Well I've decided to try doing my first giveaway. I guess that there is a high chance of winning seeing as not many folk will read this but that is a positive for you guys! The giveaway is the Field Notes notebook in the picture (pen not included-I love that too much!). I purchased the Below Zero winter colors pack of the Field Notes notebooks and have decided that having all three is just greed. As you can see I have also modified it slightly with a lovely silver snowflake which I thought matched the below zero theme, the wintery weather we are having and the silver writing on the outside and inside of the cover. So that makes it unique! What I'd like you to do for this gorgeous little notebook is leave a comment that includes a quote that I can put on the first page of my Quo Vadis Habana notebook (kindlt sent to me by Karen from Exaclair. As this notebook is so lovely I'm having trouble starting to write in it so this will help me. The person who provides the quote that I choose to put in my first page will get the notebook. I'll post it to anywhere but the quote rally needs to be in English. I shall decide which quote I choose from those submitted by midnight GMT on 9th January. Hopefully someone will respond or I'll have to make up some quotes myself!!!! I'll post the winner on the 10th and they will then have to contact me by the 12th to claim their prize otherwise it will pass to someone else.
Now that I have time for breath I'd just like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and all the best for the coming year. In terms of my blog work really did get in the way and I became a virtual internet recluse between April and September. I've now found some equilibrium again and hope to do more again next year. If I can manage to be a bit more creative also I shall share that rather than putting on some rushed thoughts on my latest notebook. Not that I'll stop talking about notebooks. I received some lovely items from Santa that I'm bound to talk about.
I have included a couple of photos of my Christmas decorations. Our back garden is actually set up as a beach but looks great as a Winter Wonderland. Looking out on that on a dark morning always makes me smile.
Here is the neat little package I received through the door from Field Notes the other week there. I had thought I'd been a bit rash ordering the Winter colours. After all I'd ordered them direct from Field notes and paid international postage to get them here even though the excellent The Paperie had them soon after. However what you dont get is the selection of extras if you order from elsewhere. And while it wouldn't be a reason for ordering from the US all the time i did enjoy getting those extras through the door.
There was a Field Notes button badge which is now proudly being worn by Puxsatawny Phil who sits on my desk, this rather strange rubber band that could hold your Field Notes notebook together but in truth I'm not sure what I would use it for. I had a look on Flickr but noone there has been particulalry novel in their use of the rubber band. Also in the pack was a Field Notes pencil which is fine and a Field Notes pen.
Now the pen is the big surprise in the envelope. I picked it up, thinking what a rubbish pen and immediately felt some sort of shift to my youth when all pens were rubbish. I was really surprised by this but also by the fact that it writes really well. No ink blobs that I seem to remember being the problem with Bic ballpoints. So it hasn't actually been out of my hands since. I've written all my Christmas card addresses with it and have popped it in my bag to take with me.
I suppose I should mention the notebooks seeing as I actually paid for them! They were the gridded version in three shades of blue/grey and have a blue ink grid and silver printing on the front and inside covers. The usual quality paper to write on and they do indeed have a winter feel to them. I've had an idea to customise one and might even do my first giveaway with this idea!!! Stay tuned because I imagine I have so few readers the chances of winning the giveaway would be very high!
Of course as usual I'm not quite sure what I'll use them for but they will get used eventually.