The Royal Mail have issued their latest collection of stamps on the 10 January 2012. The collection takes the well know illustrations (illustrated by Quentin Blake) from Roald Dahl’s six most famous books (great pub quiz question).
Please see the shop website for some great Roald Dahl items (not just stamps).
Tell yourself what to do with “Deal with This” sticky notes from knock knock. The pad includes 100 sticky sheets and is perfect for putting the extra pressure on yourself (or others) when leaving a sticky note on a job. Particularly brilliant if you forget deadlines giving you options of immediately, end of the week or whenever to name a few.
Downside: they are too pretty to use…. I want to get though all the excess sticky notes lying around my desk first.
Last year I bought a monthly planner for organising my blogging. Unfortunately shortly after I got distracted and stopped blogging regularly. My new years resolution for 2012 was to get back into blogging so I had been looking high and low for a new monthly planner recently… Without much success until now.
This is my new monthly planner – soft cover and slightly bigger than last time (and more expensive at £16.99). The size is 19x25cm (bigger than a5 but not quite a4) which is slightly irritating. It is a little large to carry around, so it will end up being more of a “desk diary” which isn’t all bad, but I prefer my desk diaries to have hard covers… but I am unbelievably fussy and you can’t win them all. It is a nice notebook and the only actual disappointment is that the paper is a little thin even with biro (but this was the same as last years planner and I forgave this as it kept me organised).
Now that I have got back to it (“it” being the blogging) I hope to finish off my “blogging journal” series over the next few weeks. So until then catch up with the first part of the series if you haven’t already done so.
Meet my latest monthly notebook. Regular readers will know that i like to carry around a small notebook in my bag (usually A6 in size) for jotting down random thoughts, usually for blog posts.
It’s a cute little notebook that I picked up in the airport on my way back from holiday with a bunny like picture. A6 in size. 200 odd lined pages.
But to be honest, I wasn’t interested in the somewhat plain marshmallowy yet cute cover, for me, this time, it was what was inside that caught my eye (and the bargain price of £2). Inside there is smooth blue-lined paper. The biro pen I usually write with on the move leaves smooth impressions on the page, and adds a certain flow to the handwriting. Blissful. Writing in this notebooks is actually relaxing rather than a chore. So shouldn’t take me too long to fill it all up.
While I was disappointed it wasn’t called the book of GREAT ideas I found another great notebook. There is nothing I love more than a beautifully bound notebook, delicate pages and a book with a purpose – and this neatly tied up bundle brought all these things together.
The pages are flexible, the binding is strong and the notebook is most certainly durable. However, I hate to say this – I haven’t managed to pick up the courage to write in it yet. It is almost too perfect.
I have been so busy since the new year with moving house, I’ve not had any time for any good ideas. I need good ideas before I can start writing… So once I’ve written on these delicate pages I shall let you know what it is like.
My grandparents bought me this lovely day book for Christmas. The book is filled with beautiful pictures of floral arrangements (not seasonal as my mother very kindly pointed out) but beautiful nonetheless.
The book is rather on the large size (just a bit bigger than A4) so it is not exactly compact. But it has a great “desk diary” feel to it, and definitely a keepsake.
As shown in the picture below there is only a couple of lines for each date. So for me there is no function as a diary (can’t cram it all in). But it has potential as a birthday book, or one line a day memento book.
First day of the year… better make up my mind quick – suggestions welcome