Friday, June 17, 2005

A house on the hill in front of us is having a garage sale tomorrow, what a fanatically Un-English thing to do. I've always like the idea of the yard sale type thing as a way of getting rid of previously loved but now unwanted items.

The only way of doing it normally is to get up in the middle of the night and take your stuff to a car boot sale, it's just too much like hard work. Much better to just spread your stuff around in your yard or garage and see what people take a fancy to. If they don't like it just put back in the house, much better than all that lugging around.

Wouldn't it be great if whole streets would get together to have enormous garage sales, what fun we could have going from house to house.

This week we've mainly been at home, this is because we have had a house guest who has needed a little looking after. Orynthia's brother went in to hospital for some tests, two days later he was being rushed through a quadruple heart bypass operation. Having been discharged from hospital on Monday, he has spent the week with us. It’s great to see him getting stronger every day. Today was the first time which he has really enjoyed eating, and it’s been great to hear him asking for more food.

I’ve been working my way through the New Yorker Debut Fiction this week, really enjoyed The Lazer Age by Justin Tussing. It also contains a fantastically squirm inducing piece by David Sedaris called Turbulence.

On the music front, top listening awards go to the following:
Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff. album
The Coral - Invisible Invasion. album
Yeti - Sense of Wonder. single
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco. single
Boca 45 - Down to Mexico. Ep
The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers. album
M Ward - Transistor Radio. album


Anonymous elena said...

wow, that is so crazy. i was just saying this week how i think it's strange there are no garage sales around here. car boot sales are great, don't get me wrong - but like you said, it's a lot of effort. i would have a garage sale - - - if i had a garage.

6:30 pm  
Blogger Tom said...

How strange.

11:43 pm  

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