I was out and about, and one thing that always makes me want to put my hand in my pocket and spend like crazy is stationery. I dont think I am the only one. I was the kid with only 2 pencils in my case but 20 novelty rubbers as we called them. Erasers, to everyone else.
I always get a lift in spirits when it is August and September as I can see all the new stock. It's like in the film, You've Got Mail, you know the line he says
I saw the above spider card and took a sneaky snap of it in Paperchase.
I used to line up all my new stationery, in the days before returning to school, after the summer holidays. Hoping that my choice in new school bag wasnt so horrific compared to the 'cool kids'. And that one time my Gran gave me a little extra money, so I could buy a tin box that contained a protractor, set square, ruler and compass. I still have it somewhere. It has emblazoned all over it the name of my crush at the time from another class. Strange thing life, I fancied him from afar and I saw him when I was out one night years ago and he told me that he had liked me all through school...
I have a special parker pen I like to write with and have now gone up in the world since my plastic pencil case to a small leather one. I spotted a pencil case I really wanted in a shop called Osprey London. It was £35! wow. Then when on holiday in France, Quimper to be exact, I found a stationery shop that was like going into a shop in Diagon Alley. I could have stayed in there all day. The French have such lovely stationery. Whilst in there I found 2 small pencil cases. They came to the grand price of 19euros. Sold and in my possession, quick as a flash. Love them. Hopefully they will last the rest of my life, unlike the plastic ones I have bought previously.
Do you have a favourite pen? And Happy Valentines Day.