Stories is a long-running category – as of writing this, there are 110 posts in this category. Individual posts in this category generally tell an individual story, and the story could be old or new, but more importantly, is true. I sometimes write about funny things that happened when I was younger (many of these will pop up), some things that may have happened recently, or my experiences with certain things. There is a subcategory of Stories called Things I Miss, where I write about various things I have missed from my childhood or from days gone by, and most of the time, they do tell stories of some sort.
The Stories category was present even on blogs I owned before Hey Georgie, but was often meshed with a category I used to have called idiots, which detailed annoying encounters with people on public transport.
I’m hosting Timeless Thoughts this month, and I recall a memory from a company I used to work at.
We’re often no strangers to tough times. We’ve all got a story behind the smiles we wear, and we try to stop ourselves from judging people when we have no idea what their story is. In this letter, I reflect on a more difficult time in my past.
Do you like apples? I had a strange obsession with apples when I was in school, which only started as a joke…
I stumbled upon a stamp marker at home and it reminded me of how much I really liked them when I was a kid. I loved getting creative with them, though I have no idea how popular they are now…
If you went to school, and remember primary or elementary school, you probably remember having a compartment under your desk to store your books and stationery. Did you keep yours neat? Was yours messy? Did you hide things in it?
Pop-up books really bring a story to life for a child. They can be very simple and you can make them yourself, but sometimes it is amazing just how complex they can be. One of my personal favourite parts was when there were other ways to interact with the story, like through pull tabs or openable doors/windows.