Friday, July 22, 2011


I am off to have a ‘field’ test on my eyes to test for any blind spots. Eye test last week suggested AMD and Glaucoma. I dare not think about this.

Jack the gardener is here and once he is finished, off I go.

The new electric reclining armchairs are excellent. So much so I fell asleep in mine the first night they were here.

Took me several hours but finally set up the new amp. It was  not easy discovering which wire was which speaker.

I have a dog show on Sunday at Harewood Hall (in the grounds), Leeds. Weather will be dry, we are told, but at 18c not very warm.

I also got to try out new Big Daniel last night and am very pleased with him. More roomy and comfortable.

Tell me, I have wardrobes stuffed full of clothing. I mean all not often worn. Tastes change or I just choose others more often. Up to now I have only managed to re-cycle worn out or ill fitting clothing. Is it okay to re-crycle perfectly good clothes to make room for more or to just make room? I will not be recycling any of the expensive, classic stuff. I basically mean shirts. I have tonnes of them.



marilyn said...

Hi Colin...if I were a bloke I'd take them off your hands, 'cos I love your style.....but alas...I think that any charity shop would be thrilled with whatever you can give them...that's where mine go.
Had a massive clear-out a while ago....but somehow my wardrobes are chockablock again...must be the clothes fairy working her magic again!
Good luck for the show!
Marilyn xx
p.s.reminder to self...stop using so many exclamation's akin to writing with purple ink! (whoops)

kshotz said...

Hi Colin, we have something here in my part of the U.S. called "freecycle." It's basically a message board system online and a vehicle for people to offer up items they want to recycle for free to others who may need or want them. I have given away some items to new homes where I know people needed them. I even got a GPS unit to use for geocaching for free from someone cleaning out closets who no longer wanted/needed their old--but working--unit. I think this would be a great idea for your extra shirts if such a thing exists in your neck of the woods!


Unknown said...

Can't say much about AMD, but have had glaucoma for 15+ years. Usually controlled with simple eye drops. There are laser procedures and oral meds if things get really bad. The laser things don't hurt at all. I've had two types to prevent further damage and they have worked well. I've been off meds since the cataract surgery but find out next month if meds will be needed again. If so will be one drop in each eye once a day at bedtime. Really simple stuff.

As for the cloths - a charity shop is a fantastic idea or are there consignment shops in the UK? They take a percentage of the selling price and you get the rest.

Good luck!

valerieB Canada said...

I also have a hard time getting rid of my clothes, but the last couple of years I have taken all the things that I no longer want to wear and give them to a charity. It's hard to do sometimes, but I try and imagine someone else enjoying the things that are just gathering dust in my closet. One of the benefits is that it does make more space for new things!

Iris said...

My father had AMD from the age of about 85 until he died at 94. It was difficult for him, but he continued to work on his model trains right up until his death. He had to make adjustments, but he did it. I, now, have a suggestion of the disease. I hate the idea of it, but there's not a lot to be done, although there are some new treatments my father didn't have access to. So, we shall see.

As for the clothes, why not? I suspect many of us buy things we rarely, or never, wear. Let them go to someone who will wear them.