National Stationery Week 2015


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Last week was national stationery week, and I meant to write about it during the actual week, alas time got away from me and I didn’t really quite know where to start! I thought I’d share some of my favourite pieces of stationery, and why I love them! I’ll start with pens today and share more as time goes on!

I love to write and being a lefty I sometimes struggle to find a nice pen that works for me. I found this awesome website, Cult Pens that stocks a huge range of amazing different pens in all sorts of colours. I’ll share links from there but you can buy them elsewhere too. (I wonder if I’ll get through this post without spending lots of pennies!!)

The pink Pilot V-Pen Erasable fountain pen (Cult Pens price £3.64 for one. Other colours available)
pink pilot fountain pen

This is a lovely pen to write with and I particularly like the pink colour. It is great for letter writing and doesn’t show through paper, or bleed. I also like that it is disposable, so I don’t have to worry about carrying cartridges around.


Another lovely pilot pen – the Pilot V5 Hi-Techpoiny rollerball in light blue though I have this and the V7 in multiple colours. (Cult Pens price £2.15 and multiple colours available)

light blue v5

This is a great fineliner. I used the black version for the seating plan and invitations for my friends wedding recently. It writes really smoothly and again, no bleeding or leakage. A great value pen and I always have one knocking around in my bag or on my desk.



There is also the Sharpie (seems like an endless number of colours! They retail for £1.10 on Cult Pens).
black sharpie

They are the pen of autographs! But I love them for so many different jobs, writing on plastic, addressing packages, writing on odd surfaces. They are so useful and I don’t know how many colours I have!



Stabilo fineliners come in a huge range of colours, this set retails for £11.99 on Cult Pens.
stabilo fineliners

I have a similar set to this, and it is great for organising my diary and my to do list. They are really very fine and I did try and colour with them but it didn’t really work! Colour makes me happy and being able to organise with it is really helpful.


This is just a selection of some of the lovely pens I use, I jump around from pen to pen and I’m always looking for new ones to try. Do you have a favourite type?



Welcome back and a recap


It has been months (well actually over 2 years!!) since I last blogged here and my world now looks quite different. I decided to come back to blogging to give myself somewhere to write, a corner of the internet that is just mine. I have a few ideas of things to write about, and I think I’m going to try and do a few blogging challenges to get back into the swing of things.

This blog is really for me, I’m hoping I might pick up some friends and readers along the way, but for now I’m going to write about the things I like, the things I do, the things I buy and probably the things I worry about. Welcome to the world Becca blog!

I should probably expand on the point about my world looking a bit different. I still live in Norwich with lovely Dave but am no longer unemployed (yay!) I’m actually on job 2 since I last posted. I shan’t talk directly about my work here (rules are rules). I work in digital marketing here in Norwich.

The biggest change in my life since I last wrote was the sudden loss of my beautiful mum last summer. I have a whole blog post to write on that – probably many of them – but grief is a personal thing and I don’t yet know how much I want to share online. I think, if you are going to be on this journey with me you probably should at least know that though. My life is naturally altered by this huge loss, and it’s likely to reflect in the things I have to say and the different experiences I’m having now. You know how when you have your eyes tested they try out different combinations of lenses to get the best fit for you? Well I feel like a new lens has been put on my world now, and I’m just getting used to the way it feels, having to refocus my eyes as it were.

Another change is my student status. I’m currently studying for a diploma in digital marketing through a distance learning course. That is likely to be a topic that comes up every now and then too!

Some other things that haven’t changed:

  • I’m still a caffeine fiend! I’m hoping to include a few posts about my coffee habit, and the awesome places I find to drink it!
  • I’m still very much a stationery obsessive. A girl can never have too many notebooks or pens and I still calm myself down by looking at pretty stationery. I’ll share some of my acquisitions with you.
  • I still read huge numbers of books. I’m keeping a running tally this year (I’m on book 21 I think). There might be some posts on the awesome books I read.

I think I’ll leave it here for now. I hope I’ve not sent you to sleep too much.

I’ll be back soon 🙂