Despite leaving school rather a long time ago, I have never quite lost the ‘new term’ feeling that washes over me in September. As a child, a new school year meant new stationery. I clearly remember agonising in Woolworths over exactly which pencil case to buy. Deliberating between a pink furry one that would inevitably become stained from topless felt tip pens, or a cooler plastic one that I would decorate in blue biro with my latest pop band love – usually Duran Duran or Wham.
I have always loved coloured pens, paper and note books. I love the freshness of the blank page. As an adult I still love replenishing stationery supplies, and have a colourful stash of journals waiting to be filled with musings and meanderings. Where some girls will buy a ‘pick me up’ lipstick, I’m more likely to be found in Paperchase buying a ‘pick me up’ coloured pen.
With this in mind, what better way to mark the beginning of another term than with a selection of the stationery that makes me smile.
1. Cath Kidston Clocks A5 Notebook John Lewis 2. Anne of Green Gables inspired pencils Magic Note Book 3. Hearts mid notebook Caroline Gardner 4. Stripey Paper Straw Pens on the High Street 5. A6+ slim linen cactus notebook Paperchase 6. L’apres Midi London Sticky NotesThe Fox and Star