This is my Sooty eggcup. It was an Easter present, complete with chocolate egg, that I received when I was seven or eight years old – that means that this little eggcup is now getting on for sixty. It got broken like this when we moved house some 22 years ago, and for some reason I didn’t have the heart to throw it away.
I don’t really know why I have kept it so long. It’s like a ghost of my childhood sitting in the kitchen drawer. I can actually remember getting it, and being quite excited, after all there is nothing quite like a boiled egg and soldiers out of your own Sooty eggcup. It’s also a reminder of how clumsy and lackadaisical I am – originally I had the broken off piece and had intended to stick it back together, but of course that never happened and the piece has long since disappeared.
Perhaps, now I have taken photographic evidence of it I should throw the darn thing away. Lets face it,it’s junk and it takes up valuable space in my kitchen drawer. Will I though?? I’m pretty sure you and I both know the answer….