30-day Challenge: Day 3: Something that you collect

Had to think about this for a while... since living in Aus I've tried to avoid buying too much stuff without a purpose, for that day when I move back home to Blighty... But then I remembered - patches!
I started collecting them on a trip to NZ about 10 years ago, covering this jacket until there was no more room. I still try to pick them one wherever I go.

Here's a list of what they all are, in case you're interested (working L-R from the top to the bottom):
Bristol (UK)
Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra (Aus)
Parkes Radio Telescope, Parkes
Salisbury Cathedral
Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran
Canberra, ACT
Transalpine - NZ
Sydney
Christchurch
Tree top walk, WA
Avebury
Canberra Space Centre
Dog on a Tuckerbox
Manly Beach
Perth
Rainbow Junction, Kalbarri
Heralds Museum, London
The Cotswolds
Australia
Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford upon Avon
West Mercia Scout Camp Millennium Camp
Dolphin Encounter, Kaikoura
Cymru
Conwy Castle
Queenstown, NZ
Milford Sound, NZ
Te Anau, NZ
Battle of Bosworth Field
Royal Flying Doctor Service
Uluru
Aus. International Air Show 2009*
Victorian Space Science Centre
Skipton Castle, North Yorks
Chester Cathedral
Rotorua, NZ
Erlunda, NT - Outback Aus
Ningaloo Reef
Monkey Mia
Penticton, Canada*
Mt Ebernezer, NT, Aus
50th Anniversary of human spaceflight
Yuri's Night
Exmouth - Ningaloo Reef

(* these were pressies - haven't actually been to these places)

So there you go :)

Link to 30-day challenge: http://365project.org/discuss/general/6112/30-day-challenge
What a great collection! you've seen more of Oz than me ;-)
posted June 3rd, 2011  
That is so cool!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
wow that's a lot!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
A nice collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
That is a huge collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
@bella_ss I've now set foot in all the states and territories :)
posted June 3rd, 2011  
fabulous collection...i am very impressed
posted June 3rd, 2011  
@alia_801 Isn't that always the way, I've probably seen more of other countries than my own. I'm saving that for when I'm 'really' old ;o)
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Great collection. I have a friend who collected patches as she traveled the world on tour. That was many years ago and she treasures them and the memories they hold. Hope the same is true for you.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
@herussell It definitely is - I can remember buying each one :) I had all sorts of holiday reminiscences as I dug them out for this pic.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
This is an amazing and impressive collection.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Incredible... great collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Great collection of memorabilia.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Nice collection! That's a great thing to get without actually taking up space for the time when you go back home.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
great collection! I started a collection as a teen and sewed the all on a picnic blanket, I haven't collected them in a long time, but your photo has inspired me to find the rug and reinvigorate that collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Great collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
What a fabulous collection! Thanx for sharing it with us!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
Awesome collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
awesome collection
posted June 3rd, 2011  
lovely collection..i am a collector too but I dont display as well like you
posted June 3rd, 2011  
immpressive collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
wow! most impressive!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
awsome collection!
posted June 3rd, 2011  
You could sing 'I've been everywhere man' and you have proof too! Love this
posted June 3rd, 2011  
very impressive, I am going to do that challange.
posted June 3rd, 2011  
I thought this was a Scouts camp blanket for a minute. Great collection. It's amazing what details can be put into such small pieces of fabric.
posted June 4th, 2011  
These are cool
posted June 4th, 2011  
Hey! Great collection. Interesting shot.
posted June 4th, 2011  
Wow! Nice collection!
posted June 4th, 2011  
Wow thats an awesome collection :o)
posted June 4th, 2011  
wow! nice collection
posted June 4th, 2011  
What a big collection you have. You've reminded me that I started collecting patches when I was young. I have no idea where they are now though! You've done so much travelling in Australasia!!
posted June 6th, 2011  
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