27 Jul 2016

blog sixth birthday (where does the time go?)

Can you believe it? Six years...? I always thought that, on the whole, I was fickle and had a short attention span but now I can maybe say that this isn't true. Right?

Anyway, this is a short post to say thank you to everyone who's ever visited or read my ramblings - I've met some lovely people on this blogging journey and I hope to meet many more in the near future. I get my pass/fail exam results today so with them pending, I may potentially only one year of being a proper student left. However, a career in medicine involves continuous learning so I'm sure I'll find things to blog about for the foreseeable future :)

25 Jul 2016

clairefontaine A5 1951 clothbound notebooks

Earlier this year, I purchased these notebooks on a spur of the moment and I'm glad I did. I opted for the orange and blue ones and I do love the vintage-esque design with the clothbound spine. Each notebook has 192 pages of bright white lined 90gsm paper and for notebooks costing around £5 each, I thought this wasn't bad value for money. Especially for Clairefontaine paper.

The paper really does take all pens well. In the example below, I used a rollerball and you can see the reverse of the first picture below it. Minimal show through and no bleeding, even with a troublesome rollerball (a Uniqlo Signo - in my experience, not many paper types can take this pen).

Overall, great value for money, amazing quality and a super cute design. What's not to love?

24 Jul 2016

my week #223

Exams all done! I get my pass/fail results late on Wednesday (fingers crossed) and I'm trying not to think about it all. I spent the rest of the week sorting out life stuff, getting my hair done and also managed to book a holiday with some money saved over the course of the last two years. I'll share where I went and what I did later on in the year :)

For now, I'm happy to just have a bit of a break though saying that, my university has thrown in a week of lectures starting tomorrow. Once that's finally out of the way, my summer can start (exam results pending of course...!).

How has your week been?