A place for everything…

There has been a revolution in the Crone’s drawers (ahem, so to speak) ever since the day Hansel completed the new shed. He moved a giant Ikea workstation from the futility room to the shed and thus more than one hundred obsolete chargers and electrical cables suddenly had a new home. So too did sandpaper and plastic cups and balls of string and new batteries mixed with old batteries and a million other things (birthday candles, wd-40, bits of paper with unknown numbers written on them, hardened paintbrushes, bunting bought from a dollar store and so on). Of course there were unintended consequences. The Crone has been searching in the shed for scissors and tape, postcards and envelopes and now seems to have liberated most of these and found them a home in the house. Anyhow, the removal of several tangled tons of junk has prompted the Crone to tackle all her other storage space. A couple of weeks ago she sorted out the futility room cabinets. This weekend, it was the turn of the cutlery drawer. Well, once every eight years can’t hurt. There is now a place for the wee sharp knives, the spoons, knives, forks and teaspoons, the chinese spoons with which Gretel likes to eat her Thai coconut curry fish soup, the corkscrews and so on. Sadly, the Crone has not been able to find her papal bottle opener—which bore the face of Pope JP2 and was enormously useful at parties. She suspects it was pilfered by Spud Hughes. Next week, a new and orderly home for the fish slices and egg whisks. Aggie and Kim would be so, so, proud.

A place for everything...


About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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3 Responses to A place for everything…

  1. Doris says:

    It troubles me that your reservation of the right-hand-most section for single chopsticks is quite an extravagant use of limited space.

  2. blarneycrone says:

    Fret not, Doris. You were looking at the space reserved for salad servers, which were in the dishwasher as the first photo was taken. I will add a picture of the complete collection, so you can see that there is a certain logic to what I am doing. This view also affords a close up of the “bits and bobs” trays containing, alongside the corkscrews and (non-papal) bottle openers, a salt spoon, a pastry brush and, yes a caviar spoon. A girl likes to be prepared for every culinary eventuality.

  3. Doris says:

    Thank the Lord. I must say, your picture left me feeling quite unsettled but then I was not in full possession of all the facts. I realise that now.

    I did notice the pastry brush because I have a very similar one myself. It’s a tad heavy duty, industrial even, but, now you come to mention it, I haven’t seen that for a long time.

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