Friday, 27 February 2015

'Recycling'.



My personal wardrobe is divided into 3 categories.

1. Ratting clothes: old gardening/building togs, mostly fit for the dustbin.

2. Smart-ish clothes: shopping, weddings, and funerals. Almost socially acceptable.

3. Buck House Specials: ermine, medals, dress sword, etc. (Maybe No 3 just lives in my imagination).

This morning I decided that my current pair of ratting trousers (above) should finally be laid to rest. There is almost as much hole as material, and they are beginning to look a tad scruffy.

Whilst dressing, I declared to Lady Magnon that this would be their final outing, after which they will go to the bonfire. (Am I being a bit hasty here?)

"No, no" she cried "Make them into dusters".

I capitulated. My ratting trousers will now live on to be of further use...... They will be responsible for buffing the silver, dusting the Renoirs, and shining the Chippendale. Wonderful; my £4 spent in 1990 was well invested, albeit a bit rash.



22 comments:

  1. I thought it was white paint on your trousers but gather from your post that it is actually your skin showing through. Sounds just like my wardrobe although I definitely don't have #3.

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    1. I have never seen skin that white...is it natural ?

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  2. Oh that's great ! I'm doing the same useful for cleaning shoes , garden furniture , leather and silver.

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  3. Cro you kill me .I love your wry sense of humour.

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  4. Lady M is full of wisdom as also is Lady G who tells me to cut squares of cleaning rags from my old underwear. From 2 pairs of old boxers I managed to get 8 cloths.

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  5. Naturally we wash them first.

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  6. Peter took my old nightie for a tractor rag. He insisted I didn't wash it first.

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  7. Not your skin, but thermal long Johns surely :-D

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    1. If only Kath.... but then they'd be red!

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  8. Join the farmer's club! The only time he has new clothes is when I take money from his account and buy them for him because some event is coming up and I think he has nothing to wear.

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    1. Same here Weave. left to David he would have no new clothes.
      They look good polishing material Cro.

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  9. Am sure some professional beggar could make good use of them ?

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  10. I love my old comfy garden clothes - just embarrassing when unexpected visitors arrive! Haven't got any Buck House specials but can't bring myself to throw out my old ballgowns. Not much call for them in VdP.

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  11. Not just dusters - surely you could use the bits of fabric left over to patch the holes in your second-from-worst pair?

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  12. I have one level of wardrobe...'sadly deteriorating'. I hate shopping and trying on clothes so I wear everything until it is past the duster stage. Love to see you in your ermine robes lol.

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  13. You certainly got your money's worth out of that purchase.

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  14. I have 2 categories- clothes that i wear and clothes that i shall wear after i shall loose 3 kg,

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  15. I am sometimes unaware that an article of clothing has become #1 status and am shocked when once I realise that it's so.

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