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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Candle snuffers

Last week, a classmate of mine told me, "You look like the kind of person who would have a candle snuffer."

Well! How rude. I think. Right?

Either way, until Tuesday I didn't actually possess such a thing as a candle snuffer, so I decided to live up to people's evaluations of me and buy one.

But since I have never done anything by half, I actually bought four Henri Bendel leather-trimmed candle snuffers, two Henri Bendel scented candles, and several packages of gay-coloured matchsticks.

Is she telling me something about myself? Hmm

The candle snuffers will look a treat next to my desk blotters, teapoys, snuff boxes, and steamer trunk collections.

And for the record, I think my classmate was totally wrong about me.


  • That has to be teh gheyiest thing in the world.
    Funnily enough, I can imagine Mr Nunn having a candle snuffer collection.

    By Blogger Kullrad, at Fri Mar 04, 07:56:00 am GMT-5  

  • How positively victorian of you.

    By Blogger patricio lopez, at Fri Mar 04, 09:19:00 am GMT-5  

  • Well at least she didn't say "you look like the kind of person who would have candle snuff fungus!"

    By Blogger Renato, at Fri Mar 04, 02:55:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I told Renato last night that all this week the blog has been a bit "girlie".

    But if you are a pretty sharp pencil, you'll notice there is a theme to each loose week on my blogs.*

    *Not always starting on Sunday to Sundays. ;)

    And funnily enough, I can't see Ben with a candle snuffer collection. Not in Ipswich anyway.


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 04, 03:05:00 pm GMT-5  

  • *groan* How punny of you, Patricio.

    Mind you, like all Victorians, I like utility as well as beauty.

    That's why I chose a leather-lined candle stuffer. *haughtily*


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 04, 03:16:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Blimey, Renato! I've seen those fungii everywhere, without a clue to its name. Lot of good being a Girl Guide did me...

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 04, 03:17:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Well keep in mind that I wrote that tongue firmly in cheek :-P. I just had this image of you with one of those sleeping hats with a yarn ball on one end extinguishing candles in an old english mannor.

    By Blogger patricio lopez, at Fri Mar 04, 06:30:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Wow I think you were channeling my grandmother, Patricio!

    Well, I'm only half-teasing.

    My grandmother Margaret (RIP) used live with a half-dozen King Charles Spaniels at her feet, whilst doing her petit-point on her lap, in her home in Henley. Manor? No, but large enough for her 5 boisterous children and their menagerie of pets.

    I'm not sure she wore a cap to bed, but I do know my granddad favoured cotton combinations. You know, those "flap-at-the-back" longjohns old guys used to wear.

    They were quite Victorian. :)


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Fri Mar 04, 06:53:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Based on the picture at the top of your blog page, I agree with your classmate's comments about your looks :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Mar 06, 04:26:00 pm GMT-5  

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