Top positive review
13 people found this helpful
on 28 May 2015
I bought two of these notebooks because I (or rather, my inherent yet dormant magpie gene) was enchanted by what I though was a shiny, heavily embossed gold pattern on the cover. Sadly I was mistaken. Very little, if any gold to be had, however, nowhere in the description does it refer to the said gold, so the fault is mine entirely.
What I will highlight strongly - and this refers to the majority of these breathtaking notebooks is that the Amazon price shown at £10.80+ is £2.00 more than the £8.80 being charged by the manufacturer listed in the other offers tab - so do check prices!
So to the notebook. After my initial disappointment about the lack of gold - I was actually very deeply amazed at the high and excellent quality of the notebook. It is larger, quite beautiful and funtionally so, than A5, in fact a little shorter in length than A4 and at 192 pages, adequate for a lot of uses.
The pages are a soft cream, lightly lined so not obtrusive and silky smooth. I use fountain pens exclusively and inks from around the world (some of which can misbehave quite significantly!) yet I have experienced no problems at all, no bleed/ show through, smudging or indeed smearing - however I have had to learn a little patience in allowing the ink to dry etc. The cream makes most colours even more vibrant, oranges, blues, greens and browns come alive and the beautiful and sacred art of writing becomes even more precious and delicious.
As another reviewer has said, one feels fearful about writing in these masterpieces - but by the very act of being written in, these beautiful artworks fulfill their destiny in holding your most precious thoughts. What a legacy to leave, and what a lovely gift to self! I have just ordered my seventh notebook and I cannot wait till it arrives as the description stated 'metallic accents in red, copper and blue' - wow. Treat yourselves to at least one this lifetime! Be Blessed.