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What’s In A Name?

Parchment and Pencils was never meant to be anything more than it's first post. A university assignment that was set to help us find our way after our third year had finished. That assignment became Post-University Life. Every so often over the following 9 months. I occasionally felt the need to post something else. Sometimes related… Continue reading What’s In A Name?

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Finding Positivity

Stand up and open a window. Or even better, go outside! Close your eyes and take in a long, deep breath. Think of the last thing that made you smile or laugh. Feel the wind on your skin and tilt your head up to the sky and just let go.

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How To Live A Perfect Life

What is your idea of perfection? For me, I imagine a beautiful house with a porch. Surrounded by a lake and hundreds of trees with soft grass, scattered with poppies and tulips. I would have a porch swing I could curl up on in the evenings with a book while my partner sat across from… Continue reading How To Live A Perfect Life

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Denmark and Sweden Photos!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend? I have to say, as much as I love writing, it's been super nice having a couple of days to do something else for a change after completing the 31 Days of Blogging Challenge over January! I've spent the weekend doing a bit of organisation… Continue reading Denmark and Sweden Photos!

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January Review: 31/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Wow. This is it! The final day of the 31 Days of Blogging Challenge has approached us and SOMEHOW I managed to keep to it! Several times I felt like I wanted to give up but when I think about how well it's gone I'm so happy I didn't. As you can see, I completely… Continue reading January Review: 31/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

I was one of those girls. With a scrapbook of big white weddings, huge homes with miles of land, baby pictures surrounded by some of my favourite names. I would start dating a guy and it was almost like a countdown of how long I could last before asking them about their opinions on getting… Continue reading What Does My Future Hold?: 26/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

    While I was in Denmark, one of the girls I met told me that every time she goes somewhere new, she sends herself a postcard. I admit that I laughed at the idea at first, I thought it was just a cheesy way of giving yourself mail. She explained that sometimes when she… Continue reading Sending Yourself A Postcard: 22/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Americamp Fair: 19/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Unfortunately, this is not one of those magical #plACed posts, but it most definitely is a post full of #FreeBiscuits and fun! Today I headed up to Central London to go to the Americamp fair. I had done a bit of research into the camps but honestly, I was mostly winging it because I was nervous… Continue reading Americamp Fair: 19/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

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Goodbye Copenhagen!: 11/31 Days of Blogging Challenge!

Honestly, I don't know how I am still awake. My last morning in Copenhagen went so slow; I was up pretty early as a lot of people were leaving today and personal alarms were going off from 4am, pulling people out of bed ready for their flights/buses out of the city. My own flight didn't… Continue reading Goodbye Copenhagen!: 11/31 Days of Blogging Challenge!

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“Shall We Go To Sweden For Brunch?”: 10/31 Days of Blogging Challenge

Have you ever said something that sounded so crazily upper class that you had to stop and really think about whether those words had genuinely just come out of your mouth? I couldn't help but laugh when I turned to one of the girls in my dorm after hearing her mention Sweden and asked her if… Continue reading “Shall We Go To Sweden For Brunch?”: 10/31 Days of Blogging Challenge