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19th February 2021

What a great idea.
Hello again and firstly I do hope your leg is healing well, that sounds like a horrendous injury. I agree with everything you say about the current situation, the effects will be far further reaching than simply the awful effects of the virus itself. I love your idea of a tour round your room and the fact that you do not claim the idea as your own, very decent of you. I must say that your home is a proper Aladdin's Cave, I have been in museums with less exhibits than that! Great post, keep up the good work.
19th February 2021

What a great idea
Hello Fergy!! Thanks so much for your kind words! As far as souvenirs, I often think that I have way too many "things" and need to part with them. I don't think my children will want them, but I would be happy if I could find them a good home, LOL! My leg/knee is healing slowly but surely but it sure hasn't been a good 12 months for me in many ways. I hope you are feeling better and doing well, Fergy. Thanks again for stopping by!
18th February 2021

Nice Displays
I got your name from Sarah of ToonSarah. Thanks for the inspiration to keep track of our purchases in a blog post :) You have an interesting home. I hope your leg is healing nicely.
18th February 2021

Nice Displays
Hello Marsha, thank you for the kind words and for reading my blog; a thank you to Sarah too for leading you to my blog site! Although I probably have far too many, my various souvenirs have been great reminders of travels with my family over the years, but it is really travel blogging which keeps those memories even fresher in my mind. My leg and knee are definitely on the mend and hopefully won't hold me back from traveling again when it's safe to do that! In the meantime, I hope to catch up on writing about a few places not yet covered here. Thanks again for your visit!
30th January 2021

My room is not as interesting as yours!
30th January 2021

Maurizio, Oh I am sure your room must be interesting! With all your travels you must have collected some interesting souvenirs! Let's hope that by next year we'll all be able to travel again! Thank you so much for reading and subscribing to my blog! Ciao!
29th January 2021

Commonality
Your lockdown adventures sound familiar. Had a knee jackknife under me when I slipped back in the spring. Blew out the ACL and MCL and was off my feet mostly for almost a month. The collections we gather do go some way in jogging our memories of better times. Best of luck on your recovery. Hobble on!
30th January 2021

Commonality
Mark, thanks for reading! Sorry to hear about your knee injury! I hope it has healed completely by now. I thought the year 2020 had already been bad enough, and then my injury happened. I'm completely frustrated because the meniscus tear is still hurting a lot -- I can see some kind of surgery ahead -- so definitely still hobbling!! As for the current year, I don't expect any travels to speak of. Pretty bad when a ride to the grocery store is the nearest thing to an adventure I'm having these days!
26th January 2021

What a lovely idea for a blog!!
I love this blog, Sylvia, what a great idea to write this when you are confined to bed. I am sorry to hear about your leg and wish you a speedy recovery. And, yes, those felted Icelandic blankets are so warm, I own a couple of them :)
26th January 2021

What a lovely idea for a blog!!
Thank you so much for your visit and kind comments, Regina! We were so happy to re-visit Iceland in 2018 and meet you & Jon in person. We really enjoyed seeing much more of Iceland too! If we ever are able to visit Iceland again, I would love to see the northern part of the country with the help of your fantastic articles in https://guidetoiceland.is/connect-with-locals/regina. I love our Icelandic blanket so much that just before we left on our flight from Keflavik, we bought a blanket for each of our children!! Thanks again!
26th January 2021
Greece

Beautiful
Thank you, Binkleys! Your visit is appreciated!
23rd January 2021

I second your opinion
Thanks a lot, Syl. I read your story with pleasure. I also have a lot of small reminders of my trips...
23rd January 2021

I second your opinion
Victor, thank you so much for the kind words. During this unusual time, it's really nice to have some reminders of our travels around us to brighten up the days and I'm very happy you agree. Let's hope all of us will stay healthy in the coming year, and hopefully be able to travel once again. Maybe we'll have a chance to meet at a Euromeet some day! Best wishes to you!
22nd January 2021

What a fantastic idea for a blog post!
I loved this - both the idea and seeing all your travel memories. It also makes me feel more justified in my own enthusiasm for acquiring what Chris often describes as 'dust-collectors' just as you suggest :) Like you I love to look at the items we've brought back from our travels - each one brings back a memory of where we were when we bought it and the experiences we had there. I'm sorry, but I am totally going to pinch this idea for my own blog!!
22nd January 2021

What a fantastic idea for a blog post!
Wow!! Thanks, Sarah!! I think I'm the one blushing now! Although I've tried to be a lot more thoughtful about the souvenirs I bring home now, I know it would never be possible for me to come home with none at all! Nearly all of them carry meaning for me! I'll have to tell you about my souvenirs from England sometime, LOL!! I can't wait to read your own post about this!
22nd January 2021

An adventure through memories
Sorry to hear that your leg hasn't improved as much as you'd hoped Sylvia, hopefully the time and care you are taking will see you through. I love this idea for a blog post very much! I'm so impressed that you have been brave enough to bring back such fragile and delicate items from your travels. I'd love to buy local pottery when we travel, but have heard so many unlucky stories that I always get cold feet at the point of sale... although a few sets of teapots and small teacups have made it back successfully. We also bought a couple of Moroccan mint tea glasses as you did, and they work well with the cay glasses we brought back from Turkey. Our souvenirs are spread out through most of the house - in the lounge, kitchen, hallway and dressing room - so while a similar bog to yours may not be possible, I'm now tempted to write one about the various scarves and jewellery I religiously buy on every trip ;) Thanks for a glimpse into your travels via your travel mementos, and I also loved the glimpse into your beautiful home :)
22nd January 2021

An adventure through memories
Thanks so much, Ren!! I really didn't know if people would appreciate my thoughts about my souvenirs and their attached memories or not. It seems time goes by so slowly when your anticipating a trip, but goes by so fast when you're actually in the middle of it!! At least writing a journal or blogging about it afterwards helps to keep the memories fresh, and for me the souvenirs make the memories last even longer. Like you, I've got souvenirs spread throughout our house (some of them were shown in the additional photos). I guess I've been lucky they made the journey home! I've actually left some clothes behind along the way just so I can fit the souvenirs into my luggage! By the way, I love to buy scarves too! Thanks again!
22nd January 2021

“Voyage autour de ma chamber.”
I sit with a far away gaze...carried to exotic locales past but not forgotten. A beautifully penned and presented journey around your room Sylvia that should transcend your knee pain and cravings...'cos your memories are not just thoughts but evidenced by beautiful things that you have collected on your travels and treasure. What a great idea for a blog. Our children's friends when they visited used to refer to our house as a museum. I used to buy a suitcase for the souvenirs and often returned wishing I had had room for more. Love the rug on your wall. Those ones buys on ones travels are special indeed.
22nd January 2021

“Voyage autour de ma chamber”
Thanks, Dave!! I love that you used to buy a suitcase just for souvenirs and that your children's friends thought of your house as a museum!! I guess bringing souvenirs home is the outward sign of our passion for travel. I'm glad to hear that someone else thinks the same way I do!!
22nd January 2021

Vivid memories
I really enjoyed this entry. I was especially taken with the idea of travel years wasted. So many lost opportunities for us travelers. It has definitely challenged us to make the most of our truly strange and surreal circumstances. I am happy that you found such a great outlet for your creativity, Thanks for sharing your stories.
22nd January 2021

Vivid memories
Thank you so much for your kind comments! In my case, I was upset about being confined due to my injury, and deep down I felt I had lost a year of my life due to COVID restrictions. Not being able to see family was huge but I felt the same way about not being able to travel which is so important to me. Writing this blog helped me try to turn a negative situation into a somewhat positive one. Thanks again!
21st January 2021

Firstly, I'm sorry to hear of your accident and hope that you're recovering well. Secondly, what a great idea to have a Journey around your room. You've got a fantastic collection of memorabilia here Syl and at least your confinement has enabled you to put it all together for posterity.
21st January 2021

Malcolm, thanks so much for continuing to follow my blog and for the kind words!! My knee and leg are beginning to heal now. I do like most of the souvenirs I've collected, but highly doubt they'll ever find their way into my children's homes, LOL!! Although I think my son would like the Moroccan pieces most probably.

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