Notebook Collection #8 – Winchester Cathedral

Winchester was the capital of ancient Sussex. Alfred the Great established Winchester as his base when he started to unite together the disparate parts of what would be England. He's still there today, commanding the High Street opposite the Town Hall. It always seemed a magical place to me, a world away from the sixties… Continue reading Notebook Collection #8 – Winchester Cathedral

Notebook Collection – 8# The British Library

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If you're going to visit a library, why not start with top of the pile and go for the British Library in London. We visit pretty much every time we go to the capital and this particular notebook is from one of those visits. You can probably guess why a self confessed 'Wonderland' obsessive like… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 8# The British Library

Notebook Collection – 6# Weald and Downland Museum

I've be coming to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum since I was a child. It's an endlessly fascinating place, especially if you love history which I do. The site covers 50 acres and is filled with houses and workplaces dating from history. Some also have their interiors filled with historical objects. There are… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 6# Weald and Downland Museum

Notebook Collection – #5 Hellfire Caves, UK

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The Hellfire Caves. If that's not a name to spark your imagination, I don't know what is. The caves weren't originally called that and their purpose is rather mundane. During various harvest failures in the 17th century, the local lord commissioned the caves to be mined for chalk that would then be used to create… Continue reading Notebook Collection – #5 Hellfire Caves, UK

Notebook Collection – 4# Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

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Without doubt one of the best (and most expensive) places I've ever visited is The Making of Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Studios. I've posted about one of my visits before and can utterly recommend it. My other half, who hasn't read the books or seen all of the films, absolutely loved it. He… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 4# Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

Notebook Collection – 3# Shakespeare’s Globe, London

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"We are such stuff as dreams are made on." Shakespeare's Globe, situated in Southwark in London, was the dream of actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Sadly he never got to see it finished as it was completed in 1997, four years after he passed away. ┬áIt stands as testament to his perseverance, taking 20 years… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 3# Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Notebook Collection – #2 Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Florence

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Seven years ago I visited Florence, Italy. It's a beautiful city, its slender streets packed with history and more scooters than you could shake an expresso at. It's also the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci was an illegitimate child who grew up to be one of the finest minds the world has ever… Continue reading Notebook Collection – #2 Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Florence

Notebook Collection – 1# The Eden Project

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I've decided to post more about my notebook collection and to that end, I'll be putting up a post about a particular notebook about once a month. Hopefully this will be of interest to fellow notebook nuts like me. I've even made a new menu link up the top where I'll stash all notebook related… Continue reading Notebook Collection – 1# The Eden Project

New Notebooks – Mary Rose Museum and Cuba

I don't think there's anyone I know who isn't aware of my notebook collection/obsession. This is my most recent addition, a gift from a friend who visited, yup you've guessed it, Cuba.   I also have this new, pocket-money-school-trip one from my visit to the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Nothing fancy but… Continue reading New Notebooks – Mary Rose Museum and Cuba