Jake gave us a beautiful post this week for his theme, Sentimental Value, and I almost decided not to take part. I have so many silly, sentimental things that I’ve hoarded down the years, and some of them are deeply personal. But this is a travel blog, isn’t it, so in the interests of “the show must go on”, I’ve found some things that I can share with you.
Over the years I don’t know how many ticket stubs I must’ve pushed into a handbag pocket as a souvenir of whichever boat ride or ancient monument. Some of them, I forget are there till months later. But recently I had a great idea. I’m going to compile some of the more colourful ones (as above) and decoupage them onto a coffee table top. Well, if I’m truthful, I hoped that my daughter might do this for me, as she’s so much better at crafty things. Still, I think I might manage. What do you reckon? It would make a great conversation piece, wouldn’t it?
I’ve kept old Snoopy watches that no longer work, cards that I have to cull every year otherwise they’d flow down the stairs, and, of course, postcards. I used to buy them in quantity, in case the holiday photos weren’t a success. In these digital days that’s not such a problem, but I still struggle to pass a postcard stand without a surreptitious glance. I also used them as a holiday diary. Nowadays I’ve progressed to a notebook.
Let’s share a couple of favourites. Why would I want to part with them? The memories are invaluable.