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I’ve expired


I’m officially no longer a Young Person

The 5th August was my last day, and even that was a year overdue by National Rail’s official criteria.

I will be very sad to no longer get a third off rail travel, and I wonder what is my next perk up card in life, will be.

I collect coffee stamps

I have Coffee Republic (bust), Wild at Heart (over a year old), Battery Park (can’t be bothered going back, although I only need one more), Funky Monkey (my local, and good coffee despite the stupid name), Nero (overpriced, don’t like places that charge for soya or soy – to agree with American spellchecker, I’m not lactose intolerant I just bizarrely like the taste in coffee, though it curdles if they don’t know how to manage it, having said that I should stop being an annoying requesting customer)

I have too many cards in my purse and not enough money

I hate consumerism and yet I am a waking product of it

I like good coffee and Costa does a good job

Anyway I’m expired so I will have to pay full price blah, and I can’t even sell that Victorian breast pump on ebay



Demon Lamps and Lion Zeifer’s

Went to Knutsford auction last week, £30 budget –  spent £45.

Here is what I got.

First an ancient Indian instrument – a lion zeifer. Can I play it? No, Can I sell it? No, Do I now want it? Probably Not, but I’ll try and make a musical debut.

Next £15 for a random selection of Superman, Superboy, Adventure Heroes and Lois Lane (Superman’s girlfriend) comics. They are in pretty good nick and come from the 60’s so it might turn out to be a worthwhile purchase, fingers crossed.

The last was admittedly a panic purchase, a mixed lot, including a selection of old world pensof the Parker variety, a boval Victorian breast pumpthat comes in a cardboard box and complete with a lump of coal inside. Truly authentic.

The weirdest thing was the demon lamp, which at first I was scared to open. It came in a red box with handwritten scrawl explaining how to use the object. I opened it up to reveal a red plastic bulb shaped design with a piece of rope hanging out of the side. I have no idea!

I love auctions.

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