So far this year my decluttering efforts have been focused on the things I want to get rid of. All very necessary as there is so much that needs to go, but this month I'm having a bit of a change and will be looking at the special items I want to keep.
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These live in the bathroom window. The chintzy duck on the right is actually called Quackers and was a thank you gift from my sister's three youngest children. It marks that memorable occasion when they came to my home for tea ... and stayed for the entire week. We were having so much fun they didn't want to go home! My sister had to keep sending more clothes round for them and they only went home then because I had to go back to work.
The smaller one is called Dibley. Ced bought it for me when we went to Turville to see where the film Went the Day Well was made and, once we got there, realised it was also the location for The Vicar of Dibley and Goodnight Mr Tom. You can probably see that Dibley has been in the wars, the result of my niece tripping and knocking him off the bathroom shelf when she and her husband used to rent my house ... but a steady hand and plenty of glue later and he's almost as good as new!