So its officially autumn (that’s fall to some) and it won’t be long until it is once again time to celebrate or avoid Hallowe’en depending on your view of that particular holiday. For many it will be time to hollow out a few pumpkins and carve ghoulishly smiling faces in them to delight or terrify […]Read more "Punchy Pumpkin: A Review of Diamine Pumpkin ink"
In ancient times the colour purple was the preserve of those with choice and power, a bit like certain brands today… Roman Emperors, Kings , and later on nobles and even the church adopted purple as their own. Thankfully purples are no longer reserved for aristocrats and in terms of ink Diamine has brought another […]Read more "Of choice and power: A Review of Diamine Tyrian Purple ink"
‘As fair art thou my bonnie lass, so deep in love am I: And I will love thee still my dear, till a’ the seas gang dry…’ Robbie Burns lauds the value and longevity of love in his popular poem. I’m not sure any of these inks will last that long but they are very […]Read more "Love’s red rose: Ravishing reds for Valentines day…"
Never let it be said I don’t respond to my readers… It just may take a while. Some considerable time ago I did a comparison of some blue inks. One interesting item of feedback was that, because I had included a couple of blue-blacks and the odd teal that it wasnt a fair comparison. Fair […]Read more "Brilliant blues: My current favourite blue inks"
Christmas is nearly upon us once again… So as the festive season approaches I know many of us are busy writing our Christmas cards and letters; hopefully sending them well before the postal deadlines mean that our Yuletide sentiments become unavoidably belated. I thought that I would give you a small insight into the three […]Read more "Have yourself a merry inky Christmas…"
Well, here I am again at long last… Appearing, as it were, to suddenly break my self-imposed exile from the blogosphere. Admittedly its been a long while since my last post, some few months indeed, and for that I apologise. My exile is simply down to the fact that with two children going through University […]Read more "A Fool’s returning: A review of Diamine Graphite ink"
How do you eat your meals? In my family there are two types of people, the seagulls (like me) who just demolish everything on the plate all at once, and then there’s Matthew, in a set all of his own… interestingly enough it’s his twentieth birthday today… (happy birthday son!). He alone among our nest […]Read more "Blue heaven: A Review of Diamine 150th Anniversary ‘Blue velvet’ ink"