Monday, 14 April 2008

All from under the bed!!


My dad was a History teacher and I think his love of the subject was passed to me when I was quite a young age.
When I was about 13, my family went on a 'Grand Tour' of England! ;-)
So, I've been inside most cathedrals, visited many castles, walked on Hadrian's Wall, tramped around many iron age hill forts, visited spots where famous people were supposedly hit in the eye with arrows etc, stood where famous treaties were signed and the like.
You name it, I have done it. I do love history.


Many years later and for the last few months, my dad has been having a so called 'clear out'.

Now, my dad is the biggest hoarder ever! It has always made us laugh that he hoards most of his treasures... under his bed! Sometimes I wonder how he fits it all under there!!
And so, each week, I have been 'summoned' to the bedroom to view piles and piles of mainly historical items...and take whatever I like before he offers it elsewhere. ;-)
If I only had the room in my study, I would have grabbed the lot!

Anyway what I did take, I love!
First of all, my eyes were drawn to these as I just love the colour on the covers...




My eyes moved on... there were piles and piles of these...

And these..


I peeped inside one or two of these today...




By then my car was loaded and off I drove, quite happily.

The following week..... in I go again and there on the bed were piles of...

RHS 'The Garden' Magazines.

Too good to refuse...but that has to be for another day's blog ;-)

10 comments:

Simone said...

Your dad looks like he has an Aladdin's cave under that bed! I have always had a problem with learning about history but those pictorials certainly look interesting. I love the colours and the pictures on the covers too!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I was quite average at school, but I did get an 'O' level in history, I have always loved it too. The finds in your Dad's bedroom are amazing, what a good job, he has enjoyed hoarding for all these years! And the RHS gardening magazines, well I am insanely jealous! x

Mary said...

A treasure trove undoubtedly - sometimes we are thankful for pack rats, especially when they aren't living in our house!
Your Dad must be amazing!


Hope all is well in your corner of beautiful Devon. Now if only the fabulous Brunel could fix the Kingskerswell bypass, LOL!!!!

Miaou said...

Love the "retro" feel of the pictures Sal - if you could bear to cut them up they would make fabulous tags!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow what a lovely collection! Have fun looking through it all (but don't start hoarding it under YOUR bed!!!)

April said...

I love history - and it sounds like we went on very similar childhood holidays. My dad is a history fanatic. My sis and I still feel that if we haveb't been to a church or a castle it's not a proper holiday!!

I remember using some of those Pictorial History books

April xx

Kitty said...

Oh how fantastic - I love it when someone else has a 'clear out' and then offers me the booty! x

Pixiedust said...

You dad sounds like a really interesting guy. Your going to be busy looking through all those pictorials! Hubby made us have a bed that goes all the way to the floor, so you can't hide anything under it, I can't think why????:o(

Ragged Roses said...

I love history too and am so pleased my oldest daughter has chosen to continue with it at school. You've come home with a treasure trove - enjoy them
Kimx

Rosezilla said...

Oh, what lovely pictures! If we began with pictures like those we'd have no trouble interesting our children in history, instead of those dull textbooks. I hadn't been to your blog before, but I'll definitely be back!