Tag Archive: stationery

Death and Pencils (vastly preferable to taxes)

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I love the London Review of Books. It’s always got great essays and the reviews which run to thousands of words are often more like digests, so often I get so much from… Continue reading

If it’s good enough for John Steinbeck, it’s good enough for me.

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Ah stationery, you are my weakness!¬†Recognising that a penchant for Montblanc fountain pens was a path to certain disappointment, I have instead developed a love for fine pencils, namely the Palomino Blackwing. I… Continue reading

Hey! Isn’t It My Turn To Raid The Stationery Cupboard?

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Over the past month everyone in my family has been brandishing shiny new stationery. Oh, did I say everyone? Well, everyone but me, that is. The annual trip to WHSmith for pristine pencil… Continue reading

Cleaning Is Always Easier If You Get Paid In Notebooks.

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This weekend we are cleaning. My son left for college last week *sob* and I’m tackling the bombsite left in his wake. In its current state it looks more like the elephant enclosure… Continue reading

Because it doesn’t do to be perilously short of notebooks

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Build it and they will come, or, buy notebooks and writing will get done. Although to be honest, I’d write if all I had were petrol receipts and used electricity bill envelopes, and… Continue reading

I’m not licking that, I’d probably get polio.

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I am big on cheap books. I recently bought a load of books for ten pence each and the joy I felt actually made my heart beat faster. Given the choice between bargain… Continue reading

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart – William Wordsworth

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I have a ridiculous amount of notebooks. It’s probably due to a cross between a paper purchasing addiction and an irrational fear of not being able to write something down. I write in… Continue reading