Hi, my name is Emily and I am a stationery addict! Ever since the first time I ever went ‘back to school’ I have loved getting new stationery. You would always find me with the biggest, most colourful of pencil cases. With pens that were fluffy, ones that had fleece cows on top, every single colour you could imagine to write in. My favourite colours to write with are green ink in a fountain pen, Pink with a gel pen and you can’t beat a good black roller ball fine liner sometimes.
With about the third or fourth of last years notebooks almost at the end and all my good pens drying up, it was time to upgrade the notebook and pens. Also with The Blogcademy just around the corner, it really is like going back to school. What good timing with the sales on, I was straight to Paperchase to check out what they had! I was lured in by the reductions (Brad and I have taken to calling them seductions now!) I love those pen stations where they give you the smallest post-it note in the world, to test out the rainbow of colours on offer, and all the brightly coloured notebooks in different shapes and sizes to decide between.
I had an idea at Christmas when I got my Polaroid Pogo Printer out and used it to print all the photos mum had taken of us all from her camera. Last year my notebooks were pretty boring aesthetically, full of content but pretty much your standard lists and notes. This year I decided to combine all my ephemera that I normally stash in a Memory Box with all my photos I normally stored on some digital device, with my notebooks. I knew I wanted a blank cover notebook to stick all the photos on to, even though I loved a lot of the designs, I wanted something like a school book. I found one that suited but also a plastic wallet with pencil case combined. It felt like something truly off of the 90s, covering my workbook and carrying a pencil case. LOVE IT! I also found an amazing glittery silver flamingo to go with my pink stag in the office, they’re friends now!
I filled the pencil case of my newly decorated and covered workbook with the new scented gel pens and started to write lots of notes with and sticking things in. Combining all my questions for The Blogcademy from various devices of Apple Notes. Filling the pages with to-do lists. It’s been a few weeks now and its started to feel used, I don’t like a new note pad with nothing in it and like to fill it from top to bottom of each page, never wasting a space. With a week to go I thought my stationery kit was complete and ready to go BLOGGING..! Until I stumbled upon these beauties in the shop of the castle we visited at the weekend…!! The most amazing Pink dyed pen feathers! Its like they were plucked straight out of a Pen Bird.. LOVE THEM! Although they don’t fit in the pencil case but I thought I could just poke them in my hair for safe keeping!
But wait… What do I read today… We only have to bring PENS!!?? What do you mean we only have to bring pens? aren’t using our own notebooks?? But …But mine is so special!! I know Blogcademy Head Mistress, Nubby Twiglet has gone to a lot of trouble to create what I can only imagine to be magnificently branded pads of paper… But I do love my own notebook…. Ok so I could use both! Yes that’s it, i'll use the Blogcademy pads and then STICK THEM IN to my Notebook! Mwahaha!! Yes just like off of junior school! I could even make paper pockets inside...! ...Ok I know I took it a bit too far then.
Do they run Stationery anonymous anywhere.?.. I think I have a problem!!