Off-planet

It feels like I've been off-planet for a few weeks, and it remains to be seen whether I've fully made it back, or if the command module is still bobbing around on the ocean, gently steaming. I'm pleased to say that the experiment using the week-to-page bound diary with its lined page for notes has…

Try it on for size

It's okay, it's not another new pen, it's my good old Waterman Hemisphere Rose Cuivre which I've been using in my planner/diary this week. And I've dug out my old Cross single-pen case because I have a yen to go slightly minimal for the coming week. I've had a bit of a cold hanging around…

But is it friendly?

I headed into the city this weekend to look for a new notebook to use as my daily journal and a few other odds and ends. Perhaps (who knew?) to saunter in the sun, sit and drink a cup of coffee in any one of a number of decent tea or coffee shops, scope out…

So September

Another new month brings the opportunity for me to be creative with a double-page spread in my journal. This is one of the few items that I have blatantly stolen from the many videos and Instagram posts I consume about Bullet Journals, although I've put my own spin on it by noting down the main…

Those autumn vibes

Oh, yes, I'm feeling those autumn vibes now. The ink, the paper, the pen, the knitting, all illuminated with late-evening lamplight, and the glorious lyrics of Roy Wood underpinning it all. This is Mr Wood's "Way Beyond the Rain" from his 1979 solo album "On The Road Again" - a US-only release which I've only…

Filo-nanigans

I've had a week away from the blog to focus on the training for my new job role, and now it is time to get back on the blogging horse. I have been certain for most of the year that a return to work, especially work outside the home, would see me wanting a more…