My desk looking a little sorry for iteself

You could even say, it looks very lived in. Hardly surprising as the day of the photographs was its 57th birthday. I was thrilled to find that out, knowing very little about my desk until now, apart from the person I bought it from telling me it was about fifty years old.

The veneer beneath old varnish was chipped and stained from years of toil. I swear that I can still see elbow marks in the wood. Apart from a wipe over with a weak household bleach solution between sanding stages, I have not tried too hard to remove these marks as they are part of the character of my desk.