Thursday, June 29, 2006

good morning england

or blogging from my pillow in Merton House

when I opened my eyes today I saw things with many happy associations bathed in sunlight.
from bottom left corner clockwise:-
leather brief case used by my bank clerk father
computer tool kit
on a dinner trolley fron 1935 (orignally bright orange)
on top diary and spectacles
a corner of a 1935 chest of drawers from my mother's bedside
the Panasonic tv made in Wales is paid for at last
free view box unplugged
satellite tuner unplogged
Sony six speaker surround sound system (when turned on BBC Beethoven string quarter opus 16 number 2)
center speaker
book on SURREALISM bought as a present but never sent
box of music CDs
some dvd film (seldom time to play them)
big envelopes to be reused
empty box to send a present to some one
orange bowl is part of the wet and dry vacuum cleaner (never used)
a pilke of directoris and catalogues
books of philosophy (mostly Wittgenstein and Bertend Russell)
and fiction - coiled cable for networking to spare bedroom
un-assembled shoe rack from IKEA circa 2002
blue satchel for carrying french CPAP machine
lotion for old dry skin on forhead and hands
ansd danish "cow udder ointment" for the same
kitchen roll from LIDL (very good wet strengh)
one of three occaisional tables from about 1980
as a mat I have an old METRO newspaper and a map of Europa

I use office clocks because of my eyes
I am very short sighted, myopia, astigmatism and presbyopis
5.58 am and I have been meditating for one hour
best on awakening with an empty stomach

at my head the antique (10 to 15 years old) french CP 90 machine is still turned on (yellow pressure gauge)

the red spirit thermometer mounted on boxwood was used by my mother to check the temperature of my childhood bedroom
all windows open for sleeping even in cold weather
a coal fire was only lit if I was ill in bed
60 degrees fahrenheit is the "Best heat"
Calculator for Converting Degrees Fahrenheit to Centigrade (Celsius)
Temperature in Degrees Centigrade 15.6
but we used to wear wooly underwear and seaters and socks

the striped bolster is from my granny's home iin USK - old in 1953
the orange metal shelves were the cheapest possible from Shirley B and Q in1999
the mahogany chair was my paternal grandfather 's
the cardboard is a screen to guard my head against the early morning sunligt if I should have slept to 7 or 8:00 am

pillow panorama
computer and old tv still under dust covers
my mother's wardrobe from 1935 . . . . as above
so childhood memories of going into my mother early in the morning
not of my father because I slept in my high sided cream painted cot until about 1942 or 1943
which was placed downstairs at 230 Widney Lane when the blitz began

and standing up by my bed before I open the windows fully to enjoy the fresh air,
and air the bed and bed clothes
looking north of east the camera angle controls the exposure and apparent mistiness

Bosworth Drive Chelmsley Wood

running my bath the sunlight only reaches the bathroom at this time of day and year,
the laundry box is from about 1935 and was originally white, but the bridge is IKEA vintage 2000 and reglued, red towell a present from Denmark

clothes rail from LIDL
with an old sheet as a dust cover

my washing machine runs in the night on half price electricity from about 2:00 am to 4:00 am so I have hung up the damp towels before bathing and blogging

now 7:50 am and time post this and to water the tomatoes and have breakfast

on the radio SIBELIUS FINLANDIA is music in ALL CAPS



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