The Shed down the Back, Saturday…..

A taste of summer in spring here today… Maybe the blue sky gave me the courage to venture into the shed down the back? Maybe I just needed a reminder that there was still a bit of sorting to do… With the house largely junk free, and the front studio/garage almost organised, I figured it was time to asses the hoarder zone that is the back garage….


Not great but better than I remembered, In fact the carnage is largely due to things not being organised…. A lot of under utilised shelves and half filled boxes…. nothing a team of 5 people in has-mat suits couldn’t set right in a couple of days…. I suspect there is at least 25% of it that could be donated to charity or tossed… Stuff that the profit vs effort graph would tell me to dispose of… but there is also a bit of gold in there of course, it just needs to be excavated and given a fancy price tag on a hip market stall…

A lot of this stuff is market stuff, and it does well at markets around xmas, as people look for a gift that says I am quirky and cool and a much better friend than the person who got you a gift voucher… What hipster wouldn’t love a vintage 70s “as seen on TV” knitting machine?


A very small selection of the vintage boardgames that have been amassed in the name of retro dealing…. The main issue here is the requirement to make sure they are complete… or to build complete games out of incomplete games…. but i am feeling motivated again… maybe the nice weather is reminding me of how much fun it is to sit a well stocked stall of other peoples childhood memories, and chat, and drink coffee… and to see the childlike smile on the face of a 40 year old as the see a toy or game that brings back a flood of memories… memories that make them forget mortgages and credit cards and divorces… It was a very positive way to spend a day, and I miss it….


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