Reviewed by Linda Pickford
I recently received a Love Layla “Genius At Work” Notebook through the post. It arrived in a brown cardboard package which fitted easily through my letterbox. No waiting in for the postman! The A5 size is ideal for ease of use and storage. The cover is made of a red coloured PU with “Genius At Work” as a book title. It feels very soft to the touch and is very tactile. There are 196 lined pages inside made with a very good quality of paper. An attached red ribbon makes marking your place very easy and it also comes with an elastic strap on the outside. This would be ideal if like me you place letters, cards or newspaper cuttings inside notebooks for later reference.
I keep lists of almost everything but since it has such an apt title on the outside I would almost certainly use it for my Patchwork and Quilting. I could record my sewing projects with details of the fabric used, the pattern selected and the potential recipient. Ideal for the future if repairs or repeats are necessary.
However, I thought my husband might also have a use for it, so I checked out his views. Once again, he loved the size and quality. He would most probably use it as a garden notebook. To record his yearly planting chart and dates of seed sewing. He does like to keep an annual check on his progress. He did say he would have liked to record his Bonsai Trees but would have preferred an index of some sort, with either numbers or an alphabet.
A great Father’s Day present for the keen note taker in your life. There are other titles in the range to suit all occasions and people.
I would recommend the Genius at Work notebook as a high-quality item supplied by a small family run business. I feel it is essential that we support our small companies when we can instead of using one of the large impersonal ones.
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