There’s no cash in the attic – just my lofty ideals

Sure, Steve Eddison might be having a clearout of some old junk. But who’s to say what’s junk, and what’s a precious memory?

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’Tis no longer the season to be jolly, but at least having more festive waste than there are festive bin collections is not an issue. We’ve utilised the skip in the driveway that’s waiting for the men who began remodelling the bathroom in October to come back and finish it. But while this solves one problem, it creates another. Seeing the skip still half empty has given Mrs Eddison an idea: “Before the decorations go back to the loft, let’s clear it out.”

Ignoring my opposing arguments, she assumes the role of project manager and purchases several storage boxes with lids. ‘Everything we need ...

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