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For most people that will mean a trip to Castle Mall or uk canada goose Chapelfield plus numerous visits to department stores to try and buy gifts that are canada goose clearance both affordable and stylish.

Its an exhausting job, and always turns out to be more expensive than envisaged, but for me, being a touch on the tight side, its not like that.

In fact I pride myself on giving people useful practical gifts, that don’t cost a fortune, and I achieve it by doing most of my Christmas shopping in stationery shops.

I’ve always cheap canada goose uk liked stationery ever since I started school.

Getting a new exercise book on the first day of term always gave me a cheap Canada Goose thrill and I canada goose uk shop frequently made a vow to do better than last term at keeping my paper clean and neat.

That usually canada goose black friday sale lasted about two weeks, and then my book would be covered in ink blotches because we still used ink made from a powder mixed with water and dip pens.

No Biros allowed.

If your book was bad enough, and mine often was, with dog eared pages and torn bits; the school would give you a new one, provided your parents paid for it.

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Once I had left school and was earning my own money, I could go and buy any type of pen I liked, as well as lined writing pads, or unlined writing pads, just because I liked them.

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How I would have loved someone to buy me a box file filled with different sized bulldog clips, extra large steel paperclips, and a bag of assorted rubber bands for Christmas instead of boxed sets of toiletries, that I didn’t always like the smell of.

We are lucky in Norwich, because as well as the well canada goose outlet known national chains of stationers we have a little gem a few hundred yards down canada goose coats Salhouse Road.

This place has the plainer stuff that I prefer.

I am a very unostentatious clutter free type of woman, so no folders with pictures of flowers or abstract patterns for me.

I like all my office stuff to be black, or charcoal canada goose clearance sale grey.

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I’m not sure if I’m slightly odd in my extreme interest in stationery, but I think I might be because in the whole of my life I’ve only met one other person who’s as besotted as me, and who also enjoys thumbing through a stationery catalogue in the evenings in the same way most women would look at a fashion magazine.

Trust me, there are many people Canada Goose Parka who would be delighted to receive a really good stapler, hole punch, or sticky tape dispenser, this Christmas, so why not visit a couple of stationery outlets as well as your usual shops this Christmas.

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