Aaah. The end of a sketchbook is always a momentous occasion for me given how slowly I fill them! I started this one in August 2015 so I’ve not done too badly with it. This one is, I think, entirely filled with holiday entries. I like that this book has evolved into a pure holiday diary, as I now use other books for work-related thoughts and ideas. Not sure what’ll happen with my next book. I’ll be using another rebound Moleskine (see here), but with red covers this time: maybe having a more vibrant cover will lead it to catch my eye more often, reminding me to use it!
Oh, yes, and I’ve decided to move away from using a fountain pen in these. I’m not sure if it’s the ink or the paper (or a combination of the two) but it takes forever to dry. The photo below shows what happened on a far too regular basis, and that was after waiting a good ten minutes before closing the book. I’ll be switching back to pigma micron pens (or similar) as they still use waterproof ink but they dry much more quickly!