Paw Prints

All white?

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

I’ve been going through a white period. My desk is white, in fact most of office furniture is white. This year, I’ve been taking notes (with white implements) in a large white notebook and a medium-sized notebooks. Madness.I’m smitten with Blackwing notebooks. I’m an avid user of graphite and fountain pens, and so actively seek paper that works well with both. Enter the Blackwing Slate (the medium-sized one.) 8.25 by 5 inches. “The Blackwing Slate's cover is made from a smooth, matte pearl coloured polymer designed to take daily wear and tear without sacrifice of form or function. In keeping...

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Keeping track of the books I've read...

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I read quite a lot. Not as much as many people, but in an average year, I read between 50 and 60 books, and it's becoming increasingly necessary to keep track of what I've read. Yes, I know. There are apps that can do that, but I'm not much of an app person.

I'm sure some whippersnappers reading this will be convinced of their memory's power and think that they would never forget what they've read. Hm. I was like that once. And then I got old, and 50 books a year quickly became 1000 books over a couple of decades. My memory is dulling at precisely the time it's also getting full!

What I'm currently using is a notebook to record my reading. (Anyone surprised? No. Thought not.)

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Turning over a new new leaf

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Offices are often dull places for the stationery aficionado, let's be honest. But now that most of us no longer get to visit one very often, for obvious reasons, perhaps we can use the opportunity to do things a bit differently. Take paper, for instance.

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My top 5 in stationery for 2020

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Well, 2020 has been a shocker, hasn't it? I'm glad to see the back of it and hoping that 2021 brings better things.

I want to end the year on a positive though, so I'm going to share with you my top 5 items of stationery from 2020. A couple are old favourites that will make the list any year; the rest are things that are new (or at least new to me) this year.

In no particular order...

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Alignment of the Stars

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Earlier this week, Saturn and Jupiter lined up in a cosmic display of shininess, apparently. Of course, here in grey, soggy Blighty we couldn't see a bloomin' thing, so if the great conjunction really was an omen of something or other we can quite fairly claim not to have noticed.

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