Fountain Pens · Knitting · Planning

When you’re out of fashion

"Let them have their fad and their fix Confined by fashion and peer I love you for your courage In this frightened atmosphere" Don McLean: You Have Lived It doesn't matter what particular hobbies you indulge in, I'm sure that every single one of them is prone to fads and fashions. I am equally certain… Continue reading When you’re out of fashion

Planning · Stationery

A5 Filofax update – 135 days later

Journal in hardbound book; Planning in Filofax Original A5 It's time to revisit my Filofax setup and capture some thoughts on the A5 size now that I've been using it for a few months. What have I liked? What have I disliked? Does it still suit my purpose, is it time to change up a… Continue reading A5 Filofax update – 135 days later

Planning · Stationery

A lot to like

Aware that I suffered a fit of damning with faint praise when I wrote about the Cross Bailey Light fountain pen on Friday, today I'm going to be more enthusiastic about Filofax's new decorative accessories. Over the past month four Collections have launched - the Garden Collection, the Indigo Collection, the Confetti Collection and, most… Continue reading A lot to like

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

It’s all about the paper

The thing about the planner community is that our photography can, at times, tend to focus on the externals whereas, of course, what actually matters is the paper inside the cover. I'm not saying that the cover isn't important, it is. We choose our covers to convey, to ourselves as well as to the outside… Continue reading It’s all about the paper

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Nothing to write home about

It's a funny thing, having nothing to write a blog post about, knowing it doesn't matter, that it's counter-productive to force it, but not quite being able to set aside the desire to write. I've been trying to decide which ink I should use on my main planner pages throughout March which is the month… Continue reading Nothing to write home about

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Metal Rat doffs his hat

The Year of the Rat has ended and not a moment too soon. When it started, Covid-19 was a mere rumour shrouded in mist, and I was blithely ignoring the suggestion that the first reappearance of the Metal Rat since the year of my birth was unlikely to turn out well. (You can read last… Continue reading Metal Rat doffs his hat

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Filofax – one (plus) week in

Well, here's what I would have written and posted last Friday if a broadband issue hadn't offered me the chance to spend my weekend doing analogue-only things instead. I'm now one week (plus) into using my A5 Filofax Original as both my planner and journal/notebook, which seems like the ideal time to do a proper… Continue reading Filofax – one (plus) week in

Planning · Stationery

My 2021 planner setup

Ta Da! I have been toying with my 2021 planner setup for quite some time and now that the new year is so tantalisingly close, I'm ready to put the finishing touches to the whole caboodle. That makes it sound so cut and dried, so decisive, so simple. The journey to where I am, though,… Continue reading My 2021 planner setup

Planning · Stationery

Happiness Planner now and then

Whilst discussing my recently-completed Inspired Stories Daily Planner, I have alluded to a previous occasion when I had a daily planner which never really gelled with me. This was the 100-Day bound planner from The Happiness Planner, which I ordered back in August 2017. At that point, I felt that daily planning might help me… Continue reading Happiness Planner now and then

Planning · Stationery

Completing the Inspired Stories Planner

A quote chosen by me to start off each week - the original quote printed in the planner covered up Back in August of this year when I wrote my preliminary thoughts on the Inspired Stories Daily Planner, my sister was of the opinion that I would not keep using it. I must say, I… Continue reading Completing the Inspired Stories Planner