I think it has to be me, or at least my age, for I like to first express my thoughts on – shock – paper.
Using a propelling pencil, mine being a rather fine monogrammed Visconti Vincent van Gogh Starry Night Pencil, I can jot down ideas making alterations as I go along.
So why should I discuss this rather pointless snippet from my writing life?
Well, the manufacturers of the archetypal diary once beloved of the 1980s yuppies – The Filofax – produced a quite impressive accoutrement for the writing man.
The FiloFLEX, sold in a range of sizes and colours had a pen/pencil holder, provision for a writing pad and an additional jotting pad, five pockets to save jottings and paper scraps and somewhere to secure credit cards.
In this digital world, you won’t be surprised to learn that this cleverly designed accessory is now not manufactured by Filofax.
So the only way I could purchase an A5 example (already owning the pocket version) was to buy secondhand. Enter eBay.
Hence the rather fetching shade of pink described as magenta. But at £12, no questions asked Squire, it was a bargain.
Having collected my writing essentials the question now is, what today’s missive should be, and now needs writing, so if you’ll excuse me . . .