Calligraphuck stationery
stationery

Positive affirmations and sweary stationery from Calligraphuck

I love growing my Calligraphuck stationery collection. There's something about calligraphy which makes me feel fancy AF, so it's totally fine that this stationery is sweary. I already owned the flexi journal, list ledger and pencil case, so when I spotted the hardback journal in Abrams + Chronicle's catalogue I had to have it. A… Continue reading Positive affirmations and sweary stationery from Calligraphuck

Book swap September 2018
Cornwall, Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #59

I've decided to mix things up a bit on the blog this week. I've done away with my weekly Saturday Share, in favour of a Follow Friday shout out on Twitter and Instagram, plus a top five in my monthly newsletter. Now that my hours have changed at work I've also decided to change my… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #59

Papergang Gemma Correll self-care box
Mental Health, stationery

Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

I had to cancel my Papergang subscription a while back because we don't really have much in the way of a disposable income these days. But when I saw that there was a new Gemma Correll box on the way, I knew I had to sign up again. I did the ol' 'put-it-on-the-credit-card-and-worry-about-it-later' thang (not… Continue reading Stationery porn: Gemma Correll Papergang box #3

Bound by Rachel Hazell, The Travelling Bookbinder
Books, Cornwall, stationery

An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Last week I popped along to No. 56 in Penzance for the launch of an exciting new book: Bound by Rachel Hazell, aka The Travelling Bookbinder. Released today, Bound is a stunning book featuring 15 different bookbinding projects, suitable for all experience levels, including beginners. Writer, bookbinder and teacher, Rachel Hazell, was on hand to… Continue reading An evening with The Travelling Bookbinder

Celebrate Today stationery review
stationery

Celebrate Today with the cutest stationery!

Celebrate Today is a guided journal written by Jessica MacLeish and illustrated by Hello!Lucky. Designed to add some yay to your day, whatever the day, it's just one part of a ridiculously cute new stationery collection from Abrams + Chronicle. Also in the collection is (pictured above left-right) a journal* (hello, dot grid!), sticker book*… Continue reading Celebrate Today with the cutest stationery!

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #57

Blog posts I've loved this week include opening up about pregnancy, a reading challenge and photos of Cornwall. Even though Jenson is coming up to three and a half years old, I still love reading about other bloggers' pregnancy journeys. I really appreciated the honesty of Abi and Freya's recent posts. Speaking of children, my… Continue reading Saturday Share #57

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Lifestyle

Friday Favourites #58

It's been a week of bug walks, family times, books, books and more books! This week I had my hours change approved, so from next week I'll be working an extra day from home, thus reducing my blogging hours. Watch me become the queen of time management! Maybe... We've also had a lot of family… Continue reading Friday Favourites #58

Roald Dahl Day 2018 - book review
Books, Jenson, Parenthood

Roald Dahl Day 2018

When asked to think about the most popular and best-loved children's authors, three names come to mind: Enid Blyton, J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl. Speak to anyone about children's books and I am confident that all of them will be familiar with a Roald Dahl story, whether that's the original source material or a film… Continue reading Roald Dahl Day 2018

Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo - review
Books, feminism, Film

Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

Women have often been overlooked or miscredited in the film industry and it's high time they were recognised for their work, especially when it comes to the early years of cinema. Fortunately Lights! Camera! Alice! The Thrilling True Adventures of the First Woman Filmmaker* seeks to rectify that. You may not know that I'm something… Continue reading Book review: Lights! Camera! Alice! by Mara Rockliff and Simona Ciraolo

The House That Lars Built notebook and journal
Books, stationery

My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review

When I spot a beautiful new collection from Abrams + Chronicle, I like to go all in. And when the products come from the fabulous The House That Lars Built, it's easy to see why you can't buy just one. After the success of her book, Craft the Rainbow, designer and crafter, Brittany Watson Jepsen,… Continue reading My Life in Color: The House That Lars Built collection review