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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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Getting to know Nickie O'Hara

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Nickie and I first engaged on Twitter when she kindly reviewed 6 Pocket Notebooks when we first launched in the Summer. Since then I've been amazed with all the online activities that Nickie is involved with along with her productivity techniques and knowledge of Stationery. 1) Describe yourself in three objects Twitter (not really an object but I've been a user and a super-fan for almost seven years now), planner, London Underground tube train. 2) Wood or Mechanical Pencil? Do you know what? I rarely use a pencil but when I do, I use a mechanical pencil just for ease of use (no hunting round for a...

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Getting to know Reema Patel

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Reema is behind the craft and stationery website aumsome.com, though the more you get to know her the more we think it should be renamed awesome.com. From a very young age Reema has adored stationery and that is evident in her blog and social media posts. We have really enjoyed engaging with Reema on Twitter and was delighted when she agreed to do answer some of our burning questions.  1) Describe yourself in three objects Oh man, I always struggle with these sorts of questions. Let's go with... a box of notebooks, a set of colouring pens & pencils and a never-ending supply of “junk” food. 2) Wood or Mechanical Pencil? Wood. Wood....

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Getting to know Ian Hedley

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A self confessed fountain pen geek, Ian runs the really popular and engaging Pens! Paper! Pencils! blog as well as being an awesome sketcher. Ian has put together a great Ask Me Anything session for us, my particular favourite section is when Ian shares his productivity hacks and techniques. Enjoy... 1) Describe yourself in three objects Pencil, wine glass, house (home). 2) Wood or Mechanical Pencil? Wood. 3) Ballpoint, Gel or Fountain Pens? Fountain pen. 4) Sketchbook or screen? Sketchbook. 5) Tell us about a couple of your favourite materials to work with? The first has to be the humble wooden pencil, although to be honest my favourite...

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