Fairytales – The Blog

Jo Hello, my name is Jo or Filing Fairy #2. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, Girl Guide leader, volunteer and a perfectionist. Always have been. I am sure my family and friends think I am OCD in the way I  constantly clean, tidy, sort, throw or file everything. From a young age if something wasn’t where my parents had left it, they would ask ‘Joanne, where did you put…?’ as I was always putting away and throwing out. I was blamed for things going missing, as they would assume I had thrown it out! My cousins would taunt me about my bedroom being so ordered and tidy, that they would sneak in while I was out and move things around just to annoy me.

Everything-in-its-place-cutlery

One day I was doing some regular housework and I unpacked the dishwasher… having been interrupted by one of the kids (as is often the case) I went back to the task at hand less than 5 minutes later as I believed that I had not yet put away the cutlery.  I was bewildered to see that I had already done it!