Paw Prints — Product review

Pencils!

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

You may have seen in my last post, that I'm confined to largely writing left-handed, in pencil at the moment (when I'm not typing on my trusty laptop) as my arthritis has flared up. Hence the arrival of some new pencils to play with has been most timely.

This week, I'm looking at the Nero's Notes Musgrave pencil, and the Blackwing 64.

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Bomo letter writing pack

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

As I'm sure all of you know by now, I write proper letters, on nice paper, to a number of people, and I have done for decades. Sometimes they are quick notes; sometimes they are longer missives. They are often just to exchange news. Occasionally, they are to force a stressed friend to sit down and concentrate on something else for ten minutes, rather than whatever is stressing them.

A new addition to Nero's is some splendid writing paper from Bomo. 

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Is it a planner? Or a notebook? Could be both!

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Scrib blogged about the Stálogy 018 1/2 year notebook/planner a few weeks ago (see here), but let me share my thoughts.

Unlike Scrib, I am a bit of a planner nerd. I do like to plan my days and I have a vertical, week to view, A5 planner on my desk where both appointments and planning are time-boxed. The Stálogy isn't really like that. I mean, it could be like that, if you wanted it to be, because the joy of the notebook/planner is that it's pretty free-form. There are markings to indicate the time, day, date etc, but they're also faint enough that you can just ignore them entirely.

Essentially, this is one of the most flexible planners/notebooks I've come across.

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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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Stalogy 016 notebooks

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

At last! Stu has finally taken heed of one of my pleas!

A gazillion years ago, when I was wittering about my writing notebooks (you can see the post here) I bemoaned the fact that Nero didn't sell B5 notebooks. Well, only 2 years later, Nero does! And what a notebook they are too!

Enter the magnificent Stalogy 016 notebooks, available in green, blue, yellow, grey, red, or black covers.

These Stalogy 016 are one of my top notebooks. In fact, probably my favourite B5 notebook of all time. I accept they're a tad large for a pocket notebook, or even for a general carry-around notebook (oh, just buy a bigger bag!), but as a project book or on the desk, they are superb.

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