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More penpalling ideas: #NationalStationeryWeek

In order to celebrate #NationalStationeryWeek, this week I have been walking you through how to take up penpalling as a hobby.   Today we’re looking at some more advanced ideas of what you can send to your penpals and another way of getting involved in the snail mail community. A mail tag You’ve seen bloggers […]

What to write to your penpals: #NationalStationeryWeek graphic

What to write to your penpals: #NationalStationeryWeek

This week we’ve discussed what supplies you need to begin penpalling, and where to find penpals.  Today for #WorldStationeryDay I’m going to suggest ideas of what you could write to your penpals. Introduce yourself Tell your penpal about your living situation.  Do you live with family or a romantic partner? Do you have any pets? […]

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#NationalStationeryWeek: Where to find penpals

This week is all about celebrating #NationalStationeryWeek! If you were here yesterday, you will have seen what supplies you will need in order to take up penpalling as a hobby.  Today we’re looking at where to find penpals to write to. International or not The first decision which I would make is whether you want […]

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#NationalStationeryWeek: Supplies to begin penpalling

Today is the beginning of National Stationery Week! Which means that it gives me, stationery geek that I am, the opportunity to tell you all about one of my hobbies; penpalling!  I’ve been wanting to blog about it for a while so this seemed like the perfect chance to do so. I will be walking […]

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Mother’s Day 2017

This year was the first time I spent Mother’s Day with my mum in years, as we live so far apart.  However this year she was staying with us.  It did get a bit confusing, as I had part of her gift and card delivered to her home address, and her visit was on short […]

I heart drawing graphic

I heart drawing

I picked this book up ages ago and finally actually got around to drawing in it!   Every page has a finished image, with instructions then for you to follow over a series of five images.  It could be a pattern, an object or an animal.   You get a few lines to start, then […]

A look at my bullet journal graphic

A look at my bullet journal

Today I’m opening up my bullet journal for you.  While bullet journals have exploded I have to say I am not finding it the easiest thing in the world, but I think I’ve found a spread that works for me.  If you feel intimidated by the perfect Pinterest bojo spreads, this is the bullet journal […]

This year’s advent calendar graphic

This year’s advent calendar

This year I decided to get creative and design my own advent calendar. I bought this house for £10 in Hobbycraft, and I already had a set of acrylic paint from The Works.   I knew I wanted to paint all of the doors with Christmassy colours so I stuck to reds, greens and a […]

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Papery Peep: A Stationery Haul

I thought it would be fun to share with you my recent stationery buys as part of Papery Peep with The Reading Residence. First of all, I popped into Paperchase and only bought some stickers!  Talk about self control.  I love the Purrmaids collection but don’t feel drawn to buy anything from it, if that […]

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Giveaway with Aloha Lola Cards!

I am really excited to announce a giveaway in collaboration with Claire from Aloha Lola Cards! A little while ago the lovely Claire designed a cover for my book, Cancer, Chemo and Curls.  Working with her is great fun and today I am sharing what lovely prizes we have on offer… First up, Claire is […]