who knew...


It’s National Stationery Week!

Who even knew such a thing existed.

As if I need an excuse to buy more of the stuff.

Some of my favourite cards and books of late have been found on by Ohh Deer. Especially the typographic ones by Twin Pines.


Of course if it’s pencils you need, then you need to go see Sarah at LalaLand

She is the guru of graphite. She makes the wittiest writing instruments in the known galaxy.

The bottom ones are quotes from Derry Girls which is the funniest thing I have seen in many a long day. I adore the acerbic Sister Michael. Our American chums might struggle with the accent but give it a go, she is a joy.


I have endless notebooks which I buy because they look gorgeous. Too gorgeous to use. Instead I use the more pedestrian ones while keeping the pretty ones for best.

Just like my whole sodding wardrobe.

There is far too much delayed gratification in my life

Who knew a post about stationery could turn a searchlight on one of my personality traits.

I need to use the pretty notebook. Wear the good shoes and necklace.

Basically what I’m saying is that I need to carpe diem the shit out of my stationery stash…

Right pass me that pencil sharpener…

Queen Marie