Well it is still permanent twilight here in Sweden but from today the days get longer, a minute at a time! So even though the photos are a bit dull at the moment, they will hopefully be in more sunshine in about a month, and show the binder getting nice and caramelly in the sun a couple of months after that.
The binder is probably at the same level as the last time as regards marks and scuffs BUT 1) I now have a pen mark on it – I was wondering when that was going to happen. With any leather notebook, bag or planner it is inevitable. 2) despite the lack of light, the leather is going darker due to oxidation.
I have also showed my setup for 2015 in this post. As you can see I don’t decorate. This is a tool and a workhorse and once I have finished with a page I throw it away. I do have some sentimental items in here though like my flyleaves and paperclips, given to me by friends.
I also do not baby any of my binders. They go in my bag like everything else and not in a pouch or sleeper. I don’t apply any conditioning treatment to any of my leather items but this one I will be applying some leather conditioner to the reverse of the strap in a few weeks time, for educational purposes.