Getting Nerdy for National Stationery Week
All hail the humble pen and paper.
I might spend most of my day typing away on a computer – but there is nothing like the first fresh page of a notebook. So much so, that I have a whole pile of pretty notebooks that I’m a little scared to write in for fear of ruining their prettiness.
I also have a thing for pens and will happily endure sales pitches and ramblings from promo staff in order to secure a free pen. Again, hoarding is a theme here and I definitely have a couple of ‘show pens’ that are too nice to use. And I’ll reluctantly admit that I have also developed a ‘card drawer’ – a relative of the ‘bag cupboard’ – where I keep greeting cards “just in case” I ever need one. Or if they’re too nice, I will put them in photoframes and pretend that someone bought them for me… Don’t lie, I know I’m not alone in this.
I also know that I’m not the only one who will spend way too much time in shops like Paperchase, wistfully picking up colourful scrapbooks, page dividers and themed paperclips – wishing that I had a reason to justify buying all of it. So to fuel our addiction, I’ve chosen some little beauties that I’ve got my eye on in honour of National Stationery Week. Because why shouldn’t I have a stapler in the shape of a chicken?
1. Henry Bengal Cat Notebook, £4.50, Justdaydreaming.com.
2. Coloured Cat Highlighters, £3, Paperchase.
3. Happy Veggies Paperclips, £2.50, Paperchase.
4. Magical Unicorn Magnetic Pad, £4, Justdaydreaming.com.
5. Chicken Stapler, £4.50, Paperchase.
6. Let’s F It Up Greeting Card, £2.50, ohhdeer.com.
7. Kate Spade Eat Cake For Breakfast Journal, £22, John Lewis.
8. ‘Ciao Bella’ Venice Ball Point Pen, £15, Lisaangel.co.uk.
9. Novelty Cards, £2.50 each, Littlemoose.co.uk.
10. 100 Postcards from Penguin, £14.99, Theliterarygiftcompany.com.
11. Poketo Moustache Note Cards, £2.50, thecuriouspancake.co.uk.
12. Paris Magnetic Bookmarks, £4.99, thefoxandstar.co.uk