I’m tired and have to admit that I’m not in the right mood to write today, so instead I’ve posted some pictures! I also just realised that I’ve been writing this blog for almost 18 months, which has flown by! Thanks to to everyone who has taken the time to read what I’ve done so far; I really appreciate your comments and thoughts.
So today’s post is about a few of my favourite things. Since I live in Jakarta in a very small apartment, I am trying not to accumulate too much ‘stuff’! Obviously I’ve had to buy the usual day-to-day things (the bare minimum actually) but I’ve also made sure I’ve got a few items around that are there just to make me smile: a lovely wooden Buddha I bought in Bali, the nougat I am currently addicted to, a new bag that cried out to me over Christmas, a hand-made quilt from a craft fair in Jakarta, the trusty helmet that saves me every day and the photo collage that adorns one of my walls.
Despite this display of things, believe it or not I’m not really a materialistic person. I don’t own a car, I have an 8 year old laptop, my mobile phone is 5 years old, I only bought a flat-screen TV last year (prior to that all I had was a portable TV) and my only nod to the latest technology is an IPod, which I absolutely love. To be honest, I get more pleasure out of art, photos, books (of course) and crafts than I would ever get from acquiring the latest gizmos, so if I do buy ‘things’ (which isn’t that often) it tends to be along these lines. What about you? What are your favourite things? Are you a collector, a hoarder or more of a lets-not-collect-too-much-stuff person like me?
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