Something old is something new

20120819-150024.jpg

20120819-150036.jpg

Yesterday I went with some friends to the Auckland Museum to see the Wildlife Photography Exhibition. Very glad I went as it got me all excited to take photos again but it also taught me something… I’m really not into wildlife photography at all.

Today I went to Dad’s place for lunch and as he is downsizing to a smaller home eventually, he is trying hard to part with stuff that he just won’t have room for or needs. A couple of weeks ago he asked us if there was anything we wanted from the china cabinet and I contemplated taking the coffee set which Mum treasured so much. But I couldn’t work out if I wanted it because it reminded me of Mum or whether it would just be a cool thing to have. Mum started acquiring bits from the Acapulco collection back in the 70s so that’s what it reminds me of (Mum & the 70s) and back then I didn’t like it very much, it was too busy and colourful. Mum also had an electric jug in the same design and a hot plate thing for a tea pot and a whole set of coffee cups, so back then as a kid it felt like it was everywhere.

So whether it reminds me of Mum, my childhood or I just think its cool, I decided to take it anyway. Now I shall have to have a tea party (coffee party) to use it.

Advertisements

2 comments

  1. Michelle · August 20, 2012

    I think the coffee set is lovely!!! I am looking forward to having a coffee next time I visit!!
    Hugs
    M
    xxxxx

  2. beejayge · August 21, 2012

    Thank you Michelle for the lovely comment. I’m looking forward to the day we can have a tea party too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s