15 Mar 2013

semikolon workbook

Following on from my post about a colourful notebook I bought from TK Maxx, I couldn't resist going back to see what else they might have in stock (and with my nearest store now only a mile and a half away, I had no excuse not to really).

And that is when I found these Semikolon notebooks. Having done a quick Google on the company, I think they are a German company so how they ended up in TK Maxx, I have no idea. Then again, I'm not complaining as I got both of these for £2 altogether:


They are just simple plain exercise books. On the left, is a navy and white striped design, and on the right is a red check design with a white strip down the spine. Both have a 'window' in the middle (where you can see the 'Semikolon' word - that is actually on a card) where you can slot in something. I have yet to decide what to do with this window but the intention of these notebooks was for the anatomy teaching I will come across next year. I learn by doing, so to draw out stuff I've seen in anatomy class will help me a lot; and with these notebooks possessing plain paper, they are ideal for this purpose.

Both the front cover and back cover have a full length, open-top pocket for you to put anything you want inside them. I find these very useful - I remember folding A4 handouts in half and putting them in pockets like these so no doubt these will serve the same purpose.


The paper is a lovely ivory colour. Not quite white, and not quite cream but if I had to liken the paper to something, it would be the cotton cream inserts Filofax do. The quality isn't as good as the paper in Rhodia notebooks, for example, but for a mere £1 each, I wasn't expecting much anyway.


In the centre of each page, towards the spine, is a semi-colon.


I keep finding myself stocking up on notebooks recently. I guess it's the excitement of starting medschool - it is something I've wanted for years now and I never thought it would actually happen! Buying all these notebooks is really exciting, but I need to keep my eyes on the prize - to actually work hard and do well enough to graduate in four years' time! At least, with all these notebooks, I will look the part, right?!

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  1. They were a fantastic bargain! I love the navy and white one because its quite nautical.

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    1. I know, they were so cheap and they don't look cheap either :) x

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  2. I think it's cute that they have a semi-colon on each page!

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    1. I love this little quirk too :) x

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  3. I love these! They are so cute & stylish.

    Lyndsay ♡
    Fizzy Peaches

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    1. Hehe, they are great value. I actually saw some A6 ones yesterday for £1.45 each, so I think these were a bargain at £1 each! x

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  4. Charlène from France16 March 2013 at 16:53

    They're great, as I live near Germany (France), I'll look for one of them there !

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    1. I hope you manage to find some :) the quality of them isn't bad compared to other workbooks/exercise books I've found for a similar price x

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  5. Several Semikolon products are sold here in the U.S. at "The Container Store" which is a high end storage products chain. The products are not cheap here in the U.S. What a good find!

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    1. Wow, I didn't realise their products weren't cheap! They look like a minimalistic brand to me so that surprises me a bit. If I had to estimate a price point, I would have put them in the mid-range, rather than the high-end x

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