As my brothers and I peeled back the layers of the family home of 48 years swatches of decades gone by, started to reappear.
And this fern fronded pattern in the bathroom (it comes with later paint speckles)
Wall paper in the bottom of drawers and the backs of cupboards all arc straight back to my childhood (hands up, who ‘backed’ their school books in the following papers? I don’t think there were many designs to choose from, were there?)
We found a tin of watches that time forgot
I don’t remember us being much of a ‘game playing’ family, my brothers are older than me by a good measure, I’m sure as a little sister I would have been a bit of a nuisance, impatient for my turn. But we must have done at some time.
Another moment captured in time, a lone Christmas peanut, lurking in the box