• stationery

    Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil Review

    I have been wanting to try the Palomino Blackwing 602 Pencil for a long time. I’ve heard so many people talk about how they are great pencils to use for art. Obviously, as a person who does art, I wanted to see what made them so special. There was only one problem. I’ve said in the past I am not particularly fussy when it comes to writing tools. It if works I’ll use it. There is one exception to this, I hate using regular pencils. I hate that you have to sharpen them, I hate that the lead wears down, and in many cases breaks meaning you have to sharpen…

  • personal

    Looking Back On 2019 & My 2020 Goals

    How has everyone’s festive season been? My immune system thought the best way to say goodbye to 2019 would be if I came down with a cold once university was finished. I’m not even joking. I started feeling ill almost immediately after my last meeting of the semester. I’m currently trying to write this post while dealing with said cold.  Like previous years I have decided to start 2020 by looking back over 2019 and discussing some of my highlights. Overall it has been quite a good year. We had some important family-related stuff happen this year. I didn’t achieve quite as much compared to 2018, but still, it has…

  • stationery

    Lamy Safari Fountain Pen Review

    I am a die-hard gel pen lover. I won’t deny that. But I also have a thing for fountain pens. Most fountain pens cost far more than I’m willing to pay for a pen. But there is one fountain pen I’ve been using for a long while now and really like. That being the Lamy Safari.  You might be surprised to learn this but I’m not particularly fussed when it comes to pens. Yes, I like a nice pen just as much as everyone else. But to me, a pen is just a tool. I’m not massively into journaling. I write because I have to, not because I want to. …

  • stationery

    Kikki.k 365 Day Journal Review

    Today I have a review of the Kikki.k 365 Day Journal. Recently I challenged myself to journal every day. I like writing challenges because they force you to get into a habit and personally I’ve found writing everyday has really helped my mental health. The only downside I’ve found is where and how to store this journaling. KIKKI.K 365 DAY JOURNAL I’ve tried a few online apps which haven’t worked great. I know for this sort of writing challenge I prefer writing physically in a notebook. So a little while ago I was in the Kikki.K shop at Euston Station and came across this 365 Day Journal and I think…

  • blogging

    Celebrating Five Years Of Blogging

    The 31st of December 2017 marks my blog’s fifth birthday. Technically it is quite a bit older than that, my original WordPress account was made around 2010. Since I’m no longer blogging on WordPress.com I don’t count that as a real anniversary. Anyway my blog turned 5 and I’m genuinely amazed that I’ve managed to reach this milestone. The last 5 years haven’t been easy, I originally made this blog at the start of 2013 to go along with my YouTube channel. I enjoyed posting occasionally but that was it. At that time of my life I didn’t really know what I wanted to do with myself. I was working…