I signed up for Weekword - each week, a blogger suggests a word as a springboard, and people sign up and then post about that word on their own blogs. Emma at The Gift Shed suggested this week's word, which is 'curiosities'.
To be perfectly honest I sort of forgot about it and I ended up having a really busy week, so I feel a bit like I'm doing my homework at the last minute! Looking at other people's blog posts on the theme, it seems like a lot of people have collections of interesting bits and pieces. I don't have one of those, but I thought I'd take a few photos of some vaguely intriguing things from my house!
Next week I'm choosing the word, so make sure you check back on Monday to see what I come up with!
Firstly, we have a little mosaic flowerpot - I decorated it myself at the London Transport Museum's open evening, and I was commended on my artwork (!)
Secondly, an actual fossil which I found on the beach at Lyme Regis. My sister and I used to spend hours there trying to smash rocks apart with hammers in the hope of finding a beautifully preserved ammonite, but this teeny tiny creature is the only fossil I've ever found!
Thirdly, a little wooden box with buttons embedded in its sides. I actually bought this as a Christmas present a few years ago for one of the girls I was friends with at uni, but our planned Christmas meet-up never got organised and it was months before I saw her again - by that time it seemed silly to give her a Christmas present, so I ended up keeping the box.
And finally, a vase that was left behind in the flat by the previous tenant. I think it's strangely nice!