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A Sign of September

If you didn’t know, you could easily guess what month it is just by looking around you. It has become noticeably quieter during the day, the supermarkets are showcasing endless lunchtime options, the kids are suddenly all wearing identical clothes…yup, it’s September again!

This time of year often makes me a bit nostalgic for my school days. There was always a buzz coming in to a new term and even though it meant the return of uniforms and homework, there were some perks too. Going back to school meant catching up with friends, being in a higher (and therefore superior) year and the opportunity to splurge on shiny new stationery.  I loved stocking up on glossy markers, fancy folders, clean new copies and carefully selected pencil cases ( it was especially important to have a cool pencil case).

viking-stationery

With perfect timing, I was recently given the opportunity to pick up some stationery from Viking Direct. I had so much fun browsing the site and it took me forever to settle on what to choose! In the end, I went with three pretty and practical items.

notepad-and-pen

 Pink & Black Casebound Hardback Notebook:

This A4-sized notebook would be well suited to anyone who needs it for long-term use. I remember writing in basic refill pads throughout college and often by the end of the year, the pages were coming loose (bit of a nightmare when it came to revision time!).  This is sturdy, durable and margin ruled with a handy marker ribbon within. It also has the most beautiful floral design on its cover. Another bonus is that 20% of proceeds will go to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

notepad-pen-duo

Sheaffer Ballpoint Pen:

Available in red, silver, black and blue; I went with the colour that is befitting my blog! Sleek and elegant, it writes smoothly and is rounded to fit easily in your hand.  These pens come in presentation boxes making them a lovely affordable gift for stationery fans and students alike.

sheaffer-penmagazine-rack

CEP Pro Happy Magazine File:

Some storage solutions can be pretty dull so I was immediately attracted to the fun colour and curved design of this magazine file. Translucent pink, matte in parts and glossy elsewhere; this will fit in nicely on any desk. I’m an avid magazine reader and I have a ton of back issues around the house so it’s good to have a home for (at least some of!) them. Organization has never looked so good!

magazine-rack-duo

Please note: As stated above, these items were sent to me for consideration. As always, all opinions are my own and 100% honest. These items, and others like them, can be viewed here.

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