Here’s a cute little haul from A “N” BC and Daiso: A Barbapapa schedule book and Barbapapa fruit candy.
A French cartoon, Barbapapa revolves around the lives of several shape-shifting blobs. I remember watching the short episodes on TV when I was a little girl and being fascinated by their whimsical nature. Barbe à papa is French for candy floss; more specifically, it means ‘grandpa’s beard’. ;) Produced by Sun-Star, a Japanese stationery company, this adorable diary features these colourful creatures in different forms of confectionery and tea-time vessels.
I always look forward to September because it is the time Japanese stationery companies like Sun-Star, Kamio, Crux and San-X roll out their beautiful and often-charming pocket diaries (they call them schedule books). I have been buying these for the past few years and have quite a collection. My current one for 2010 is from San-X, featuring Palette’s Sweet Street. I love their ease of use, as well as how they’ve aided me in recording important information and planning my work assignments.
As a complement to the diary and because they are super yummy, I purchased these fruit candies from Daiso. Both packs contain the same flavours: strawberry cream, melon cream and mango cream. These hard candies aren’t very creamy – they are fruitier than they are milky – but I’m fine with this. I particularly like the melon one which has a bit of fizz in it!