Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Things I am not going to buy - Day 24: Stationery

When I was young, I used to LOVE stationery of any kind.  It was such a treat to go into W H Smith to look at all the stationery, and to SMELL it.  Pens, pencils, rubbers of all shapes, sizes and colours, note pads and paper, rulers, post-its... 

Things haven't changed that much since I grew up.  I still get very excited when I go into the stationery department of a large store, or, better still, a specialist stationery store such as Paperchase.  The one thing that has changed is the amazing amount of choice available.  I could spend hours and hours just browsing the lovely notebooks, paper, pens, bits and bobs... (let's not even start on post-its...)

Oh yes - one other thing has changed since I was a wee girl - the advent of technology.  Being the gadget geek that I am, I rarely pick up a pen and I have absolutely no need for a paper notebook/planner of any sort, as all my notes, thoughts, todos, appointments, addresses, etc, are kept in various apps and synced between various computers/tablets/phone.  Such a shame that I don't get to use any of the pretty paper notebooks that I buy when I get carried away in the stationery department!

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