100 Object Project: #21 The Baby Sock in my Desk Drawer

I have had this sock in my desk drawer for many years. It belonged to my older daughter, Daisy. I can’t remember the exact set of circumstances that resulted in this baby sock ending up in my desk, but I can imagine. When you’re a mum, you tend to have a lot of random things…

100 Object Project: #20 A Guide to Marrying in St. Helens

This was sent to us not long before we got married by the register office in St Helens (Merseyside, England). It reminds me of that sweet and glorious time, ten years ago, when I was about to make the biggest decision in my whole life (until I had my babies): marrying my wonderful man. We…

100 Object Project is Back

Another project I want to try and get back into (my poetry being publishing on here being another I’ve just picked back up again) is my ‘100 Object Project’. The idea is I share with you 100 objects from my life that have a particular meaning. It can be anything from an item of clothing,…

100 Objects Project #16: The University Hoodie

This hoodie, one of several I have from University, is the last Uni hoodie I bought. It is for Katherine Fletcher Halls, room 14, at Edge Hill University, Lancashire (UK). It represents for me the closing chapter of that period of my life, were I was leaving behind full time education, adolescence, childhood, unhappiness, heartache…

100 Objects Project #15: The Remembrance Ring

This ring I had made when it approached the birthday of Lucy and Bryonie, a few years ago. I try and do something constructive to remember them by and one year, this was it. It’s sterling silver and their names stamped in either side of their birthstone (or a close approximation of it, it’s cubic…

100 Objects Project #14: Quirky Dancing Couple Figurine

A mutual mate from Uni, named Kat, bought us this when we got married. Whenever I look at this object, I think of Kat. It is fun and quirky, just like her. Basically, Kat is an entire party trapped inside a person. She is delightful, beautifully crazy and stupidly wonderful and clever. Kat is a…

100 Objects Project #13: The Nodding Turtle

This little fella, is a companion to my little brown owl. He arrived about the same time as I recall, and was a gift from my Dad from when he came home from holiday one summer. He has sat there on top of big old computer screens from back in the day and now sits…

100 Objects Project #12: Cinema Ticket Stubs

These are cinema ticket stubs for a showing of Disney’s Brave in August 2012, at a cinema in Leeds. What is important about these is that this was the first time we took Daisy to the cinema. We felt by that as she was nearly four, she’d be okay to sit through a film with…