My first guest on STATIONERY LOVE is Sarah Tranter. Sarah is sharing with us a different perception of Stationery Love.
I adore beautiful journals and bound notebooks and would love to surround myself with them.
It’s just I don’t have any. I see them. Lust after them. But for practical reasons, my stationary has to be cheap. I tend to resort to a value pack of something like Sainsbury’s Wiro Notebooks (I’m saying those because there is one on the kitchen table now). I normally buy them, or their like, bulk when they are on sale. I think this batch was something like £2 for six LOL. To be honest, the beautiful versions would be wasted on me anyway (and yes, I am comforting myself). I go through them so quickly and what I fill them with is a complete mess. I’m generally scribbling something down before I forget it (I always have one in my handbag) and find they also accommodate my ‘to do’ lists and even end up being used for the kids’ spellings. I have bought gorgeous journals before, but as presents.
I’ve had to stroke them lovingly and send them on their way, reminding myself all the time, that they deserve far more longevity than I can offer them ― and to be filled with something far more beautiful than my frantic scribbles.
Thank you Sarah. I’m actually feeling quite sorry for you now … blog readers, what do you think?
Sarah Tranter’s debut novel, ‘No Such Thing as Immortality’ is released TODAY (published by Choc Lit). A former constituency researcher for a Labour MP, a political lobbyist and a London PR, she now lives in Wiltshire with her husband and two boys.
Choc Lit: http://www.choc-lit.co.uk