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Waverley Tartan Cloth Commonplace Book

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Commonplace Books were (are) scrapbooks where you could collect all sorts of bits and pieces - quotes, recipes, tickets, pictures... you name it really. They were used far more in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but perhaps Bullet Journalling is a modern take on it.

Waverley Books have brought out a range of commonplace books, in two sizes: 210 x 130 mm (the size I have) and 140 x 90 mm. The books are covered in genuine tartan cloth (from Kinloch Anderson of Scotland). 

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On the move

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

We’re off again. As of Tuesday, May 7th, Nero’s Notes will be in new digs. This time, it’s a double move. Nero’s Notes is a trading style of the mighty conglomerate that is Loggedoff Ltd. Well, when I say mighty conglomerate…you know Richard Branson’s Virgin? Yes? Loggedoff is nothing like that. Loggedoff is a company incorporated in England and Wales. I own it, and I founded it specifically to take over pocketnotebooks.co.uk, as was. It is now registered at 27 Old Gloucester Street, London. WC1N 3AX. Company number #10574986. Before you pop round for a quick sharpener, I should warn...

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Plaid in full

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

How many other pocket notebooks does everyone want to reach out and stroke?

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My Top Ten (non-stationery, non-tech) podcasts

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

I wrote before about my favourite Stationery podcasts. I do listen to other things too. Again, in no particular order, here are some podcasts I enjoy that are not specifically 'tech' or 'stationery'.  1. Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. AKA "Wittertainment". A BBC gem, whether you like movies or not. 2. Covered. HC Marks on writers and their books. 3. The Figure. Georgia Parkin and Charlotte Lorimer on a wide-range of topics. 4. Reconcilable Differences. "John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out how they got this way." 5. Thoroughly Considered. Myke Hurley and the guys behind Studio Neat....

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My writing notebooks (part 2)

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Last time, I talked about the notebooks I use to capture ideas. Today, I'm going to talk about what kind of books I use once an idea has enough oomph that I think it will be a book.

This noodling around could be thinking more about the setting, or plot or the characters. Usually, it's a bit of all three, though plot and characters often seem to come together.

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