The lovely Sarah at Mumzilla wrote this lovely post about her favourite things and invited us to take part! The idea is to choose 5 things from your house (can be absolutely anything!) take pictures of them and then write about why you like them or what they mean to you. I really loved the idea, so here I am…
I’ve had this record player for a year and we have some records of our own as well as a few from my parent’s collection (thankfully my family are minor hoarders). I love listening to records, it seems a lot more active somehow – rather then passively having the iPod on in the background. My parents have all the greats too – Rolling Stones, Dylan, Beatles etc. They are loaning them to us a few at a time, I don’t think they trust us with the whole lot! The sound is amazing too and how cool is it that it’s a SUITCASE?! So I can carry it round wherever I go (I don’t actually do this, but I could).
My amazing brother in law made these bookshelves for us. I adore having all my books here as well as photos and memorabilia. It’s so nice sitting on the sofa and looking at all our memories and favourite books. The encyclopaedias are awesome, I got them from B’s family for my birthday one year. They are so gorgeous! I like to pretend it’s my own little library. It’s really cosy when we put the gas fire on, I loved sitting there when I was on maternity leave reading books and eating chocolate!
How gorgeous is this painting? My friend bought it for my birthday a few months after TM was born. It reminds me of a photo of me and my siblings walking into the sea when we were little. Apparently the artist will add to it if you want something particular on there but I actually love the simplicity of it. Check the artist, P. Spowage, out here!
I LOVE board games and card games. So much fun!! Cards against humanity is always hilarious (though you should make sure everyone has a dark sense of humour and is not easily offended before playing) and you can’t beat a good trivia game. Apparently I am competitive but I am admitting nothing. I love it when my nieces want to play Uno or Happy Families!
My amazing niece made me this beautiful jar, filled with inspirational quotes – I had one a week for a whole year. It makes me so happy and just reminds me how very lucky I am to have such a lovely family. She is so very thoughtful!
There you have some of my favourite things! Do join in if you want to.