Yay, a lovely new pile of sketchbooks! Every few months I hop on my bike and go over to my old art college shop to get some of these; super-cheap but very good. Much less intimidating that something expensive like Moleskines. Then I wonder why everyone keeps asking me if I'm a student when I'm drawing. I also stopped by the new art supply shop near Camberwell Green, it's really good! I used to go straight up the East London Line to Atlantis, in the East End, but ever since that tube line was closed for extention works (and will be until next year), that's sort of cut off the neighbourhood for me; I only make that long trek very occasionally now.
So Gary Northfield helped me fill the first page of two of my new sketchbooks; we both drew the top half of a monster and then swapped and did the bottom half.