Hello. My name is Mrs C and I am a list writer.
There I've said it. I write lists and I love doing so. I have lists for everything. What meals we're having this week; what shopping I need the next time I place an Ocado order; what jobs need doing around the house; craft projects that need finishing; what I plan to buy people for Christmas and what I'd like to receive at Christmas. I always have several lists on the go – sometimes on post it notes stuck in strategic places, sometimes on scraps of paper in the bottom of my handbag and some of them written in notebooks that can be found all over the house.
This year though I'm getting organised and I mean seriously organised. About three weeks ago the lovely Julie Slater and Son left on my doorstep one of their A5 notebooks to review in a delicious purple colour. Since that moment all my lists have been compiled in one place and some jobs are actually getting ticked off my lists.
Never before have I owned such a nice notebook – one that makes me want to write in it as often as possible. Even Little Miss C seems to like it and I've had to fight off her advances with an assortment of wax crayons and felt-tip pens! The cover is so incredibly tactile that I find myself stroking it ever now and again, in the way that a sane person my subconsciously stroke a cat whilst thinking of other things. The stitching detail around the edges really gives it a quality look. There's a very handy elastic loop for attaching a pencil or pen – always necessary when you have a list to write – and a tab to keep it closed. A vast number of pages mean that it should last for many, many lists, but when an avid list writer like myself does manage to fill it, you can also buy paper refills for it too.
These limited edition notebooks and 2012 diaries have come from a collabortaion between Julie Slater and Son and Italian diary manufacturer Castelli. Both are available from the Julie Slater & Son website along with loads of other lovely gift ideas.
Disclaimer: I was sent a notebook for this review by Julie Slater and Son.