26 November 2008

Well Shiver Me Timbers!

When I was a little girl I used to have an old-fashioned wooden writing desk with a proper lift up lid and ink-well.
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It had been my mum's desk when she was a little girl and I asked her if she still had it as I'd quite like boy*jelly to have it.
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She got it down from the attic at the weekend and it is now in it's new home of boy*jelly's bedroom.
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I explained to him that this had once belonged to me when I was his age and showed him where I'd written my name.
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The ceramic ink-well is no longer there, but there was this inside:
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I had completely forgotten about my Pirate pin-ball game.
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I must have spent a lot of time playing on it because all of the pictures came flooding back to me - even the sounds of the ceramic balls inside reminded me of my childhood.
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boy*jelly can make use of the desk ... but he's not alllowed near the pin-ball!
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PS - I know what you're all thinking ... but why would I iron a piece of fabric that I'm just going to shove back in the drawer as soon as I've taken the photo?

5 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

That desk is a Darling!! My kids use my brothers desk that my grandpa made. I hope my brothers never miss it, and want it back.......cause they can't have it!!

thriftymrs said...

How lovely. What a lovely desk.
I had a game like that too.

MelMel said...

So nice to have family stuff....very sweet desk and the game is fab!x

Tip Top said...

Ah, I am in favour of the crumpled look!!

madeleinemiranda said...

How beautiful.. A lovely little desk, and what a sweet little game... reminds me of when I was younger too, playing with my lovely Nanny...

xxx