Free Stuff

Offered: Ealing
One waterproof motorcycle jacket, blue and black canvas. With fleece lining and Kevlar pads in shoulders, elbows and back. It’s a women’s size 10. Unfortunately I am not.

Offered: Ealing
Motorcycling jeans: specially made double thickness black denim with Kevlar pads in knees and hips. Women’s size 10. (With Kevlar pads in hips, they make you look like a size 14, but it’s up to you: safety or style.)

Wanted: Ealing
Tall bookshelves needed, please. Preferably old and in need of restoration. Am beginning to have difficulty hurdling the European Book Mountain currently located on hall floor.

Offered: Ealing
Back copies of Kitchen Garden magazine. January – December 2007. (They are pretty much the same as January – December 2008, etc.)

Offered: Ealing
Women’s purple tango shoes, handmade by Flabella of Buenos Aires, size 38.5. Only worn indoors, never in daylight, and only for walking backwards.

Offered: Ealing
Eco-bags. Five organic cotton, three canvas and two so huge that they scrape along the pavement. Suitable for someone with short arms and/or long legs.

Offered: Ealing
Coloured pencils, paints, drawing paper, crayons and glue.

Offered: Ealing
1940s vintage handmade cream silk suit. Pencil skirt, jacket has a back pleat. Probably made for a wedding while fabric rationing was still in place. Size 8.

Wanted: Ealing
Perfume you’ve decided you don’t really like.

Offered: Ealing
In-line skates. Top of the range in 2004, bought from Skates on the Haight in San Francisco during a short bout of holiday-induced insanity. Used twice on flat pedestrian areas in parks. Sizes women’s 5.5 and men’s 9.

Offered: Ealing
Cardboard boxes for house move/storage. Used once. Also a roll of orange Sellotape.

Wanted: Ealing
Origami paper.

Offered: Ealing
Computer keyboard. Came free with new PC, but is pretty cheap and nasty. You’d only want it if you are 1) desperate 2) a really slow typist so it doesn’t matter 3) prone to spilling your coffee.

Offered: Ealing
Piano music: I have spare copies of Chopin’s Preludes and Beethoven’s Sonatas up for grabs.

Offered: Ealing
Ideas.

Wanted: Ealing
Wings, lightweight, safe to a height of 30m. Size 12 women’s.

by Sarah McCartney

 

 

 

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