asking for trouble

January 2012

  • Look Around

    Look Around

    This has been a confusing week. I almost didn’t buy something at the supermarket today because the use by date was February 27th and in…

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  • The End of Book Hearts?

    The End of Book Hearts?

    It’s Friday the 13th so let’s have some bad news. Paperchase have stopped making the heart clips I use to make Book Heart bookmarks so…

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  • Japan Zine Round-up

    Japan Zine Round-up

    Mention the words ‘Japan’ and ‘travel’ in a zine description and I’ll pretty much immediately press buy. I love reading about other peoples’ trips and…

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  • End of the month update: December

    End of the month update: December

    Considering I drew my outfit before Christmas, you’d think I’d have gotten this post up sooner! I’m still deciding how/if to do these updates this…

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  • Hello 2012

    Hello 2012

    I liked 2011, but found it extremely annoying to say, so I’m glad we’re into Twenty Twelve. According to my fortune from Animal Crossing I’m…

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