To be fair I should confess that I’m not a coffee person, in fact I hate the stuff… That being said the ink I’m reviewing today goes well at whatever time of day. This morning I’ve been writing a few lines with it and like it very much – so it’s as close to a morning […]Read more "Morning coffee: A short review of J Herbin Café des Îles ink"
My love for all things orange is well documented on this blog… No surprise then that I should both like and use this very well-known and much-lauded ink from the Noodler’s stable. I was actually surprised to look and see that I hadn’t reviewed this before, an omission I herewith seek to rectify Presentation: This ink […]Read more "Orange is the new black: A short review of Noodler’s Apache Sunset"
I’m something of a history nut, though my wife would say I’m just a nut. As such I tend to believe in the adage that if we don’t learn from history we are often condemned to repeat it. So I like things that remind me of history. Noodler’s inks seem to do this on a regular […]Read more "China’s Red: A short review of Noodler’s Qin Shi Huang ink"
I like to think that I’m in general a fairly easy going type of person… you know, rarely fazed or put off by the things that I come across in life… Or so I thought until I tried to review this ‘Caramel brown’ ink from Kaweco and I found that I got myself in quite […]Read more "In a stew: A short review of Kaweco Caramel Brown"
I’m prone to speaking ad nauseam about my favourite subjects when it comes to fountain pens. Its natural I guess. Foremost among these subjects is the belief that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy a pleasurable writing experience (obviously you can if you want…). So when the opportunity comes along […]Read more "Super saver: A short review of the Ohto Tasche fountain pen"
Part of loving pens and suchlike is a tendency to like other items of stationery… I even heard on the latest Pen Addict podcast that there’s even a recent buzzfeed online questionnaire to check if you are a stationery addict, so I looked it up. You can check it out here. Today I’m doing something different. […]Read more "Measuring up: A short review of the Midori ‘Japan works’ ruler"
Its day five of Japan week on the blog and for this next review we unveil our next review – The Sailor Reglus fountain pen in (yup, you guessed it) – orange! The colour may be of little surprise if you have been following this blog for a while. Sailor pens are generally on the expensive […]Read more "Sailing along: A short review of the Sailor Reglus fountain pen"