|BRING BACK PAPER|papery peep - august 2014 | LarabeeUK

|BRING BACK PAPER|papery peep - august 2014



Since finding Joceyln at The Reading Residence and following her Bring Back Paper 'campaign' I've been really inspired to get back to a few paper based hobbies I've loved and allowed to fall along the wayside and I've started a brand new hobby in the process.
 

Firstly Jocelyn's post circle post really inspired me to sign up, I am now a member of the post circle quails group and am absolutely loving being part of a wonderful, diverse and friendly group.  This is a completely new hobby to me and I'm so glad I've joined.  It's even prompted me to join in with a couple of swaps too!  A book swap hosted by Jocelyn and a stationery swap at the begining of September. 
 

Secondly Joceyln and everyone using #bringbackpaper have inspired me to start reading again!  Pre-T I was an avid reader, thinking nothing of reading 3 novels in a week and having 3 or 4 other reference books or magazines on the go at the same time.  The day I had T I actually read a book inbetween staring at him in his hospital cradle next to me, reading used to be my main method of relaxation.  However, the many sleepless nights and general tiredness put my book reading to the bottom of my priority list when I probably should have been prioritising my 'me' relaxation time, I wasn't and so following Jocelyn and participating in the book swap has unwittingly encouraged me to start reading again.


This leads me on to part 2.5!  T is really taking a fascination in reading, his nursery have a lovely quiet area where they read books, T is starting to 'read' books now, telling the stories in accordance to the pictures on the pages, some stories (We're going on a Bear Hunt) he knows word for word on each page (along with actions!) because we've read them so much, we also look up his favourite books on YouTube, T loves sitting with his book whilst it's being read by someone more interesting than me on the iPad!
 

I now make a point of buying T a few books each month, sometimes from eBay, sometimes Amazon and sometimes from our local selling pages on Facebook.
 


Thirdly, T has started to get excited by receiving mail in the post, last week he received a package of stickers from my friend, his Auntie Wendy and a thank you letter from our Nephew Jack.  As soon as he saw the stickers he said, I want to give these to Jack, and so we set about decorating an envelope so that we could post some stickers on to Jack.
 
 


Apparently Jack loved receiving his letter too, so this is something my sister and I have agreed to do every other week or so, nothing big, just the cost of a regular stamp, a letter or drawing and some stickers or something similar.
 
 
After a successful trial of the 'weekend' box I decided to subscribe, again as T is thrilled when it arrives and I'm sure he likes looking in each of the packages just as much as the actual contents!
 

Forth in line, I've signed up for the 30 days of lists workshop again.  I loved participating for the time I did it during March, this time I shall keep a mini photo album to record my lists.
 

And finally, when I saw The #31daysofpaper challenge, I just had to join in. I am a couple of days behind but plan to be caught up by the 31st!
 

So there you have it, the papery things I've got in the pipeline at the moment, I'm loving exploring and using paper and books more again and hope my obsession will continue to grow and influence T to understand how important reading and the written word are.
 
I've linked up to Papery Peep August on The Reading Residence's blog.
 
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9 comments :

  1. I cannot tell you how happy this post has made me! When I started the #BringBackPaper campaign, this was exactly what I hoped to do, and it seems it's worked! Even if it's only you, that is good enough for me! So happy that you're enjoying #PostCircle, and to help in some small way to reignite your love of reading is just fabulous! Glad you like the IG challenge, too, and my daughter loves her Mr Men books! So happy and so pleased that you've shared this with #PaperyPeep, thanks very much x

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    1. Thanks Jocelyn, I'm looking forward to many more months of #bringbackpaper and papery peeps ;o) x

      Thank you so much for starting it!

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  2. I remain a huge fan of paper, whether it's books (I just don't like reading on tablets) or as stationery. There's a joy that's hard to explain about doddling notes in the margin or just scrawling drawings and diagrams to illustrate something - just because you can. I carry a notebook around with me everywhere, even though my smartphone never leaves my side.

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    1. I agree completely! I just love reading a pre-loved book and finding someone else's doodles or notes in the margin. I do sometimes use my ipad for books and magazines, but mostly to save on space which means I can still indulge in paper without hoarding too much!

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  3. Ah now you see, I can relate to this in so many ways. I too joined postcircle after reading Jocelyn's post and am about to embark on the international postcircle circuit too :) Our little bear has also started to want to post things to her friends. Her little friend left some stickers behind that she gave her on a play date round ours. So we popped them in the post for her with a little note! So lovely. It's been lovely to follow your post on IG too. #paperypeep

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    1. Thanks Carol, glad you are enjoying being part of the #postcircle too! Aw it's lovely when the littles get so excited by sending and receiving post. This has also lead to me finding great new followers and people to follow. I love to see your posts too ;)

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  4. I love that decorated envelope - less is definitely not more :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, that's definitely Ts philosophy! ;)

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  5. Lovely post - am very tempted by the postcircle but know at the moment I just don't have the time. Have really been enjoying the various papery peeps on Instagram over the last month - love your pictures too :-)

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments, whilst I may not be able to reply to every one, I do read and appreciate each of them. Feel free to email me too if you would like to! xxx