I want to get hold of notebooks that are the quadrille type - like graph paper.
I can find all kind of pads that are like this but I want something with a more permanent cover. I can't seem to find them in the UK.
I know that the French tend to use this kind of paper more than we do, and wondered if there were any MNetters who could source any of these books for me? I don't mind what's on the cover - it could be Pokemon or Barbie for all I care!
I don't want to buy loads - about half a dozen would be perfect.
Glad you're pleased!
I probably won't be in a supermarket until the end of the week though. Do you want me to let you know what the choices are (colours etc) or shall I just go ahead and get some if I see the sort of thing you mean?
No idea. French education system is weird. All the children get taught to write in the same joined up, very elaborate letters style. They learn to write using fountain pens (nightmare if you're lefthanded). Don't know what the squares are about though, will ask DH.
Dora the Explorer is all the rage here if you want to be on the cutting edge of littlies fashion!
Probably is best if I have a look first and then I'll let you know what choices there are. There is a nice office supply shop nearby that sells grown up stuff, I might try there. I have a bit of a 'thing' about stationary and love looking round this shop so you have given me a good excuse to go and try out pens and look at diaries. [sad no life emoticon]
Ok went to shop today and they have what you are lookingfor I think.
Basic model was 2.36 Euros for a spiral bound cardboard cover notebook with 180 pages.
Next up was 2.65 for spiral bound plastic cover with 100 pages. Covers were quite nice colours (roayl blue, dark turquiosy greeny blue. These had the Oxford logo on the and there was a slight graphicy pattern to the plastic that was quite nice and not very noticeable. I thought this was the best of the lot as cheap nice enough cover and sturdy plastic.
Another version was 4.72 for spiral bound this time a plastic slightly ribbed cover again 100 pages. Unfortunately the colours were kind of lurid lime green, spandex pink types. Paper inside was quite nice though.
Another possibility but they only had three of these, was 3.95 for 100 pages, spiral bound, sturdy plastic cover with pictures of lots of mailboxes on it. Quite nice but nothing really special.
They only had one type that was posh and executivey but they were 11 Euros each.
I think the 2.65 one is the best. Do you want any specific colours (they didn't have black)?
I can get you six no problem. Postage might be quite a lot I'm afraid. I post things regularly to the UK and IIRC the cost of 1.5KG is about 11 Euros (notebooks might not be that heavy but just to give you an idea).
Also just to check do you want the paper to be squares or do you want the squares/rectangles plus lots of lines type (difficult to describe sorry!).
Paypal is probably best so as to avoid sending money through the post. I just have to check that my account is still ok as haven't used it for ages. I will make sure and send a receipt with the parcel. I'm happy to send the stuff and you can pay me back when you get it, I'm sure you are perfectly trustworthy!
If you want to go ahead CAT me with your address, colour preferences, etc.
MAS - I have do a lot of costings for my job (market research projects) and although I have an Excel spreadsheet I find that a lot of my 'rough' workings I prefer to do on paper. So I often end up with lots of bits of paper which get lost along the way.
So I decided I would have a separate book just for costings, in the same way that I have a book in which I take notes when I go to client meetings. But I prefer the squares as sometimes I like to work landscape and sometimes portrait.
It's pretty trivial really, but I just wanted a better system for me!