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Well, hello Mr. Darcy!!

I really like the deluxe pocket sized notebooks from chicsparrow. I already had a Maverick, but the Mr Darcy was oh so tempting! I got one in buttered rum, and it is gorgeous! The leather is sooo smooth, and while it is quite firm, I guess it might soften up a bit over time. No, I´m not going to brek it in, I´m afraid it might put strain on the stitching. It has a very nice feel to it, and I´m very happy with the colour I chose, I was very quick to move into it, and am loving it so far ❤

A second later, the paper was ripped off!

A second later, the paper was ripped off!

Just as pretty as the pictures on the website.

Just as pretty as the pictures on the website.

Love the pocket configuartion, and the penloop holds my favourite pen. Four strings, and the knot is on the spine.

Love the pocket configuartion, and the penloop holds my favourite pen. Four strings, and the knot is on the spine.

It´s yummy!

It´s yummy!

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Unwrapping my Scandori

I bought this one from a fellow Norwegian. When I bought it, she only made them in red or black, but she now offers more colour options, I believe. The firmness is very similar to the original Midori, and the colour is a very nice shade of red. I´m planning on using this one for christmas shopping lists and wishlists from my kids. Much easier to bring along for christmas shopping than my personal Malden.

The stamped heart is a nice touch.

The stamped heart is a nice touch.

It´s a nice, rich shade, and it has a spine knot!

It´s a nice, rich shade, and it has a spine knot!

It arrived with a paperclip and a blank insert. And a handwritten note is always nice to receive.

It arrived with a paperclip and a blank insert. And a handwritten note is always nice to receive.

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Unwrapping my foxyfix notebook

I like trying out new notebooks, and I really liked the colours on this one. It reminds me of summer and the sea (which is why I chose the octopus embossing.) I haven´t moved into it yet, but I thiiiink I know what I´m going to use it for.

Seconds before I ripped the paper off.....

Seconds before I ripped the paper off…..

My favourite colours (which is probably why I had to buy t, even though I didn´t have a specific use for it in mind).

My favourite colours (which is probably why I had to buy t, even though I didn´t have a specific use for it in mind).

I do prefer a spine closure, but it´s no big deal.

I do prefer a spine closure, but it´s no big deal.

Two strings, which is great.....I think I would have preferred another colour on the inside, though. The leather is on the floppier side, but not too floppy.

Two strings, which is great…..I think I would have preferred another colour on the inside, though. The leather is on the floppier side, but not too floppy.

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A planner can make excersising a little bit more fun….

Okay, THAT might be a stretch….but perhaps a tiiiiny bit more enjoyable? I don´t like to exercise, but realised my health will benefit from it in the long run, so I decided to use my gold planner (it´s more a rose gold) from kikosattic to track the tortu…..eehhhh…»exercise». I ride my bike a lot (I try not to use my car unless it´s raining really bad), but decided I need to lift some weights, too.  So, I use my monthly inserts (from Kikki K) to track which days I exersise. So far, it works for me. I might change the system next year, but I haven´t decided yet.

Sorry about thelight, the weather has been appalling the past days. This planner is hand made, and fantastic quality.

Sorry about thelight, the weather has been appalling the past days. This planner is hand made, and fantastic quality.

Two pockets on the left (and to on the right), which I´m not using at the moment.

Two pockets on the left (and to on the right), which I´m not using at the moment.

The red is for exercise...the purple....is for days where I haven´t eaten any chocolate. Yes I know I have a chocolate problem! But I only eat a tiny bit, promise!

The red is for exercise…the purple….is for days where I haven´t eaten any chocolate. Yes I know I have a chocolate problem! But I only eat a tiny bit, promise!

I use the weekly inserts to keep track of what kind of exercise I have done. I probably won´t do  this next year, instead I might colour code on my monthy pages.

I use the weekly inserts to keep track of what kind of exercise I have done. I probably won´t do this next year, instead I might colour code on my monthy pages.

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How I use my Midori Star Ferry edition

I love my little star ferry ❤ A lot of people think the passport size is too small to be practical, but I love using it. I think it might depend on the size of your handwriting (among other factors)?

I have 3 inserts in mine, and there is a bit of overhang, but not enough to bother me. If I had used inserts with less pages, it would be less overhang, but this works for me.

I´m very interested in the cultural heritage of our ancestors, including their belief system before christianity was introduced, the legal system before and after the religious shift (did you now Norway was the second country to have a codified legal system (Magnus Lagabøtes landslov/1274) second only to Castilla?), the runic alphabet (used well into the Middles Ages) and the history of the Nordic countries from 700-1400. This little book is for quick references, while I use an A5 sized notebook for study notes.

So here it is:

I´m using a silver Mjolnir as a charm.

I´m using a silver Mjolnir as a charm.

The passport size writing board from Midori. Metal tabs are from Basic Grey and Tim Holtz.

The passport size writing board from Midori. Metal tabs are from Basic Grey and Tim Holtz.

When you have tiny handwriting, a passport size is perfect. I use washi tape to attach tip ins when needed.

When you have tiny handwriting, a passport size is perfect. I use washi tape to attach tip ins when needed.

Added a couple of maps in there.....

Added a couple of maps in there…..

The runic alphabet (younger futhark). Until recently, I didn´t now the alphabet was different in Norway/Iceland than in Denmark/Sweden.

The runic alphabet (younger futhark). Until recently, I didn´t now the alphabet was different in Norway/Iceland than in Denmark/Sweden.

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My Gillio pocket Compagna is here!

I have wanted a Compagna in brown croco mat for a while, and when this one was for sale on the marketplace, I decided to take the plunge. I use pocket Mia Caras (and a Bethge) as wallets, but although I love the chunkiness, there are times when it´s more convenient to carry a smaller wallet. Sooooo, perhaps the pocket Compagna will be perfect for those days? Time will tell, but for now, here it is:

I love that the Gillios come in a sturdy box.

I love that the Gillios come in a sturdy box.

This picture shows the colour the best.

This picture shows the colour the best.

I love secretarial pockets! The Mias don´t have this feature, so maybe I´ll end up using this one all the time?

I love secretarial pockets! The Mias don´t have this feature, so maybe I´ll end up using this one all the time?

For me, the back pocket is essential if I´m going to use it as a wallet.

For me, the back pocket is essential if I´m going to use it as a wallet.

The fron of the planner.

The fron of the planner.

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My new Raydori is here!!

I have ordered from Ray Blake previously, a FN Camel and one in regular size. Loved them both, and when I recently found out I will need a new notebook for our next vacation, I decided to order from him again. At 29 GBP (including shipping), the price is good and the quality even better. It arrived in a little more than a week (which is impressive, considering we´re in different countries), and it was as awesome as my other two. It is a bit floppier than the original Midori, but sooo lovely to touch and…..ahem….sniff (and I´m soo glad I´m no the only one doing this. I have been known to go to saddle shops just to smell that lovely leather scent…. yes, my husband think I´m nuts).

And here it is…my lovely Raydori ❤

A few seconds later, the paper was just shreds....

A few seconds later, the paper was just shreds….

Squeeeeeeee!!

Squeeeeeeee!!

It comes with a notebook with plain paper. Love the cover.

It comes with a notebook with plain paper. Love the cover.

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