Thursday, 30 July 2015

My Keypers Collection and a New G4 Pony

February 26th 2012

We went to Grottsville to drop off some eBay stuff and collect my MLP playsets, Moondreamers, Sylvanian Families and fakie pony collections.  The house was filling up as quickly as I could empty it!  For once in my life, my hair was not bothering me too badly so I was annoyed that I didn't have the opportunity to go somewhere more exciting.

I wrote to MLPLuveruk and appealed to her to close the case.  Of course I got no response as she was too depressed.  I was getting really annoyed with her woe is me nonsense.

The tapestry kit buyer wrote again - they had no interest in returning the item, they just wanted a refund.  Upon looking at their feedback, we discovered that they left negatives and neutrals for almost everyone.

We listed more stuff on eBay and were doing brilliantly for our standards.  Within 24 hours, I had fifteen bids and Mum had two.  If only we could do that well every time!

My allergies were getting worse.  I had dry, cracked lips and a very sore tongue now.  But what could I do?  Grottsville needed to be cleared and there was nowhere to put all of the extra stuff.

February 27th 2012

My allergies were back with a vengeance.  I woke up unable to breathe and coughing up mucus, all the signs of a bad cold but I knew the symptoms better than that.  What could I do to remove all of this dust?!

I started washing my Keypers collection, but there was nowhere to put them all to dry at once.  And my eczema flared up again from having my hands in water all day.  So the job didn't get finished.

Mum's problematic tapestry kit buyer turned out to be quite a nice man named Martin who had something in common with her in that he also suffered from arthritis.  Due to this, he felt sympathetic towards her and accepted just a 10% refund.  I still wasn't counting on her not getting a negative feedback though!

I was very depressed about my future but had nobody to talk to me or help me make an action plan.  Mum just shouted at me that she would "never be able to take me to the park again due to her knee and nothing could be more important than that".

February 28th 2012

We went to Osterley Tesco where I bought socks, Blistex and G4 Snowcatcher.  Yes,a  G4 brushable had now won my heart on top of the Blind Bags.  What was wrong with me?


David seemed to be in a dream world and dragged the trip out for ages, studying the televisions, DVDs and anything else he could see on the shelves.  I wasn't feeling very well (again) so was not best pleased about this!

My lips were still extremely sore (hence the Blistex purchase), even trying to eat a little ketchup set them on fire.

I washed some more of my Keypers collection and was sad to discover that I no longer had a Joyful (the rabbit Keypers character).  I must have accidentally sold my own Joyful when I was selling my duplicates.  I wasn't sure if washing the Keypers was the right thing to do anyway really, especially as I had no idea how to recurl their hair to look original.  But what could I do when they were so covered in dust which was making me ill?

I'd almost forgotten that I had this rare girl.  Funnily enough I found her in the charity shop around the corner from where we live now (many years before we moved here, of course)...


And here she is after her bath...


See what I mean about ruining their hair?  On the one hand she looked a lot neater and tidier but it was a bit of a shame to lose all of those original curls from her mane.

I don't know if I have any of my readers are Keypers fans but here is the rest of my childhood collection...


I have these accessories too, but sadly not the Keypers that they came with...


And surprise!  I managed to find a Joyful in my boxes of eBay stuff.  But she was nowhere near as nice as the one from my collection that I accidentally sold.


Somebody listed issue 203 of the G1 My Little Pony comic on eBay and I noticed that the free gift was a Bright Eyes ruler/stencil.  My grandparents' neighbour gave me one of these stencils (he called it a ruler) many years ago, claiming he'd found it in the gutter years earlier and used it for his lessons (he's a maths tutor).  I'd always wondered what it came with originally.  A little surprising that a free gift based on a MLP Tales pony came with a comic that predated those featuring the Tales ponies though!

Another person listed a G2 MLP tin on eBay.  It was identical to one that I'd sold for £4.00 a short while earlier, and was already up to £9.50.  I was not best pleased to think I'd undersold mine!

There was a big steaming pile of cat or fox poo on top of our manhole cover in the front garden which David had to move.  He made a big fuss and began moaning that he could smell our sewage building up again.  Just then, our horrible neighbour (the one who recommended the cowboy builders in the first place) walked past.  The look on his face as he saw David standing with a bag full of poo and talking about our sewage was hilarious!

David had to help Mum put her leg bandage on again and claimed that he had injured his back by bending over.  "Aaah, my back!" he cried.  Mum ignored him.  "Aaah, my back!" he repeated.  She ignored him again and he slunk away, never mentioning the "injury" again!

February 29th 2012

We went to Ealing Broadway post office to dispatch the latest lot of eBay parcels.  David's phone rang just as he got to the front of the queue.  It was only a call centre trying to get his details off of him, but still he refused to cut them off until the bitter end, leaving me to deal with the cashier (but standing in my way so that they couldn't see me, just like the receptionist at the doctors' surgery!)

We also stopped at Poundland to bulk buy cheap Coke.  The bag broke from the weight of it though and it all ended up on the floor!

Then we went to McDonalds for yet more Yorkie McFlurries that night.

And that pretty much concludes another exciting month in the life of an idiot!

Best wishes,
DesirĂ©e  xxx

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