Sod’s Law. You spend ages lovingly crafting your flagship New Year blog about notebooks and have to fall back on Microsoft clip art to illustrate it because you haven’t got any suitable pics and it’s late so you don’t want to start digging out notebooks and scanning them etc. etc. then you wander into a shop (Tiger –  new and deeply fashionable Danish import aka “Posh Poundland”) and you can’t move for notebooks.


Or candles. Or boxing gloves.


Or banana-shaped pencil cases. How did I ever live without a banana-shaped pencil case?