It’s good to have a history with something… Whether it be people, places or mere objects it enriches life’s tapestry. I have somesuch with the Kaweco brand. It was the novel and appealing design of one of their pens that rekindled my love for using fountain pens which had, at that time, laid dormant for […]Read more "A clear affinity: A Review of the Kaweco Student Demonstrator fountain pen"
OK, so I know its been a while, but life has a way of getting in between me and blogging. I know that’s true for everyone but along with some prolonged family illness, a marriage and the fact that of late I’ve been taking some time out this summer, which I’ve enjoyed. But I’m back […]Read more "Back in brass: A review of the Kaweco Supra fountain pen"
‘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…"
Looks can be everything… In the West I think its true to say that in general we live in a very image based culture… What a person or thing looks like is often taken as being most important factor. It might be shallow but there it is. None of us are free from it. Not […]Read more "White city looker: A Review of the Kaweco Art Sport ‘Aksehir’ fountain pen"
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…"