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…

Deck the page

Let me take you back to the last time I wrote, strategically glossing over a couple of missed posting opportunities, and remind you that I mentioned incorporating some daily intentions pages into my Filofax setup. Well, now that I've been using them for a week I reckon it's high time to give a bit more…

Creeping in

Isn't it strange how things can find the chinks in your armour and before you know it come creeping into your affections? Take this Graf von Faber-Castell Gulf Blue ink, for example. After my first try it was easy to dismiss the shade as too wishy-washy, utterly failing to hit the jewel-bright tone I favour.…