Silly, the little things that please us!

Most days, when I use the downstairs loo, I am made happy by one ridiculous item!

Probably eight or nine years ago I bought, via EBay, a small cupboard with four drawers to one side, as a storage unit for loo roles, hand towels and other items one might need in a downstairs loo.

Right away, I found a problem. The drawers weren’t very easy to close. They didn’t just slide in the way they slid out and, over the years, I have wished I’d spent more and not had such a job closing the drawers.

The cupboard to the right is really easy – pull on the handle and it opens, push the door and it closes. The cupboard stores extra loo rolls (I hate running out when I’m home alone and haven’t noticed how little is left on the roll!). There are also bleach and other loo-cleaning materials.

The badly ‘distressed’ cupboard. (This is the way it arrived. Someday I’ll repaint and re-distress it)


The line above denotes all the years that have passed since I received the cupboard. Just this year, sometime in the spring, I was sitting there and opened the top drawer for some item or other, took out said item and, without thinking, shoved the drawer shut with my elbow – and it shut! No problem!

I tried it again. Same!

Now, every day or so, I shove the drawer shut with my elbow or, if I’m already standing, with my hip. It closes. I smile.

About Candy

I am 74, was a teacher, then a dealer in antiques and collectables. When I retired to the seaside I started website selling antique and vintage games and wooden jigsaw puzzles. Now, I'm spending my time blogging, gardening and making oil paintings.
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