The anniversary of paper

The anniversary of paper

Some of my lovely friends got married last summer, and as their first anniversaries approach, I found myself thinking of the traditional anniversary presents.  Each year of marriage has a theme attached to it, traditionally, and the first is paper. Which is, as...
Choosing your signature ink colour

Choosing your signature ink colour

Ah, real fountain pen ink. There’s nothing quite like it… I have a few purple and turquoise cartridges which I can use in my old school fountain pen (which is battered but writes amazingly), but the pen I use the most, which was a graduation present, only...
Reading Matter: one of my favourites

Reading Matter: one of my favourites

It’ll come as no surprise to hear that my paper addiction stretches to include some magazines as well as stationery and books. Not the typical celebrity focused ones, but the ones that are a delight to discover and a joy to peruse. The ones that embrace and...
Sensible September and me (by Carla)

Sensible September and me (by Carla)

I love September even more as an adult than I did as a child. The end of hayfever and sneezing, the back to school feeling without actually having to go back to school, cosy evenings, the start of term at my local adult education centre… It’s sensible for...
Why vintage matters

Why vintage matters

Vintage is such a controversial word in some circles these days. My friends and I have been dressing, and living, with a vintage, nostalgic slant, for years now, well before vintage was cool (and dare I say it, overused). But I believe that letting vintage...