The truth is, I have 3 things that are extremely meaningful to me: my Nanny's engagement ring, my own engagement ring and a pillowcase my mother made for me before going to university. I used it almost exclusively during those 5 years and then for an additional 3 years after that when I moved to France. It's practically threadbare nowadays but I'll never part with it.
I had them all close to me on the most important day of my life which happened a little over 6 years ago. My son's birth.
Even though Miss Monica's link up this week wasn't meant to be a downer at all (like I'm turning this blog post into!) I really had to dig deep to think about what I value and what is meaningful to me.
On a lighter note, I want to give a special shout out to some other things that mean the world to me. In no particular order...my favourite luxury purse, my Andrea Bocelli autograph in my France journal from 1996 that I got in the British Airways lounge before flying from Paris to London the day after he sang in the Miss France competition, the picture of me pulling a pint at the old Coronation Street set from last October, and my beloved cookbook collection.