I tried, but it'll take a lot of work to get this place into a condition worth photographing. The taxman demands receipts and sometimes I buy things for work along with other shopping. Then I have to remember to mark the receipt with the relevant item and put it safe. The trouble is, I now default to keeping all receipts and sorting them later. There were some from 2008 here.
On the plus side, I found my MP3 player, and I reduced the piles so I can see the screen properly. Yes, my MP3 player was on the desk all along, which should give an idea of how much junk is on here.
The mess has a logic to it. The pile on the left of the desk is stuff that must be dealt with. The pile on the right is general crap. It's where the cameras accumulate, Electrofags and tobacco, calculators, pens, fly-tying gear and SD cards (I found a 32Mb one!) .
Then, on the right of the monitor, between the monitor and the support for the top shelf, there is the Box of Many Pens and the tax filing system (envelopes jammed in next to the pens). The shelf is covered with rolling papers, filters, a couple of stone dragons, partially assembled contraptions, a plasma ball and a skull in a box. Oh, and a space for storing a clean whisky glass. The sealing-wax and seal for letters is up there too. On the wall aboove that is a very nice glazed wooden cabinet I found in a charity shop for £3 and which contains models I really don't want to have to dust - such as the rigged 1/300 scale Cutty Sark that took so much swearing to complete.
To my left hangs the Flag of St. David (supplied by Stewart) which hides the Dreaded Alcove of Eternal Mess and lots of books. To my right are the printers - one laser, one colour inkjet, a supply of whisky and a lot of books. Oh, and the lava lamp. Everyone needs a lava lamp. Behind me is a duplicate of this computer in case this one ever breaks down the night before something important is due. Unfortunately it's not currently accessible due to mountains of paper and lots of books. There's a pair of almost-finished Daleks and an espresso cup which really should have been dealt with before developing its own ecosystem. Then a tall bookshelf with lots of books and bending shelves.
Floor storage includes a laptop, cameras, two netbooks (one of which is visible) and aluminium cases containing cameras.
The room is eight feet square.
The rest of the house isn't like this. For some reason, all the weird crap gravitates into the room I designated 'office'. Now the whole world knows what a pit I'm typing in, I'll have to tidy it up.
It's about time anyway. I'm sure I had a filing cabinet.
Okay, tag time. I'll tag Frank Davis, Fausty and Stewart Cowan. I had Pat Nurse on my list but she beat me to it.
That's enough holiday fun. Time to look at the news and boost that blood pressure.