94/365: D is for ... the Dog Ornaments
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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I gave these to Ced for his birthday some years ago now. I like them, though would probably never have chosen them for myself, but he absolutely adored them. So why am I keeping them?
They are a reminder of the 1980s and 90s when the majority of our spare time was spent clay pigeon shooting, one of the many things I've done in my life that I know for sure I wouldn't have done if I hadn't met him. He was brilliant at it (typical!) and I was just sort of okay (!) but I loved the challenge, the atmosphere at the shoots, the people we met and the friends we made. When I look at these, my mind is instantly filled with happy thoughts of Ced, looking as I remember him best - they are one of those triggers of happy times, if you know what I mean.