How embarrassing to actually have a freally good look at the shocking mess which is there at present!!! But the constant is Books,Books and MORE Books!!
I have a lamp of course,so I can enjoy my books! And there is a box of tissues, a lovely ceramic coaster for my ever present cup of tea,a photo,and a stunning hand made Teddy Bear made by a dear friend many years ago. As well as all this there is a large assortment of no-longer-required 'junk' and a lot of dust!!!(but not on the books!!!!)
I have two white bedside cabinets....on them.....A candle, tissues, photo of my granddaughter, clock radio plus beautiful little pearl encrusted clock which was a present, a small glass vase of silk roses, a lamp, and all on two pretty doilies which were a present....
A land line, a lamp, night face cream, hand cream, a very small alarm clock, a bunch of dark red artificial tulips, a small stuffed panda, from our ’04 Asian cruise & a HUGH paper articles, that I’m going to sort out...…One day…next year perhaps!
I have a tissue box on top of an empty tissue box that I use as a rubbish bin, a clock radio, ear buds to listen to podcasts as I fall asleep, a torch because we had a storm last night, the remote control for the tower fan that is aimed directly at me ready to counter hot flushes , a glass of water with a beaded lace cover to keep out gremlins.
I have two coasters because my husband brings me two cups of tea in the morning before he leaves for work. He used to bring a pot and jug of milk but it is much easier now I have thermal tea glasses. With all that there is no room for books but my library bag of books sits on the floor within reach.
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