• stationery

    A Christmas Gift Guide For Stationery Lovers

    It’s almost Christmas so I thought I would do a gift guide where I share some of the best stationery items to give as presents. I may have stretched the definition of ‘stationery’ for a few of these items. But I wanted to mention related items which could make good gifts for someone who likes stationery.  If you’re wanting to avoid online shopping this year I would highly recommend you take a look in Paperchase and Cass Art. Local farm shops also seem to be good for stocking interesting stationery items which you don’t normally find on the high street.  The items I’ve mentioned in this post are just what…

  • stationery

    Paperchase Stationery Advent Calendar Review

    Last year Paperchase released a £35 advent calendar filled with stationery. I was very intrigued by this, however, I decided I really shouldn’t spend my student loan on an advent calendar. We’re now counting down the days to Christmas again and the only review I’ve found of that advent calendar was so negative the reviewer sent it back and asked for a refund. So today I want to look at the 2019 Paperchase stationery advent calendar and see if it is actually worth the money. High-end advent calendars are becoming all the rage. When I was a kid you got a £3 calendar filled with Cadburys chocolates. If you wanted…

  • planners

    FranNerd Yearly Planner Review & Haul

    FranNerd is an illustrator and designer currently working in New York. I originally came across Fran on YouTube about 5 years ago where she makes videos sharing her illustrations and life. Over the last few years, Fran has been working on a series of planners. And I’m here today to review version two of her Open Yearly Planner. Honestly, I’m so excited that I can actually do this. Like I said I’ve been watching Fran’s videos for years. It’s been fascinating watching Frans life over that time, moving from Belgium to Hastings and then on to New York. FranNerd has documented this whole process on her YouTube channel along with…

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    How To Migrate Into A New Bullet Journal

    We’re now over half way through the year which means it’s time for me to migrate into a new bullet journal. I recently read The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll and it entirely changed how I use my bullet journal. To the point where I’ve been using my bullet journal religiously for the last six months and have to migrate into a new bullet journal. This is really quite unusual for me. I tend to regularly change up my planning style. Sometimes this comes from wanting a change. Other times what I need out of a planner can change. I don’t see the point in using a dated planner…

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    MD Paper A5 Notebook Review

    For a long time, the Leuchtturm1917 was my favourite A5 notebook. I even wrote a blog post about how it was the best A5 notebook you could buy. Well, it turns out there is a new contender and it might be even better than the Leuchtturm. This is quite surprising for a number of reasons. The main one being that I didn’t like the MD Paper notebook when I first saw it. I guess I should explain this story a little more. I was browsing a few stationery shops online when I came across the MD Paper notebook. At the time I was looking for a new notebook and thought…