On the hottest day of the year we were committed to hosting
a three house Table Sale in the front drive from 7am to 7pm.
Marie doesn't focus on the practicalities of getting the stuff beyond your four walls
after putting it into black bin bags, but this is a good way
if you happen to live on a busy road, on commuter and school routes
with no parking restrictions.
It might have been the heat,
but such was my feverish urge to rid myself of the clutter
that I probably would have put the cat out on the table
if we'd had one.
Ice cold Peronis all round
when we were sure that the last of the weary commuters
had straggled past.
Then a swift trip to the charity shop today
with all the leftovers.
£165 and an empty garage.
We met some very interesting people too.
Our capsule, house to car, car to house life
means we hardly know any of our neighbours
which is a real loss.
We need more people
and fewer things.