Today is a collection of objects which shows that occasionally I show traits typical for the male of the species. It's an almost obsessive amount of audio CDs.
Ever since I was a teenager, I have fallen asleep listening to comedies from the radio. If I don't have one on in the background, I cannot drop off. When I go on holiday or spend a weekend away from home, the most important item for me to pack, is an ipod full of radio shows. Back then, when it all started, it was audio cassettes and I had to sit and record the shows as they aired. My favourites way back in the 1980's were Radioactive plus The Random Jottings of Hinge & Bracket. Thanks to other obsessive collectors, I have all these on CDs now.
This photo just shows a hint of the drawers I have stacked with CDs. And thanks to the wonders of technology, I can download them all from the BBC's webpage and onto my computer. And what do I listen to now? Well, my favourites are Party, News Quiz, Giles Wemmbley Hogg & Think the Unthinkable. Plus I've branched out into listening to plays written by the likes of Agatha Christie, Alan Ayckbourn & Simon Brett as well as the vintage Paul Temple thrillers.
To me, this is normal behaviour but I have to admit, I don't know anyone else who keeps the same hoard under their bed.