I have a weakness for an empty notebook. Ignore the many I already have waiting to be filled. Ignore the fact a 45-cent exercise book from the supermarket will do the job. Sometimes I need to buy a beautiful notebook...just because. The purchase usually coincides with a sudden burst of organisational or inspirational energy. I may have decided to begin journaling, or list-making, or meal planning, or business planning, or the general sorting and setting in place of some sort of complex system that will ensure the smooth running and general betterment of our days and lives. I will fill the first few pages with zest and enthusiasm and then...well.
On my recent shopping expedition in Singapore, I came across this trio with animal prints and red stitching on the covers, all tied up with string. Calling it a souvenir made the decision easier. And although three new notebooks should mean I don't need one more, when that one has a Fair Isle knitting pattern printed on the cover - found in my favourite local store, Made by Others - well, what's a girl to do?
Four new notebooks, and much, much planning, writing and filling to be done.