- sentiment :
- A Team GB teddy key ring from the 2004 Olympics
- A medal I got for doing a charity run
- Several rubber charity bracelets that I used to wear all the way up one arm but haven’t worn for several years
- A wooden puzzle that I made in woodwork class at school (One of those when the challenge is to separate the three linked pieces of wood) Except I cut the holes too big so it wasn’t much of a challenge, in fact it was more difficult to get the thing to stay together!
- Two “Personal Survival” swimming badges. That’s the one when they make you jump into the pool wearing your pyjamas and collect rubber bricks from the bottom.
- Four conkers covered in glittery nail varnish
- My cycling proficiency badge that I earned at school when I was 10
- Several random bookmarks
- A couple of friendship bracelets (Can’t remember who made them for me…)
- A commemorative medal and a mug with the Queen on it, from her Golden Jubilee in 2002
- A pair of high heels made out of icing, that were on top of my 18th birthday cake
- A bag full of marbles that I bought on a school trip when I was 9
- A few rubber bouncy balls
- A couple of photo key rings
- A Mr Men book
- My first piggy bank
I am keeping a cup that was given to me on my Christening and a giant seashell that I found on the beach when I was 8. That’s it so I ditched the shoe box too. I can’t understand why I kept these things! Maybe I’m just lazy and shoving them in a box under the bed was easier than sorting through them? Maybe they were sentimental to me at the time but my feelings have changed as I’ve grown?
I wish that was the end of it now but there’s one more thing in that drawer under the bed. A folder crammed with photos and things from secondary school. That’s a whole other story and I’m hoping to tackle that tomorrow. If anyone has any tips about dealing with items that are full of memories (not necessarily good memories either) and are difficult to deal with, please comment below.