[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have a whole collection of notebooks in my home, from hard backed and floral, to spiral bound and functional. I love nothing better than to sit down in a coffee shop with a brand new note book and a pen.
Whether the purpose is to empty my mind, make plans, or craft a blog post, there’s something deeply satisfying about actually writing notes, rather than tapping away on a keyboard. I don’t think that I will ever lose that joy, no matter how attached I am to my iphone!
My latest acquisition is a hand-made leather bound journal, from Amazon. If you’re a notebook hoarder like me, you’re going to LOVE this – it really is the king of all notebooks! Not only does it smell divine, but it looks pretty darn beautiful on your coffee table too!
Made from genuine water buffalo leather, it is hand stitched using coptic leather binding, meaning that there is no glue involved. The leather strap not only holds the notebook closed, but doubles up as a rather useful bookmark. And being hand-crafted, no two journals are the same!
The 120 pages of ivory paper, hand crafted in recycled cotton, are thick and of good quality (125 gsm). They are beautifully soft to write or draw on, using any pen or pencil (no ink bleed).
Whether you use it as as a sketch book, a place to write poetry, or as a simple old-fashioned journal, it’s a thing of beauty. It would also make the perfect gift; if you could bear to part with it that is!
The best bit? The seller gives away a percentage of all profits to a charity Tehila, that promotes the protection of children and the prevention of child cruelty in Zambia.
These beautiful leather-bound journals come in two sizes, 7″ x 5″ and 8″ x 6″. Today, I have one of each size to give away. So whether you want to keep it for yourself, or give it away as a gift, complete the entry below and don’t forget to answer the following question:
What would you use your journal for?
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- This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over
- Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the question in the widget – this is the ONLY mandatory task.
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- The winner will be emailed notification and must respond within 7 days
- The winner will receive one 7″ x 5″ journal or an 8″ x 6″ journal
- The giveaway closes at midnight on 21/6/16.
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Tracy Nixon6 years ago
For planning my craft projects – writing down/sketching ideas etc. I am always making and creating and I get lots of inspiration from everything and anything!
Georgina Jacobs6 years ago
Daily thoughts and gratitude, memories & future plans thanks
Katrina McDonald6 years ago
I’ve just started a job at our local library so I would use it to note down all the books I am shelving that I want to read as I can never remember the titles!
Liam Bishop6 years ago
My wife would like this, she loves journals – uses them daily for everything!
charlotte6 years ago
i love a good journal, i pretty much rely on them! especially when it comes to reminding me of things 😛
Ann-Marie Gould6 years ago
i would give this to my daughter to use as a bullet journal
iain maciver6 years ago
perfect for my daughter
Jax Blunt6 years ago
An ideas book. Am getting back into writing and would use it for those snippets that occur when I’m out and about.
Tee Simpson6 years ago
I would use it to jot down all important things I need to do or remember
Maria Blythin6 years ago
i would use it for myself everywhere i went so i could show it off x
Tania Atfield6 years ago
Wow, I love this journal, looks gorgeous and I’d write special moments in it of my life
Tony Metcalf6 years ago
Recording everything I need to remember!
Rachel Craig6 years ago
For use as an :- Attitude of Gratitude Journal. We recently competed a short course at College / University (fiancé, myself as well as other class members). Part of our homework was to write down daily :- Three things that we were Grateful for. Very recently my fiancé and I have had a numer of ISSUES to deal with, that continuing with the Attitude of Gratitude may be something which is helping us to cope / deal with the many tasks etc which have fallen upon us.
I have encouraged fiancé to get a sleep in the afternoon, as he has recently been inundated with requests for up to date information by phone calls, and rings at the door bell. Hopefully he is using Mindfullness which we also practised on the course.
A journal can be nice to look back on, contain good memories etc.
Harline parkin6 years ago
This would be great for my hours at work keeping track I have two jobs and I have to keep track of my hours
lorraine kirk6 years ago
I would use it to start collecting ideas for my new blog which is in the pipeline 🙂
Charlotte Burford6 years ago
I would use it for anything! Jotting down things I need to remember, planning out work projects, sketching… Carry a notebook everywhere with me!
Margaret gallagher6 years ago
A daily reflections log
Love reminding myself of how much beauty there is in my life
Somewhere to keep all my writing in one BEAUTIFUL place
Hazel Rea6 years ago
I would give it to my son’s partner – she would really appreciate its beauty as well as it’s usefulness.
clair downham6 years ago
for all my lists of day to day things
Alexandra oliver6 years ago
writing ideas for screenplays
Colleen Marples6 years ago
writing song lyrics to go with my terrible guitar playing!
Susan Smith6 years ago
All my deep thoughts, and times of happy memories
amiecaitlin6 years ago
Wow, this looks so beautifully crafted! Would love this!
Elena6 years ago
I’d use the journal to jot down any ideas or to write any o f my endless lists!
Julia Lawson6 years ago
I would use it as a detailed diary but also fill it with recipes I’ve copied down from websites/mags (and maybe a food diary too as I’m watching my weight at the moment, lol) 🙂
M.Day6 years ago
I am a uni student and I would take it to every lecture to fill with the most important information & notes I took away from each one.
Solange6 years ago
I would use it for notes, to do lists, my meal plans for the week and arts and crafts ideas.
Denise Cross6 years ago
My picture diary
Ollie Randolph6 years ago
I’ve just started a new therapy course so this would be perfect for my notes.
Victoria Hemmings6 years ago
for writing down my thought and plans
Leila Benhamida6 years ago
I will use it as a a peesonal journal. Wonderful prize.?
Tim Alexander6 years ago
I would use it to make notes of my music ideas for recording and possibly as a dream diary too.
Louisa6 years ago
I’d use it as a dream diary. I have so many weird dreams it’d be cool to log them down.
Nik Ki6 years ago
I would use it to draw art.
frances hopkins6 years ago
Everything, exactly what I need – I’m forgetting things!
Elizabeth Smith6 years ago
I want to go back to keeping a diary
zoe brown6 years ago
i would fill it with my best recipes
Judith Allen6 years ago
My partner would love this, and would probably use it for tattoo and font design. Lovely notebook, very inspirational.
Nicki Evans6 years ago
I would give it to my friend who is going travelling to use as a travel journal
Lauren6 years ago
Oh what a beautiful journal! I’ve always wanted a leather bound journal like this, there’s something so alluring about them. I’m use it as a traditional journal, somewhere to dump out my thoughts and feelings.
Sylvia Paul6 years ago
I would give this to my Daughter to use on her college writing course
Jo6 years ago
OH yes please – to help me focus on the positives of life, as I struggle with letting go as my eldest gears up for university!
Bonnie King6 years ago
I’ve recently found out I’m pregnant and I would love to record everyday details in here for my own memories 🙂
Kay Sherman6 years ago
I’m terrible for writing notes and planning things so that
Cliff Davis6 years ago
I have to keep travel notes. I take loads of photos but really soon I end up talking about “that place on the corner” or “the guy with the red glasses”. Memory like a sieve,
jo liddement6 years ago
Garden ideas and notes for my huge jungle of a garden i’m renovating
Andy6 years ago
For recording every baby I deliver. The date, weight, name and type of delivery. Every birth is special and I’d like to keep a record for the future.
Hazel Christopher6 years ago
I would use mine as a positivity journal. I already have a similar style journal I use for the same purpose but I’m running out of room. I fill it with my favourite poems, quotes, thoughts etc
Lauren Charlotte6 years ago
Work notes and to do lists
Nicki simpson6 years ago
I would get bsck to writing, something that I used to love
Claire Woods6 years ago
Leanne Newsome6 years ago
I would note my children’s milestones to look back on in the future
Maria Rojas6 years ago
Hello I love different kinds journals!
Margaret Clarkson6 years ago
Lists of important taskd
Jean cass6 years ago
I would use this to make lots of to do lists and more importantly the thingsI’ve done! I never remember do to my very busy life! Thank you for the prize draw
Amanda Grimes6 years ago
I would (begrudgingly!) give it to my daughter who would absolutely love it. She would probably use it to sketch in. Now that the ‘chore’ of her art GCSE is over, hopefully she will go back to just enjoying art as a way of relaxation.
Amy Bee6 years ago
Trying to keep my life a bit more organised!
Lydia A6 years ago
I would use the journal to make lists and to keep me organised.
Sarah fielding6 years ago
I would use this for all my creative thoughts!
nicky pearce6 years ago
My wife would like this
Nicola6 years ago
I would give this to my daughter to record her adventures on an expedition to Peru this summer. Something worth keeping to look back in the trip of a lifetime.
hannah igoe6 years ago
DReaming and scheming!
Melissa Lee6 years ago
I’m a blogger too so I’d use it for drafting blog posts
Ruth Harwood6 years ago
I love writing short stories and this would be perfect!!
Katie Skeoch6 years ago
To note down thoughts & facts for work
Rosalie Miller6 years ago
I have wanted to try to collect a bunch of recipes for a while!
Rust6 years ago
I wold gift it to my daughter. She is an avid journaler.
marie miles6 years ago
i would use it as a dream diary. i have good ideas in my dreams but can never rememeber them mainly due to the alarm cutting my sleep but also i wake several times a night so i would keep it by my bed to write my dreams as soon as i open my eyes
Natalie Turner6 years ago
Write down my ideas for my novel
Danni Cresswell6 years ago
I would use the journal for writing about funny things me and my husband have done pre kids to hand on down to out sons x
Kate Fox-Pope6 years ago
well, as a diary?
Jules Eley6 years ago
I would use it to write down my thoughts and feelings, I tend to bottle things up and explode so this would be great!
melanie stirling6 years ago
I would make notes during the day and night of things that I need to remember or I have thought of.I always keep pen and paper next to my bed to remind me of things.
BEKI LACY6 years ago
At work taking important notes
sarah6 years ago
I’d use the journal for but bullet journalling.
Kristyn Harris6 years ago
I would love to use this journal for writing reviews about my travels and life.
Rai6 years ago
Everything – I always write by hand. Even my degree with the OU had every note written by hand. Needless to say I’ve acquired a love of stationery over the years. Thanks
Sally Collingwood6 years ago
For planning at home and at work
claire griffiths6 years ago
in would use it for all my daily thoughts and good memories
Ron Goodwin6 years ago
For my genealogy/family history.
Anthea Holloway6 years ago
I would use it for recording all the books I read and want to remember!
Paula cheadle6 years ago
I would use it for writing down important things not to forget ie:- dates, times etc
Suzanne O'Neill6 years ago
I like a nice book for meetings in work
Suzanne O'Neill6 years ago
woohoo, thanks for picking me!
janine atkin6 years ago
id use it as a diary
Victoria Prince6 years ago
I would give it to my mum to use as her food diary 🙂
Angela Macdonald6 years ago
I would use it as a travel journal
Keith Hunt6 years ago
Great prize for my wife when she up dates her nursing qualifications this year.
Sandra Fortune6 years ago
I’d use it for my aromatherapy and diet plan
Lorraine B6 years ago
I use journals for memory keeping.
Natalie Baskerville6 years ago
I’d use it as a place to write down all of my creative thoughts; poems, story ideas etc
Susan B6 years ago
I seem to have become a bit of a note-taker so would use it for the copious notes I write every day.
Gemma Cook6 years ago
I would use it to keep a food journal. I’m trying to lose weight and this would be perfect for keeping track of my food intake.
Angela Kelly6 years ago
I would just use it to write my random thoughts in.
Mandy Betts6 years ago
I would gift it to my step mum, who is a writer and I know would really appreciate it.
Laura Pritchard6 years ago
Lists, many many lists! And for carrying around to impress people!
Keri Jones6 years ago
I would use it as a daily journal for my son so I never forget anything he’s done x
Jo Hutchings6 years ago
I’d love to sketch ideas for a novel in it.
Nancy Bradford6 years ago
I used to draw and write poetry when I was younger and this would be my inspiration to start again.
pete c6 years ago
would use it for recording info I need later and for diary notes
Adrian Bold6 years ago
I would use it to note down all important things I need to do as well as lists.
Josh Gough6 years ago
I’m planning on writing on my first novel. This would be awesome for drafts and planning then I’d keep it as a memoir
Beky Austerberry6 years ago
A bullet journal
lynn neal6 years ago
Recording my deepest thoughts and feelings!
Michaela Campbell6 years ago
A Diary for early years as a twin mum
Jordan Bentley6 years ago
I’d use it for travel!
Anna6 years ago
I want to start blogging again so I would use it for all my blog planning – or maybe I would keep it for a special trip away.
Dale Dow6 years ago
Handy for bringing to the PTA meetings and taking notes/minutes
Paul Halling6 years ago
I would give it to my OH Pammie who loves to write, blog and collect thoughts
Tamsin Dean6 years ago
the random interesting day trip/holiday things we get up too and the funny things the kids ask/say
Erica Price6 years ago
Recording writing ideas
Jennifer Goldsmith6 years ago
I would use it to keep track of my studying to become a marine biologist.
Karen Richards6 years ago
Travel journal, to do list and bucket list
Christine Hobbs6 years ago
My granddaughter has just been born so I would log her life events and achievements and present it to her on her 18th Birthday x
Shanine Nicole Salmon6 years ago
I have a theatre reviews blog so I would use it to write them up
Lynsey Poole6 years ago
How absolutely stunning! For memories and entries of things the kids have done or learned. Beautiful.
Sirley Young6 years ago
Meryl Thomas6 years ago
Notes about gardening.
Kyomi Johnson6 years ago
A journal about my chemotherapy treatment
Francesca Harrod6 years ago
Having read the ‘Miracle Morning’ recently I will use it to start my daily documenting of good things 🙂
Marie Rule6 years ago
I would give it to my partner to write down song ideas.
Lizzy Cooper6 years ago
I’d use it as a mental health diary
Karen Walder6 years ago
I used it to keep a record of my holidays.
Diane Duggan6 years ago
I’d use it to plan for the future.
Summer Rowley6 years ago
I’d use it as a new bullet journal. Its something Im interested in but have never done
Michelle Wild6 years ago
Monika Bascombe6 years ago
to document the hurdles of being a carer
katrina adams6 years ago
I would use it to write things that I am grateful for every day in…something to look back on when days maybe aren’t going so well. What a beautiful notebook!
Natasha Cross6 years ago
I would use the journal for university work
Laura Khomutova6 years ago
Lots of important tasks
chloe brill6 years ago
making shopping lists
karen6 years ago
I’d use it as a daily gratitude journal
Simone Griffin6 years ago
Writing lists – I love to write lists ?
Lia Burns6 years ago
I would use it for writing lists of things I need to do and buy, also any random ideas that I have pop up or things I remember I need to do x
ADEINNE TONNER6 years ago
I would use it for writing lists and reminders of things i have to do so i don’t forget
jackie rushton6 years ago
I would use it as a travel journal!
Hayley Payne6 years ago
As a Book of shadows for thoughts and musings and recording dreams.
Rachael O'Brien6 years ago
Would give to my daughter tia . She hasn’t just left school and has a summer of residential trips and memories to create . She is starting college in September and would be a lovely way of keeping record of her next journey in life ?????
Scott Fallon6 years ago
Ideas for various projects
Debbie Preston6 years ago
I would use as a travel journal to record days out, weekends away and holidays. I’d add notes about places visited as often forget when we went or where we saw things!