Paw Prints

Free Delivery

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Here at Nero's Notes, we offer free UK shipping on orders above £13.50. For international orders, we charge, according to weight. (We will ship anywhere, subject to being able to get a price for it, so if your country isn't listed, just drop us a note.) Operating a web shop, you have to consider, and devise, a shipping policy.Research will tells us that people don’t like paying for postage and packing. Apparently, we like to see a single price and pay it.Of course, that’s no problem. All we need to do is find a courier to deliver our goods worldwide...

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How I use a Pocket Notebook.

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Regular readers will have suffered through several posts on my battles with planning, here or here. Almost none of my planning is actually done in a pocket notebook.I use the smaller format books as an extension of my larger ones. Rather than a rigid format, my pocket books are very free-form. On one page there might be a task list and on the next a draft for a blog post. Sometimes, there might be a series of random doodles, or a record of an unexpected thought. I did, for a while, experiment with a ‘multiple-pocket-notebook’ system, with different books fulfilling...

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Writing Tools

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In 2001, I bought a Montblanc. Actually, I bought three. A set comprising a mechanical pencil, a ballpoint and a fountain pen. It was the Charles Dickens limited edition set.For several years, I held onto these as a sort of totem, a corporate badge of honour. I still have them now. Then, in 2016, I rediscovered writing. I actually started using the pen for what it was designed for. I loved it. I was hooked. Quickly, I began exploring and acquiring new fountain pens. The learning curve was... no, is, steep. What a joy it is to learn that I...

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Nomad Notebooks

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Our newest supplier is Nomad Notebooks, a company we had been watching on social media, and one that a couple of customers had highlighted to us. Their mixed page books are interesting, fun and superb quality. I put Ben, co-founder, under the spotlight. Why did you start designing notebooks? How did you get to where you are today? LaMar and I work as graphic designers every day, and at the end of the day we always have different types of paper with logo sketches, page layout designs and sketches. We would use graph paper, sticky notes, plain sheets and we...

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Planning Regime - Update

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February is drawing to a close; time then to review where I am with my planning routine. I set out my plans here. On 1857 (a podcast that I do with TJ Cosgrove), I intimated that I was aware that the regime was going to be tough to maintain. I was using a pair of desk books, my Trigg Life-Mapper and my diary from Smythson. These two books have different features. The Trigg is day-to-page, with proscribed sections for To Do, Plan, Delegate, Delay and room for four appointments. Built into the book are areas for planning and goal-setting.  The...

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