Paw Prints — 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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Storyboard large notebook

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Tomoe River paper lovers... you may want to check this out! Especially since Tomoe River is no longer in production. The Storyboard 'large' notebook appears to have delusions about its size, because at 13 cm x 19 cm (5.1" x 7.5") I wouldn't call it 'large' (you've all remembered my love of B5, right?). But it is actually a pretty nice size. A smidgen under A5 it perhaps fits that niche where A5 is a bit too big, but A6 is too small. The notebook has 64 pages of the slightly heavier weight Tomoe River paper (68 gsm), and the pages are...

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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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Rhodia Rhodiarama... or is it a Webbie?

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I don't know the answer to that. Sometimes Rhodia calls their notebooks 'Webbies' (webnotebooks) but the branding on the one I'm wittering about today is Rhodiarama...

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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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