Stationery

The ink in my heart

There are simply loads of ink colours I like: the blues, the greens, the reds, not to mention a certain hankering after an orange of the deepest sunset variety. Ringing the changes with the colours I'm using is very dear to my heart and after several weeks of planning in turquoise, I was looking forward… Continue reading The ink in my heart

Stationery

Notes, notes, notes, notes…

I hope this post finds everyone well and coping with the restrictions life has sent our way. I'm currently engrossed by notes. Not, I hasten to admit, actually taking notes, but reading about note-taking systems, watching videos of other people's notebooks, and dredging up my own collection of part-used and blank notebooks in an attempt… Continue reading Notes, notes, notes, notes…

Planning · Stationery

A creature of habit

Above all else, I know myself to be a creature of habit. I don't deal at all well with changes to routine; forget the advice that you have to do something new for 21 days (or 28, or 31 or however many days your particular guru recommends), it takes months, if not years, for me… Continue reading A creature of habit

Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 3

The decision has been made and I have discarded the creative writing sub-section of my planner in favour of a separate creative writing notebook. When I had it as an area within the planner there were only two pages of creative writing and I just don't think they need a dedicated area. That decision being… Continue reading Inside my planner / 3

Reading · Stationery

Inside my planner / 2

Welcome to the second part of my planner set-up and we're moving into the notes section. Before I start, though, I'd like to say a word about the sturdy card dividers and bookmarks that you can buy from William Hannah. These are available in a selection of colours to co-ordinate with the planner covers, they… Continue reading Inside my planner / 2

Knitting · Stationery · Travel

Acquisitions at home and abroad

One of my aims this year is to buy yarn as and when I need it, with specific projects in mind. I am trying to be more focused on what I want to knit and the yarn best suited to each project. It turns out that doesn't preclude the occasional purchase on a whim. I've… Continue reading Acquisitions at home and abroad

Fountain Pens · Stationery · Writing

Slightly surprised

I find myself slightly surprised that I am regularly using the B6 9-ring binder which I bought in my local branch of Morrisons' supermarket. As I wrote in my initial review of the product, it isn't a size that seems to have a place in my life, however I have found it is absolutely perfect for short… Continue reading Slightly surprised

Fountain Pens · lifestyle · Planning · Stationery

Inside my planner / 1

I thought I would split my planner setup into a couple of posts and today I want to cover the diary section, or true planner section of the book. Before I start, there's a bit of technical information to go through. All the pages I'm showing today have been printed onto William Hannah's plain paper… Continue reading Inside my planner / 1

Fountain Pens · Poetry · Stationery

Delicious

The time has come to talk about my newest fountain pen, in all its glorious aquamarine splendour. This is the pen I narrowly avoided meeting when I visited The Writing Desk in Bury St Edmunds last summer and I was thrilled when it arrived in my gifts this Christmas. The Lamy Studio pens have a… Continue reading Delicious

Stationery

It is the dawning…

Here is another stationery item I have picked up recently. I found it on one of my regular meanders around the stationery aisle of my local TK Maxx. It is labelled as being manufactured in China for Robert Frederick of Bath, with a recommended retail price of £12.95 reduced to £4.99. The journal has a… Continue reading It is the dawning…