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Time to Travel

Time to Travel

2 June 2018

by Mariana


I'm going on a trip! It seems far too long since I've taken a holiday, and so much has happened in my life recently that I am hugely looking forward to just flying away to explore new lands. I'm off to Portugal for a few days with family, which is wonderful as I've wanted to visit there for some years now.

I love returning to a home that's clean and tidy, so the sheets have been changed and everything (well, almost) is washed or binned and looking good. Do you do that as well? After a trip away there's nothing better than returning to a home that doesn't need to be cleared up or dusted, wouldn't you agree? Or am I just being peculiar?

Of course I had to prepare my travel kit. But there are new additions this time. Not only do I have my new Scribbles That Matter bullet journal (had to start a new, smaller and more portable one as the master A4 Leuchtturm1917 was just too large and heavy to take with me) and iPad, but I've added a traveller's journal, a portable printer, a small watercolour set and travel brushes (I normally take coloured pencils), and a little camera. I think I have everything covered, probably too much so!

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Problem. Which pen should I take? My beloved Lamy, the new Kaweco loves (in white and in silver!) or my favourite Moleskine ballpen? I am, by the way, a committed pen freak, I love them. One day I'll show you the rest of my collection but let's leave embarrassment for some other time. I might end up being practical and just taking the smaller Kawecos ... please note the plural tense.

I've filled the BuJo in with my June spreads so I'll upload that as soon as I can. Right now I have to post this, check everything off my list, and go to bed as I'm up early tomorrow and out the door ... I'll be taking loads of photos so pop back soon if you'd like a peek at Portugal. Enjoy.


  • HP X7N08A Sprocket Photo Printer: UK and USA
  • Poschell Hard Nylon Shockproof Travel Case for HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer: UK and USA
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Set: UK and USA
  • Da Vinci 5382-1573 Series Travel Brush Case Set: UK and USA
  • Sony DSCWX350 Digital Compact Camera: UK and USA
  • White passport travellers notebook: etsy USA
  • Zebra SL-F1 Mini Ballpoint Pen: UK and USA
  • Kaweco Liliput fountain pen silver: UK and USA
  • Scribbles That Matter (Pro version) Dotted Journal A5: UK
  • Kaweco Sport Skyline Fountainpen white: UK and USA
  • Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro: UK and USA
  • Apple pencil: UK and USA
  • iPad Pro 10.5 Case with Pencil Holder by Cuvr: UK and USA
  • Polaroid Spring Clip: White: UK and USA
  • LAMY safari white Fountain Pen: UK and USA
  • Moleskine Classic Click Ballpen White: UK and USA

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