The Loft Clearance.
So Hodmandod Senior and I have sorted through, and I have made eight trips to the dump. But my sticking point, of course, are towers like these:
Books: it is hard to throw them out.
The above pile contains various books on writing and the business of getting published. Since I have never attended a course on 'Creative Writing' (except an evening class) and consequently am academically unqualified, I frequently feel I ought to try and catch up with people who have taken degrees in the subject. Consequently, I have assembled a good library of reading material (this is just a part), but unfortunately I never seem to have time to read them.
However, 2012 is my year of self-improvement - and since these are now out of the loft and within my grasp - maybe this is the ideal time to make a start.