Stationery Shopping in Leeds

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Last week, I went to Leeds to hang out with the gorgeous Rachel from Full Flourish. She has a YouTube channel where she talks about bullet journals, minimalism, and mindfulness - which you should definitely go and subscribe to if you haven't already! We've known each other since we had a few hundred subscribers between us, and now her channel is really growing and I couldn't be happier for her.

I travel to Leeds quite a lot as most of my mother's side of the family live over there, but believe it or not I've never actually walked around the city. Usually when I go to Yorkshire, I'm visiting a relative at their house and then going straight back home in the car. I can't believe it's taken me this long to actually have a look around!

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Rachel was a lovely tour guide, and took me to all the beautiful parts of leeds, as well as a few of our favourite shops.

We started off with the Leeds Corn Exchange - which resulted in me looking at Rachel with the arches behind her and going "Wait! Hang on! Stay there!" while I quickly got a few pictures of her. I should warn all of you in advance that that's just what it's like to be friends with me - but hey, at least you'll get a decent Facebook profile photo out of it.

We were both thrilled to discover that Fred Aldous (an independent stationery and arts/crafts shop in Manchester) had opened another store in Leeds as well, so you can probably guess where we went next to swoon over Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks and Tombow pens.

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Our day also included a stroll through Victoria Gate - which looked like such an expensive place that I wasn't even sure if I could afford to sneeze in there. However, it did mean that I got to visit & Other Stories for the first time, which was just as picturesque as various YouTube hauls had suggested. After that, we wondered to Leeds Trinity, and found quite a few things in Primark that I needed to take home. 

Oh, and of course; I met Oscar (Rachel's cat).

 
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