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Pilot Custom Urushi Review

I will try my very best to keep this written review significantly shorter than the ramblings on my video review! If you’d like to watch the video review, please click below! Let’s get straight to it! The Pilot Custom Urushi is the flagship of the Pilot line up. It’s an Ebonite pen, covered in Urushi…
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Clairefontaine A5 Dot Grid Notebook Review

Upon unwrapping the Clairefontaine “My Essential” A5 notebook, I was wondering what I was going to write about. It’s a pretty standard looking A5 notebook with a green, flexible card cover….. So where does it fit, in a market saturated with similar products. Well…. I have two words for you. Bullet. Journalling. The “buzzwords” of…
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Darkstar “Black Space” Pocket Notebook Review

How does a brand with incredibly minimal branding make a name for itself? I pondered this question whilst reading all about the Darkstar pocket notebook, which features the least branding I’ve ever seen. Nero’s notes had sent me this to review, and I’ll be honest, I’m not sure I’d have ever found out the brand…
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Norderly Co Pocket Jotter Review

When Clare at Nero’s Notes sent me the Norderly Co Pocket Jotter to review, I was pretty excited! I’d seen this brand pop up recently, and loved the minimalist Scandinavian vibe. I’d also visited Norway in 2018, so maybe I was subconsciously drawn to the Norwegian heritage……. Which, is where we’ll start this review. Founded…
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Bellroy Notebook Cover Review

Bellroy, the maker of fine leather goods, and a company that fits in with the more environmentally aware customer of 2019. They produce top quality products, and I’ve been fortunate enough to carry one of their wallets for the past two years – Nothing in that time has changed my mind about Bellroy, or their…
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The Travelling Circus

Possibly the least complimentary way to describe going on holiday with your family, but that is exactly what it felt like taking a 12 year, 10 year and 9 month old to Croatia for a week. It all starts with the packing. Oh boy, the packing. Actually, before we even get to the packing, let’s…
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Creating the perfect workspace!

With the arrival of our new little one some months ago, the house was getting a bit crowded. My office has always been downstairs, and most of the time, it’s been fine. But now we have baby toys in the living room, and no where to put anything other than my office…. It’s become a…
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Ireland

From Island to Ireland – Things to do in Killarney At some point in their life, everyone has that time when their friends or partners friends are getting married. My time is now. Not long after the Ibiza invite landed, I was informed that my former housemate Martin, was going to be marrying his long…
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Monzo vs Starling – A Personal View

I’m going to look at a few differences (and similarities), between the two biggest “challenger” banks in the UK. Monzo and Starling. I’ll be upfront with you….. I put all of my spending through an American Express card or a “points/cashback” credit card. I genuinely have no idea why everyone doesn’t do this. Providing you…
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