Portrait of my inner shelf

You may recall Hubby building some shelves to house our DVD collection and knickknacks when we did our revamp last year.

Digital Camera

Bear Bare shelf (ignore date)

Having retrieved our treasures from MOH’s roof some time ago, this is how it looks now:

Digital Camera

Bear shelf

‘Grandad’ had to be moved for the winter months because he kept fouling the electric socket where we plug in the radiator and dehumidifier. He is currently under the small table toasting his toes, chest and backside by the new central heating radiator, which is working wonders for his joints and disposition.

Contained on the shelves are the priceless and irreplaceable things depicting the building of our life together. We have a couple of larger items that don’t fit, so they are safely packed away for the time being.
Stormin’ Norman is there at the bottom on the left, and the red welly boot on the right is the only thing we kept (apart from his picture) of Barney’s.
barneyIt was his favourite toy, and surprisingly, Maggie has never made any effort to take it.

Now the ducks are another matter.

Digital Camera

Love a Duck and Blind key ring

I bought the key ring back from NZ in 2010, and Hubby played with the light (which made it quack) so much that the battery failed within a fortnight.
The Love a Duck was purchased in Skegness the day we bought our house motto, and became the figurehead on the model boat so named that Hubby was making at the time.
On a couple of occasions I caught Maggie looking hopefully at LaD, and once with her mouth just about to close gently around it. After telling her ‘No’, she resigned herself to the fact that she could look but not touch, and both ducks were moved to the top shelf.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Portrait of my inner shelf

  1. colinandray says:

    So where did the DVD’s end up? 🙂

    • The DVDs were all taken out of their cases and stored in the black albums on the left hand section. Each album can contain up to 208 discs, so we didn’t have to get rid of any (we have all 11 available seasons of NCIS, the 7 Fast and Furious films, The Bourne series, Underworld 1-4, Hunger Games 1-3, eagerly awaiting 4 next month to name just a few sets plus a lot of favourites) and still have room.

      • colinandray says:

        Aha! I thought for a moment that he had made the book shelf for the DVD’s, but then the book shelf got used for everything but the DVDs! 🙂

      • There was no way we could keep our collection as they were, so coming up with the album idea was brilliant. We’d kept a few CDs too, so they are at the back of one. The few books we have are on a shelf under the new corner seat.

  2. scifihammy says:

    I like all your little knickknacks on your shelves. And glad you managed to keep all your dvds 🙂

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