So I bought an iguana

With the London Fountain Pen Show coming up in a few weeks, a new addition to my fountain pen collection couldn't have been further from my mind in the first balmy days of September. Yet this stunning little pocket pen, my very first Kaweco, stole my heart and had me flinging my money around without…

This time it’s personal

Okay, I succumbed and set up the Personal sized Filofax. Once I had decided that I needed to inject some new life into my wool collection, it seemed obvious that the same was true of my planner. Perhaps I need to embrace my indecision and keep my options open? Perhaps I need to be able…

Boredom may lead to…

I've come to the conclusion that my ongoing planner/diary perigrinations, cerebral though they remain, stem from boredom as much as anything else. I'm bored, therefore I want a change, but I have sound arguments against all the changes I can conjure, thus I stay where I am, which makes me feel more bored. It's the…

Summer slump

I'm well into my summer slump. It's predictable, unavoidable, frustrating and, most of all, boring. I keep dipping my toe into the water to see if I'm ready to plunge back into the thing I think of as real life, but quickly find I'm not. I have half-written several blog posts this past month, but…

The Blue Book

I've had a bit of an itch for a few weeks now, and in an attempt to soothe it I have purchased a new notebook. I am calling it The Blue Book. This name has a history for me. Many years ago, in a job which I remember with fondness, I had a catch-all notebook…

Pens in case ~ May 2022

Thanks to Rupertarzeian for pointing out that it's mysteriously become 2022 - title of my post corrected accordingly. May has been a happy month so far as pen and ink choices go and I've got very high hopes for June, too. My Lamy Studio filled with Waterman Inspired Blue ink saw me through 29 journal…