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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

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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

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Solid gold easy action

Okay, I stole the title for this post from T. Rex's 1972 single because I wanted something to suit this lovely honey-gold ink, just one of four colours I ordered from The Writing Desk on Wednesday morning and which arrived with the post lady a scant 24 hours later. In these times when retailers are… Continue reading Solid gold easy action

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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

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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

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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

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A new member of Clan Bluepen

I'd like a spaceship in this design. Okay, so they invented this thing called Black Friday. Did you get the memo? Under normal circumstances I wouldn't be drawn in, but apparently 2020 is not a normal year. You got that memo, right? Anyway, Black Friday... invented... not my type of thing... then I watched this… Continue reading A new member of Clan Bluepen

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All these notebooks

This post has been inspired by comments from two lovely friends: Alex W. in the 'real world' who mentioned notebook fetishes when she visisted and saw this bureau, and blog-friend ReginaMary who asked in the comments on Friday's post if I have a separate use for each of my planners and how I keep it… Continue reading All these notebooks