The Cherished Blog Fest

THE CHERISHED BLOG FEST

I discovered the Cherished Blog Fest via Dan Antion, at No Facilities.

So what is my cherished possession?

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It is this very lovely camphor wood chest that dates back to my childhood in Hong Kong. My mum and dad brought back various items of oriental furniture from their time in the Far East. When my brother and I left home we were both given a beautiful chest to take away with us.  I store all my favourite photos of my childhood, my life and my children in this precious chest, as well as wedding momentos, anniversary cards, and special birthday cards.)

It is totally deserving of the term cherished.

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In fact this chest became quite a catalyst of inspiration.

Here’s a couple of paragraphs from my manuscript on the theme of precious items hidden in a chest:

Reaching inside her camphor wood chest she delved for her secret lucky dip of stashed bits and bobs that she kept away from the prying eyes of her parents. Inside the chest were crystal books, pretty little stones, trinkets, a tattoo henna kit, and her much loved drum-sticks.  She placed her art set in amongst all her precious things and closed the chest tight.

And –

An overwhelming feeling came over her that today would be a day that she would remember forever. It wasn’t just a dream! It had really happened, and the proof, the Red Jade Crystal, lay hidden in her precious chest of secrets.

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica. All Rights Reserved.

How to join in the Cherished BlogFest

Rules as per the organisers:

Cherished is the word!

The Cherished Blogfest is about the most cherished object in your possession. I once came across an assertion that life is but memories. Without memories there is no life. Memories trigger our emotions and we interact by our emotions. The things that we love, that we cherish the most, that we hate and loathe, and fear—we treat them as such because of the memories attached to them, invested in them.

The Cherished blogfest is NOT just for the members of the BFF: Peter Nena, Damyanti Gosh, Dan Antion, Sharukh Bombat, Paul Ruddock, and Cheryl KP.

We would also love you to tell us about the objects that spark off your fondest memories.

Therefore, for the Cherished Blogfest, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.

Keep your posts to a maximum of 500 words, and join us on the 24th, 25th and 26th of July 2015 in sharing memories, emotions, information.

Above all, join us in making new connections and renewing old ones. Visit the blogs of the cohosts and follow them, even as you increase your own followers and readers.

Add your name and blog link in this Linky List, sign up for the Cherished Blogfest, and share your cherished memories on 24th, 25th and 26th of July 2015.

Place the badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. 

The #Cherished Blogfest Badge

NB: The Badge is a courtesy of Cheryl KP and Daniel Antion, both of whom are truly extraordinary people, full of heart, passion, dedication, and love.

Hope you enjoyed my Cherished Blogfest.  Do you have a particularly cherished possession that you’d like to share too?

 

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Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx

Secrets and Lies

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Well, it’s Friday again, we’re about to embark on another weekend. So, what’s on my list of things to do today? Every Friday I try to post a photographic image on my blog. This week I decided to focus on one image that particularly inspired me whilst writing about the Crystal Cottage. So later in the day I will post this special image to my blog. Not telling you what the image is yet as I like, no LOVE, secrets so you’ll just have to wait!

Oh, if you like secrets, deception, hypnotism, art, and myth, then I’ve got a feeling you might like to visit the Crystal Cottage one day. I’ve already been there, and it is a wondrous place.