“Ohayou Gozaimasu!” As stated in my previous post this week is Japan week! First in my week long journey through the pen, ink and paper world of Japan is one of my favourite grey inks, Pilot Iroshizuku ‘fuyu syogun’. Presentation: As always with the Iroshizuku ink series the presentation is stunning, the ink being encased in […]Read more "Grey matters: A short review of Pilot iroshizuku fuyu syogun ink"
It’s time for something different on the ‘Fool with a pen’ blog. I love the British comedy sketch show called ‘The Fast Show’. Not seen it, shame on you… One of my favourite sketches is called ‘Jesse’s diets’. This sees a man called Jesse who is a fictional character played by Mark Williams; he’s a verbally […]Read more "This week I will be mostly reviewing…"
It might not be good English but I’m with Alice on this one… (see Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Ch. 2). This statement fits not only her predicament as she grew and grew but also the sense I get with using this unusual ink from the ink manufacturers Rohrer & Klingner (R & […]Read more "Curiouser & Curiouser: A short review of Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa Ink"
Once in every while there pens that eschew their lowly price-tags and prove themselves worthy of greater respect than their retail value suggests. Of this ilk is the Pilot MR (called the Metropolitan outside of the UK) Description: This classically styled fountain pen comes in a variety of colours and finishes. Originally it came in […]Read more "My war horse: A Review of The Pilot Metropolitan (MR)"
I well remember the advert, “the future’s bright, the future’s orange…”, well that’s as may be but orange is for me at least a very desirable colour in the realm of writing instruments and ink. So I was keen to review this offering from J Herbin entitled ‘Orange Indien” Presentation: There is a certain style […]Read more "Tangerine Dream? A short review of J Herbin ‘Orange Indien’"
I seem to be in something of a season of blue inks at present, which, as I’ve said before, is a little unusual for me… But hey, life is full of little surprises don’t you think? Anyway I got my son to bring a bottle of this ink back from the States on his last trip […]Read more "Staying Blue: A short review of Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium"
I still remember the times when my sister and I would listen to the ‘pop’ charts on the radio as they came out on a Sunday… We’d sit, ready to record the songs from the radio with three-fingered dexterity, simultaneously holding down the play ,record and pause buttons on our portable tape recorders.. Ahh those […]Read more "The Charts: May 14 update"