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Oh no!

You know how important it is for us writerly types to find the perfect notebook? And you remember how I've talked about my lovely sparkly purple notebooks that are gradually filling with the tale of my MoulderingBook, and how I love them?

Well, last week I went to stock up on some more, and ... where were they?

I asked the very helpful lady in the shop, and she head-scratched for a moment, then remembered that they had gone into the sale. She rang another local branch to see if they had any left, but no luck.

I dashed home and searched online, and there they were! Hurrah!

Oh.

Line discontinued.

"But, but, that's not fair!" I wailed. "They're my most favourite of favourite notebooks. I love their narrow-ruled lines and their ivory pages, and how there are so many pages in the book that they are stable enough for me to prop them on my knee to write without need of additional support. And the pages are stitched into the spine, so they don't pop out. And they're perfectly big enough, but not so big they're unwieldy. And they're just so pretty ..."

I pulled myself together and went browsing for an alternative, but it was no use; there simply wasn't a notebook to compare.

So ...

... I've written a letter to the Mr Boss-Man of the company, asking him, everso nicely, if he might reconsider withdrawing my lovely sparkly purple notebooks.

*Sigh*

All I can do now is cross everything and hope.

Comments

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readthisandweep
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:30 am (UTC)
You know I commiserate... Notebook Hell & all that.
I'm okay with my substitute artist sketch pad because the paper works so well with pencil but pretty it ain't. It's not ugly, just not pretty... :(

I shall pray for you, my child...

jennygordon
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:05 am (UTC)
Lol! Thank you :O)

You could always decorate the cover of your notebook; it's something I've done with mine in the past to make them more aesthetically pleasing. I cut out pictures and scrap-booked the cover, then covered it with sticky-backed plastic (very Blue Peter!)

It's great for procrastinatory purposes ;O)
cmcmck
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:51 am (UTC)
You might have thought you'd been buying enough of them single handed to make it worthwhile producing more! :o)
jennygordon
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:06 am (UTC)
Well quite! In fact, I pointed this out to the helpful lady in the shop.
writerjenn
Feb. 18th, 2015 09:52 pm (UTC)
I could write a long sentimental ode to all the discontinued products I still miss ...
jennygordon
Feb. 19th, 2015 07:34 am (UTC)
Isn't it always the way - you find something you like, and they stop making it. Hurrumph!
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