What I collect

I am rather fond of collecting (as my long-suffering husband will testify to) –
  • books – I seem to like collecting books, although I rarely read them again, as I remember too clearly what happens in them, so don’t enjoy reading them again! I am the same with watching films again – I don’t see the point!
  • recipe books – the one type of book which I do love looking at again and again. 
  • old books – these include recipe books, favourite childhood story books, a few old psalters (the church I grew up in used a split leaf psalter to sing from)

  • over the years I have assembled a collection of teddy bears – none are very old, but some are significant because of who gave them to me or where I bought them
  •  clutter! I am not great at throwing things away, especially something which might have sentimental significance – so I still have lots of mothers day cards, hand print crafts from my kids, old letters etc. 
  • talking of old letters, I seem to have inherited this collecting bug, as I have this old tin box of letters and cards saved by my grandfather. They make fascinating reading and a glimpse into their lives ….. I suppose future generations will read our blogs instead!

  • finally I have this excercise book from my great grandmother Maria Allen, dated 1882.  Isn’t her writing amazing?!

Over to you…..do you collect? Please share.

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