Travel Carry for a North American January

I’ve been working in North America for most of January (Washington DC, New York and Vancouver to be exact) doing a variety of things – attending a conference, meetings and fieldwork. Mother Nature placed the US East Coast in a state of deep freeze just in time for the start of my visit, but I’ve been enjoying it. Anyway, a few weeks away means a fairly substantive travel carry. Here’s what’s in my pencilcase for this chilly trip.

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2018 Setup Part 2: Journal Choices

I’m currently basking in my own indecision around my 2018 diary and daily journal choices. Part 1 of this two-part series looked at the choices I’ve narrowed down for my diary setup, where I record my day-to-day activities, things to remember, upcoming tasks, the occasional list and any other necessary jottings that help me keep life organised. Part 2 today is looking at my daily journaling options, where I record more detail and experiences that I want to remember.

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2018 Setup Part 1: Choosing a Daily Diary

I’m currently trying to choose my diary and journal system for 2018, as they are a staple of my Christmas list. I think being a stationery lover comes with a certain amount of indecisiveness and over-analysis, especially when trying to commit to a product for a year.  I’ve narrowed down a selection to share with you over two posts, alongside some highly first-world-problem thoughts about each one. This first post looks at diary choices for the year – my day-to-day solution for noting down appointments, things I need to remember and all manner of jottings. Can you help me choose?

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A Celebration of Paper: G.F Smith

Do you ever look at the stationery you’re using and wonder how it came to be? I do. With this in mind, I recently visited G.F Smith, a paper maker. I had come across G.F Smith online when reading about various paper projects so when I saw that they have a space you can visit and a gorgeous paper art installation, I popped over one lunchtime to visit this Great British company.

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NotAnotherBill Subscription: Review and Giveaway

In November last year I entered a competition at the newly-opened Design Museum in London, to win a NotAnotherBill gift subscription. And I won! Three months of complementary gifts came in the post, and today I’m reviewing what I received. Also, for the first time on The London Parchment I’m hosting a giveaway, to pay my luck forward that I had when I won this gift subscription.

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