Keepers of Notebooks

Only keepers of notebooks will understand this post. To everyone else it’s going to be bonkers. Just saying : )

It was suggested to me recently I should keep a notebook for one thing or other. I explained when it comes to notebooks it would be hard to know where the notebooks end and I begin.  If you follow the notebooks you will find me, not by reading them, you’d be more lost then…

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‘A road, a mile of kingdom. I am king of banks and stones and every blooming thing‘ (Patrick Kavanagh)

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Road trip

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Plans, ideas, thoughts and dreams…

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Roots and shoots…

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Earth and sky and everything in between…

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Cooking the books.

Any notebook keepers out there?  How would you explain it? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

This week has been so busy with loads of preparing to do for Easter. My sister Brenda and her family are coming for the weekend as is my Italy based sister Martha (who you now know from the guest blog) and her friend Christian : )

There’s a great family festival taking place in town Ballinamore Easter Spraoi so we’ll have to go along to that.

I’m organising a party for Friday, an egg hunt for Sunday morning and then on Sunday afternoon we’ll attend the annual 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration like we do every year.

I have a fridge full of food which makes me really happy. I’ve menu planning to do and sleeping arrangements to make and what am I at? Why making a wooden hanging structure  for my hallway of course…what else?

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I wanted to make a circular shape but the hazel is too strong so I’m going with a star instead. It’s part of my decorating plan for the party on Friday. I’ll have more on that next week : )

For all the events taking place this weekend at Ballinamore Spraoi click HERE

So long for now…

14 Comments

  1. Ah, another notebook-keeper here as you know!! What beautiful bright light you have up there today; we have had dull skies with snow flurries to tempt us all day.. my children are convinced we’ll be snowed in for easter Sunday 🙂

  2. Love your notebook-keeping and your trail! Great photos that suggest great creativity…what’s going on on all of those pages? And oh how stylish you are! Style and substance (and Patrick Kavanagh), you lucky lady. I have A notebook. I am a scribbler of a few thought and then I turn to typing out the detail but I think the romance of notebooks is undeniable.

  3. Have we discussed my love of notebooks? I’m not sure…we’ve discussed so much! Well i adore my notebooks! Finding a pretty one to fill always makes me smile. So few understand it though! I love Joanna’s description above about the romance of notebooks…so true.

  4. Jane,
    I call them journals and I’ve been journaling since I was 12. I have many notebooks and they are sacred to me. I agree, only those of us write them comprehend them. I have worked my way out of bad places through them. And conjured creative masterpieces within them. Speaking of which, I think your blog is becoming one of those too. Lovely post dear Jane.
    Love,
    Shalagh

  5. I have to have ugly, utilitarian notebooks, because if they’re too pretty I’m afraid to spoil them by writing un-perfect things in them. So I always have a big spiral-bound “college” notebook on the go, or I’m finishing up the last spare pages from an old one started back when I still had a job, and then I find an interloper’s scribbles taking up all my nice clean pages. I write on my computer, but for my lists I need paper and a pen.

    I love your notebook paths. I hope you retrieved all the pages before the rain came down!

  6. I just loved looking at all those notebooks “visiting” different places, in different lights and all so colourful. I’m a writer and have a zillion notebooks so you brought a great smile to my face 🙂
    Shauna

      1. Ah I just read this for the first time. I too am a notebook keeper. I love notebooks. I have many many beautiful notebooks filled with memories, thoughts, worries, poems, doodles, recipes, quotes and diary entries in no particular order.
        I once read a book called 5 quarters of the orange and when the mother died her children discovered that she wrote between the lines in her recipe book thus revealing her true self.

        1. Oh Sinead I LOVE that book 🙂 You sound exactly like me, there must be a book in your future, the one your’re going to write I mean?

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