I've written before, many times in fact, about being a notebook fiend and I'm making no apology for this post. There's something about notebooks, and having the right one for the task at hand that makes them so irresistible. Or to me anyway, although I suspect I'm not alone.
It's not unheard of for me to buy a notebook without an intended use in mind. And I have several here waiting for just the right the right occasion. It's also not unheard of for me to have several on the go at once; there's different sizes, always at least one in my handbag and despite having many of my to do lists electronically, I'd be lost without a notebook and a pen in my bag.
Even when we head off cycling somewhere new it's likely that I'll have a small postcard sized book in my wicker basket to note down sights, smells, sounds and things I want to remember, sometimes to share here, but often so I can be sure to know which memory is from where. I think it's the small things that really make the big memories come alive.
So it goes without saying that I'm always on the lookout for a good source of notebooks, because for me, it's not something to leave to chance. It's true that almost every time we visit a National Trust property, or I'm at a RHS garden or partner garden, they're what I'm drawn to in the shop. I've recently discovered The Works and have been pleasantly surprised by the sheer range of notebooks in their stationery section, as well as their prices.
As you can see from my selection in this post, their range covers everything from inspirational quotes to geometric designs and there's many, many more designs on their site. I've chosen my favourite fifteen notebooks, and it would have been so easy to choose at least half as many again.
So whatever your preferred notebook style, I suspect there's something there for you. Are you, like me, a notebook fiend, and if so, what's your notebook style?
* This is a collaborative post but all views and opinions are my own.