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A bit here…a bit there

I’ve been all over the place recently! What a crazy few days its been. As well as suffering from exhaustion and nearly crashing my car, I’ve been doing just about everything. In fact, tomorrow is my first day off in ages. I didn’t have a weekend because I worked Saturday and then helped out at the NEC Festive Fair¬†for the National Trust on the Sunday. What craziness that was! When I arrived at 9am (I must be mad!) I found out I was on my own working the stall. I wouldn’t have minded so much, but I didn’t really know what I was doing. I knew I had to sell memberships but I was terrified! Especially when there were crowds like this gathering:

You’d mess yourself too!

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You’re my souvenir

Now, you all know I write about art and heritage right? Right. But this has got me thinking about some things. What about our own personal heritage? What is it that we carry around with us, that makes us feel connected to where we are, our past, our lives? I know, this is getting deep!

Since my previous post talked about connections, reflection and memories through the art of Goudie, I have been thinking about my own past and, in particular, the people in my life who have helped me to become the person I am today. I studied heritage at University, but it has always been ‘the whole picture,’ the ‘grand scale’ of world heritage, or national heritage. But what about our own heritage? And what exactly is heritage?!

The Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri LankaThe Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, a World Heritage Site…do you feel connected?

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