I’m spending the summer with my mum in my dead end hometown inbetween a spate of working in Austria, before I return to Brighton the end of September. None of the furniture is mine, but the wall colour is the same as when I painted it about 10 years ago. The rest of my stuff, particularly my mountain of records, dvds and books is packed up in a storage unit in Brighton for my return.

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Here’s a crappy fisheye view, slightly blurry because I haven’t got a suitable adaptor ring to attach my fisheye convertor to this lens.

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Here’s the bed and chest of drawers. My nan made the bedspread.

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End of the bed- the big chrome lamp is mine.

Stuff on the windowsill:

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DAB radio for listening to 6 Music (I’m so glad they aren’t closing it down). Chocolate biscuits for eating.

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Some cameras. I actually have a lot more than this.

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Some Blythes. All in need of a hairwash.

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Close-up of the patchwork quilt. It’s made out of vintage bedsheets. This isn’t because my nan is cool, it’s because she hangs onto things forever. Luckily she asked me what colours I liked before making the quilt.

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At the end of the bed, a small table to put the laptop on when I’m not using it/just using it for music + guitar + amp.

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My battered laptop I bought in 2004. It’s strange to have to rely on the radio/spotify/my ipod for music. I’m so used to being surrounded by records.

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Guitar. The altoids tin is full of plectrums. Jim Dunlop tortex ones only. Purple of course (I also like green and blue in case you haven’t noticed)

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The ugly knitting corner. Both these things were actually brought back accidentally. The cushion was a knitting project that went wrong, so it became an ugly but comfortable cushion. When I bought the thing on the back of the chair I thought it was a blanket. It turns out to be a button up poncho with a collar. Still good for snuggling in.

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Bookcase with a few odds and ends on. There are 7 boxes full of books back in Brighton, and that’s *after* I had a purge. There are worse bad habits to have though.

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On top, a recycled m&s cake box filled with a few back issues of my zines, in case anyone orders some. Lamp from Habitat.

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Basket containing jumper I’ve been knitting since forever. I should crack on with it really. I’ve done one sleeve and the back.

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Some bits of stationery and a couple of dvds. I borrowed the Heroes boxsets, never got round to watching them, and should really give them back.

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A very strange assortment of books. The pattern for the jumper comes from the Stitch in Time book.
Bottom shelf- bag of junk and my small accordion. I’ve got a big one too, that’s much better, but it’s packed away.

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Small accordion. I bought it from a bloke on the street round the back of Keletty train station in Budapest when I was studying there, as I felt a bit bereft of musical instruments. It smells a bit funny. The bellows are covered in the same flowery fabric.

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Doors of the wardrobe. The dressing gown is one of the best £2s I’ve ever spent. It’s got a design of white peacocks. I stuck a few pictures, chosen at a whim really, on the other door to cheer it up a bit.

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Article about Twin Peaks I tore out of Nylon. The way everyone has pink lips in the illustration is suitably creepy.

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Picture of Brighton Pier I took with a box camera

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A couple of postcards- birds & Nara

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Animal Collective promo

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Deerhunter & Sonic Youth promos

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Me mam’s llama rug. She’s got quite a few of these about the house.

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Some bags hanging on the back of the door.

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Chest of drawers. I’m not a fan of the pine. The Beatles lunchbox is full of jewellery and so on.

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Like so. Yes, all my jewellery is cheap plastic rubbish, I know.

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Here’s me.