Stapler, paper clips: multi-coloured, pads of yellow stickies and assorted business cards. Multiple list of TTD (things to do), print-out of slow-roast pork recipe and discarded (slightly sweaty) beanie for morning runs. Coffee cups, one 1.5 litre Evian water, half-eaten bag of satsumas. CDs: Thea Gilmore, McCartney re-release and Pink Floyd collection. Felt pens, biros (all lacking tops), one very nice Mont Blanc fountain pen but no cartridges anywhere. Copy of the new Grisham: not sure at all.
Charlie swept them all without emotion nor regard into a modest cardboard box. OK, now the desk was clear.
To serious work.