Well, it could have been worse.\n\nThe good news - they didn't get my Grandpa's watch nor the gold brooch\nmodel of Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis because I'd recently removed the\none and put it back in the wrong drawer under about 500 old photos\n(being a forgetful old scrote has its advantages) and the other because\nit was in just too odd a place in my desk.\n\nNor did they get The Doctor's jewellery - better hidden than we'd\nfeared. All the signs were they'd found it. They didn't.\n\nThe bad news - all the cameras except an Ixus overlooked on a\nwindowsill. All replaceable, though. Tomorrow I go out and burn ukp3500\nin my credit card.\n\nAll the kids' Christening and birth silverware, and ditto that which\nused to belong to The Doctor's late brother. Irreplaceable.\n\nAll my model motorcycle collection. I mean, *all* of them. Some quite\nvaluable (old Matchbox stuff, Dinky stuff, etc), some only worth a few\nquid (cheapo die-cast ones available anywhere). This is a pisser because\nI didn't think anyone would take them and I've been collecting them for\nabout 20 years.\n\nOTOH, the cunt(s) left all my collection of tinplate toys, some of which\nare definitely valuable. Go figure.\n\nOh well. The skiing in the Pyrenees this year was utterly *ace*.