I am reminded of luxurious dark chocolate as I watch this complex ink dry on the paper, perhaps a Green & Blacks’s 70% cocoa dark chocolate (other brands are available). To be honest I was full of anticipation after receiving this ink through the post and was keen to test it out. Unusually for me I departed […]Read more "Brown on brown: A short review of CultPens/Diamine deep dark brown Ink"
I’m a great fan of pocket-sized pens so I thought that I would showcase some of mine. This won’t be in any way an in-depth review of each but a brief comparison pointing out the best qualities of each of the pens in question. From the first picture you can see the relative size of […]Read more "Pocket Rockets!"
What is at the heart of my fascination with pens and pencils in general and fountain pens in particular? What is it that draws me to them; to search for my ideal writing implement? To be fair I’m sure that there are a number of core issues, these might include such things as feel, design, […]Read more "The experience of writing…"
I know that for many the internet rules OK. Particularly in the arena of pen buying. What would we do without our favourite blogs, websites and e-commerce in general. Life would indeed be poorer though our wallets not so. But among the loud cheers for the sites of our favourite pen manufacturers and online retailers. […]Read more "In praise of local pen shops"
They say that contentment is not having what you want but wanting what you have. so I’m going to apply this principle to the fields of pen, paper and ink reviewing. rather than splashing out on new things I’ll be reviewing what I have, and sharing my contentment with you. First up is a recent […]Read more "Contentment is…: A Short Review of Diamine Sargasso Sea Ink"
This is one of the strangest colours of ink that I have ever used. The shade is intriguing to say the least. At first, at least to my eye it looks very dark, almost black and appears very wet on the page. It flowed well across the page and appeared to dry quickly and evenly. […]Read more "Curiouser and Curiouser: A Short Review of Diamine Salamander Ink"
Why a blog about pens, paper, ink and other cool stuff? A good question. The why and wherefore of this blog is simply to vocalise a personal passion; to talk about something that I like, essentially and firstly for my own pleasure. To be honest I dont know how many others out there are interested […]Read more "Of whys and wherefores"