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A New Hobby: Scrapbooking

When I was younger, my mum bought my brother and I these GIANT scrapbooks for £1 from Woolworths. I don’t actually know where they are anymore, but they were bright red, had ‘scrapbook’ written across them in graffiti print (very cool in the 90s) and had brown, recycled paper on the insides.

Bar the fact they looked disgusting, they were amazing. My mum filled them with everything my brother and I got up to; trips to the cinema, birthday parties, theatre trips, train tickets from days out – you name it, it was in there. Starting these from when we were about eight years old, I think she eventually stopped when we were about 9 or 10.

I think the last time I saw the books was when I was about 14/15. I couldn’t remember half the stuff that was in there but it was so nice to sit back and read about all the things we got up to as kids, and I loved reflecting on everything my mum had decided to share.

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Fast forward ten years (old AF) and I saw this beautiful book in Paperchase and, looking at the price, I saw it was actually a scrapbook! I hadn’t thought about my little scrapbook in years, and this bought it all back to me, so I had to buy it. £10 for the book, plus £2.50 for the pen and £4.25 for some photo corner sticky things and I was good to go!

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So far I’ve only filled three pages, as I’ve only had it a week, but already I love it. You can view the full range of Paperchase Scrapbooking materials here, if you want to start one yourself.

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Scrapbook 4

Thanks for reading,

S x

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