What Lies Beneath

So the Features Team has moved!

Not far, just into the corner – but it’s got a different feel to it. The white wall isn’t quite as nice to look at as the view out of the window, but we’re a little closer to the heart of the action and to our colleagues in The Scots Mag.

Our Facilities guys made short shrift of the move, though, it was all done in under 45 minutes. Suddenly we were sat back down and cracking on with our work. Which was a bit disorientating – it always takes a bit of time to settle.

As you’d expect, there was some…ahem…debris under our desks. Yvonne found a pen she hadn’t seen in a while, I found quite a lot of things, but mostly dust. Plus a cashew and a dried blueberry.

A good clear out

It’s fascinating what you find when you move or have a good clear out. I’ve moved house about five times in the last ten years (no more!) and it’s amazing – I finally feel like I know where everything I want to know where it is…is.

So we’ve got the really old photos in a box in the attic, the bikes in the shed and original teddy bear of my childhood, Edward Bonkins, sitting comfy in the bedroom. Everything where it should be.

I remember interviewing a woman once who was a house historian. She was working for some people who had just moved into a new house of some age and character and wanted her to help write them a history of it.

She was having a bit of a poke about before they moved in, and found a button wedged in a floorboard. It turned out to be a military coat button from someone who had served in Waterloo!

Have you ever found anything amazing after a move? Or something you’d long thought lost? Do let us know!



Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.