Hello! How’ve you been?
After a week off, I’m back. Perhaps not with a bang. But feeling rested and remembering why I started this blog in the first place.
So this seems like a good time to share something positive. After going to visit Bureau Direct at their offices/warehouse a couple of months ago, we’ve now set up a fairly informal arrangement where each month I’ll pick a couple of things I’d like to try and share my reviews with you guys. So that’s exciting!
Here’s my first haul:
I’m going to give the Leuchtturm 1917 notebook it’s own separate post, as I think it deserves it and I’ve been giving it some proper use at work. But the rest don’t need as much detail.
Papelote Notebook Strap, £5.95
Dominic threw this in with my choices, and I’m glad he did because it’s not the sort of thing I’d’ve chosen. It’s pretty self explanatory really, but it’s a clever strap which allows you to carry around your pens/pencils on your notebook. Perfect if you’re rushing about from meeting to meeting and don’t really want to carry a pencil case with you. And GREAT colour choice Dominic – I’m obsessed with this combo. They come in sizes A4, A5 and A6 and loads of different colours.
Paperways Sticky Notes, £3.50
I know that sticky notes are just sticky notes, but these caught my eye because it’s rare to see patterns on them. I use sticky notes ALL the time at work, as I get several hundred random requests thrown at me every day and end up with bits of paper all over my desk. For this reason, I get pretty bored of the standard post its and thought these would make a refreshing page. To be honest, the colour scheme doesn’t do too much for me, but I still think they’re pretty cool. If I were to choose some cons I’d say they’re a little smaller than the average sticky notes, and they are pretty expensive for a 2 pack. But if you want to refresh your desk then they’re a good way to do so.
Coccoina Adhesive Paste, £5.25
THIS STUFF SMELLS INCREDIBLE. If you’ve never smelt it, then seriously, sort your life out. It’s like delicious marzipan. I’d seen it (and yes, smelt it) a few times in shops but had never really had a reason to get some. Then around the same time as I was choosing stuff form Bureau Direct, I’d needed glue for some reason and couldn’t find any so finally, an excuse! It does come in stick form but I think the tin is much cooler.
It has a whole in the middle which holds the little brush. And just in case you’re thinking it’s style over substance, it sticks pretty well too! It should last me a while, I’ll be interested to see if it dries up or not.
So that’s my first haul. Is there anything you think I should try out next? And look out for my Leuchtturm review, probably next week.