Month: July 2015

My name is Becky and I’m addicted to stationery

Photo: Hawkexpress When I was 8 years old, I used to take my pocket money to this cutesy craft shop in town that sold erasers in the shape of adorable Japanese cartoon animals, metallic unicorn stickers dispensed via a roll, and plastic wallets of miniature coloured pencils.  Man, I loved that shop. While some kids worshipped at the altar of Sugar (a religion I've dabbled in over the years), my true calling was always Stationery. Along with a couple of friends I created a secret society dedicated to our shared sacred reverence for mechanical pencils.  The extension mechanism!  The extra-slim lead refills!  The tiny storage plastic box for storing the refills! A secret club so bizarre that a neighbour studying child psychology wrote a paper about us. Nowadays I often write directly onto a Word document, or into WordPress.  But if I'm feeling stressed, I turn to pen and paper. I have Moleskine notebooks on my Amazon…