I'd love to say that these were things I found whilst walking barefoot along the beach, or even mudlarking by the Thames but, to be honest, I bought most of them. This might, to some, take away any sense of romanticism, meaning or connection to the objects but I guess I don't need those things in order to form attachments. I'm just overwhelmed that these things were made by nature. I did, however, find the wooden pebble - whilst walking along a beach in Ireland. I wasn't barefoot. I now keep it in my bag so that I always have wood to touch should the need arise - and it frequently does.