There are some things in life that I seem to collect piles of. Things I DO NOT WANT. Odd socks is one (never, ever matching), those lanyards that go around your neck from conferences, and also biros that don’t work very well- although I can NEVER find one when I am listening to an answerphone message and need to take down a number and am ransacking every drawer for a pen.
Mobile phones is another, we have mobiles from every era, phones we used for years, others are old ones friends have left when they have left the country. On a daily basis, Ramona will emerge with yet another vintage Nokia circa 1998 (the one I have fondly kept for yonks because it is a miracle phone, having survived a swimming pool dive and a toilet dunk) having a conversation with a silent recipient.
Honestly, she spends hours on the phone every day, telling Nana, Grandma, Grandad Derrick, Baby Jesus and Santa Claus (she doesn’t know about Christmas being a short moment in the year and she is still very festive. At least a few times a day she’ll come in a room and state, in a way both factual and nonchalant and ever so slightly sinister, “Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you are sleeping” ) all about every aspect of the day. She even has the pauses down…
Ramona: Hiya Baby Jesus, how ARE you?
Ramona: We’ve been hiding.
Ramona: And doughnuts, yeah.
Ramona: The goose, the DADDY goose… gave bread… bit MY finger
*looks at me*
Ramona: Okay, gotta go. BYEEEE
Ramona is sadly going to have to say BYEEE to all these mobile phones, however, as I have just learnt you can make dosh from them. Actual dosh. Previously I thought recycling them was a none done thing - I have even tried to palm them off on charity shops before and they haven’t been accepted. (It is always embarrassing when a charity shop won’t take your donations, eh?) But now you can send them along to Top Dollar Mobile and they will actually pay you for your rubbish (and also good!) old phones.
This is a sponsored post (my very first actually!) but of course I wouldn’t promote anything I don’t agree with and will always be honest!