15 August 2014

Word Of The Week - Cagopholist


I'm in a bit of competition entering frenzy of late, after having been gifted with some rather lovely wins.
This is my most recent entry in which you had to upload three things (any three), and I chose one of my favourite collectables, old keys.
So here's a fact that only a few of you know...(deep breath)....
"Hi, my name is Felicity and I'm a cagophilist!"

I collect keys, or to be more precise when either I, or my loved ones travel, my momento is a key.
My first (and probably most treasured) keys are from my adventure to Buenos Aires in 1999, but I'm getting quite a nice collection now that Mum and Dad are globetrotting their heels off.
These ones are some of their recent finds and each one has a story.

That's one of the things that I love about collecting old keys as a memento, they have a story to be told by the person who collected it, but also they hold the fingerprints and stories of many other people too.  I hold them in my hand and let my imagination take flight, allowing doors of fancy to be opened to worlds that I may never know.

So I'm intrigued to know what would your photo be of?
Do you have a special collectable or do you try to find something unique to bring home with you if you travel?
I'd really love to hear about your treasures, please tell.

27 July 2014

Crafty Peeps Look Away....


This is the first in what I hope to be a regular weekly posting.
If you'd like to join in, I'd be more than thrilled for you to copy the badge above and tag this post on your own blog, or if you're joining in from Facebook, pop your link on the 'Gifts Of Serendipity' FB page so that we can all see your sensational 'Sunday Snaps'.



This photo was snapped after a glorious weekend playing with my long neglected needles and wool.  Now let me say this right from the start, I am NOT a knitter and hope that all of my clever, crafty friends reserve judgement on what is a very rough-and-ready result.

I actually don't know why I'm not better at this woolly craft as my family tree is dotted with super clever, highly recognised, multi award winning knitters, my own Mum and her Mother being just two. Both of these extremely patient ladies tried in vain to help me finesse my skill but alas a rough and tumble crafter I am...at best!

What I do love doing though is playing with colour, and when I found this little stash of wool, the crafty bug bit and a I gave in to a strong urge to knit, and knit....and knit!
So far the result is a one meter long woolly snake which may become a draft buster for my office door, or I might felt it into a table runner, or make another couple and sew them into a rug.
Whatever I choose to do with the end result, it doesn't really matter because the fun has been in the clickety-clack of the needles and the mixing and matching of colour.

What have you been up to this week?
Have you got a favourite 'Snap' to share?

25 May 2012

Introspection & Reflection...

I've surfaced today after a week in bed battling a nasty chest infection - blah!

During my time under the doona I've had plenty of time to reflect upon all sorts of things including the multiple balls that I'm trying to keep in the air that I mentioned in the last post.

I've made some rather large decisions, which may not be the best idea when you're under the influence of strong antibiotics and feeling like a giant slug, but decisions have been made....

#1 I'm extending my bloggy break indefinitely - although I know I'll miss my interactions with you tremendously, I really need to do this - thank you for understanding

#2 I'll be handing 'Post Of The Month' Club back to Laura from 'Happy Homemaker' as this is a truly fabulous feature and I'd hate to see it fizzle just because I'm having a bit of a blip

#3 I'm expecting to come back to this space at some point in the future so I'll keep my other regular posts, 'Word Of The Week', 'Vive Le Livre' and the sporadic but fabulous 'Six Senses Tours' on the shelf for now....apologies to those of you who look forward to these treasures

#4 I may pop in to visit you at your space but it will be sporadic at best

#5 I hope to be able to take more glorious photos like the one above of sunrise on our beach - true moments of serendipity are always to be treasured

To all of my longtime and loyal followers and those of you who have recently subscribed to 'Gifts Of Serendipity', I hope you'll stick around as I'm looking forward to returning filled to the brim with sparkle and verve but at the moment all of my energies must be directed towards my health, my family and of course Captain V.

Blessings to all,

11 May 2012

And the winner is....

It's a sparkling, sunshiney Autumn day in my pocket of the world and I wish you could be here to share it!
Instead I'll send a burst of brightness your way, thanking you enthusiastically if you were one of the many wonderfully creative types who played along in my recent 'Say What?' giveaway.
You brought lots of brightness into my world with your fabulous words and writing - treasures all.

As you may be aware I'm not one for the electronic dodads when it comes to prize drawing, instead I meticulously wrote everyone's names [multiple times for some of you] onto two pages and then painstakingly cutting them out. They went into a lovely coral coloured dish that my brother gave me for my birthday and then a name was drawn out....

...I'm so thrilled that a true lover of words and writing is going to be receiving my personalised pressie.

I can't show you what it is as I'm now in the process of making it, but perhaps Ms Lizzie will post about  it on her truly sparkling blog and you'll see what I mean about it being personalised.
If you are a lover of words and literature, you really must visit Lizzie's space.

Now a special mention must go to my fabulous wordy friend Ning.
Special kudos gets fluttered your way because of your enthusiasm and creativity.
For a person whose second language is English, I was gobsmacked by the story you created using the 'words in the bubbles'.

Dear friends, I'd be thrilled if you stopped by and took the time to marvel at what Ning created.
I'll be sending a little pressie your way too Ms Ning.

Now that all the fun stuff is shared, I need to let you know that I'm taking a fortnight off from blogging Lovelies.

I'll be back in time to do our faves:
*  'Post Of The Month' Club - some pearlers last month
*  'Vive Le Livre!' - I've got some brilliant books to share already...and
*  A colour post [purple is the feature this month if you're keen to play along]

So keep your peepers peeled towards the end of the month/beginning of next month for these as I'd hate you to miss out. Don't be offended if I'm not visiting your space as much as I usually do, there are lots of balls in the air at the moment [including Captain V's 50th - yikes!] and I need my wits about me not to drop anything.

Happy day, I look forward to when next we meet,