Nero's Notes

Life With A Hobonichi by Trisha McQueen

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Living with a Hobonichi took a few years in the making, in Oct 2015 I finally treated myself and 2016 to a Hobonichi Techno from pocketnotebooks, I had already signed up for their monthly subscriptions and I was lucky enough to order my hobo pre-sale. I have been journaling for the last years, as a carer I wanted to record moments that really made a difference during times that at the time you would believe to be difficult, journaling brought out the best of times and pockets of golden moments.  It reminds you that ‘this too shall pass’.  I also...

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Getting to know Eddy Hope

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In the Digital era it's not often that your Guest Blogger is somebody you know outside the world of Social Media and Blogs. Eddy and I have known each other for a long time, live a few miles from each other and often meet-up to discuss all things stationery.  Eddy has a great social and blog presence over at the The Nib Guy along with being the man behind Calendex a solution to the problem of future planning when using the bullet journal. 1) Describe yourself in three objects I'm going to be cheeky here and count my pocket notebook and...

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7 Resources Hobonichi Lovers Need To Know About

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After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, this past weekend was the first opportunity I had to open my Hobonichi and allowed myself to delve deep into the wonderful world of how I was going to use the 2016 Techo Planner. Before I started, I spent a lot of time (OK, quite an unhealthy amount of time...) on seeking inspiring accounts of other Hobonichi owners to help understand how they use their Techo. So, if you could do with a little inspiration, too, we’ve pulled together our favourite Facebook groups, Etsy shops, Instagram followers and blogs to help you...

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Getting to know Tessa Sowry

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Tessa Sowry runs All Things Stationery, a site dedicated to bringing you the very best of the world’s Stationery. Tessa combines a mixture of pens, pencils and notebooks reviews with a a real creative eye for beautiful photographs and videos. If that wasn't enough, Tessa also curates a Stationery resource of physical and worthwhile Stationery shops to visit around the world! Talented, right! Wait until you read her Q&A... 1) Describe yourself in three objects A Kaweco Sport fountain pen, because it's small, an Octaevo glasses bookmark (pictured) because I like reading and it looks almost the same as my specs, and a duvet,...

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Running? There's a Pocket Notebook for that...

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How I use my Adventure Log As a fan of note-taking in a digital world, I find myself utilising pocket notebooks more and more to house my daily notes.  I bullet journal, I keep a date-diary (with occasional reminders synched to my phone) and I am an incessant list-maker and mind-mapper. Recently I have embarked on a new ‘journey’ in my life; moving from leading a community running group through the “Couch to 5K” programme and taking part in weekly ParkRuns to learning how to run the 10K distance over the next three months.  As someone who has only been...

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