Noble bag

Noble Macmillan are a luxury goods company encompassing everything from photo albums to luxury games, diaries and beyond. A birdie informed them of my stationery obsession an they kindly sent me this personalised non-leather Jubilee Small Plain Journal (£45) in red (there are 9 colours to choose from) and it hasn’t left my side since I received it.

Noble diary

Elegant, smart and soft as (vegan) butter, it’s the perfect size to fit in my smallest of bags and I’ve even managed to hide it from the boys and Alexander’s teddy drawings which feature in a lot of my others notebooks!

Noble Macmillan London

Seriously though, I’ve mentioned the importance of having a notebook nearby both on this blog and in my book Mumboss. Nothing beats pen on paper when it comes to inspiration and I have notebooks full of ideas, some which have come to fruition, others I hope will do one day.

I kept a diary throughout childhood starting as early as 4 writing and drawing trips abroad and did so until late teen-hood (embarrassingly, mostly lists of boys I’d ‘snogged’), and while my blog is an extension of those former more carefree days, I still like to note down memories and chart milestones (funny things my kids say and recipes they like) along with blog post inspiration onto paper (some find themselves documented digitally too).

personalised diary

Both are of course important ways to archive memories for posterity, some in book form, others hopefully for years to come, online.

I’ve started to theme my notebooks I now have so many: a wipe-able one for my recipes with some housing several drafts of the same one until I’ve reached a standard my own little chefs approve of and others rest by my bedside for  the, ‘can’t sleep until I write this idea down’ moments. Others are gratitude diaries or simply reams and reams of to-do lists I like to tick off.

This one though is the start of a new chapter (literally) as I’m embarking on writing an IRL (ha) diary. Just a date with a paragraph or two charting every day life. No posing for photos or sharing of information just a simple return to my old diary writing days without the pressure of being seen. Perhaps I’ll document the process if it’s something you’d like to read about.

Now for one lucky reader, you can win a journal too, just enter below

Good luck

UK only

Ends November 12th 2018.

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If the winner does not respond to the notification email within 7 days, a new random winner will be selected.

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126 Responses

  1. Natalie Gillham

    I have just started to have some counselling theropy so I’d love to use this journal to record my thoughts, feelings and goals to aid with recovery, thanks for the chance to win x

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  2. Sophie Williams

    I’m a bit obsessed with writing down lists and ideas and plans, this would be lovely instead of all the scraps of paper annoying everyone else in the family!

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  3. joanne casey

    I would give this to my Aunt who would love to keep a journal, she’s had a recent lower leg amputation and is looking for ways to fill her time and this would be a perfect gift

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  4. Adrian Bold

    I would love to win this for my partner who loves journalling. Thanks for the competition!

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  5. MANDY DOHERTY

    I’d love to win this for my daughter, she’d love this fantastic journal

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  6. Patricia Avery

    I usually enter competitions to win things for others but this one really appeals to me!

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  7. Alison Clark

    When I became pregnant a friend of mine said keep a diary so you can always look back – Im really wanting to do it for the first year of his life too.

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  8. Tracey Whysall

    I love a journal and being a ‘mumpreneur’ I need to make sure I have somewhere to record my thoughts!

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  9. Victoria Bazley

    I used to write a diary but haven’t for a good 11 / 12 years. I realised that I’m not remembering the little things so it would be great to record them every day.

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  10. Rebecca Whatmore

    Have always wanted to write a day to day journal – something to keep and look back on.

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