Lately, I have been test driving the Kokuyo Campus notebook as one of my work notebooks. Like a lot of folks, I’m mostly working from home due to the pandemic. I’m thankful that I don’t have to be in an office or in a public space where I would be more likely to catch Covid. Even though I’m mostly at home, I often make a lot of calls and then run errands where I could be on the road or in a place where I need to jot something down if someone calls me back. So I like to have a small notebook that I could quickly scribble in if I’m away from my desk, something that can fit in a large pocket or a small purse or just not take up much space on a car seat or middle console.
This Campus notebook is excellent for work notes. It’s less than $5, so it’s not going to break the bank. The paper is perforated and fountain pen friendly. I also like to carry my Rickshaw Bags Duo two pen sleeve, which I keep two fountain pens in. And then I can clip a gel pen to the front, in this case a Zebra Sarasa Grand, which has a nice clip that grabs onto the middle of the sleeve. For me, this is the perfect, away from my desk, but I might have to take notes set up. If I wanted to make the notebook look nicer, I could put a leather cover on this, but I haven’t because I only have one leather cover in this size and it has another notebook in it that I’m not done with.
Just because I limit myself to two fountain pens when out and about, that doesn’t mean that I don’t have more inked up at home. But I just don’t need to carry a lot when I have to run an errand and take an unscheduled call. It’s nice to have quality paper and pens handy because I find value in making a mundane task a little more enjoyable, especially in these crazy times.