Reading · Stationery

Inside my planner / 2

Welcome to the second part of my planner set-up and we're moving into the notes section. Before I start, though, I'd like to say a word about the sturdy card dividers and bookmarks that you can buy from William Hannah. These are available in a selection of colours to co-ordinate with the planner covers, they… Continue reading Inside my planner / 2

Knitting · Stationery · Travel

Acquisitions at home and abroad

One of my aims this year is to buy yarn as and when I need it, with specific projects in mind. I am trying to be more focused on what I want to knit and the yarn best suited to each project. It turns out that doesn't preclude the occasional purchase on a whim. I've… Continue reading Acquisitions at home and abroad

Fountain Pens · Stationery · Writing

Slightly surprised

I find myself slightly surprised that I am regularly using the B6 9-ring binder which I bought in my local branch of Morrisons' supermarket. As I wrote in my initial review of the product, it isn't a size that seems to have a place in my life, however I have found it is absolutely perfect for short… Continue reading Slightly surprised

Knitting · Travel

Sometimes I knit

I know this blog has been lacking content on its main theme for a while now and it is high time to write about knitting. About a week before my trip to Helsinki I knew for certain that I would not complete my vintage Aran sweater in time. It wasn't a sudden realisation and it… Continue reading Sometimes I knit

Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1

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A day in Helsinki

My lovely daughter is treating her aging mum to a birthday trip to Helsinki, Finland. It's a beautiful city. We visited the Design Museum yesterday and my eye was caught by this chunky knitted skirt. Helsinki is a lovely city, small enough to walk around comfortably, frequent trams, and surprisingly few cars. There is a… Continue reading A day in Helsinki

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Planner ahoy!

Well, I have teased you for long enough and now it's time to reveal my 60th birthday gift-to-myself - the A5 William Hannah Notebook in Bordeaux and Petrol. When I fully processed the fact that I was unlikely to treat myself to a pen to celebrate my 60th birthday, I wondered what else would fall into… Continue reading Planner ahoy!

Fountain Pens · lifestyle

All hail the Metal Rat

Much to the despair of my grandson (who, for the purposes of this blog, I shall call ET*) I have an abiding love of horoscopes, both Western and Chinese. ET thinks horoscopes are twaddle - well, that's Leos all over! To be fair to him, I don't entirely believe in horoscopes in any logical way,… Continue reading All hail the Metal Rat

Fountain Pens · Poetry · Stationery

Delicious

The time has come to talk about my newest fountain pen, in all its glorious aquamarine splendour. This is the pen I narrowly avoided meeting when I visited The Writing Desk in Bury St Edmunds last summer and I was thrilled when it arrived in my gifts this Christmas. The Lamy Studio pens have a… Continue reading Delicious