Paw Prints — Review

Scotland in your pocket

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

The Commonplace NotebookMonboddo, a name so Scottish, it has been lost to history, but it has a tartan. So explained the mighty Scrib, proud of the tartan to which his name entitles him.Dr Fleet, resident of Scotland, spouse of a Scot muses whether the commonplace notebook may be a distant ancestor of the Bullet Journal.My father was born and bred in mid-Lothian and despite leaving Scotland in his late teens, retained a Scottish burr to his dying day. For as long as I can remember, I have claimed Scotland as my home, despite never living there and being equally entitled...

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Bullet Journal Update

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Bullet Journal Update This post originally appeared on stuartlennon.com At the end of this month (April), I will finish my third consecutive bullet journal. I started here. Six contiguous months, planned, noted, bulleted, journaled. Six months counts as a consistent practice and I feel qualified to write a review. What works? By far the biggest win for me, is how the practice fits into a morning routine. The morning routine is beloved of productivity gurus and enthusiasts. I once bought access to a course on the morning routine, and when we got to the section on “go to the bathroom”, I...

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Fromage to Catalonia

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Why should you try it? Well, firstly, the price; this really is a steal at a mere 50p a stick. But more importantly the quality of the graphite - for an H this is remarkable stuff.

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In the red, again.

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Results In February 2017, I became the proud proprietor of Pocket Notebooks (as was), so we just passed the two year anniversary last month. Like every business, we have to prepare annual accounts and complete tax returns. I’m working on that now. The good news is, the tax man is getting nothing again this year. The bad news is that this is because we are still not making money. That's disappointing. Lessons That said, we made a gross profit this year, versus a loss last. Our overheads are down, so our net loss is one quarter of what it was....

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Bullet Journal - 6 weeks in.

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Bullet Journal 6 Weeks In Bullet Journal, 6 weeks in. Am I still doing it? Is it working for me? Read on to find out.I rebooted my bullet journal in December of 2018, intent on establishing a regular practice for 2019. As I write this post, less than ten days remain in February, so I thought it interesting to review where I am. Equipment A Leuchtturm1917 Copper A5 Notebook, with plain pages. I write in it with whatever is to hand, but predominantly a Mitsubishi UB-157 ‘fine’ in black. Setup Index, Future Log (Apr-Sep 2019), Monthly Logs (Jan-Mar 2019) &...

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