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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

A is for Addiction


"Addicted to Beads"

Hello! Welcome to my A to Z Challenge.  There will be posts every day this month (except Sundays, 'cos that's for Hull Fashion Week which I'll also be blogging in early April).

So what do I mean in my theme by being addicted rather than perhaps I really like beads?

Before it all got out of hand!

10 signs that I might be addicted to, rather than just really liking, beads!
  1. I get cravings for beads, seriously!
  2. I will sell items that belong to me to fund beads.
  3. I lived in a cold house for several years longer than necessary because I was spending my Boiler Fund on beads instead
  4. My work wardrobe is embarrassingly small because every time I go to buy "work clothes" I come home with a bead instead.  I can't remember the last time I bought something new, but it was well over a year ago!
  5. I dream about beads and bracelet combinations
  6. Other people have photos of their loved ones on their phone... I have photos of beads
  7. I organise seeing friends who live far away according to any bead related trips that are due
  8. I spend more time getting ready choosing which beads to wear than the rest of my "getting ready time" all together
  9. We are sometimes late because I can't find the perfect bead despite owing hundreds.
  10. I've not counted my beads for years, the answer would genuinely horrify me.
What is your favourite addiction and why?

P.S. Curious about the other blogs taking part in the challenge? You can find them here!

18 comments:

  1. Is there such a thing as Beads Anonymous, because you sound like you could be their poster child :)

    I'm addicted to vampires - movies, books, tv shows - started in the 80's when I saw The Lost Boys. I share my addiction with my twin sister, and she is far worse than me - her vampire movies collection has to be seen to be believed (and some of those movies don't even stand up to the one viewing)! ;P

    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    FB3X
    Wittegen Press

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    1. Hi Sophie

      Chuckling at the poster child comment, made me giggle!

      I can well understand The Lost Boys kicking off that addiction... I LOVED that film, still have it on video even though I'm not sure we still have a video player, think I bought it on DVD too - absolutely brilliant film. I think I'd bring popcorn around to your sister's house!

      Mars xx

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  2. Wow, beads really are your thing :). Dammit, Soph said what I was going to say - how could she do that?!!! I'm also addicted to chocolate - I honestly don't think I could live without it :).
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Lol well I guess it's your house I'm bringing the popcorn to then, or perhaps some chocolate cake??

      I do actually have some chocolate cake in, we were looking yesterday and fancied a treat and worked out it was easier to buy the whole cake than try and be more healthy and buy 2 individual slices... oh well! :)

      Mars xx
      p.s. yes beads really really are my thing ;)

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  3. I LOVE your addiction :)
    I share Most of your problems with beads !!!
    Maybe we'll meet next year in Britain ?
    Much love.... Huge Trollhugs
    Pat

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    1. Hi Pat

      Yes welcome fellow addict, all have safe haven here on Curling Stones!

      Sounds like a plan :)

      Mars xx

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  4. Yup, most of these apply to me. Craving beads. Dreaming of beads. Selling things to buy beads. Buying beads instead of new clothes. Thankfully I work from home so I only need to dress up if I have a meeting with a client!

    I have planned bead-related trips around visits to see friends as well, although every time my bead plans get foiled by one thing or another! And I scope out where I might buy beads when we travel. But most of the time we're heading away from cities, not towards them, so not many bead buying opportunities :)

    Beads are definitely my strongest addiction, but garden gnomes are a close second. A part of me really feels like I probably have enough (beads and gnomes!) but it doesn't make the craving any less .... :D

    I look forward to what B brings tomorrow!

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    1. I have been getting away with a small work wardrobe due to also working from home except when visiting sites/offices... however I've had my photo taken a few times now and it's becoming more apparent that I always wear the same clothes!!

      I never owned a gnome but I did watch and enjoy Gnomeo and Juliet! Does that count?

      Mars xx

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  5. Well, I am mostly addicted to stories :) But 4 out of those 10 are also true for me, so I am probably addicted to shiny things as well :)
    Happy A to Z!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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    1. Lol now I'm wondering which 4? Stories are a very good thing to be addicted to... when I try something new I always say I'm collecting a new story for my old age :)

      Mars xx

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  6. Those are gorgeous beads. I bet they make great jewelry!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, yes, yes they do!

      Mars xx

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  7. mhm... yes, I think you're addicted ^_^

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    1. I think you just might be a teensy bit right ;)

      Mars xx

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  8. Wow, I LOVE your beads and you do fabulous work too. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    1. Thanks Gwynn, loved your cheese analogy on your blog for A :)

      Mars xx

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  9. I love hobbies and addictions and all that fun stuff!! I love artsy stuff, too and wish I had time to engage in all the things I love. I love to read and write. I also love nail wraps, shoes, and purses. :D Thanks for your post!!

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    1. Hi itlnbrt!

      Thanks for stopping by for A. I too wish I had more time to pursue hobbies, I really can't wait to retire so I can have more time for this kind of thing... unfortunately that's a long way off!!

      Mars xx

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