The weather yesterday was miserable. It was grey and wet with the wind blowing enough to make the doors in the house bang and creak if they weren’t properly shut. While I was outside, my coat (which was not waterproof and therefore not a good choice) got a bit damp and muddy so I thought I’d wash it. Turning out the pockets, I discovered I keep some fairly useless things in them.
1 One and a half pairs of fingerless mittens. The whereabouts of the missing mitten unknown. The cable knit mittens are made from gorgeously soft Alpaca yarn
2 One and a half dog biscuits. Judging by the detritus at the bottom of my pocket, I suspect the other half is lodged there in pieces.
3 A piece of Christmas tree that must have fallen into my pocket during December. Please note that it still retains its needles. Those Nordman Firs are very good.
4 37 pence in mixed coins. Not enough to buy a second class postage stamp. Or a Sherbet Fountain. Or an hour in the car park. Just enough for an orange. Or a doughnut. Or a miniscule Curly Wurly.
5 Various pieces of broken china and glass. I picked these up ages ago thinking they’d be good for a mosaic. I’ve never made a mosaic and don’t know how to. I don’t particularly like mosaics. I have no idea why the thought of making one even entered my head.
And five things in my hat. Gorgeous yellow yolked eggs from my hens. They’re not in my pockets because that would be silly. I’ve put them in my pocket in the past and forgotten about them with blindingly obvious consequences. My children think my hat makes me look like a batty old woman but it keeps my head warm and doubles as an egg collecting receptacle so I shall keep it, despite their mocking.
What do you keep in your coat pockets?