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Jo’s Scribbles Has Moved!

11 Jul

I’ve been having problems with WordPress for a while now. I can’t afford to self-host, and the free version is very limited.

I’m used to having a lot more control, with Once Upon a Bookcase being on Blogger, and it’s been difficult not being able to do what I want with Jo’s Scribbles. So I have decided to move to Blogger.

Yesterday I spent the whole day transferring all my posts, and can now finally use the domain name I bought a couple of months back. All new posts from now on will be published over at joscribbles.com Continue reading

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Review: La Papierre Letter Writing Stationary

17 Jun

As I’ve had new people to write to recently, I quickly ran out of the pretty stationary I had. Fortunately, when looking for penpals and found Penpal of the Week, I also discovered that Julie and Denise, the ladies who run the site, also design and sell their own stationary for letter writers at La Papierre. I snapped up a couple of designs, and I was so happy with what I bought, I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

La Papierre offers a wide range of beautiful stationary, I had a hard time choosing which to buy! But my eye was immediately drawn to A Cup of Galaxy, and I kept coming back to it:

A Cup of Galaxy Letter Writing Stationary from La Papierre

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On Children & Body Image

11 May
On Children & Body Image

I was at a barbeque at the weekend, and got talking with my cousin. We were talking about various things, and body image came up.

“Look at my fat thumbs!” She said. “My friends are always teasing me about my fat thumbs,” she laughed. There is nothing wrong with her thumbs. Her thumbs are fine.

Later on, she moved on to leg hair grooming. “I used wax strips. You should use an epilator or wax, because shaving makes the hair grow back thicker and longer, like a beard,” she informed me. “I hate my gorilla legs!” she added.

My cousin is 11-years-old. Continue reading

My Motivational Playlist

2 May
Motivational Playlist

When it comes to my writing, or any other aspect of my life I enjoy and/or feel is important, I will occassionally have wobbles. It doesn’t matter what feedback I get or the support I have, sometimes self-doubt and fear creeps in and stops me from moving forward. Stops me from writing the post or doing the thing that scares me. It can be difficult to get yourself out of those ruts, but I’ve found a number of songs that will give me a kick up the bum, reignight my passion, and get me moving. I thought I would share some of them with you today. Continue reading

I’m Not Beautiful – & Actually, That’s OK

24 Apr
I'm Not Beautiful

I’m currently reading The List by Siobhan Vivian, a YA novel that focuses on beauty and how we look. At Mount Washington High, every year a list is released, naming the prettiest and ugliest girl in each grade, and we follow the eight girls listed over the course of a week, seeing how they are affected by being given their titles.

It’s a really interesting, subtley feminist novel, and has got me thinking a lot about beauty and what it actually means. I’ve come to the conclusion that beauty doesn’t actually matter. Continue reading

Music Made the Girl

10 Apr
Music Made the Music

Music is such an every day part of our lives that I think we can sometimes take it for granted. Music isn’t just entertainment, it’s an art form, but also a means of expression that can really mean something to the listener. We can be touched by the lyrics or the melody, or felt understood when a songwriter somehow managed to put into words what you have always felt or thought. Music can mean so much.

When I was a teenager, the British pop punk band Busted meant a huge deal to me. To many, Busted would be considered a guilty pleasure, but I could never feel guilty for loving a band that did so much for me. Continue reading