The Love of Pegs

Matching Pegs

Last night, as I sat down to watch the excellent ABC show “Collectors“, I was excited to discover that one of the featured collections was of pegs.

According to the program “Mike Bradley is one of only six peg collectors in the world. He has the largest collection with 1500 pegs. Known as a “peg-lo-maniac”, he’s drawn to and amazed at the amount of thought and effort man has put into the design of the peg.”

What made me laugh was when the lovely, and extremely stylish Niccole Warren fessed up to being a bit obsessed when using her pegs. She admitted that when hanging out her washing, multiple pegs on the same garment had to match each other, and co-ordinate pleasingly with the garment in question. Sound like anyone?

As people discover my website, quite a few people are letting me in on their strange peg habits, or those of relatives, and it is not always about the pegs matching. Sometimes it is about the numbers of pegs you hold in your hand before reaching for more or some such thing.

Lunch wraps on line

This is not actually a shot of nappies or serviettes, but of my small way of being green. I have made calico wraps, to wrap up the kids sandwiches for school. Actually they usually have Jaffles which I cook and leave to cool before packing them in their Lunch boxes. I hated soggy or dry sandwiches, so I am quite happy to whip up a Jaffle in the mornings, if it ensures that a healthy lunch is eaten at school.

While searching for descriptions of Jaffles for you non-Aussie-speaking people, I found this lovely looking recipe for White Chocolate and Raspberry Ricotta Jaffle, Yum! Looks much more decadent than my Ham and Cheese or Apple puree and Currant Jaffles.

6 thoughts on “The Love of Pegs

  1. i saw the pegolomanic segment last night too …. & i thought of your blog claire!

    i have a friend who has the same affliction re “matching pegs”, so it must be quite a common thing. As for me …. well, it’s an achievement to actually get the washing on the line on most days …. so mathing my pegs wuld be too great a feat!

  2. I have been sitting here tonight with my family who find my peg matching a little strange to say the least!! They think I have OCD! I told them that I was going to google my habit and find others like myself and here you are!!

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