What’s most important…


My home is full of vintage items, collected treasures, plants and books.  Boxes of Lego, wooden blocks, hex bugs and train track. Far too many wine glasses, a stock pile of marmalade in the larder (in case of Armageddon) and we collect a fair amount of fluff and dust too.

But if I was to lose this all, if god forbid there was a fire, what would I save.  My family are safe, that is a given.  So what would I grab on my way out, what would I miss?  More Than Insurance have posed me this question, what three items would I grab.

First, my phone.  Sad but true.  I feel lost without it.  It holds everything in my life, contacts, diary, photographs – the key to my world.

Secondly, my camera.  I love my camera, in fact I love Dan’s camera too. His old Canon SLR which he used whilst completing his photography A level.  With this beauty he shot New York at the tender age of 18. Later he documented the birth of Charlie with it, so there is a lot of history in this camera and I’d have to grab that.

Thirdly, I have two vintage dresses in my wardrobe.  Both are my Grandmothers.  One a beautiful black and white checked 1950’s full skirted dress, like something straight out of Mad Men. The second is a white, fringed swing dress from the 1960’s.  Both I’d love to wear, both are sized minute.  They are hers and I shall cherish them forever.

What would you save?  More importantly what would you insure?

This post is sponsored by More Than Insurance, all words and opinions are my own.



Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.

  • I would have to save:
    1) My laptop :: it has all our photos on it which are so treasured.
    2) A box of memories of my late sister
    3) A knitted blanket that my gran made for Jack ♥

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