Better times

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F25656AC-A577-415D-BDD5-92B45EE9EE09Rummaging (sourcing) for materials in a charity shop is always exciting. You never know what you might find. When I come across a bag of bits I will buy after only the shortest of glances, not really looking at everything but making a decision anyway.
Once home, and I really look, beauties such as this tin sometimes appear. It was covered in sellotape and labels and in a bag, in a bag (or I doubt it would of got passed health and safety).
Stuff like this whisks me back to Nana Jay’s ( my great-grandmother) a house full of stuff she’d had most of her life. From a time when everyone knew the effort and skill it took to makes. A time when stuff was valued, looked after, repaired and passed around.

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