My guest today on STATIONERY LOVE is Carol Wright.
As a child my parents would take my brother and me out for days and we would get a pen/pencil/eraser and little notebook whenever we visited a castle, stately home or zoo.
I still do this with my own children. Gift shops at attractions tend to be quite expensive so this is my way of letting the children take home something to remind them of their day out without breaking the bank.
At school I loved my Bic 4 colour pens. Pencil cases were there to relieve the boredom in certain lessons. Rubbers, pencil cases and folders would be doodled until unrecognisable. Boys names, little cartoon dogs, caterpillars etc. This was the extent of my rebelliousness in school. 🙂
I prefer to write in pencil. This comes from my school days as a left-hander that could not get on with fountain pens. When I was at school we were using cartridge fountain pens but these were still the enemy as far as a left hander was concerned. I gave up on fountain pens as soon as I possibly could.
I tend to borrow stationary from my daughter these days. Her bedroom is a haven for stationery and craft supplies.
These funky A4 folders were from the supermarket. Stationery doesn’t have to be expensive. I use these for filing paid bills etc.
My daughter currently works part-time in an Independent Stationers and this is where she found my Filofax.
I could not be without my diary. I tend to have a mid year planner as it fits in with the children’s school year. The lilac mid year in the photo is my book blog diary. It is stuffed with cards and leaflets I picked up at the Festival of Romance last year.
The notebook to the right with lilac pattern is my Romantic Fiction notebook that I keep all my notes in for my role as Reviews Editor for Romantic Fiction On-line.
Thank you for sharing with us today Carol. Memories of doodling … sigh! How fortunate your daughter is working at a stationers 🙂
I must admit to an obsession with diaries … I have one for book blogging, one for the tours and a personal one – as well as my two online calendars as well. I’m still a paper girl at heart.
Has any blog readers made the transition to online diaries completely? Or are you like Carol and I with our paper diaries still in ascendancy?
Carol aka a DizzyC has been blook blogging and reviewing for over 2 years at DizzyC’s Little Book Blog.
She is voluntary Reviews Editor for Romantic Fiction On-line and an Associate Reader for Love a Happy Ending.
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