One of the main jobs facing me during my time back in England was to condense down the amount of "stuff" stored in my parents attic. So, for the last two weeks, illness allowing, I've been pulling down boxes to be sorted into, "Throw Away", "Donate to Charity/Relative", "Keep in the Attic" or "Take to China". The last category has been the smallest, although I have found my missing driver's licence and various certificates. So at least I can now prove to the Chinese authorities that I'm qualified to teach and drive! I finished the sorting today and the picture shows the remaining half dozen boxes of storage - about a quarter of what I originally stored there four years ago. It's been a hard, but somehow therapeutic, task to throw away things which hold memories. Yet cassettes and videos are fast going the way of reel to reel tapes and vinyl records, so what can you do?
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