Journaling with Purpose

I mostly write nonsense in my journal. In fact a lot of the time I use my pens to write to myself about pens. If, in a hundred years, my papers should be discovered by some eager historians, they are going to come to some very strange conclusions about life[…]

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Midori CL pencil clip

Midori CL Mechanical Pencil Review

The Midori CL pencil is a plastic bodied mechanical pencil that costs about £2.50 in the UK. It’s available in 0.3mm and 0.5mm versions and in blue, white and pink. It’s simply styled, with minimal branding. It looks quite 60s to me. I don’t like it as much in person[…]

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Midori Travelers Notebook fully loaded

Midori Traveler’s Notebook Part Three: Making It Your Own (and a Giveaway)

That the Midori Traveler’s Notebook has such a loyal following is due to: high quality products; clever branding; and the infinite variety of ways to make it your own. In fact the notebook becomes uniquely yours very quickly as the cover picks up scuffs and scratches and rapidly develops personality.[…]

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Midori Travelers Notebook Refill 013 lightweight back cover

An Introduction to the Midori Traveler’s Notebook Part Two: Paper Refills

In this second part of my introduction to the Midori Traveler’s Notebook I’ll be looking at paper refills. In this, the standard sized Midori, refills are 11cm x 22cm. I shall be concentrating on refills made by Midori. Other companies make compatible refills and it’s perfectly possible to make your[…]

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Midori Traveler's notebook closed

An Introduction to the Midori Traveler’s Notebook (part one)

The Midori Traveler’s Notebook is legendary but, to me at least, quite intimidating. It’s quite pricy to get into and there is an overwhelming number of options. I’ve spent quite a long time looking at it all from afar, not quite knowing where to begin. Then a month or so[…]

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