They say memory fades as you get older, which may be true… I forget. There are some memories in particular I don’t ever want to lose though. For example some of my best memories of my children when they were younger are of holidays in France. Holidays in the Loire Valley and the Vendée in […]Read more "Une mémoire française: A review of the Calepino No.4 notebook"
The final countdown has begun! As I sit here huddled over my desk, the wind howling outside, I realise that there are only a couple of days to InCoWriMo 2016> I thought, seeing as I’m a dead ringer for Charlton Heston (at least from a distance… a very great distance admittedly!) I’d share ten commandments, […]Read more "InCoWriMo 2016: The 10 Suggestions"
Life is full of memories. The problem is keeping hold of them all…Which is why we write things down I guess. On day four of our week reviewing lovely Japanese stationery products we’re taking a look at the Mnemosyne notebook produced by the Japanese manufacturer Maruman. Presentation: My first impression of the staple bound pad that lies […]Read more "Precious memories: a short review of the Maruman Mnemosyne A5 notepad"
Day two of Japan week on http://www.afoolwithapen.com looks both at the week ahead and the months of 2014 already gone… How you may well ask? The answer is simply by talking about the ‘Hobonichi Techo’, a Japanese daily planner which I’ve now been using since the turn of the year. The english edition of the […]Read more "Japanese days: A short review of the Hobonichi Techo planner"
I still remember the times when my sister and I would listen to the ‘pop’ charts on the radio as they came out on a Sunday… We’d sit, ready to record the songs from the radio with three-fingered dexterity, simultaneously holding down the play ,record and pause buttons on our portable tape recorders.. Ahh those […]Read more "The Charts: May 14 update"
One of the ingredients for a great writing experience is undoubtedly good paper. Poor paper isn’t worth the paper it’s….well made of. I’ve found the hunt for good paper immensely rewarding and have many incarnations of what I would call great paper. So today I thought I’d review a favourite of mine. It comes in the […]Read more "Gone dotty: A review of the Dotgrid.co A5 book"
It’s that time again, another 100 twitter followers achieved another giveaway! This time with the help of RL Allan publishers I’m giving away an Allan’s pocket journal. I reviewed one of these back here. These retail at £25 each. This time the winner may also be able to choose the colour, depending on their availability. […]Read more "Giveaway: Anyone for some goat?"