been given some appalling examples! They
went off to a sale room with me saving the best for my slimmed down collection. Folk could then think what they liked... boy she looks old for 15!?!
Slowly over the years they dwindled, leaving just two magnificent ones. With a fit with my leg in the air, they were packed up and sent off when I left Goudhurst to move to Hythe. I hugely regret that now.
This is the last survivor which interestingly enough unbeknownst to me survived the cull.
You will see the stamp on the bottom: what
this is all about I am too idle to look up...
says it all really!
This post is the start of so many regrets about possessions lost, mislaid or just wilfully chucked out! I will revisit other lost treasures at another time.
Have you kicked yourself for similar acts of materialistic folly?