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  • Heatwave Holiday

    Heatwave Holiday

    My second summer holiday happened at the height of the heatwave, a couple of weeks ago. Lucky for me, everyone came to Helensburgh so I…

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  • Summer Holiday Up North

    Summer Holiday Up North

    Usually I go and visit my family at Easter but I held out for better weather and picked a fabulous weekend with perfect weather. Here’s…

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  • Birthday Trip To Edinburgh

    Birthday Trip To Edinburgh

    I seem to be making a habit of visiting Edinburgh for my birthday, and getting pretty lucky with the weather too. It was so nice…

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  • Oban Holiday: Isle of Mull

    Oban Holiday: Isle of Mull

    The last of my posts about our Oban trip. Our last main day was supposed to a boat tour but the weather wasn’t ideal so we…

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  • Oban Holiday: Around Argyll

    Oban Holiday: Around Argyll

    Continuing the posts about our Oban trip. The best thing about visiting Oban, for me, is that I don’t even have to leave the county!…

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  • Oban Holiday & Isle of Kerrera

    Oban Holiday & Isle of Kerrera

    In 2009 we celebrated my dad’s birthday by going to Oban for a week and last month we did the same again! Despite some very…

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  • A Day Out at Kew Gardens

    A Day Out at Kew Gardens

    My previous visit to Kew Gardens was in 2008 so it seemed like a good time to go back. I love a big garden and…

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  • Trip to London

    Trip to London

    I’m so behind on my blogging, thanks to two trips and a nasty illness. Let’s go back a few weeks when I went to London…

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Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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