Thanks for the tag @blushnbutterfly 🙂
🌟Three things I collect:
Magnets ❤ Pressed pennies ❤ Buffy the Vampire Slayer memorabilia 🌟
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— Kim 🐧🌳🐚 (@chimmykins) March 13, 2019
I thought the Twitter tag was a great way to get to know other bloggers and wanted to share a bit more about my collections with you. Starting with my magnet collection.
My magnet collection
I’ve been collecting magnets for the past 10 years or so from places I travel to, but I also get gifted them by my family when they go away on holiday too.
I love having a collection that covers many different parts of the world, from the USA to Sri Lanka, mixed with those from closer (to me), European locations such as England, Poland and France. It’s interesting how they can vary between country to country.
Each magnet reminds me of the holiday I went on or the person who gave it to me. It’s a lovely way to show someone you thought about them during your trip, much like sending a postcard.
When we travel, we tend to disconnect from our daily routines and enjoy the moment, so knowing someone thought of you is a wonderful feeling.
My oldest magnet
My first magnet from my travels came from Sweden and, to be honest, I bought it because they didn’t have a keyring design I liked! I used to collect keyrings from my travels but found they were hard to display.
Magnets are simpler, either use your fridge or pop them on any metal surface. I love this idea from Pinterest, it’s a metal travel map.
Although this was my first travel magnet it wasn’t the first magnet in my collection. That was this little R2D2 who is looking a little worse for ware. 🙁 I like to think he fell into the sand on Tatooine. 😅
My favourite magnets
My favourite magnets in my collection are the abstract ones, such as my salt bucket from the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, which contains actual salt from the mine, and my Hama Bead Chewbacca from comic con.
My newest magnet
The newest addition to my magnet collection is actually from my home town, Cirencester, after a visit to the Corinium Museum recently. It showcases the parish church and Norman Arch.
One of the things I love most about magnets is they’re inexpensive, so they won’t blow your travel budget, and they’re small / light weight making them perfect for popping in your hand luggage.
What’s your favourite thing about travelling? Do you like collecting souvenirs from your travels, like magnets or postcards?