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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

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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

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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?

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Hacking my planner bookmark

I've always had a soft spot for a 6-inch metal ruler, which may be rooted in my love of underlining things. I'm very fond of a date and/or title double-underlined in a contrasting ink colour, but I also favour using a pencil to underline passages in printed books rather than using a highlighter. I used… Continue reading Hacking my planner bookmark

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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

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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