What’s better than receiving a surprise box of stationery through the mail when you’re a stationery addict?
A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to win a Pocket Notebooks subscription package and I couldn’t wait for the first box to arrive. The dispatch email arrived in my inbox on Thursday evening and I eagerly awaited the box of papery goodness. Yesterday, the goodies arrived!
At least one, if not all, of the Field Notes Memo Books will be going in my new Traveller’s Journal, along with my Word Notebooks (more about them later), when it arrives.
The Field Notes Memo Books come in plain, lined and graph paper and have 48 pages. I love that the inside front cover on them has “This Field Notes Memo Book is the property of…” as well as a box for “Pertinent Coordinates”, fields for start and completion dates and locations, and the all important “In the event of misplacement” information (including tick boxes to say if there is or isn’t a handsome reward waiting!).
The inside back cover of the Field Notes Memo Books has information all about Field Notes, practical applications for the memo books and even detailed information about the specifications of the notebooks (down to the very machines used to make them).
The Field Notes Memo Books are “pocket” sized (3.5″ x 5.5″ / 9 cm x 14 cm) so are ideal for sticking in your pocket, but if you prefer to treat your notebooks a little better you can put them in a Traveller’s Journal or the like.
The Baron Fig Apprentice Ruled Notebooks are a little smaller at 3.5″ x 5″ / 9 cm x 12.7 cm. I love the golden yellow stitching detail on the spine, contrasting with the simple grey cover. The 48 pages in all three of these notebooks are ruled, so very handy for writing all kinds of notes or even a small journal.
The Story Supply Co. Pencil is lovely to hold and smooth to write or draw with, but I can’t help thinking it was designed for left-handers as the printing is upside down when I hold it in my right hand. Although a pencil is a pencil, no matter what hand you hold it with!
Now onto my Word Notebooks…
I ordered these notebooks from the Pocket Notebooks website the night before winning the subscription package, so I’m certainly not short of notebooks at the moment (but a girl can’t have too many notebooks, can she?!).
The Word Notebooks are “pocket” sized (3.5″ x 5.5″ / 9 cm x 14 cm), come in a set of 3 and have their individual uses…
The Word Blue Bandana Notebooks are perfect for bullet journaling on the go. The 48 pages have empty bullet points down the left-hand side, with a user guide (showing the meaning of differing bullet points for journaling) on the inside front cover. The inside front cover also has room for your name, notes, dates and “if found” details. The back cover has abbreviations for taking better notes, which is something which might take a little practice (for me, at least!).
The Word Adventure Log Notebooks are perfect for anyone who travels. Each page has boxes for the location, date, conditions and your travelling companions, as well as plenty of room for your notes. Ideal if you’re a travel blogger or someone who just wants to make notes about your travels. The back cover encourages you to make a bucket list, so you can tick things off as you go along.
I must admit, these notebooks aren’t cheap, but they’re different and well worth the money. If you want/need a regular supply of these notebooks but don’t mind which ones you get, then the subscriptions work out cheaper… and, after all, it’s great to get a surprise through the post.
Before I go, I must make a note about Pocket Notebooks’ customer service. I have received a personal note from Tony & Dan at Pocket Notebooks with each order (whether it was my subscription prize or my Word notebooks) and they’re always quick to reply on Twitter too. I can’t recommend this company enough for a wonderful, personal and swift service with perfect products.