‘Progress Not Perfection’ Personalised Notebook in a Modern, Block style


Progress not Perfection - our favourite phrase here at Hope House Press - works for everything and everyone.

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Product Description

Progress Not Perfection – the perfect place to document the joy of zig zagging as we make progress towards our life goals.

Progress Not Perfection is a new addition to the Hope House Press collections – a luxury leather bound Notebook / Journal, which provides a personal space to journal progress in life.

Whatever you’re working towards – a promotion at work, a marathon time worthy of the Guiness Book of Records, saving up for a new house / boat / <insert object of your desires here> – the Progress Not Perfection notebook or diary will be with you every step of the way.

When we look back on our achievements we often forget the zig zag path that’s taken us to our destination – Progress Not Perfection gives you a window to an untarnished reflection on an unfolding, and often ongoing, journey.

Progress Not Perfection also uniqely offers the opportunity to choose a range of paper formats – allowing you to record as much or as little detail as you want to – it is the antithesis to our overly filtered, selfie saturated world of personal presentation.

We already know that this is popular for gifting – annotate the first page with a message of your own support, or give as an invitation for the recipient to challenge themselves.

In choosing a Hope House Press notebook, diary or journal, you’re in good company – our diaries have a cult celebrity following and a history of being selected for Tatler’s Top 10 – we’re quietly confident that this will make the list for 2017.

made from:

Each Hope House Press Notebook, Journal or Diary is made by hand to order in our studio, from good quality paper bound in luxurious Italian leather. The natural materials and traditional print method make each one unique. Our signature print method produces a ‘kiss’ with ink, rather than an impression in the leather.


This version of Progress Not Perfection features a large, bold font as a standard title and as such, is not available for personalisation.

additional options:

You can choose from a range of colours as indicated in the drop down menu.

To make the book truly bespoke, the final choice is for the paper type – will you select plain, lined or squared paper?

Hope House Press is renowned for our attention to detail – there is as much delight in opening our products as there is in using them. Every order is beautifully gift wrapped as standard: Progress Not Perfection arrives presented in a gift box lined with tissue and secured with a band of ribbon, and includes a gift card printed with your message. It is ready to gift, without further wrapping required – making it perfect if you’d like us to send it direct to the recipient. If you would like us to send it direct to a recipient for you, we’d be happy to also include a notecard with a message of your choice – we’ll print it and pop it underneath the ribbon for you, at no extra cost.


Progress Not Perfection is available in the following sizes: Medium (between A6 and A5): bound size approx 17 x 12.5cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper. (This is our best selling notebook size, because it works perfectly whether kept on a desk or stashed in a handbag). Large (A5): bound size approx 21.5 x 15cm. Contains 144 pages/288 sides of paper.

We understand it can be difficult to gauge the dimensions of a product from images when shopping online. As we’re unable to offer refunds or exchanges for personalised products, we advise checking the measurements stated above before ordering, to confirm you’re happy with the size.

Hope House Press has been shortlisted twice in the Not on the High Street MAKE Awards – Best Customer Service (2011) and Community Ambassador of the Year (2013).