Can you believe that we have lived in our current house for almost four years and I still have boxes to unpack!
Today we were doing our usual chores and while Rob was putting some bits up in the loft for storage, I asked him to find and bring down my last few unpacked boxes. I knew that I still had a few boxes of old books and photo albums up there and it was about time I ticked that job off my to do list.
What a trip down memory lane on a rainy Saturday afternoon I’ve had! In the two boxes that we bought down, I found reference books from my childhood, old books that had been passed down the family, a shedload of festival programs and a selection of children’s books from the 1950’s!
When I was younger (around 7-9 years old) our old next door neighbour Mrs Ferguson knew that I liked to read, so she gave me all her daughters books that she had kept. This was back in the eighties and the books were from the late 40’s and early 50’s. They included a war time Mickey Mouse annual, some Just William books and a few Enid Blyton books. Even as a kid I loved the old fashioned illustrations and smell of them! The other vintage books were bought by my younger self in jumble sales and charity shops, as I always had a thing for old books. Fast forward 25 odd years and not much has changed!
Sorry about the photos taken in artificial lighting.
So thats the most photogenic of my loft stash shown. A few books have lost their covers and the rest were boring school dictionaries and the like. I am going to be ruthless and sort through and donate some of these books. I just do not have the book shelves to store them and I no longer hoard stuff like I used to (honest). Plus my parents have been on to me to collect my boxes of books that I have stored up in their loft, so there may be another one of these posts soon!
Oh, and I never did find my old photo albums. Annoyingly I still have another box somewhere up in the loft waiting to be unpacked.
Edit 16/02/14 – OMG I knew that children’s books from the 1950’s were a bit un-PC, but I didn’t think they would be this bad!! See below – A french character called Frogs, Simple Simon, Paleface and Dirty Dick! So wrong!