This trip involved going to two LSS stores that I rarely go to and Susan had never been to. It was a bit of a test for me as I was just window shopping. Card stock was the only thing on my to buy list and that is boring so I didn't buy any. There will be more details on this in my end of the month "No Buy Challenge" post. There was one shared purchase made, with Susan. It was totally out of the blue and passed the okay from both of my judges. It was not a scrappy "supply". No worries I am still in the game! ;) Phew!!
These trips always involve a fun lunch out. We went to my favourite pub, Sherlock Holmes! I had yummy shepherd's pie. I forgot my camera so there are no photos to share. :(
Our last stop on the trip was to show Susan an amazing stationary shop that we love! We had so much fun snooping around and looking at all of the fun paper goods and cartridge pens. Susan and I both love writing with cartridge pens. Back in my school days it was the only thing that kept me awake during note taking. Susan and I were remembering how the best part was changing the colour of the ink and slowly watching your words fade to a new colour. I picked up a new thicker nib and a few new cartridges in my favourite colour turquoise. In the old days they called it "Peacock Blue" but now it is just "turquoise". We then learned that we could buy a converter that would allow our pens to accept an entire new ink line that has so. many. colours. in. it!! We each picked a bottle of ink out. Mine is a lighter shade of turquoise. I have never used a re-loadable cartridge so this should be interesting. Rob even bought himself a cartridge pen for work. I hope he likes it. If you have never tried one and enjoy writing, I encourage you to give one a go. They are so much fun!
The journaling is hidden in an envelope on the back of the page. I documented how much enjoyment this rabbit gave me during this time last year when life was difficult. I always find my peace in nature.
I used this sketch by Jenny Evans.