Nice of you to visit!
We have spent this last few years helping to clear various dear relatives' houses following their passing. It has been a long, sad but interesting job delving into their lives through the smallest of details and it has helped us come to terms with the loss.
This last year, it's been the turn of my Mother's house to have the sort-out treatment as she prepares to move from her home of 60 years to a smaller place now that she is on her own. Every week since January we have emptied cupboards, sifted through the memories, decided which things to keep, which to go to the charity shop and which to take to the tip. It has been a great thing to have been able to do this together, slowly, taking time to reiminisce. I have taken a lifetime's collection of spectacles to the opticians for recycling, I have posted off my ponytails to a wig making charity, we've had a jolly good prune and found new homes for everything.
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I have become so used to all these decisions that it has carried over into our own home. I no longer see the need for all these 'things'. So we've been in the loft clearing out. I think it is time to get rid of the pram - well my baby is 24 now and just wouldn't fit! The toys too need to find new homes to be enjoyed by others. I have had a great weekend down Memory Lane playing with everything again as we used to. I've taken a few photos and found most of the missing pieces. Off they must go.
I only hope that I don't need them now they've gone!
Have a great week Monday Mosaic friends. Don't forget to visit Judith at Lavender Cottage to see what else has happened this week.
Thanks for all the messages.