Boredom may lead to…

I've come to the conclusion that my ongoing planner/diary perigrinations, cerebral though they remain, stem from boredom as much as anything else. I'm bored, therefore I want a change, but I have sound arguments against all the changes I can conjure, thus I stay where I am, which makes me feel more bored. It's the…

Pens in case ~ April 2022

It proved to be a little difficult to love my pen and ink choices for April and so I drifted through the month with a slight air of disappointment. Two weeks in I came close to simply emptying them all and starting again, then I missed the opportunity on account of it being Easter weekend.…

Dimanche encore

If I could, this Sunday morning, bestow upon one person an award for the most consistent use of fountain pens in "pop" videos, I'd go for the French singer Julien Clerc. He is not new to me, I bought a cassette of his hits in Paris in 1980 and have had a soft spot for…

Oldest and newest

I took the photos for this blog post intending it to be on a much broader stationery subject, but having started to write I found I wasn't at all interested in what I was saying. Does that happen to other bloggers? I always think if I can't summon up any enthusiasm for my work, I…

When you’re out of fashion

"Let them have their fad and their fix Confined by fashion and peer I love you for your courage In this frightened atmosphere" Don McLean: You Have Lived It doesn't matter what particular hobbies you indulge in, I'm sure that every single one of them is prone to fads and fashions. I am equally certain…

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…