Paw Prints

Can't choose between lined and grid? Oh, we have something for that.

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

You know how sometimes a grid notebook is, well, too 'gridded', but a lined notebook isn't at all gridded...?

[Hopefully this isn't just me...]

Enter the Lamy notebooks.

They're a design I've not seen before, though they do remind me of Seyes' ruling to some extent. Let me explain. They have a 4mm grid marked out in a light grey dotted line. Every vertical line is dotted; every other horizontal line is solid.

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Index Cards

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

I'm not going to get into reviewing each - but I am using them as inspiration.

I'm going to come up with a bespoke system. I can call it "Nero's Notes". Oh. Wait. "Tick Cards"? I'll keep working on that.

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Lochby field journal field report from the, err, field.

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

The Lochby Field Journal has been in heavy action for the last few weeks and it's time to report back on how it survived the abuse.

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Lamy Safari. The marmite of fountain pens?

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

The safari isn't. It's a game little duck, prepared to take on anything. It's a perfect starter pen. Visibly "designed" and opinionated. Hell, it even tries to teach you how to hold it.

The safari is a perfect first fountain pen, and a perfect gift pen.

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When "Morning Pages" take place any time of the day

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

I'm know I'm not alone in having my mental health affected by lock down, but in many ways it's surprised me. I'm not known for being a party animal. In fact, my "lock down life" is incredibly similar to my "pre-lock down life". The only differences are not being able to see my Dad in his care home, and missing my knitting group. I maybe had one coffee-date with a friend a month, pre-lock down. You'd think I would be able to take this pandemic in my stride.

I'm trying to write my way out of it. Not my books... they currently lie outside my grasp and trying to write them is more frustrating than healing. No, I'm trying to journal, or write to process my thoughts and feelings.

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