Product Type: Cath Kidston in Homeware
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Cath Kidston Birds Notebook
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Cath Kidston Birds Notebook
Date: 25/12/12, updated on 22/10/13 (69 review reads)
Disadvantages: Luxurious - might make it hard to write in.
This is a pretty and feminine spiral notebook. The hardback cover is good and strong. The paper inside is of good thick quality. The inside pages are red-lined with the headings 'Subject' and 'Date'. The ink from pens does not come through and so avoids ruining the following pages. There can be no doubt that you will be satisfied with the high quality of this product.
There are not that many pages so it is best avoided for lengthy writing such as for daily diary entries. It has a better purpose if used for making lists and jotting down ideas. It can be used for taking down someone's contact details too. It's a little larger than A5 an does fit into my handbag. It can certainly help the disorganised to become organised.
The design has beautifully decorative roses on it together with a bird print. The red-breasted birds sit on the delicate green vines or fly through the air .The roses are red and yellow and there are also delicate blue flowers. It is not an overly busy design as it is on a white background which seems to calm the pattern. It does not fill the whole front cover for the very lowest part of the book has polka dots.
The back of the notebook offers validation of it being a 'Cath Kidson' product. Inside the covers is a pastel blue spot decoration so even opening the notebook brings aesthetic pleasure. The feel of the crisp paper under your hands really makes you believe you can write great ideas into this special notebook and do so with style.
Cath Kidson is a British designer who has taken the vintage from the floral patterns and made them into something unique and highly desirable. Buying British and into the name of a reputable designer does come with a heavy price tag compared to the plain, cheap, journalist spiral notebook. Expect to pay between six to eight pounds.
Against the grain:
Here's the problem, the Cath Kidson notebook is beautifully designed so much so that it went against the grain for me to use it to write in. I thought of giving the notebook away as a present. To write in it felt like a desecration of sorts. I finally, came to the conclusion that I could use the notebook and that I should enjoy it. It's no good being left in a drawer. It is made to be used. Now I enjoy it for making plans in. I write down my goals and tick them off. I use the book to make good things happen in my life and maybe if I hadn't permitted this use of the notebook I wouldn't have taken the time to sit down and plan and achieve my happiness. Therefore, the Cath Kidson notebook has been worth every pound I spent on it even though, I admit, this is an indulgence!
Summary: A beautiful notebook for happy writing experiences.
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