I had planned to use a Perfectly Penned journal for my 2020 BuJo but the (not sure whether production error or on purpose) turned out to be a massive deal breaker and so I decided to get the journal I’d wanted to get in the first place. Here it is:
It’s by nuuna (a German stationary company who are actually located in Frankfurt am Main, which is right next to where I live). Hope you like the silly writing on the cover and back. I sure do.
It’s a bit of an odd size (slightly taller and quite a bit wider than A5) but that gives me more space to write. Speaking of space, the spacing between the dots is 3 mm instead of the standard 5 which I love. I can squeeze in much more writing and make more elaborate and varied spreads. I’m not too concerned about the lack of a pouch and ribbons as I barely use these anyway. Something it does come with, however, is a small calendar/bookmark (as seen on the third photo) – it even has the week numbers printed on it which I desperately need for my planning (a habit that most likely stuck from my old job). The paper quality, strangely, is both better and worse when compared to the Scribbles that Matter journal I used for the second half of 2019. Let me explain. On the one hand, stuff does bleed through quite a bit. On the other hand, the ink from my black pigment liners dries super quickly, which was not the case with the which had some sort of special coating that turned it into smudge hell.
Overall, lots of cool aspects but also a few drawbacks. But then, this just proves my theory that these is no such thing as the perfect journal. Either way, I’m looking forward to starting my year with this new companion.
I’m still setting this bad boy up and having a blast. Might show some of my spreads before the new year begins. Happy #Bujo-ing ^__^