I know I am late with the Diary Review, but they do have a notebook exactly the same style and just a little thicker and with the same paper which you may be interested in if you’re not in the market for a diary. The notebook (and the paper) is from Cavallini & Co.
I love the brightly coloured front cover, which has a vintage but wacky feel to it. The inside cover, rather than being plain is also highly patterned:
Inside the diary we have all the usual additions: personal details, important dates, international dialling codes, time differences, tube map and national rail map. I love the fact that it has a national rail map – that is actually of use to me, more so that the tube (london underground) map, because I rarely go to London.
Now for the diary pages: They are organised in week view. I like my pocket diary to be week view as I can cart it around in my purse and all I need to do is simply note things I’m doing, or look things up to see if I’m free, my larger diaries are the day view ones.
You get a good amount of space in each day, and of course like most weekly view diaries the weekend space is smaller. The paper is good thick cream paper withstanding the use of ink gel and fountain pens with no show through. Smooth and easy to write on.
Compared to last years diary? Well last year I had a moleskine (weekly view) diary different layout so I’m not going to compare on that front, although I did enjoy the space to do a to-do list. But this year, now that I am no longer a student I do have more of a need for space in each individual day, so it works out well. The paper seems thinner in the moleskine, although I cannot say for sure.
Size wise the moleskine is more pocket friendly, but the Cavallini is slightly more compacted and is thinner (as it lacks a pocket in the back cover).
Cavallini have a wide range of products available in several main themes (one of which is Flora and Fauna featured here).
These products can be bought in Waterstones, The Pod Company and Papernation.