I have a thing about beautiful notebooks. Here are some of my most important ones:
A new discovery. I found these gorgeous A6 notebooks in Waterstones but they are made by rosehipcards.co.uk - some of the other designs are a bit too floral and twee for me but these are just perfect. I bought three, I was going to give them all away but I sent one to Ama and am keeping these two for myself.
Two leather-bound books. On the left, folded eco-paper is bound in raw leather. The tiny book on the right is very special to me. I chose it when I was 12 from a small handmade leather bookshop in Tuscany, Italy. In it I keep a dried leaf from the huge bay tree in Leonardo da Vinci's garden which we visited later that holiday.
Left: A stunning Roger la Borde book that has brightly coloured pages all the way through. It's so beautiful I haven't written anything in it! Right: A magnetic fold over mock leather Paperblank journal with embossed gold. I took this one travelling with me and it has a travel diary in it.
A big mirrored leather folded wrap over book I bought from a leather shop in Camden Market years ago. All the pages are filled with notes, postcards, art cards, bits of paper and collected curiosities. This book holds everything I want to frame when we move house.
Miscellaneous. I have a couple of Moleskines obviously and this is one of them. I use them for keeping notes as I read books. A papyrus book. A tiny card notebook from many years ago, vintage Paperchase!
And possibly the most important of all due to their contents: my the two notebooks that contain lecture and revision notes on every scrap of knowledge I know about psychotherapy.