callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
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Mastermind, Monica & Moving





Thank goodness for the BBC iPlayer. I completely forgot to watch yesterday's Mastermind with san_valentine answering questions on 'The Romney Marsh novels of Monica Edwards'. She was brilliant! Every answer right and she went on to win the contest. It was rather shocking how many answers I was able to get without any revision. Mastermind won't be repeated next week so here's the link.

As moving day approaches, my clearing gets more and more ruthless. Yesterday I made my third assault on the laundry, which also serves as a sort of gardening annexe to the Big Shed. Having decided that three ancient Barbours were two too many, I went through them looking for the odd pound coin and anything incriminating. In just one pocket I found:
a knife
a pair of tweezers
a packet of tissues
a packet of seeds stamped 'sow before 1998'
a NCCPG packet of seeds, Papaver rhoeas 'Cedric Morris'. I'll keep those; poppy seeds stay viable for ever, right?
a box of matches
a pencil
three plant labels
an ancient planting plan for a new border.

Wot, no string or sealing wax? The Barbours and another carload of goods have gone to the dump and believe it or not, the boot is full again already.
Tags: decluttering, mastermind, monica edwards. moving house
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