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I’m doing this…

Here's a snapshot of what is going on around here these days. This is what was piled on my settee when I started to tidy up last night prior to heading off to bed (before I took the photo I did move them into a more pleasing arrangement than the 'old heap of stuff' that… Continue reading I’m doing this…

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Planning – a new experiment

*For a better view, click on any photo to see the full-size image. As I mentioned in my wrap-up post from National Stationery Week, I was unlikely to continue using the ring-planner I had set up due to size issues and personal preferences. The more I think about it, the more useful I find that… Continue reading Planning – a new experiment

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Ring planner experiments – the inserts

National Stationery Week Day 4 Welcome to National Stationery Week Day 4 and my second post showing an experimental set-up of a Personal size ring-planner (previous post here). I have been concentrating on the nerdy part - testing various pens and papers to see what might or might not work and some of the results… Continue reading Ring planner experiments – the inserts

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Ring planner experiments – the basics

National Stationery Week Day 2 Welcome to National Stationery Week Day 2 and the first of four posts in which I will be detailing an experimental set-up of a Personal size ring-planner. Today I have chosen the planner I will use for the experiment - I thought I would use my Filofax Original Fuchsia Patent,… Continue reading Ring planner experiments – the basics

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“The Way We Were”

Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line? Ah, the good old days, the good old days. You will remember them - back at the end of March when I was writing about the black Parker 51 fountain pen pictured above. But time moves inexorably on and… Continue reading “The Way We Were”

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From the bins of minimalists

Disclaimer: Somewhere, not a million miles from where I sit writing, there is a beautiful lady who now knows that her mother is not above delving into other people's bins, and for that I am truly sorry. This is a Parker 51 fountain pen. It is old; it has been on adventures; it has, frankly,… Continue reading From the bins of minimalists

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InCoWriMo 2019

Today is the sixth day of the International Correspondence Writing Month 2019 and I am pleased with my progress to date. Whilst the aim is to write a letter - or, indeed, any hand-written missive which can be a note, postcard, post-it, so long as it's written by hand - every day through February, many… Continue reading InCoWriMo 2019

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Early 2019 inky matters

Welcome to the first blog post of 2019, how lovely to have you join me for some inky-matter chatter. To start, these are the pens I've got inked and the colours they are sporting. Somehow in the fun and games before Christmas, I lost track of which inks I was using and so I am… Continue reading Early 2019 inky matters

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2018 in 9 chapters

Prologue 2018 is singing a triumphant closing number and 2019 is poised to make its entrance so what better to do today than reflect on some key themes from the year? You might want to make yourself a cuppa before you head into this - it's going to feel like you've been reading for a… Continue reading 2018 in 9 chapters

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Get ready, get set, go!

  To begin, just a brief update following Monday's post - I am back on track with the Christmas knitting. The problem that had discouraged me responded well to a quick fix and so, with a huge sigh of relief, I have continued on my merry way. Having a day or two away from it… Continue reading Get ready, get set, go!