Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wow

When I came over to the UK three months ago, my father said (about three days before I left) ‘there are a couple of big boxes of your stuff in our bedroom… we’d really like it if you could go through them to see if you want to keep anything.’

He wasn’t wrong; they were big. I peered inside … *sigh.* I moved a few things about. There was a university hall of residence year book. I was on the ‘Editorial Committee’ for this publication - at least that’s what my curriculum vitae said. I think in retrospect I was just sleeping with the Editor … (now Husband). Everything was covered with a crunchy layer of indeterminable crumbs.


I didn’t mention the boxes again. I hoped Dad would forget too. He didn’t.


About a week ago, Dad said ‘Any idea if you can get to look in those boxes, this time, Jen?’ Dad’s turn of phrase belies his meaning. This time it meant ‘would you bloody well get rid of those boxes of crap this time…’ though he wouldn’t ever say that to me. Well, he might, eventually.


OHMYGOD. Well. I went through the first box last night and what a rich supply of bloggable/writable research material. Oh I can hardly wait to tell you about it, but my friend L and her girls are due any minute to spend the day with us, so I shall have to wait.

I will leave you with a picture of the layers of books I found at the bottom of the box.




9 comments:

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, looks a real treasure trove. So colourful and blogworthy too? Fabulous.

wordtryst said...

Whoa! Can't wait to find out what all those books are!

B said...

Booooooks! Are a lot of those Enid Blyton? Me want :)

Angie said...

I fear I have some of those boxes hiding at my mom's...hoping she forgets for awhile longer. But what a great treasure trove of books!
Can't wait to hear about the research material you found.
x

KAREN said...

Looks like plenty of Enid Blyton's in there! She was my favourite growing up. Looking forward to the blogworthy stuff :o)

L-Plate Author said...

Oh Enid was my favourite favourite. I've got the Magic Faraway Tree, a newer version I must admit. I reckon they're worth a packet now xx

Carol and Chris said...

I love going through old boxes of crap and finding hidden treasures....I have to be honest and say that 99% of the time it is crap but just occasionally.....

See you soon :-)

C x

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh my God, look at all those Enid Blytons! I can't let my eldest daughter see that pic otherwise she'll be packing a bag to move in with you!
ENJOY x

Debs said...

oh yes, what a brilliant find. I can't wait to hear more about them.

My father did the same to me a few years ago and I found all sorts of things I'd forgotten about.