Not only do I love stationary in general but I love owls. Over the past year or so, I have ended up with some pretty awesome owl items but no stationary. However, as part of Wilkos new Sustain range, they have things covered in owls and foxes and sometimes other cute animals like birds and hedgehogs. Obviously, I couldn’t help myself and had to get two notebooks, even though I didn’t even really need them. You can never have too many notebooks though.
These are Wilkos products so you will only be able to find them in store or online. Each of the A5 sized notebooks cost £2.50.
The first notebook that I will be reviewing is the Wilko Sustain Notebook Wirebound. This notebook is A5 sized so is great for being able to put it in your handbag with ease, which is something I look for in a notebook. If they’re too big, they either stick out of the top of my bag or they ruin the insides so I A5 is my preferred size. The whole notebook is held together by wire wound up into circles. Again, this is something that I like in a notebook because it makes turning the pages easier than one which has a spine instead of the wire.
The front and back covers of this notebook are made from a cardboard kind of material with pictures printed on them. In this case, the covers are covered with pictures of cute animals as mentioned earlier as well as trees and toadstools. I absolutely love the cover which is why I bought this in the first place. My mum changed her surname back to her maiden name of Fox a few years back and so our family love anything with foxes on it. I really like the woodland scene printed on this notebook and I think it is especially fitting as it reminds me of cold weather which is what we are having at the minute.
Inside the notebook is slightly disappointing as the paper is just lined. It would have been nice to have a little fox or owl printed in the bottom corners or something similar. The paper is of pretty decent quality though. It is nice to write on and all pens I have tried write very smoothly on it. However, at the back of this notebook is a pocket which enables you to keep loose papers nice and safe inside without them getting damaged.
This is a really cute notebook and now one of my favourites.