Unbelievably two more notebooks that sit within easy reach of me in our lounge. These two are purely about Fun and things that really interest me.
The one underneath is the one I am using to write about my childhood and the family- trying to set down what life was like in the 50s and 60s- very much the post war years when things were in short supply and therefore expensive- homemade was a necessity not a hobby. I’ve not written much in this recently- very much something to do on a cold Winter’s day , with the fire lit and a nice mug of tea.
The top one was a gift to me and is the one I have used to record my walks in nature.
Three years ago- June 2017- I wrote down the things I saw during the Go Wild month- just in an ordinary notebook. In 2018 I made a junk journal during June , which was great fun but rather time consuming.
When I was gifted this book Christmas 2018 I decided to write down my walks throughout the year. I have been a bit haphazard about it- many walks I take with friends and family are not conducive to observations- too much setting the world to rights or playing silly wotsits with children, as you do, so it’s only when I set off alone that I take the time to look about me. Then I come home and scribble notes before writing them up a bit better. I have to say I really enjoy doing this, it makes me look more, research what I see back , humbles me over my ignorance of the natural world and it’s huge variety and marvel at the beauty everywhere one looks.
The colouring is fun to do too- excellent mindfullness and helps keep me calm when I have to sit waiting for things and people, mentioining no names!
I love both these notebooks which are purely about enjoyment!
As always a nod to the Cozy Burrow who shares her notebooks each week.
I loved the notebook posts which some people wrote last week- do you have notebooks? Do you write about your childhood or keep a nature diary- do tell please. Feel free to leave links in the comments if you like.
PS My new diary for next year has arrived, with a donkey on the front this time! I do love a new diar- all that promise of a New Year.