Sunday Post: Collectibles


This week’s Sunday Post idea from Jake Sprinter is about Collectibles.

When I was younger I went through phases of collecting various items.

One day when I was about seven I decided to collect stamps, it seemed easy enough since mail was always arriving with them attached. I got into it a bit when an elderly friend passed on his collection, but then got totally overwhelmed when I learned of all the different types of stamps available from all over the world, which were constantly changing their own collections. I passed this collection onto an uncle who appreciated it more.

When I was around ten I started collecting keyrings. I don’t know how this collection started but I had a few, mostly plastic souvenir ones with iconic pictures of tourist attractions.

At age eleven, my  family went on holiday to America. Before leaving home I decided that I wanted to collect the information brochures (why?) from everywhere we went. My mum tried to talk me out of it as the paper would quickly become too heavy to carry whilst traveling abroad but I was insistent. After about a week I decided that my collection was too heavy and dumped it all in the hotel bin.

Now that I’m living in a country that I know I’m going to leave one day, I have tried not to collect heavy things, instead I’m collecting memories and digital photographs.

On the other hand, my sister-in-law, regular reader and frequent commenter Janny is a fan of collecting frogs so I love to look out for any frog related memorabilia on my travels. This gorgeous froggy bird bath was spotted at the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this year.What do you like collecting?

22 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Collectibles

  1. Aaaawww Georgie! That frog pond is absolutely divine, and I adore that you thought of me when you clicked it. So sweet!

    Collecting is a bit of an addiction isn’t it? And I wonder sometimes, how/why on earth I started with frogs. But, it becomes almost like a competition, to find something new and interesting – one like you haven’t ever seen before. Plus, friends and family aren’t ever lost for ideas for gifts.

    In the same way that we don’t just eat because we’re hungry, people collect for many different reasons. I love your blog post and the fascination that it brings with it. And I also love, that by collecting your memories in photos, you get to preserve the sentiments of those moments. Go girl!

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  3. I have a strong tendency to collect travel information leaflets and brochures, Georgia. They seem to leap off the shelves into my hands. I have to be a bit ruthless and have a sort out every now and then.

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