It was after I had wandered into Alice's bedroom to get some pillowcases from the linen cupboard - glanced at the walls and then went straight into Lucy's room that I realised that we 3 Goble girls have a little problem with excess. Just a little.
First, we will look at Alice's obsession with the Jonas Brothers, Zac Efron and High School Musical and yes, if you look in the bottom left hand corner of the photo you will see 2 empty fromage frais tubes stuck to the wall! Why, I hear you ask has she stuck half eaten tubes of fromage frais on the wall and not put them in the rubbish? Because they have pictures of High School Musical on them..hmm. Nearly every square inch is covered with these boys and at Christmas poor Tom had to sleep with an enormous poster of Zac Efron hovering above him on the ceiling.
Now, onto Lucy bedroom.
She, sometimes aided by her mother, is amassing a rather large collection of necklaces, mostly vintage I'm happy to say and in the most part extremely pretty. This means that her dressing table is awash with necklaces of every sort; some muddled and in knots; piles heaped onto glass cake stands; some hanging from the mirror and some on hooks.
And then we have the handbags hanging from every door handle. Each Goble girl is guilty of handbag-love.
And finally the last, and indeed worst Goble girl. Me. One of my many obsessions is my love of bedlinen and especially vintage pillowcases. That once tidy and ordered linen cupboard is not as it should be...brace yourselves..
..ooh, it's so bad you can't even see the wallpaper at the back. What a dreadful muddle. It's not all bedlinen I hasten to add - there are tablecloths; cushion covers and all manner of lineny goodness in there too. But it is in bad need of a sort out.
And then we step outside the bedrooms and onto the landing where my collection of handiwork graces the walls - I have others waiting to be framed but we are almost out of space. I won't show you the books (me)and shoes (Lucy and Alice) but you can get the picture I'm sure.
So it looks like my daughters have inherited my hoarding gene, bless them. And I think I should come clean and confess that if Chris Martin's picture was on some tubes of fromage frais they just might find themselves on my bedroom wall..empty of course.
Thank you again for your encouragement and kind words about my craft club. This week I even had 2 boys ask to join so it looks like it will be expanding but as it is just me I am going to expand slowly. Your book suggestions were great and I will try our library for the Lucinda Guy books. I loved reading about your favourite soaps - again I found I hadn't even heard of some so will try and hunt some down. Isn't great when we swap ideas. Do have a joyful weekend wherever you may be.