My birthday is coming up and you get the usual questions like ‘what do you want for your birthday?’ It can be tricky knowing what to answer. Of course I am a bit consumer driven, it is just the society that we live in. Of course there are a few things that I would want. But I’m in a lucky position that there aren’t many thing that I actually need. It has got me thinking about what our most treasured possessions are.
Like if there was a fire in your home, what would you want to take with you? I don’t know if they count as ‘possessions’ but of course my children and husband are on the list. Second to that is our memories that we have dotted around the home. Family photos are really the things that I treasure.
I think that is one of the many reasons why I love technology and all of the social media. You have a record of it all. I do need to get better and printing out photos and displaying them. It is just nice to know that they are all in one place. My laptop is pretty much my life and work, so that would be one of the first things I would grab if there was a fire or we had to evacuate in some freak accident. At least I can access the photos from there and I could carry on with my writing and blogging. Thank goodness for a backup storage device too – I guess that would be coming with me too! You can get insurance to cover all of the big things like furniture and TVs. You can replace a laptop but you can’t replace what was on it.
I honestly think, other than maybe my beloved mascara 😉 that there wouldn’t be much else that I would be desperate to take. A phone for practicality reasons of course. Maybe a charger. But that would be it I think.
So when you break it all down, I guess all the birthday gifts are just a little superficial. I think I’d much rather make some memories with my favourite three ‘possessions’ (and then store all of the photos online)!
What would you grab if your house was on fire?
Ooh that is a really hard one – I honestly don’t think there is much I would be bothered about as long as I could get the kids out safe, most of my images are on phone still so I really think the boys – and maybe (as silly as it sounds) their special teddy bears! H x
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This is a tricky one, but I think like you, it would be the photos – so our external back up drive and my phone/ipad! When it comes down to it though, as long as my family were safe, I could live without most things… Says a lot about the amount of stuff we own, doesn’t it!
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Mine would be my books and our hard drive which hopefully has all of our photos backed up on to. Also the chair which my husband got me for my 3oth which is upholstered in a fabric custom designed by a close friend of mine x
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I agree with you – as long as we were all safe, that would be the main thing, but I do treasure my photos. I have actual photo albums – I make a point of printing them all out – but I also have them uploaded on a photo website so I will always have access to them. Gosh, the thought of all your possessions getting destroyed though is just awful. x
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It’s true once we are all safe. I’ve stored my photos online too but I always wonder are they really safe?
Always a tough question to answer. If definitely grab my teddy from when I was a baby (which is snuggling up with lambs teddys in his room), I’d make sure we had lambs favourite teddy too. I’d of course grab the cat! And if possible my laptop and the iMac so we didn’t lose any photos. Xx
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I agree I love photos but if I’m honest all the most important ones are now on my blog or on social media so to be they could be re printed I think my my phone and laptop would be what I would grab as they have all the memories on. Thats after the children of corse xx
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photos are my most treasured too, I’m thankful that my favourite are on the internet now rather than in an album like my parents have for all of our family snaps! x
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