We’re trying to clear stuff out because we are having builders in in July to make the house (Edwardian semi) easier for me. eBay, freecycle, charity shops, relatives, the dump, anywhere! It’s really impossible for me to help much, apart from saying ‘keep’ or ‘chuck’. Ruth is only 5foot so a lot of the reaching, loft clearing and carrying has to be done by one of our friends. We have a list of ‘tall person jobs’ and anyone who drops by who falls into that category gets roped in. Ruth has photographed the loft and the study for me because I can’t get into either, and I can’t remember where everything is. We’ve got boxes everywhere waiting to go to their new homes. It is a good feeling, like shedding a skin, especially for me getting rid of workshop stuff and musical gear that I’ll no longer use. Sniff, sob.