Oh my GOD, did anyone else have a Funfax when they were a kid?! I just thought of them out of nowhere and a quick google has reminded me how BRILLIANT they were! For anyone that wasn’t lucky enough to have a Funfax, they were the kid’s version of a Filofax, they were around in the ’90s and they looked like this:

Not the best pic, sorry, I found it on a forum. Anyway, you could also get mini books to go inside about basically anything in the whole world… Here are a select few that I found:


I don’t think I need to say anything about this one…

So much great stuff, I could quite happily carry on.

I also had one of these bad boys:

And to this day I’m obsessed with being a detective…

I feel sorry for kids that didn’t grow up with Funfax.


New Year, New Blog!

Ok, well here I go. 2014 starts with a new blog about one of my interests… Stationery!

The best place to start in January is with diaries.

Now, I’ve been completely unorganised (precisely why I need a diary, I suppose), and left it until the last few days in December to order one. It’s winging it’s way here from Japan at the moment (or at least it will be when they’re back form their holidays on 7th Jan) so I really hope it’s worth it.

It’s called the Hobonichi Planner and you can read all about its features here. There are so many things I like about it, in particular the criss-cross lined pages (an obsession of mine, but that’s for another post), as well as the lay-flat binding – don’t know if you’ve every been trying to follow instructions from notes you’ve made without a spare hand and your note book keeps closing itself… I also hope it’ll encourage me to keep more of a journal. There are numerous covers you can buy to go on your planner, but I didn’t order one as I like things quite traditional and think I’ll prefer without – plus it’ll fit better in my bag.

I think I’m pretty late on this one… I only found out about it through my boyfriend who saw it on a design blog. I get the impression it’s a bit of a Japanese institution. I just found this tumblr, with examples of people’s filled out planners – they look amazing! I hope I can do mine justice.

Anyway, I really really hope it doesn’t take too long to arrive – I’ll do a review once it does.

Until then, this is the sad state of my current diary – a post-it stuck in the back on my 2013 one:

sad diary

It’s not even in date order! I might even have to start using google calendar… 😦