Our Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Our Environmentally Friendly Packaging

We are delighted to share with you what we are doing to ensure that our products have as little impact on our world as possible.

We have sourced compostable bags to package our diaries, planners and calendars in.  Our new packaging has a cloudy appearance and features the OK compost INDUSTRIAL label which means the bags are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant.  So, you can discard the bag into your food waste bin in the knowledge that it will biodegrade and not add any plastic to our world.

The paper that our products are printed on is made using a mixture of materials from FSC-certified forests, recycled materials, and/or FSC controlled wood.  This has been the case for many years but now the boards that bind the books are also from a FSC Mix we can now add the FSC label to our products.

Our 2022-23 collection will be launching very soon and will be the first collection to feature our new packaging.  Sign up for our email newsletter and you will be one of the first to hear as soon as they arrive.

March 08, 2022 — Emma Fletcher
Hello 2022

Hello 2022

Blame Brexit, Covid, Summer you name it, it has been a logistical nightmare trying to get our 2022 collection to you.  But months later, and later than we would like, here it is.  We are excited to share 8 colours with you and 2 new products - more on that later.   Our first new colour is Khaki, although I want to call it Ghaki, it is Khaki with a hint of a gold burnish set off by pink elastic and ribbons.   And next up we have Silver which is a fabulous bright silver which we have been searching for for ages with lilac elastic and ribbons as chosen by my eldest daughter Charlotte.  We hope you approve!  
And the new kids on the block ....
The BLOX Planner 2022 - the same size as our BIG Family Diary but with 4 columns and as with all our BLOX Stationery products is suitable for general use rather than for families.  The BLOX Daily Diary 2022 - with a whopping 352 pages this is your Page-A-Day diary for busy, busy people who want to keep a detailed record of their day's events.
Hello 2022, we can't wait to meet you.
August 31, 2021 — Emma Fletcher
Hello 2021-22

Hello 2021-22

Spring has sprung and our 2021-22 School/Academic Year collection has arrived. Beautiful fresh spring colours - Coral, Citrus and Sea Green.  A bit of glamour with Champagne and the trusty faithfuls - Pink and Navy.
Following the rip roaring success last year of the addition of the elastic pen loop, etc to MUM's MINI School Year Diary, the introduction of the MUM's Weekly School Year Calendar and the BLOX Academic Planner, things are a lot quieter this year with just a few tweaks here and there.  The only significant one being the introduction of extra pages to the BIG Family School Year Diary and the BLOX Academic Planner which means that we have gone back to the previous format with Monthly Calendars and Year Planners for the current and following years.
Do let us know what you think - we LOVE to receive feedback.
Have a great year, Emma.
March 30, 2021 — Emma Fletcher
Donation to Baby Basics

Donation to Baby Basics

We are delighted to announce that we have donated all the unsold diaries from our 2020-21 School Year Collection to Baby Basics.

I was sent an email by Boden at the beginning of November letting me know that they had joined forces with British baby banks to offer vulnerable families a helping hand.  Well, one thing led to another, and I got in touch with Baby Basics.  It might have been a rocky road for us this year with a lot of unsold stock due to Lockdown 1.0 but at least we haven't contributed to landfill, we have reduced our waste and hopefully we will have helped out a little.

Click on the Boden link if you would like to find out more and see how YOU can donate too.

December 02, 2020 — Emma Fletcher
May Bank Holiday 2022

May Bank Holiday 2022

Extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022

The UK will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch with a blockbuster weekend of celebrations, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced.

The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s  Platinum Jubilee - the first time any British monarch has reached this historic milestone.

December 02, 2020 — Emma Fletcher
Where to begin .........

Where to begin .........

I really don't know where to begin.  I thought that this would be the beginning of our Easter holidays and that I would be running an Easter revision camp for my 4.  
April 02, 2020 — Emma Fletcher
New, New, New

New, New, New

We have launched 2 new products in our 2020 - 2021 School Year / Academic Year range. The BLOX Academic Planner and MUM's Weekly School Year Calendar.
March 09, 2020 — Emma Fletcher

What a lovely message to receive....

We sent a reviewer a Family Address Book as a Thank You gift and just look at the lovely message she sent back:

Thank you very much for your gift. I was initially a little puzzled to receive the new address book then, on reading your attached note of thanks for being a customer I was very touched & very grateful to have been thanked in this way. I have been a customer since my children clubbed together & gifted me my first 'Pink' Academic diary for Christmas one year when they were both still in Primary school! I was so 'wowed' by the quality, layout & handy size & especially by your signature pink, that I've continued to be a customer since; which has delighted my children & been a source of continued great pleasure to me since. I'm now also gifting from your expanding range & colours to others; including back to my own children - both of whom are now graduates & undergraduates in continuing education. Thank you Emma & 'Mum's Office' for your gift. Have a wonderful Holiday Season & 2020 New Year.  Kindest Regards, Roni

We hope all our customers are as happy as Roni!! 

December 09, 2019 — Emma Fletcher
Victory In Europe Day 2020

Victory In Europe Day 2020

In June 2019 the British Government announced that the May Day Holiday 2020, traditionally held on the first Monday in May, would be moved to Friday 8th May 2020.  The special reason for this unusual change in calendar dates is to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.   

October 14, 2019 — Emma Fletcher

Spirit of Christmas

November 15, 2017 — Emma Fletcher

The London Stationery Show

MUM's Pregnancy & Baby Diary

We are delighted to announce the MUM's Pregnancy & Baby Diary has been Highly Commended in the Diaries, Organisers & Calendars category at the Trade Only London Stationery Show.

It is such an honour to be recognised by our industry experts for all the effort and attention to detail that goes into designing our products.

MUM's Pregnancy & Baby Diary is a beautiful undated journal to record all aspects of your pregnancy and baby's first year.  Start using it whenever the time is right to record appointments, lists for baby names, shopping etc., how you are feeling, your birth plan, feeding routines, sleep patterns and to plan baby's first birthday party!  A wonderful record to look back on with memories to treasure.  A gorgeous gift for any mum-to-be or new mum.

May 06, 2017 — Emma Fletcher

Looking for Bullet Journal inspiration?

Stacie at Parker & Me has done a wonderful set up of her 2017 Bullet Journal using our BLOX Stationery, BLOX Dot Notebook.  She says:

"It has 3 colour co-ordinated ribbons (perfect for bookmarking those frequently used pages) and comes in a gorgeous metallic teal colour (which doesn’t really show in the photos)."

I particularly love this idea of writing down my goals as each month begins.

Parker & Me


Take a look at her blog for the full review and lots of tips and ideas: Parker & Me


January 18, 2017 — Emma Fletcher