We did quite well, with a bag of stuff going to the tip and 3 bags ready to go to the charity shop, oh and I came home with a car boot looking like this!
Amongst cushions, bedding, and old jars I also brought home some boxes of treasure:
playing cards with this delightful lady her elegant cigarette holder,
old christmas decorations, mainly old glass baubles but also the Father Christmas model and paper fairy that, as a child, I used to get so excited about when they reappeared from the box,
a clay chess piece (about 10 inches high) that I made during my PGCE,
and all these other ornaments, some of which I remember and some of which I don't.
And loads of old photos, including this one of my mum as a bridesmaid that I don't ever recall seeing before - shame she doesn't have the dress and jacket anymore as they look amazing!
When I eventually got home I also found treasure in the greenhouse
the first of the tomatoes :-)
I am sure there are more treasures waiting for me in the loft - I'll be back there in a fortnight to continue the mission!