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FREECYCLE GOODNESS

I HATE not being able to post photos at the moment of my Freecycle wonderfulness – however – it is safe to say that this weekend was CHOCKABLOCKFULL of Freecycled wonderfulness.

On Saturday we picked up two clothes rails – I despise wardrobes and have done for a long time.  Wardrobes have doors, doors can be shut and hide things – specifically mess.  Therefore if I have a clothes rail my clothes will not get messy and indeed be on show.  The downside is obvious of course – light from the windows can fade my clothing and dust can settle –  however I do much prefer them to bulky and unsightly wardrobes.  Unless one day I can find a beautiful art-deco wardrobe that will fulfill all my needs.

Yesterday we had two goodies to collect.  First we took a stroll down into Brockley to collect a random box of kitchen stuff.  A 4 slice toaster, 3 saucepans, some glasses of varying sizes and a random oval plate.  All of which (apart from the toaster of course) are sitting in our magic cupboard (read dishwasher) ready to be cleaned and used.  My asthma hit me after that and Ben collected our two clothes airers.  Since we moved in we’ve been drying our clothes on the radiators which has meant that we’ve not been doing much washing.  Now we have TWO airers ready to dry our clothes on which makes us very happy bunnies indeed.  I can’t wait to empty our big bag of washing that needs doing and hang it all around the flat.

Freecycle is always hit and miss.  Sometimes you’ll see something you really want (like a bag of vintage cameras) and miss out on it by milliseconds.  I kind of think that this is where the fun lies.  You send your email you see what happens.  I’m sure some people have insider knowledge of what’s coming up before any one else and gets all the fine goodies first 😦  But that’s just me because I WANTED THAT BAG OF VINTAGE CAMERAS! (even though my dad has a box of cameras and equipment to unload onto me next time I see them).

Later this week I will be the proud custodian of a darkroom too – I can’t wait.  I’m not sure when I’m going to have the time/ money to start developing my own photographs but I’m sure as hell going to make time/ money to do so.  I’m very very excited to see what godawful results I come up with.  It’s been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time since I set foot in a dark room so I’m quite nervous/ excited.  Our bathroom will never smell the same again!

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UPDATE

Well life takes twists and turns and winds up being better than when it started.

Despite his hatred of all things upcycled my husband and I managed 13 years together – unfortunately my marriage is now over.  It’s sad, obviously, however I am positive about the way my life is going.

It DOES mean however that I am having to be the thriftiest of the thrifties as I’m having to deck out a flat almost entirely from freebies, second hand goodies and upcycled loveliness.  It’s actually really exciting.  So hopefully this blog will be continued with the new and wonderful ways that the flat is being decorated.

So far I have managed to acquire, for free, a mattress, some crockery and a toaster.  Freecycle has become my best friend and people at work are offering me their cast offs.  Hopefully I can post some of the bargains/ freebies when I have proper access to the internet.

So sorry for the silence, I will be back at full throttle soon 🙂

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