so this has been a very weird past couple of days. the house i grew up in – Greystones – has been sold and i came back (after having moved out 2 years ago) to sort through my old things. I was 5 when i moved to Pembrokeshire, and since then…well my life happened, and this house has been the base of it i guess. it’s not stayed still though. it’s changed more times than i can really care to recall; rooms have changed in size and shape, new rooms have been built, cracks have appeared and been painted over, walls have changed colours, windows have been smashed and replaced, kitchens have become cupboards and workrooms have become toilets and i think i’ve had a bedroom in pretty much every room upstairs (maybe not the bathroom)….but still it’s always been there and it’s always been Greystones…and it’s kinda weird that this is the last incarnation of this house that i will ever see and call a home (even if it’s just a home away from home).
and then, of course, just to add to the nostalgia, there’s been the fact i’ve spent the last couple of days up in the attic sorting through papers and toys and junk that collected over the past 16 years. i thought it’d be nice to share some of the things i found…so here goes… (click pictures for bigger)
these are some things i’ve made. (from left to right – time machine, surveillance bot, robot, timer [from Sliders])
i found so many old drawings and comics and things…he’s a few of the ones i like. i don’t even remember doing most of them.
the piece de resistance of the finds though is definitely 4 books i found which i did when i was about 5 or 6 back in primary school.
each monday morning we used to have these books and write down what we did over the weekend. most kids i think put things like “went shopping” or “played with my friend”….but i guess i was just trying to see how far i could get away with making shit up…
the most recently dated of the books (’97) is pretty much the same as the others until about half way when it just has this….and the rest of the book is blank….
( I’m swimming in the sea to San Francisco. I’m there now. )