Obsessions can be healthy ( as long as they don't involve causing harm to people or animals, or Morris dancing...).
I have several obsessions and I thought I'd share some of them with you today.

I am obsessed with orange penguin books. I don't just collect them, when I get to go to a charity shop, it's the first thing I look for. Orange-spined penguin books.  They have to be in order on the shelves above my piano, arranged by darkness to lightness of orange spine.  I have some really old ones and some really new ones.  They were all second-hand to me, and cost pence each to buy. 

I am obsessed with drinking tea from a cup; not a mug.  Tea in the morning or after three coffee around 11 and from a mug.  Tea made in a pot, drank from a cup sat in a saucer.  Perfection.

I am obsessed with white flowers in my garden.  I don't mind what type of flower it is, and whether annual or perennial; but the flowers in my garden have to be white.  White flowers.  This makes me very happy and feel very peaceful.

Flies.  I am obsessed with flies.  Not the big, chunky ones - I don't like them but I can cope with them being around; and I can open a window and waft them out. No, the ones I am obsessed about are the little bas***d ones that sit on your kitchen cupboard, then walk on your window, then fly near your face.  You try to catch them in your hand: no luck. You clap your hands together to try and swat them: no luck.
You bang your hand on the cupboard/window/worktop to squash them: no luck.
There have been loads of these little bugs; fruit flies my mum used to call them.  I've even used a spatula to try and kill the little buggers.

Ok so. 
Obsessions.  What do you want to confess to/get off your chest/share? 

Tracey xx


  1. Best fruit fly trap I ever made. Cut a plastic 375ml water bottle (disposable kind) in half. Turn the top half upside down and insert into the bottom half. Tape together with some clear tape. Put about a 1/2 inch of wine or beer in the bottle and put on the counter. They are attracted to the alcohol , fly in and cant get out.

    1. Barb, I've made one this evening, I'll let you know how it goes!xx

  2. Ribbon and buttons...I have a vast collection.

  3. I don't know if I have any obsessions, compulsions yes, but that's not as fun!

    I love a garden filled with white flowers. I've inherited a lot of purple flowers in this garden, it is not a favourite colour of mine but the bees are attracted to them apparently, so they stay!


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