Being a big fan of several Photo Challenges, I am going to try and host one myself. I am not sure how long it will last but would love it if you could take part! This is the 16th week to date. Please click here for the challenge outline. Please post a link to your post on this page and I will make sure I put it on my challenge page for others to see too!
I look forward to checking out your posts!
So without further adieu here is my 16th trinket. Actually there are 2 but I consider then a set,
2010 – Europe and the World – Duntroon China Coffee Mugs.
Sometimes I like my trinkets to be practical as well as being the gateway to good memories. If you have seen any of the other posts in this series it is no surprise that travel is a passion of mine. I love to pore over a world map and wonder out loud “Where in the world will I visit next?”
I was coming to the end of 3 wonderful months in Europe after travelling with my good friend Sue. We stumbled on a gorgeous china shop in Germany. As soon as I saw the cup with the map of Europe and all the flags I knew I wanted it. It was like a tangible representation of the places we had been. Sue kindly agreed to take it back to NZ for me. I am sure by the end of that leg of my journey I was responsible for at least half of Sue’s luggage allowance!
After Sue and I separated ways I headed to the UK via Belgium and the Netherlands. I arrived in Scotland for the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival which is an awesome week of street performances and comedian theatre. I headed down to London where my sister and her family were living at the time. During my daily excursions around London, I popped into Harrods and discovered the world not only in high quality merchandise but in the form of my cup! I saw the world in the food halls with delicacies from Russian caviar to Belgium chocolate, in the clothing areas with Italian leather handbags, the perfumery with French fragrances and in the fine china department with the Czech crystal. It was in this section I found the partner to my Europe cup, my version of a globe albeit a cup shaped one. I have always wanted a globe and I am a massive tea drinker so this seemed like a great multi use compromise.
My cups overflow with memories of that great year I spent travelling the world. They are my version of a globe or a map on the wall. I don’t shut them away. They are on my bookshelf. Every time I hold them, I hold the world in my hands. I hold my memories from many travels and I start planning new memories for my travel days are far from over.
Yoroshiku Onegai shimasu