Loose Connections

Don’t you just love it when life throws up some nice surprises that are loosely connected. This happened this week.

It all started a couple of months ago when I bought a pair of 1950s Lucienne Day curtains from our local Oxfam shop. These are now in my stash pile waiting to be transformed into something else, but anyway I digress. So last Sunday Mr Malc was walking to the allotment when he saw a young woman coming towards him walking a dog, nothing unusual about that, but as she got nearer he thought he recognised her. Well he did and we haven’t seen her for 30 years, so to cut a long story a bit shorter, we asked her to dinner last evening. We had a fantastic catch up, and found that she was house sitting for a friend whilst the house was being cleared and sold. I had been telling her about all the things I buy from charity shops and mentioned these curtains. She immediately asked if she could see them, and yes you guessed it, they had been taken to Oxfam by the family selling the house. The last connection is that the house belonged to my daughters English teacher and I had also been in the house many years ago to give the teachers husband lessons on machine knitting……


Oxfam purchase ‘ Tarn by Lucienne Day 1957 ‘

….but the biggest connection is that we have found a long lost friend who will now stay in our lives…. πŸ™‚


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19 responses to “Loose Connections

  1. A very successful weekend! Looking forward to seeing what you conjure up from the curtains πŸ™‚

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  2. Malcolm

    nice post…. πŸ™‚


  3. I just love stories like this – reminds me of my favorite movie Serendipity – it’s my favorite word, as well!


  4. A ‘find’ is always good but when it is a friend it is even better. Interesting to think about the walk, the timing, and the meeting. It’s good to get lucky sometimes. πŸ™‚


  5. How lovely Sue – always good to follow up on hunches or opportunities, you never know what the outcome could be, or what you would miss if you didn’t…


  6. What a brilliant weekend!


  7. Hi Sue
    I retold the story and here is Rachel’s response:

    This is a lovely serendipity! – I think I have a photo of the curtains up at 6 Gwenbrook Avenue c 1961 – if Sue would like a copy. Its a sweet photo. My Mum really liked those curtains (actually she really liked all her curtains…she put money into their purchase and kept them neat, even after they were superceded by fashion changes…as you know!)

    The story continues …


  8. Wonderful story and a very happy ending! Amelia


  9. Small world πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well and happy in 2015!


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