My second Oakly notebook from Diane at Strawberry Notebook on Etsy arrived yesterday. I was thrilled! It is the same thick juicy flexible leather as the Field Notes sized one I already have, and fits my Burde A5 notebooks perfectly. Diane thank you thank you thank you!
As I mentioned above, I have a Field Notes size one and I love the thick thick flexible leather. I am a leather snob and this is 9 oz leather of the best best quality. So now I have a matching pair.
I use my Filofax all the time during the busy periods. Why? Well firstly I use it as my wallet so I have it with me everywhere. Secondly I work from a pretty hectic shedule where I can be in up to 8 different places a day. I don’t know my schedule from one day to another so I need to have it with me all the time.
Over summer though I have fewer bookings and do more work in one place at my computer. I tend to translate huge documents, do necessary things around the house, sort through my wardrobe and all my books and work papers. So this kind of notebook cover is ideal for me because I can write more and have it beside me all the time. I don’t need to carry it everywhere. I tend to also use one of these when I travel over the summer – with itinerary details, shopping lists, opening times and web addresses.
For me, a thicker, wider cover with four elastics suits me WAY better than the Midori originals which are nice but, for me, too floppy and too small.
Diane is wonderful to deal with! I am writing a separate article on all the notebooks I have from her. Each one beautiful!