This is the first collection I ever made. It's my 'treasures' from when I was a very small child. I've kept them all this time, but mostly without looking at them, and now if I find them again (which I did by chance yesterday evening), I wonder at the strangeness of these ill-assorted objects. They meant everything to me from when I was about six or seven onwards. I would obsessively sort through them and scrutinise them, particularly any 'jewels' which I would hold up to the light and look through for hours. Honestly, it was very strange. I specially loved anything with iridescence.
So this is really the birth of me as a collector.