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Travellers Notebook Questions – No. 6

IMG_2444Each week we ask our readers a simple question about their Travellers Notebooks and how they use them.

So this weeks question:

Have you ever made your own Travellers Notebook?

If you have what problems did you encounter and how did you get around these problems?

Please answer in the comments below, although I know a few of you will answer my question on Facebook.

Is there a Question you would like to ask our readers about how they use their Travellers Notebooks?

Van der Spek Touch Me Nomad

Van der Spek in the Netherlands have just released their Nomad Travellers Notebook in the Touch Me range. These along with their organisers are ready made and available now with no waiting time.

The Touch Me Nomad comes in five colours and in the standard size to take 210mm x 110mm booklets.

Touch Me Colours

L-R Black, Grey-Blue, French Blue, Tabac, Menthe

The Nomad is made in nice durable buffalo leather made in France.

Left hand side: 1 full height slip pocket | 2 vertical creditcard pockets | 2 horizontal slip pockets. Right hand side: 1 secretarial flap | 1 horizontal slip pocket | elasticated leather pen loop. 

nomad-1 nomad-3 nomad4 nomad-2

For full details on prices and availability please go to the Van der Spek website.

Come and join in the conversations on the Van der Spek Fans Facebook group.

My favourite Travellers Notebook – Nolwenn

Today we continue this new series with Nolwenn 

Hi, my name is Nolwenn and you may know me from the Youtube channel John Sparegrave.

I am both a collector and user of TNs which I use in many, many ways from work to personal.

Ok so this one is personal.

Q1. What is your favourite Travellers Notebook cover (Make/model/size)?

My favourite TN of all time (among many that I love) is a TN that my parents offered to me for my birthday. It is a Mr Darcy Chic Sparrow in the color Buttered Rum size wide (to accomodate Moleskine notebooks).

Q2. How long have you owned it?

I’ve had it for just a few weeks since my birthday was in October but I wanted it for months and months.

Q3. What is it that you like about it so much?

I just really love the finish and the leather. It is an intimate type of notebook, very delicate. I dedicated it to pain poetry. I have a severe form of AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis). It makes it hard to sleep, provokes debilitating fatigue and pain. Now everyone has their own ways to deal with it, poetry is one of mine. On the photos I shared, there are poems by authors but also two I wrote myself. For some reason, despite being French, writing in English soothes me more. I needed a delicate leather to hold my thoughts but also one that felt like true skin. I needed a TN that would show scars easily the way my brain takes scars from being constantly hurt and exhausted. Many poets endured debilitating pain, either physical or mental. I really feel Mr Darcy is the perfect place for my pain poetry.

Q4. Do you use it all the time?

Every week but not all the time because I have to work and due to the disease all my strength goes there most of the time. Whenever I’m down, can’t do much and have to rest, I’ll read and write poetry and then go to this notebook to soothe my mind.

Q5. Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

I really do think the design of that notebook is superb. It is close to perfection. Now since I don’t use credit cards in it, maybe allowing the customers to choose the inside options would be great.

And here are some photos of my Chic Sparrow

Thank you Nolwenn be sure to check out their channel at: John Sparegrave.

If you would like to share with us your favourite Travellers Notebook, please contact Steve admin @ 

Web Finds – 30 November 2016

IMG_2129So I hope you are having a good week.

Recent posts on Travellers Notebook Times:

  1. Web Finds – 23 November 2016
  2. My favourite Travellers Notebook – Cori
  3. Travellers Notebook Questions – No. 5
  4. Open Discussion – 28 November 2016 – Join in the conversation every Monday

It is time to sit back and relax and have a read of the latest blog posts and watch some of the latest videos.

We are looking to expand the blogs that we monitor  that have TN type posts in them, if you would like your blog added to the system please contact us: admin at travellersnotebooktimes dot com

  1. New Bullet Journal Set Up – The Delightful Planner
  2. Barenia leather TN from Atelier Philippe – This Bug’s Life
  3. …because I needed another challenge – Dianne Sylvan
  4. Progressing My Weight Loss With Macro Tracking – The Weekend Wife
  5. A new pen and notebook from Amazon – inlovewithjournals
  6. ZenKraft Minelli Golden Rod/Burgundy B5 Bi-Fold – ZenKraft Traveler’s Notes
  7. Have yourself a merry little bullet journal planned Christmas  – The Delightful Planner
  8. Midori Unboxing- Black Traveler’s Notebook – Seaweed Kisses
  9. Gfeller leather notebook covers – This Bug’s Life
  10. Ryman soft cover notebook: review – Paper Pens Ink
  11. Visiting Traveler’s Factory in Tokyo!  – Baum-Kuchen
  12. Planning for Gratitude – Lil Divette
  13. Planning Your Planner with Agendio Builder – The Well-Appointed Desk
  14. Kalender, ein Geheimnis? – X17 Blog
  15. Featured Post! – Tales From A Polk County Girl
  16. Kendal & Hyde leather notebook cover – This Bug’s Life
  17. Red Unbranded Weeks Cover – Becoming Sleek
  18. Lethbridgecards November New Releases and Black Friday weekend sale details! – Polkadotparadiso
  19. The Colouring Notebook and a Different Kind of Advent Calendar – inlovewithjournals

And we have found these videos for your enjoyment as well. Give them a like and subscribe to their channel if you like what you see.

  1. Foxy Fix size 0 micro as a wallet – Rita Weaver
  2. One of these things is not like the other poppy and hide  – Rita Weaver
  3. Personal Planner Setup – Hobonichi A6 in Gillio Appunto – Jenuine Life
  4. Youtube sanatifactory haul part 2, leather samples and 2 TNs – John Sparegrave
  5. My Current Planner and Journal Setup – Hobonichi Cousin and Gillio Giramondo – Jenuine Life
  6. What I’m using this week. Filofax and Travelers Notebooks – Rita Weaver
  7. Christmas Pocket Field Notes Midori Style Traveler’s Notebook Fauxdori Planner Setup – glamplanxo
  8. My 2017 Hobonichi Weeks setup! – Vegan Organizer
  9. Fall 2016 Chic Sparrow | SET UP [DIYFish] – Dani Planorama
  10. Review of Sanati factory TNs part 3: Stephen Covey inspired TN and more – John Sparegrave
  11. What I’m Using His Week, Rings And Strings  – Rita Weaver
  12. Gillio Giramondo Setup | Travelers Notebook | Art Journal Christmas Edition – LittleMagicalArt
  13. Midori Unboxing- Black Traveler’s Notebook – Seaweed Kisses
  14. New Foxy Fix Setup!! | My B6 Wanderlust – HappyPlanaholic
  15. [Midori] Traveler’s Notebook- 2017 Daily Planner Inserts – Seaweed Kisses
  16. Traveler’s Notebooks (TN) by Linshi Tasks – My touch of Vintage
  17. DIY Marble Notebook Insert for Traveler’s Notebooks – Rachel Blundell
  18. Making a Travelers Notebook – The Mad Rat House
  19. 10th Anniversary Traveler’s Notebook Unboxing – skylar hand
  20. Travelers Notebooks I’m Currently Using PART 1 – Carrots & Olives
  21. Travelers Notebook I’m Currently Using PART 2 – Carrots & Olives
  22. Micro Speckled Fawns Traveler’s Notebook Wallet Setup – Tori S
  23. Traveler’s Notebook Setup – Chic Sparrow Black Beauty Personal – designmademyday
  24. Help on Travelers Notebook Sizes – Chic Sparrow
  25. Websters Travelers Notebook – M Smith
  26. KentfromOZ’s Planning For 2017 – November 2016 Update – Kent from Oz
  27. Speckled Fawns Christmas Traveler’s Notebook / Journal 2016 – Dawn Paoletta

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