I've always been slightly messy. Whether or not the adverb really belongs to this sentence, or if I added it in order to feel better about myself, we shall not disclose. I've also always been very reluctant to throw things away. Which means I usually always find something when I try to hide my hands away from the cold in my pockets, or move my bed, or open a book.
I also always need to buy new bookshelves, which always end up being weighed down under ... not only books.
Very naturally then I like bringing things back from my trip. Unfortunately, planes being the number1 transport I'll use, and money always disappearing drastically I'm quite limited as to what I can bring back home.
(My sister would probably bless the luggage limitation though.)
I am obsessed with creating, keeping, storing and tasting memories over and over again. For that I have cameras, polaroids and digital, my phone, notebooks and pens and a bag that's always filled with recipts, flyers, leaves, papers of all sorts, sand, dried flowers or coins.
While people may get overwhelmed by the amount of books and souvenirs and pictures and boxes I have, it feels comfortable, safe, precious to me. It's full of love and makes me feel at home. The memories of all those places I've loved visiting and exploring are treasures I wouldn't trade for anything! Especially not a white wall or a nice, tidy room!
I thought I'd share a few pictures with you!
|this comes all the way from Japan and has travelled back in an orange juice bottle, which, you'd better believe I still have too!|
|Those come from St Michael in Kiev. I have a lot of Jesus/Christianism related things in my flat. They make me feel good.|
|Excuse the dust!I remember buying those in Cheddar, three years ago on a roadtrip with Jamie, my sweet friend from Malaysia, and Kieran !|
|coins, coins and coins. a classic.|
|I don't drink but I love bottles. The absynth comes from Prague, the little cologne bottle from... Cologne. and the brown one,from... Riga. Can you spot one of my favourite books in the back?!|
|A korean bill, a japanese card ... My desk also gets international.|
|One of my favourite things is my wall of things. And this map of the metro in Moscow.|
|Pictures and metro tickets are a must.|
|I love getting notebooks from different places. The CoCo Mary trip one is actually filled up with quotes and polaroids pictures from all my trips.|
|I got this one in Budapest, while following Gackt's tour in Europe.|
|And this is my box of love. Full of a priori worthless things that mean the world to me and all remind me very special moments. Needless to say I wouldn't throw this away! Never!|