Stationery

Au revoir, lovely journal

Today I want to do a wrap-up of the lovely journal that I've been keeping since Tuesday 24th December 2019. It's not technically full yet, but I will finish it at the end of this month and I thought this would be the ideal time for a review and a fond farewell. This journal was… Continue reading Au revoir, lovely journal

Knitting · Stationery

Knitting notebooks

A long while ago I started keeping a knitting notebook and I was good at it, on and off. From 2013 I kept notes on each project in a book with cheery photos of my grandson on the cover - you can see him peeking out in my photo. Looking back through it, I see… Continue reading Knitting notebooks

Etsy · Planning · Stationery

Planning Jan-Jun 2020

It being slap-bang in the middle of the year, this seems like a good time to reflect on what I am enjoying right now about my planner setup, not to mention what has changed or not changed since the beginning of the year. I started the year in my Filofax Classic Pastel A5 Notebook in… Continue reading Planning Jan-Jun 2020

Stationery

Last Chance Saloon – Phase 3-ish

Now I'm nearing the end of my desk improvement project, also known as "Last Chance Saloon", I'm taking a look back to remind myself where I've come from. I don't really have any good photos of the my desk as it was before I started recording my changes, but this is how things stood at… Continue reading Last Chance Saloon – Phase 3-ish

Fashion · lifestyle · Stationery · Vintage

A writing bag

Several months ago I met a man who engendered in me feelings of admiration and envy; the admiration was because he was living my dream - living off a pension and spending his days as a writer - and envy because he had a brilliant writing bag. I encountered him in the course of my… Continue reading A writing bag

Stationery

Stationery I’m using right now

It's always tempting to talk about the fresh and new, but sometimes it's nice to just reflect on the things we are actually using, so today I'm going to write about the stationery in regular use at the moment. William Hannah Notebook If you've read anything I've written before, you'll know all about this one.… Continue reading Stationery I’m using right now

lifestyle · Stationery

Last Chance Saloon – Phase 2

Another day, and still chipping away at the desk setup. The shelves arrived this morning from The Futon Company and were relatively easy to put together. There are a lot of screws in this little unit, but that does make it nice and sturdy for such a simple design. Now the big question is whether… Continue reading Last Chance Saloon – Phase 2

lifestyle · Stationery

Further thoughts

I've spent an absurd amount of time this week pondering the desk situation and it came to me yesterday that perhaps I am trying to make one space do the work that properly belongs to two separate spaces. Let me explain. When I think of the word "desk" my mind conjures up two entirely separate… Continue reading Further thoughts

Fountain Pens · Stationery

Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

There's a new kid in town and it's the Waterman Allure fountain pen. I'm sure I have mentioned how much I like Waterman fountain pens and every so often I visit their website to drool over pens that I can't afford. I have never seen the Allure before and that turns out to be because… Continue reading Waterman Allure Fountain Pen

Knitting · Stationery

Haven’t I seen you before?

The Knitting Revisited When I was very young, my big sister and/or brother had a record I was fond of which included a version of Joni Mitchell's song "The Circle Game". I'm experiencing that carousel feeling of 'been here, done this' working on the second version of my Fairisle Tank Top. At least the ribbing… Continue reading Haven’t I seen you before?