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Search Report

A Story by alanwgraham
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Report on surveillance carried out on AWG, 3/6/19

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REPORT  

Ref:   AWG - PEFB 9254610

Date: 03.06.19    Time: 17.32-17.47 GMT

Recipients: SNOOP, WC

Location:   36 **** ********, ************

Subject:   AWG YP8472724/08.07.51

Search Locus:  70’s HiFi unit used as bedside storage in upstairs (left) bedroom


Search Details:

Upper drawer:   1.SYHA life memb card (in name AWG) 2. Small book, Native American Wisdom (Gift from BS)   3. E45 hand cream   4. Pack  indigestion pills   5. NHS organ donor card  6. Ben Nevis race medal 2013  7. London transport Oyster card   8. Passport (Oct16) in name AWG (stamped Africa, Lesotho)    9. continental adaptor  10. Itinerary - family Sri Lanka tour 2015 11. list of family holidays (1980-1988) 12. Handwritten list of running club weekend trips 92-98  13. 6 assorted pens 14. 2 passport photos (AWG) 15. Santander debit and credit cards (in name AWG)   16. Travel vaccination record (AWG) 17. Europe health Ins’ card (AWG) 18. Fine paint brush 19. Savlon antiseptic tube  20. 3 AAA batteries (used) 21. **** ****** **** (redacted)  22. Assorted low denom’ foreign coins   23. Foreign bank notes (Poland, S Africa)   24. digital watch  (broken plastic strap, working) 25. Pencil sharpener


Lower Drawer: 1.  1 pack adhesive labels  2. birthday card from AWG’s family 1998  3. art club receipt 2017 for 35 pounds (AWG) 4. cassette of AWG’s father playing in dance band 1960’s  5. counterpart driving licence (AWG)  6. 50 pound note  7.  3 passport photos (AWG 2016)  8. receipt for AWG’s fathers burial plot    9.  thank you letter from AWG’s mother  10. list of hymns for AWG’s mothers funeral (her writing)  11. bag of assorted foreign coins  13. 12 inch plastic ruler  14. a kilt pin  15. notebook with diary of Mallorca holiday 2018 in AWG’s writing  16. hospital info’ sheet on dupuytren’s disease 17. handwritten list of telephone numbers (copy into data file)  18. discharge summary letter from psychiatric hospital (AWG) June 1998 19. 3 restaurant receipts Manang, Nepal, 2012


  

Handmade wooden box on cabinet - inscribed AWG June 2007

Contents:  6 handwritten diaries - recording hillwalks, climbs, runs 1963 - 2019  Occasional other significant items recorded;   assorted family photos AWG’s grandparents, parents, wife, children (2boys, 1girl)

Charcoal portrait of Eric Dolphy (Aug 2006) signed AWG

Handwritten letter from AWG to father in law (Jan 2016) ( Access to contents restricted)  Apply to Mr Cole Room 425


Upper Bookshelf:  Ian McEwan, Saturday (handwritten record - read May 2012, Sept 2015, Dec 2018); Tom Devine, The Scottish nation (signed with personal message); David Fletcher, Hunted (AWG -  note: spent 2 nights with DF on the Eiger 1978, now resident in prison) ; The Scottish Islands, Haswell Smith, Jazz the rough Guide; an empty Xaphoon box; The Road to Reality, Roger Penrose (bookmark page 23); Sapiens, Harari; 2 codework puzzle books; blank bound notebook from Barefoot, Sri lanka;


Lower bookshelf:    OS map of St Andrews and East Fife (well used);  Munros tables (Scottish mountains over 3000feet - all ticked 1987; Born to Run, C McDougall; Flying Scotsman, Graeme Obree; Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach; Patrick O’Brien, set of 18C Naval novels; Ancient Futures, H N Hodge

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I think this is brilliant.. my guess is that others are currently too scared and self conscious to leave their mark here.. I hope I can convince some of them to let go.... and anyway, I'm gonna give ya 100/100 for this condensed but incredibly detailed autobiographical story ... Cheers AWG

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

1 Month Ago

Thanks Neville. I would have been fairly certain that you would get this. There is a strong temptati.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago


you are more than welcome Alan.. much more. N :)



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Thanks Mike. This was an idea about exploring 'who are we?' I'm coming to the conclusion that there is no one answer to this question. There were a few items in the drawer that I thought twice about revealing and I still haven't given the details. I do find it frustrating on this site that you normally know nothing about who you are writing to - name, where, even what sex! Hope your own writing goes well.
Regatds.
ALan

Posted 2 Days Ago


I read this and thought, who would have ever have thought to do something like this. It's pure genius.
It's surprising how we all seem to have much of the same sorts of things stashed somewhere about our little spaces. Our lives wrapped up in items put aside for another time to find them.
Loved it.Mike.

Posted 2 Days Ago


I love this I love raw honesty always have I think this is brilliant

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks for your kind words J. I thought I would try something a bit different and I'm glad it's been.. read more
Amazing way to show a life. Since I do not collect junk like this (pretty ruthless about weeding out junk around here), I never would've thought that someone actually HAD each of these collections in any given drawer. I almost thought this was fiction until I read some of your back-and-forths in reviews, then I decided that you bravely show us your own packrat tendencies. I think these items reveal the majority of people, especially those who never move their residences for 30 or 40 years. I move too often, so things get chucked regularly! This is very thought-provoking. Makes other writers want to be more creative with presentation of ideas (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks Margie - lucky you! I don't intentional hang on to stuff and I don't think it's unusual. For.. read more
barleygirl

4 Weeks Ago

I've been here 10 years . . . I was at my previous place 11 years . . . but before that, it was 2 ye.. read more
Do we actually put our whole life in drawers.
Except when we're looking for something, and it isn't there.
Graeme Obree, without googling, was he slightly genius and mad at the same time.
The answer is in the drawer, or is it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

1 Month Ago

Very astute Paul. The contents of my drawer reveals something but not everything. Wherein lies the .. read more
alanwgraham

4 Weeks Ago

I realise afterwards that I 'd meant to comment on your Obree ref. I have the book because I also a.. read more
Paul Bell

4 Weeks Ago

I sort of remember a documentary he was doing on himself, but can't remember how it turned out.

I think this is brilliant.. my guess is that others are currently too scared and self conscious to leave their mark here.. I hope I can convince some of them to let go.... and anyway, I'm gonna give ya 100/100 for this condensed but incredibly detailed autobiographical story ... Cheers AWG

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

alanwgraham

1 Month Ago

Thanks Neville. I would have been fairly certain that you would get this. There is a strong temptati.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Month Ago


you are more than welcome Alan.. much more. N :)

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Married with three grown up kids, I retired early from teaching physics but have always enjoyed a second life enjoying the outdoors, particularly the mountains. In my mid forties I experienced a manic.. more..

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