'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 15 April 2015


I had to rush off down to Hawkes Bay for my old school friend's mum's funeral straight after the garage sale, but here's what's left. Some of it will be going to the thrift / opportunity shop this afternoon, but if you see anything you like, come around and it could be a bargain. Or send the postage.

Tiny model ship? Lampshade? A book of science experiments? Oilskin drover's hat? Electric loppers? Wool for felting? Pale lemon chiffon ball dress? Monopoly set, all pieces there? We got it all. Special price just for you, Guv.


  1. That's one typical garage sale. It seems that we all have the same things to dispose of .

    1. Haha, Red. Even half a world apart? What fun.

  2. I could probably use the drovers hat. Did you know that the word 'Aftermath' refers to the second cutting of hay? I'm filled with useless information!

    1. Cro, shall I bring it to you when I next visit the top of the world? And that is very interesting about Aftermath. I am re-watching Lark Rise to Candleford, and so I am very into the rural origins of words at the moment.


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