Show and Tell 1

Show and tell

It’s no secret that I love beautiful ‘things’ {just check out my ‘Love Want Need’ posts}. I mean who doesn’t right!

And like many of us, I do have lots of ‘things’. Clothing things, shoe things, jewellery things, trinket things and a truck load of tea cup things. But something I love more than just things… are when these ‘things’ have a story behind them. A personal story, an historic story, a happy story, or even a sad story. I just love a damn good story!

Miss 5 has show and tell once a week at school and as we’ve been helping her plan what she shares every week, it’s taken me right back to my school days and it’s got me thinking… Why don’t grown ups do show and tell? We all live diverse, interesting lives and I’m sure we all have fascinating ‘things’ and stories to share, so why not start a Show and Tell series, for adults, right here on the blog! {Not to be confused with the blog Show and Tell. Those ladies are all kinds of awesome and you should totally check them out.}

According to wiki, the definition of Show and Tell is:

a common expression about showing an audience something and telling them about it. It is a common classroom activity at early elementary school. For example, a child will bring an item from home and will explain to the class why they chose that particular item, where they got it, and other relevant information.

From time to time, I’ll share some of my ‘things’ for Show and Tell, but let’s face it, that could get boring pretty quickly, so I’ll also regularly invite others to share their stories too. It’s all a bit of fun and hey, you might even learn something new!

So, whether it’s an object, a piece of jewellery, a letter, a song, a book, a tattoo, something hand made, a special gift, a person or even a pet… there are personal stories just waiting to be uncovered and I look forward to sharing them right here!

So with that in mind, let’s start telling stories… I’ll go first!

Show and Tell #1

Name:

Shannon

Tell us a bit about yourself:

Happy wife | Proud mum | Animal lover | Blogger | Marketer | Yogi | Loves the simple and beautiful things in life.

I’m a country girl in a city world! Born and raised in coastal South Australia, I moved to the big smoke {Adelaide} to study Marketing. After graduating, I spent a year in the USA, travelling and working at a summer camp teaching sailing and kayaking. On my return to Australia, I moved to Sydney, got a job, met my now hubby and have called Sydney home for 14 years, working in marketing, sponsorship and media roles in the Corporate world. These days I work part time, spending as much time as I can with my2morrows {my 2 kiddies}, drinking tea and blogging about Kid stuff, life stuff, my ‘Love Want Need’ lists, music and travel.

Show & Tell Item:

Brazillian wooden carved hand, purchased at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio, Brazil.

Good Luck Hand

What’s the story?:

The show and Tell item is related to our engagement story, which I blogged about a couple of weeks ago. You can read about that here.

Not long after C proposed, we popped into the little souvenir shop at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio. I tend to pick up a little something from most places we visit, to help capture the memories. I had seen these wooden carved hands everywhere around the city of Rio and was quite intrigued, so that day I’d asked a local at the markets what they were and what they symbolised, and was told that it’s a Brazillian symbol for good luck, similar to what crossing fingers means to us. It’s also linked to passion and fertility.

A fitting souvenir to bring home that perfectly symbolised everything that an engagement promises for the future.

It now sits on my dressing table and I look at it regularly and smile, remembering that special moment in our lives, on top of ‘our’ mountain.

Engaged!

Engaged!

Want to get involved in Show and tell and share your story? Or do you know someone that may have a great ‘Show and Tell’ story to share? Head over to the ‘contact me’ tab above and send me an email.

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