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A Billion Reasons Why Everyone Should Carry A Notebook

August 11, 2010

Of all the things that have ever sat in my bag I think a notebook has been the most useful. Having one on you all the time means you can never be bored, never forget anything and never let inspiration fall away from you.  They are super useful, versatile and fun – everyone should have one. For most days I like to carry an A5 notebook and a really thick calligraphy pen but if I’m going on a trip or on a long walk then I take my polka-dotted pencil case full of cheap colourful brush tip pens with me. Without further ado, a billion reasons you should carry a notebook!

* Write gratitude lists!

* To-do lists

* Perfect cure for boredom.

* Draw or write down anything you that inspires you – these are things you don’t want to be forgetting!

* Make paper aeroplanes.

* Write shopping lists and make them fun ^-^

* Doodle without a care. People should do this more – you don’t have to be an expert to draw.

* Make a mini vision board on a page or two to make your brain happy while you’re out.

* Write down favourite quotes or interesting things you hear the people around you say.

* Document everything! Take minutes! Forget nothing!

* Remember the last time you said “note to self”?  (okay perhaps it has been ten years) Actually write yourself a note next time. You’ll remember your advice to yourself that way.

* Make a dream diary. Write or draw down absolutely everything you can remember, locations, pictures, colours and then interpret them using a dream dictionary.

* If you don’t have a diary, it doubles nicely as one. Just write down all your appointments and you won’t forget them.

* Use it for your work and hobbies. Write down blog ideas, be a detective, a journalist, a poet etcetera

* Write down your aspirations, and in time write down ways you can make them happen

* Practise writing meditation.

* Be score-master when playing games!

* Write love letters and leave them in the street for anyone to find and make their day.

Got an idea of something you can do with a notebook? Leave a comment and one day we’ll reach a billion ideas!

Love, peace and paper,

Lizzi x


Back and armed with photographs

July 27, 2010

Hello there! Hiatus is over as have I returned from a vacation to France. It was pretty damn beautiful! I think ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’ next week will have my favourite bits of my journey in it but for now I’d like to share with you my pictures! The last few times I’ve been away I haven’t taken a camera but this time before I left my Dad made me promise I’d take it with me – so I did. Hey, I’m no photographer but I hope you’ll like the pictures and get a taste of what I experienced in Southern France.

Hope you liked the pictures! Until next time,

love and ocean-sunsets,
Lizzi x

P.S. If there’s a picture you want to see clearer and bigger just give it a click ^-~

Saturday’s Escapades…

February 28, 2010

If you don’t know that I love art and inspiration then I’m supposing you’ve never read this blog…
Here is the product of yesterdays escapade and fine weather!


Lizzi x