Tuesday, 17 January 2017

To the gunwales.



Cro: Where's that French can opener that I use for Confit tins?

Lady Magnon: Have a look in the top right hand drawer.

Cro: I can't find anything in there, it's overflowing with bloody rubbish.

Lady Magnon: Well, tidy it up then!

Cro: I'd have to earmark a whole month to do that.

Lady Magnon: Which month would suit you best?

Cro: I'll let you know!

37 comments:

  1. Lots of useful, or useful one day, items there.

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    1. I did use the potato masher last night!

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  2. We used to use the top drawer of my parents 1950's buffet as our junk drawer, it was nearly 7 feet long about 6 inches deep and filled with assorted crap. When we moved in 2015 I asked a sister of mine to put it all in a box and if I missed something I would call her. After 6 months she was allowed to throw it away. All I missed were some Irish coins and my rubber band collection. Having a bad memory helps.

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    1. That principle could be used for almost everything.

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  3. I knew there was something missing in my life. I don't have a drawer like that. It'd make me nervous.

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    1. Think yourself lucky. Rubbish is rubbish.

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  4. I have a drawer like that.

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    1. I think that most of us do (unfortunately).

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  5. We have a hundred drawers like that !!!! .... and, most of it should be binned !! XXXX

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    1. I didn't dare show you the others.

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  6. I definitely have drawers like that.

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  7. A drawer just like that is essential in every house! And the housewife always knows exactly (more ore less) what's in there and where. Tidy it up and you'll put things out of balance for months

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    1. That's the trouble, and is why I won't let my wife touch anything in the studio.

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  8. Great word, gunwales. Great heading.

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    1. Not one that's written down too often.

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    2. I wonder how many peeps think 'gun- whales' as they read it. Like I always think w - hores.

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  9. Have you heard Michael McIntyre talking about " the man drawer"? It is brilliant!

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    1. No, but I'll see if I can find it. Thanks.

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  10. That is to me a second or third drawer down. I could not be having it as top drawer.

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    1. The second and third are much deeper, and filled with even more rubbish.

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  11. Scissors, batteries, hooks, telephone books, tape, cheques, hole punch, paper clips, and a bunch of keys that used to have a purpose... that's part of what is in ours. -Jenn

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    1. I haven't actually looked what's in ours, but I did notice several broken corkscrews and a few beer-bottle tops. I really will have to sort it out.

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  12. Our new place doesn't have enough kitchen drawers to do that. We use the top drawer of a chest.

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    1. When we had the new kitchen installed we promised ourselves that this would never happen. It didn't take long.

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  13. That is a conversation that could be heard in my house also. I am sure everybody has a junk drawer like that. Every now and then, with emphasis on then, I try to organize it but it quickly returns to its natural state of chaos.

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    1. No point fighting it really. such drawers are 'natural', as you say.

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  14. Those drawers are an annoying but essential part of life, methoinks!

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  15. You sound exactly like my husband. If procrastination was an Olympic sport he'd win gold every time!

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  16. When I tidy, I take everything out and then replace everything back in again!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. If everything is needed (or will be needed) what else can one do!

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  17. Doesn't everyone have a drawer like that?

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  18. My tiny kitchen has one drawer under its miniscule counter next to the sink. I know what is in that drawer, and yet, sometimes cannot locate the item I seek. Just about all of the contents share that same stainless steel grey shine and seem to enjoy presenting themselves as a group portrait.

    I've a few other drawers in chests that have their own challenges. I'm not altogether sure what I might find in any of those.

    Such is life.

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    1. I tend to wear black clothes, so I understand your stainless steel grey problem. They all gang-up, and hide amongst themselves.

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