Today the Tidy Bears have started to de-clutter the first of the many boxes around the house. They can safely start with the blue box in the main bedroom because it is full of John’s stuff. It is the box MO used to use to clear all the things John used to leave lying around the bedroom for days making the place look untidy. John didn’t even notice they were gone !
So led by Big Ted, five of the bears lifted the lid to see what treasures the box contained :-
- Patch was first in — “I found lots of books that John bought, glanced at, thought about, put down and then never got around to reading. I think John ought to stop buying more books until he makes time to read them. For the moment we will put them in the study, alongside the other books he hasn’t read😀”
- Pyjama Bear reached in the blue box and said —- ” I found some CD’s, still in their cellophane wrappers. So that is another thing John has purchased and then not used. Maybe John should stop buying CD’s if he is not going to listen to them.”
- Little Ted discovered some real treasure —- “I saw a notebook at the bottom of the box. It was Grandpa Graham’s notes of a training course he attended in 1940, when he was in the Royal Engineers. He not only knew how to build them, he could also blow them up!”
- Finally, Peter Rabbit took out a folder of old newspaper cuttings —- “These are all dated 2013 and John must have intended to write a blog about them. He must have overlooked them, but it doesn’t matter because not a lot has changed, so he can still write about them now. There is also a 2013 report on Ageing which nobody else has done anything about.”
So now we can empty the box and leave it to fill up again in the next four years 😈.