So, say you were meeting a new person–blind date, new friend, who knows. And you wanted them to have some idea of what kind of person you are, and who you are. But you can’t actually tell them in so many words. Instead, you have to give them a box, with a dozen things in it for them to look at/read/listen to/taste/whatever. “What would you put in the box? And a copy of your journal or a link to your LJ would be the same thing as just telling them directly, yourself, so that’s not allowed.”

My answers:

1. A framed picture. Specifically the etching of the ‘Through Doorways’ piece that I completed for my A-Level art exam.
2. My flute.
3. I’m assuming that I can have these back? My amber necklace from Tallinn.
4. A copy of my first (endless) play, Rome (written aged 9).
5. My repot books from school – particularly the yellow (and first one) from Pakefield Middle School.
6. One of my (infamous) Chocoate Beer Cakes.
7. A box of Brandy Chocolate Truffles
8. Videos/dvds of ITV’s Press Gang
9. A copy of Swallows & Amazons by Arthur Ransome
10. A pencil, dipping pen, and my notebook, and camera that I carry with me everywhere.
11. Snowdrops
12. A Swedish Ivy plant – it’s green, it’s indistructable, different gererations of it have been in the family for 20 years or so, I’ve only ever seen it flower once, and that was one, single, delicate flower flower – white with little purple dots. To this day, I don’t know where it came from, but cuttings of it have been passed around family friends, and is variously know in some circles as Audrey II (Sarah), Audrey III (Zoë) and Audrey IV (Kim) – as for Audrey I, no relation, you’d best ask Sarah.