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First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner

Inspired Stories planner, fountain pens, Happy Planner stickers, my own photos As I mentioned previously, I've bought myself a 100-day Inspired Stories hard-bound planner and I'm going to take this opportunity to record my first thoughts then hopefully I'll touch on it again later in the year as I get into the swing of using… Continue reading First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

What a pen and ink

It truly is the height of summer here in the east of England, temperatures soaring into the 30s (Celsius), and not knitting weather in the least, so it's lucky that I got my projects wrapped up last week and that my knitting activity for now is limited to browsing patterns. I spent an inordinate amount… Continue reading What a pen and ink

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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

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Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

"Come on, Frank, an officer files things in his head. He doesn't remember them until they pop up, you know that: a face, a street, a name, a number, zabba-dabba-doo, like that..." Lieutenant Theo Kojak/1976 Listen to - Gladys Knight and the Pips "So Sad The Song" (I know that we both talked it over,… Continue reading Imagining my brain is exactly the right size

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Planning – a new experiment

*For a better view, click on any photo to see the full-size image. As I mentioned in my wrap-up post from National Stationery Week, I was unlikely to continue using the ring-planner I had set up due to size issues and personal preferences. The more I think about it, the more useful I find that… Continue reading Planning – a new experiment

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Take-away from a stationery week

I promised a wrap-up at the end of stationery week. I have been pondering for a couple of days now what I am taking away from it and I think I have it straight in my head. An excuse to shop I think this type of week/day is most successful as a marketing drive and… Continue reading Take-away from a stationery week

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Ring planner experiment – filled pages

National Stationery Week Day 6 Coming to the end of National Stationery Week and I've filled in this week in the Kikki K planner. This is generally how weekly horizontal pages have worked for me in the past. It's a mix of forward planning of day-specific appointments/tasks together with reminders of things that happened on… Continue reading Ring planner experiment – filled pages

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Ring-planner experiment – the set-up

NATIONAL STATIONERY WEEK DAY 5 Oooh, look, there's some stuff in my Kikki K ring-planner! This is mainly going to be a pictures post, but I will say that I ended up designing my own inserts because it turned out to be easier than trying to print the ones I found online. I have printed… Continue reading Ring-planner experiment – the set-up

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Ring planner experiments – the inserts

National Stationery Week Day 4 Welcome to National Stationery Week Day 4 and my second post showing an experimental set-up of a Personal size ring-planner (previous post here). I have been concentrating on the nerdy part - testing various pens and papers to see what might or might not work and some of the results… Continue reading Ring planner experiments – the inserts

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Ring planner experiments – the basics

National Stationery Week Day 2 Welcome to National Stationery Week Day 2 and the first of four posts in which I will be detailing an experimental set-up of a Personal size ring-planner. Today I have chosen the planner I will use for the experiment - I thought I would use my Filofax Original Fuchsia Patent,… Continue reading Ring planner experiments – the basics