#AtoZChallenge – Notebooks and Nappies

I have chosen another amusingly random title for today’s #AtoZChallenge post. For the letter N I allocate notebooks. The reason I called the post Notebooks and Nappies is because these are pretty much my basic key items of luggage when I go out and about (I keep a notebook in my baby change bag, just in case). I was going to write a post about normality or something like it, but then I remembered I already did that one in the #AtoZChallenge 2013, doh!

There are several notebooks knocking around my house at the moment. Most are mine, but a few do belong to my husband and daughter. He needs them for his professional research, and she acquired them from me when she saw me writing notes for my various projects (and the shopping lists). I love the art of writing, even if it is simply a brief scribble on the back of an envelope.


Writing in a notebook has always been one of my simple pleasures in life. I used to write random quotes on my school exercise books, snippets of poetry that came to mind, or even just sentences copied out of text books. I just love to write, and on occasions when I knew that I needed to write but I didn’t know what to do, I would pick up a notebook and a text book and be well away for an hour or so.

Collecting notebooks is also a very pleasurable activity. I suppose it is just another aspect of the human nature and its need to collect things per se. Some people collect ornaments, or paraphernalia, or specific items of interest. I don’t actually collect notebooks on purpose. I seem to have acquired some as gifts along the way, others I bought out of necessity, and yes, there are some that I buy simply because they are pretty!


Thank you for stopping by, now why not check out my fellow writers on the #AtoZChallenge? See you tomorrow!

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3 Responses to #AtoZChallenge – Notebooks and Nappies

  1. I used to LOVE writing in notebooks. I even write about it in one of the later letters of this challenge. I had a very specific type of notebook I bought and a very particular pen type. I miss those days! Now I use handwriting font when I’m working on my manuscript in Word to make it feel like I’m writing it longhand. That’s probably weird, though!

  2. Elle says:

    I am a notebook girl myself! I have them virtually everywhere. I used to keep a small one in my purse when the boy was young, just to write down the funny things he would say. Right now I have three of them on my nightstand…one for holiday present and decor planning, one for notes on books I’m reading, and other with a project in the works. I’m like you though, sometimes I just get them because they’re cute, not because I have any particular use for them. 🙂 Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

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