This journal is a lovely, tactile item. It looks (and smells) beautiful and has certainly met all my expectations. Sadly, however, due to the vagaries of the Royal Mail postal system and the UK bank holiday calendar, it did not arrive in time for me to give as a birthday gift to my adult daughter's birthday in early January.
This was in no way the fault of Vera Tucci and certainly does not detract from the overall appeal of the journal. I am sure my daughter will be delighted when she eventually receives it, so thank you, Vera Tucci.
I will make sure that I order items well in advance in future, however.