Why is it that I get into a pattern of posting and then everything just comes to a halt? Well my only excuse is because balancing blogging and a full time job really isn’t plain old simple, but I’ve made a pact with myself to try a little harder as blogging is something that I really enjoy when I’ve got the time to dedicate to it. Spending 9-5 on a computer in my job, means I don’t always want to come home and stare at my laptop for hours on end, can you blame me? Anyway, the reason I’ve been quiet specifically over the last month is because SO much has been going on, between holidays, big birthdays, road trips and then starting a new job (congratulations to me) it’s been rather busy and I’ve not had time to stop, but I’m back and going to get back into the rhythm (I pinky swear).
I always love a good excuse to buy stationary, don’t we all? Having a stationary obsession is something I would call an actual ‘thing’. New semester at university? New stationary. New job? New stationary. I think you get me right? Well the opportunity to work with the Old English Company came along at just the right time, I was starting a more permanent position within my current job, after going from team to team on a temporary basis (THREE CHEERS FOR STABILITY!!!). I knew I was going to have a desk to actually call my own and so with a semi-new wardrobe, which is continuously being added to for work purposes, it was only right to treat myself to some work desk essentials. The Old English Company are a homeware and stationary brand that create simple but beautiful, hand lettered products. A big love of this company is the fact the products are uniquely hand lettered with the most gorgeous calligraphy and motivational messages that many of us can relate to.
I was allowed to go crazy on their website so I set of exploring and took no time in choosing the products I wanted for my desk (there’s no holding me back).
The first thing that was an absolute necessity was some form of notebook as I can constantly be taking down notes whilst on the phone at work, or writing up any notes if I’ve leaned something new or if I’m at training sessions. With plenty of choice, I opted for a planner, notepad and memo block of notes. I’m a sucker for pretty calligraphy, so I was really fond of the font on these products, they were so simplistic but in a really sophisticated way. If 3 note-taking related products weren’t enough, a further notebook caught my eye with the quote ‘Amazing things will happen‘ boldly displayed in gold across the front page. Having a notebook like this encourages me to better my handwriting because it’s atrocious. As I’m still fairly new at the job, there’s still tasks I’ve not had the opportunity to do, so when I finally get the chance to do them, I write up a little SOP (standard operating procedure for those who don’t know) for them.
At the office I work in there’s non stop tea on a daily basis so a mug is obviously a desk essential. With my love for quotes it was pretty obvious that I’d end up picking the mug with ‘Do what you love‘ plastered across it. With a mug comes a coaster, it saves your desk from all those tea and coffee stains after all and adds a nice little touch. With a love for pale pink colours I opted for the ‘Reach for the stars‘ coaster, yet another quote related product. You could say I’m a walking book of quotes? The coaster adds a dash of colour to this With the mug lacking colour, this little coaster has it standing out.
The last thing I wanted for my desk was a little desk calendar and as soon as the motivational calendar caught my attention, I could almost instantly picture it on my desk and also picture me excitedly turning the page each month eager to see what new quote was waiting for me. As you can see, this month’s quote is ‘Focus on the good‘, so I can only looking forward to next month’s, and the month after that, and the month after that. Basically, if you ever need any motivation then be sure to take a little visit to my desk where you’ll be met with plenty of inspiring quotes to get you springing into action.
Now fortunately I was gifted these items, but had I been purchasing them it would have cost me under £50. Old English Company are a company I’d be more than happy to purchase from, not just for stationary, but for my homeware needs too, they have some cute items including pillowcases which I’ve got my eye on. What do you think of the products I chose for my new job?