I have looked for a near to perfect plannner/organiser/diary for about the last 6 years. Every thing I’ve tried so far has either been lacking something or has been too much for me. I have tried all the bright floral or blotchy swishy paint ones with lots of dividers & sections inspirational quotes that are rediculous serve no purpose only to make it look like it has more pages & remind you to ‘live laugh & love’ or ‘be beautiful, your own version & we’ll pretend we accept you” I’ve tried the old filo fax route which I found annoying & the paper isn’t up to much. I like an A5 book or ring style book with squares or dots to keep me neat, never lined & i don’t mind filling it it. Bit of space for some doodling & notes etc, that’s all. On paper, this seemed like it could be what I was looking for. It arrived the day after ordering, Packaged well. Opened to find it smaller that I expected, that is my fault, the sizes are in the listing it’s juat the photos show people holding it & it looks a5. Anyway, the pages are lovely quality & nice & crisp, the grid is nice & clear & iently marked out so you don’t have to sit counting squares to get even boxes. It seemed nice to write in. I use either pencil or a mega thin micron/uni fine liner that’s all. I did however use a nude coloured Crayola felt tip to put 3 bullet points in & to highlight a date & it has bled right through a couple of pagesAs has the fine liner I used. Then filling in the dates whilst out flat, the spine cracked & now looks like it’s a really old book. Im not best pleased really, I’ve had to stick it loosely together with loads of Washi tapes & hope my husband doesn’t catch sight of it cos I’ll be getting the old ‘I told you so’ speach. He doesn’t understand my stationery needs. I wanted to go for the paperways one but it was out of stock. If you do choose iconic , just be careful, it’s lovely looking but a little fragile. Fox and star though, can’t fault
Thanks for your detailed review Sarah! We're sorry that you didn't have the best experience with the Plain Diary We'll feedback your comments to Iconic and hopefully, they'll be able to consider them for future designs.