• bullet journal

    My 2020 Bullet Journal & Planner Set Up

    My planning system has changed a lot over time. You hear people talk a lot about finding planner peace and that has been a huge problem for me in the past. I’ve never been able to figure out a system which worked. This year is different because I’ve finally found a system I love. Even though it’s a little late I thought I would share my bullet journal and planner set up for 2020.  Hopefully, this might give you a few ideas on how you could set up your planing system. I’ve started using a combined bullet journal and planner system. Something I’ve always wanted to try but could never…

  • lifestyle

    What To Do When You’re Stuck At Home

    I think we can all agree a lot has changed in the last week. Even if you worked from home, this new Coronavirus has upended our usual way of living. You’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about ‘flattening the curve’ and social distancing as a way to stop the spread of COVID-19. This means not going outside for anything but work or shopping. For most people, this is a big ask, but one thing I realised was that for myself and many other people with chronic illnesses this was already our way of life way before anyone had heard of COVID-19.  I’ve tried to collate as much information…

  • 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…

  • organisation

    How To Colour Code Your Planner To Stay Organised

    This year at university has been very busy. As it turns out I don’t cope well with a heavy course load. I’ve been looking for new methods to help me stay organised. Along with buying an academic planner, I’ve started using colour coding to help me keep my planner organised. So today I’m here to share how you can colour code your planner to help you organise your life.  Everyone buys planners to help them stay organised. But just having a planner won’t organise your life. Colour coding is one way you can bring order to that chaos. Of course, this isn’t the only way you could organise your planner.…

  • stationery

    Zebra Mildliner Brush Pen Review

    A few months ago I wrote a review of the Zebra Mildliners. I love these highlighters and use them all the time in my bullet journal. But something I learned while researching that post was that Zebra makes a brush pen version of the same highlighter. A little while ago I randomly came across the Zebra Mildliner Brush Pen set in a shop and had to try them out.  I was slightly surprised to come across the Zebra Mildliner Brush Pens. From research I assumed that they were not available in the UK. This has changed now but at the time I was having problems finding the brush pens on…