Tuesday, 5 January 2016

My Key Ring.



It contains (clockwise from right), the key to the Compact Royce.

A key tag from the Compact Royce Garage.

A thing from Marrakesh that unscrews to reveal highly perfumed rare oils and spices.

The key to a long forgotten lock (I really must get rid of this).

One of Tenpin's earrings from the 1980's.

Two store loyalty cards.

A Leclerc store trolley coin.

POST SCRIPTUM.


I've just remembered that I have another key ring. This one contains a few more unknown keys, my daughter Tenpin's other 80's earring, a Joan the Wad, and a small Wild Boar tusk.

All quite conventional. How about yours?





55 comments:

  1. Key to the my car, spare key to my husband's car, front door key, front door of my mum's house, a co-op membership divvi card, keys to the garden shed padlocks (I had to think...what ARE those two keys??) and a fob with a photo of my granddaughter in it. Even more conventional than yours I think.

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  2. Which damned key ring...this is France!
    The one with my trusty re-sided in ash, Swiss Army knife has a key to here....
    a set of three for the longère....
    my bike padlock key....
    a security tag (English, so no use)....
    two other keys....barn door I think....must check....
    and key to big gates.

    Then there's the front door bunch....much the same, but with all ten longère keys and the post box key....and the boiler house key....but without the barn door keys.
    Then there's 'my' bunch as opposed to 'her' bunch....much the same but without the postbox key.
    She put different tags on her keys, so getting into the longère with those takes me longer!
    Then there's the bunches for each car...and....and....and...
    So it goes on.... this is France!!

    And don't forget, if you get rid of that 'odd' padlock key....
    you'll find which lock it belongs to....
    sure as eggs is eggs!

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    1. We don't lock anything, hence very few keys. The car key is only used for starting. I have a feeling the small key might be for our garage back in Brighton, but the door's been changed anyway.

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  3. Oh dear - I feel quite bereft - I've only got my car key on the car key ring ! There's my separate key ring with house keys stored in my bag. Then another key ring with keys to our pedestrian gate and post box, plus a another key for goodness knows where, but those are all kept in the dog walking bag !

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    1. Our post box key is permanently in the post box lock, otherwise Our postie (Marie-Ange) wouldn't be able to put odd shaped things into it.

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    2. Our postie in France carries a master key for all letterboxes so he can deliver small and odd shaped parcels. Standard post box bought from Bricomarche.

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    3. Maybe all keys are the same? We also use our to attach a red clothes peg to show her that there is post to be collected inside. I expect everyone does that too.

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    4. How civilised the French postal service is compared to ours here in Spain. I'm very impressed that they will actually collect from your box too. We have a ridiculously stupid sized official box that won't even take an A4 envelope. We have a form, an "aviso", left in the box if we have parcels or regstered letters, which have to be collected from the post office in town. We have no post box for collections nearby at all. We can go weeks without receiving any post, then find the box stuffed to overflowing. We live just beyond the edge of a town, which seems a good excuse not to provide a decent service - it's all very hit and miss.

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    5. Our parcels are brought into the kitchen; even if we're not there.

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  4. Oh wow, here in South Africa we have remotes and safety keys on our car keys. Two keys for the Trellidor gate entrance and safety glass door to the house; one remote for the electric garage door, and one for the electric gate at the end of the drive going out into the street. However, Grant doesn't allow too many keys and gadgets on the car key as the weight can damage the ignition! So we have remotes and keys in the consul! *Sigh*

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    1. And if you're anything like my friends in Jo'burg, you sleep with a pistol under your pillow too.

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  5. Door key, car key, chubb keys and a Lego Professor Snape.

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    1. I had to look-up Professor Snape; Harry Potter, I see.

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  6. So much has changed since the late 70s, doors were left open and front door keys were left on the outside, also on doors that directed to the street. Now I have to carry a huge and heavy front door security key, front gate key, garage gate key, garage key, and cantina (basement) key, the weight often tears holes into pockets. Car keys are kept separate. Greetings Maria x

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    1. You need a small wheelbarrow to carry that lot around. I wouldn't have any keys if it wasn't for the car, and those stay in the car permanently.

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    2. I've no idea why, but we always lock our cars, even though they are parked on the driveway and we have electrically operated gates. A leftover from our days in the UK I suspect.

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    3. I would then need an extra key to lock the wheelbarrow. Greetings Maria x

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  7. I had to look up Joan the Wad ! On my key ring is the fob thingy for getting into and starting the car, and the front door key and a dangly little chain with 3 tiny enamelled and jewelled " handbags" There were 4 but I have lost one!

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    1. I've had my Joan the Wad for about 50 years; she's not let me down yet!

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  8. I have a car key alone. We don't have gates. i don't lock the car ever. They steal 4x4s and pickups. P locks his and has a key ring with what looks like 100 keys. I tell him frequently that he is crazy with keys. He assures me he knows what they are all for.

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    1. I used to have a key ring like P's, when I lived back in the UK. It was like carrying a ball and chain around with me; but they were all used.

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  9. I have a tiny pewter Lincoln imp on mine.
    Arilx

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    1. I wonder who has more clout; the Lincoln Imp or Joan the Wad?

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  10. House front door and the car fob/key plus £ coin and a € coin trolley things from British Legion and our Citroen garage (both never used), then the Setter anglais head n shoulders tag and two danglely enamel bears. All of sufficient weight to know they are in a pocket. The very small post box key has an enornous load of tat connected to it so that it becomes more visable if left in the car or other places than the key box. Lesley

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    1. My supermarket trolley coin is metal and I've had it for years, but if you go to the reception desk they'll give you a plastic one. If you can then go and steal a trolley with use of a free plastic coin, what's the point of having them at all?

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  11. Don't be so logical! I thought it was a 'key' to keeping them in lines. I still have a few of Sainsbury's tokens liberated when they closed the wine place at Calais. Lesley

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    1. I used to visit one of those Calais wine stores in the days when I over-wintered in Brighton. I'd fill the car boot with about 20-30 Cubi's.

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    2. We used to buy 3lt boxes of red Oz from Sainsbury's, Calais to drink on holiday in France and more on the way back to the UK. Since living here it's been Lidl's taken back to the UK when on holiday. They are our wine merchants of choice. Lesley

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    3. Lidl are building a big new store in my nearest town. I shall be interested to have a look, although I can't see myself quitting Leclerc.

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    4. We have both a re-vamped Lidl and a new Aldi - about ten minutes drive away. The new Lidl certainly has some very good lines - particularly in their "De Luxe" range. We do, also have a good selection of European foods, as opposed to purely Spanish. However this is a holiday area, and it could be that we have a better selection than you may find in rural France. If you are lucky, Cro, you will find an excellent English Mature Cheddar for less than 3€ !

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    5. I'll make a visit when it opens.

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  12. I don't have a key wring, only a car key and i don't have a secert code to open it. I leave my home unlocked during the days, don't have a basemant or garage, so you see how life is quiet and simple here:)

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    1. Very wise, Yael. You'd fit in here well.

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  13. Nothing so exciting I'm afraid....a rape whistle issued to all staff when I worked for an insurance company, the key to the car and the key to the house. Boring.

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    1. The rape whistle sounds quite exotic.

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    2. Hope you've never needed to use the whistle, Delores !

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  14. I have keys that I don't know what they are for but I don't get rid of them - just in case.

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    1. I think we're all like that, I have plenty that are homeless.

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  15. My key ring contains the house keys and the car key and that is all. Minimalist - that's me!

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  16. Like LaPre we have piles of keys all over the place in France. But I just have one house key in the UK on a silver S-shaped fob encrusted with diamonds. It fell out of a Christmas cracker a few years back so I don't think the diamonds are real.

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    1. Does it have Cartier written on the back?

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  17. I like your "thing from Marrakesh". I'd probably fill it with smelling salts - lest I faint.

    I do have an almost pathological fear of locking myself out. So, when I leave the house, I clutch my keys with my bare left hand till it hurts, stare at them just to make sure they are really there (yes, I know, Cro, just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you) - and only then will I pull the door in.

    How I managed to lock myself IN the other day is anyone's guess. Thus I became a prisoner in my own home.

    U

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    1. I have locked my keys inside the car. It makes you feel so stupid. I had to pay a locksmith to open the car; it might have been cheaper to smash the window.

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    2. How civilised. we just look for a Polynesian kid hanging around the shops honing their skills in Manurewa

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  18. Interesting key ring. I know what very few of my keys go to. BTW - what is a Wad? I read a limerick once about Moll and the Wad and I fell out...

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    1. Joan the Wad is a Cornish Pixie; have a look on Wiki.

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  19. All key rings have a Mickey Mouse signifying our "happy place"

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    1. The only Mickey Mouse in this house is on top of the Christmas tree. He's been converted into a Fairy.

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  20. Very cool bits and pieces of life attached to those rings, and amongst the commentors. Mine is boring : front door, truck, and my safety locks at work. Blah.

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    1. I'm surprised there's no keepsake or lucky charm amongst them; maybe it's just me.

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