However, there were some things that I just couldn’t find. Stuff that I vaguely remembered buying, but never watching; DVDs that I said I would lend or give to friends, that couldn’t be found.
Meanwhile, I have a large flight case, for my Roland hard disc recorder, which has sat in the corner of my office for the last couple of years. Having a tidy today, I went to move it, and thought “that really shouldn’t be that heavy”.
Of course, I had found the missing DVDs – at the time, I was packing them in anything that came to hand.
Plenty of DVDs for the charity shops, but also a number that I am pleased I have found again, including a complete Hornblower boxed set I have never watched (I had previously seen about half the episodes on TV), and pure gold like “The Usual Suspects”, “Vanilla Sky” and “The Thirteenth Floor”. The last of these I had searched high and low for, thinking I must have lent it to someone, and never got it back!
It also contained some guilty pleasures: “V, the original series”, “V, The Final Battle” and “They Live”.
The only real casualty was “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, which – because I couldn’t find it – I had assumed I misremembered buying, and bought again. The dumb thing is, I never got around to watching it, so both copies are still in shrink. Still, my loss is RSPCA’s gain.