Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16. Day 47. Happiness is an unlocked stationery cupboard

Orientation Week begins for new students next week and that means preparations for the new semester are reaching fever pitch. So today I took the time to stock up on the pens, pencils, folders, whiteboard markers and other bits I would need. We were promised a paperless office office about a decade ago but it seems no closer to a reality now than it was then. Personally I am grateful for that. I love stationery. I totally get why people queue up to pay outrageous prices at Smiggle. The $1 stores work for some things but never for writing of drawing equipment. There you need the good stuff. Who's with me?


  1. OMG. Stationery! Yes, yes, yes I am with you 135%!!! Happiness is Officeworks with $20 in your wallet - or KikkiK at sale time. Big sigh…. I still remember the Derwent colouring pencils I had in a three-way opening box when I was about 10 years old. The smell of the timber after I sharpened No 76 (the grass green one - my favourite) is still one of my favourite aromas.

  2. I'm totally with you. I LOVE stationery. As a child I always spent my pocket money on paper, pens, notepads, folders etc etc.

    Great photo, by the way.

  3. I love nice pens and pencils but I NEVER use them, they might run out!
    I love nice stationary but I don't this either - I might need it one day!

  4. So glad I'm not the only one. I wonder if it's a girl thing