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What I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree journal, the Seven Seas Writer, and the Franklin Christoph Notebook.

Total pages written since this post (Mar 2): 12

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 1559

Total pages written in 2016: 116

I’m not in love with the Online pen I’m using this month. It’s not leaking but it no longer thrills me. I have so many pens that I love, I find myself longing for something different when I write with it. I will announce the pen for April on March 30.

On Saturday I announced yet another giveaway:  the Pharaoh Notes Giveaway. It’s a notebook this time. The giveaway runs to March 26 so click on the link and leave a comment to enter!

Some points covered this week in my journals:

  • I think I mentioned a Good Earth cafe has opened near me, and it is a vortex of yumminess that I cannot resist. The other night I went to the library with no intention of getting tea but found myself sitting in the cafe, drinking a decaf Earl Grey latte, writing in my journal until almost 10. I was gone for over an hour. So good.
  • I’ve been doing a bit of armchair travelling of late. We watched a program that was a documentary type and the narrator was in Madeira, Portugal. Wow what a beautiful hillside city. You certainly get your exercise walking up the steep streets, and the narrator showed us the quick way of getting down to the bottom: sit in a giant basket, manned by two locals, and go flying down the hill. He was screaming and laughing the whole way. David and I looked at each other and said, “We have to go!”
  • Downton Abbey ended last week. It was a very happy ending for all of the storylines, which I was happy about but also surprised by, as Julian Fellowes has not exactly been known for his happy endings. But I listened to the Masterpiece podcast in which Mr. Fellowes discussed his approach to the finale and it ultimately made sense.

Happy journaling everyone.