her collection

A package came in the mail and C noticed that there was a very pretty stamp on the envelop. She examined it carefully and then exclaimed that she wanted to start a stamp collection. It was then where we talked about our hobbies of the years gone by. I mean, for many of us who grew up in the 80s, stamp collecting was a very common activity both adults and children did.

But I warned C that it would be a difficult task for her should she decide to collect stamps and she soon realised why. Almost all the letters in our letter box are bills. Then there are the occasional brochures and pamphlets and flyers but none of them have stamps.

I suggested that she could collect match boxes from the various hotels but that also was not an easy feat as we hardly saw match boxes in the rooms we put up. We had kind of given up on collecting anything when C returned from school and said that her teacher had asked for the girls to bring their collection to school for lessons. It was on the ride back home that we came up with this idea.


C and I packed the money neatly into these sachets and there is one for each country that C has been to. We have so far collected from:
1) Australia
2) Great Britain
3) Hong Kong
4) Indonesia
5) Japan
6) Mauritius
7) Malaysia
8) Thailand
9) Taiwan
10) United Arab Emirates

Aunt Di, Justina and Penny were generous and also gave C some coins and notes. (Thank you!)
Cheryl smiled widely and had a look of satisfaction.


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  • It's been a while since we sat ourselves in a plane. Definitely itching to fly over, to let our hair loose, to catch up with friends and be tourists.