Fountain Pens · Planning · Etsy · lifestyle

Bringing me sunshine

Here are a few of the things making me happy as we move into August 2020. Wool sample cards One of the joys of life is digging out wool samples to see what I might want to knit to go with a new summer skirt. There's some promising ideas in the Linen-Cotton range, a bit… Continue reading Bringing me sunshine

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Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

There's a new kid in town and it's the Waterman Allure fountain pen. I'm sure I have mentioned how much I like Waterman fountain pens and every so often I visit their website to drool over pens that I can't afford. I have never seen the Allure before and that turns out to be because… Continue reading Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

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

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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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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

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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

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Ready, set….

Looks like I still haven't done with ringing the changes, because for 2020 I am downsizing my planning into these two slim A6 books. I have chosen A6 because it's the easiest to carry on a daily basis, but I'll admit to a touch of trepidation over whether it will work out after a couple… Continue reading Ready, set….

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One book July drop-out!

It was always quite a stretch of the imagination to think I'd commit to following something like this for an entire month, and no surprise to me that I decided to drop it. Not that it was in any way a waste of time because it afforded me a pause in which to look at… Continue reading One book July drop-out!

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New Ink (not a tattoo!)

Last Wednesday we had a three-sisters day at Bury St Edmunds, complete with lunch and associated new-home admiring (my oldest sister has recently moved to the town) and a saunter around the Wednesday market and general window-shopping. I made a small detour to The Writing Desk to purchase some Diamine ink, having been influenced by… Continue reading New Ink (not a tattoo!)

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One book July? I’m in!

Since 2014, some enterprising ladies on the internet have been running a challenge called One Book July. If you're not part of the "planning" community everything I am going to write from here on in will seem a little odd, or totally crazy, to you, but you may enjoy it all the same. What is… Continue reading One book July? I’m in!