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daffni
(@daffni)
Eminent Member

In France they write

on squared paper

[in the schools I suppose]

and sell it in the supermarket.

Pencils and paper

in all shapes and sizes

are my secret vice,

so I could not resist

when shopping for wine

stocking up

on some samples

to add to my store,

which increased exponentially,

filled every drawer.

Now I can't afford

to go abroad

so maybe I can use

more sheets of paper

and reduce the hoard.

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Posted : 08/09/2020 5:29 pm
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stormwolf
(@stormwolf)
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hehe, I tend to hoard things too. Then I get annoyed because my house is tiny and in order to do anything, or get to paperwork etc I have to trawl through boxes of 'stuff'

I have now run out of bookshelf space but cannot possibly comprehend getting rid of some. 😏 
Get out a bottle of wine and get writing? Wink  

I never let good advice interfere with my plans.

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Posted : 09/09/2020 8:36 am
daffni
(@daffni)
Eminent Member

I sympathise. At least my house is quite big but I still need to keep  myself a bit under control. Have started to give away such things as notebooks and graph paper. I never could do maths anyway and no longer need special paper for Russian script. Mind you. I still wouldn't trust myself in a paper shop even in Wales but I daren't go out anyway with the lurking virus.

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Posted : 09/09/2020 5:19 pm
gee
 gee
(@gee)
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I have a thing for notebooks. People buy them for me because they know I like them but they're too pretty to write in. So I also have lots of scraps of paper with writing and ideas on them I have to keep track of. 

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Posted : 11/09/2020 2:07 pm
featheredwing
(@featheredwing)
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I've always enjoyed writing with pen and paper, give me a decent pen and you won't see me for hours, so I suppose you could say I'm addicted to pen and paper. Trouble is I always start off writing neatly, then as ideas come to me I have to get them down quickly.

 

Jenny Featheredwing.

 

 

 

 

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Posted : 13/09/2020 12:36 pm
franciman
(@franciman)
Noble Member

Hi Daffni,

As a French imigre I am also intrigued by squared paper.  I only ever had one small notebook.  It was the one I used to communicate with Chore, my muse.  Over the past year ir so though, i have become fascinated with the tactile nature of good paper and a fluid pen.  I love the soft scratch, and the build of text on the page.  I bought myself a leather journal folio in which i can replenish the paper. I use good quality Japanese paper.  The difference it has made, not only to my writing, but to travel and reflection is amazing.  Im worried now that i may be turning a little ‘Zen’ ...  

your post has done its work.  It stimulated reflection and response, always a good sign.

cheers,

Jim xx

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Posted : 14/09/2020 12:40 pm
daffni
(@daffni)
Eminent Member

Hi Jim. Glad it had the right effect. I'm still ploughing through my paper stocks but at least occasionally wriing. Thanks for reading it.

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Posted : 14/09/2020 3:04 pm
daffni
(@daffni)
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I think most of my hoard are books I bought over the years but put off using. Right now lock down is making ne get on with the backlog.

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Posted : 17/09/2020 4:48 pm
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