As we approach Christmas, there is no denying that the internet makes it far easier to shop for the pens, ink and stationery we all love. There are some great internet retailers. But as days tick by and guaranteed delivery dates pass maybe we can spare a thought for our local brick & mortar pen […]Read more "‘Use it or lose it: Visit your local pen shop this Christmas!’"
We’re now in the final fortnight before Christmas… and I’m sure that the overly organised amongst us will be sitting back, already pleased that all their Christmas gifts are bought and wrapped and the cards have been written and posted (that’s mailed to our US friends)… and then there is the other 99% of us […]Read more "Ding Dong: Some great Inks for the festive season…"
Christmas is approaching the goose is getting fat… some of us are gearing up and others merely digging in and trying to survive the season. But I know that some of us are already looking at the opportunity of introducing our friend/family to the delights of the fountain pen world. But what advice do we give […]Read more "Taking the pressure off: Improving the writing experience…"
When life deals you lemons make lemonade the saying goes. This week I’ve been battling with a persistent cough that just won’t go away. The only upside to feeling like death warmed up is that it has given me a little time to catch up on some blog posts that have piled up… So here’s […]Read more "Just like Jazz: A short review of Diamine Majestic blue ink"
I’ve never been someone who likes the ‘default settings’ of life…. because of this I have tended to avoid black inks. My thinking has been simply that there are many more interesting colours out there so why settle for black, especially if I wanted to write with black ink I could simply pick up a […]Read more "Back in black: A short review of Kaweco Pearl Black ink"
I have an overly developed opinion on individualised number plates! They are, IMHO, the sign of a deviant mindset with the framework of a truly decaying society. What does it say about someone who doesn’t have the cerebral capacity to remember what their own preferred means of transport looks like to the extent that they […]Read more "Made to measure? On buying bespoke or custom made fountain pens"