Fountain Pens · Stationery

Solid gold easy action

Okay, I stole the title for this post from T. Rex's 1972 single because I wanted something to suit this lovely honey-gold ink, just one of four colours I ordered from The Writing Desk on Wednesday morning and which arrived with the post lady a scant 24 hours later. In these times when retailers are… Continue reading Solid gold easy action

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

Filofax – one (plus) week in

Well, here's what I would have written and posted last Friday if a broadband issue hadn't offered me the chance to spend my weekend doing analogue-only things instead. I'm now one week (plus) into using my A5 Filofax Original as both my planner and journal/notebook, which seems like the ideal time to do a proper… Continue reading Filofax – one (plus) week in

Fountain Pens · Nostalgia · Tech

Technological sweet spots

I look back on the days of my Amiga computers with a fondness totally out of proportion with the capabilities or usefulness of the technology. We have come so far since then, with phones that are more powerful than our entire home computer set-ups; heck - watches that are more powerful than our entire home… Continue reading Technological sweet spots

Fountain Pens · Stationery

A new member of Clan Bluepen

I'd like a spaceship in this design. Okay, so they invented this thing called Black Friday. Did you get the memo? Under normal circumstances I wouldn't be drawn in, but apparently 2020 is not a normal year. You got that memo, right? Anyway, Black Friday... invented... not my type of thing... then I watched this… Continue reading A new member of Clan Bluepen

Fountain Pens · Stationery

A day of fountain pens

All the goodies I'll be playing with today: Lots of old, nothing new, something borrowed, and bits of blue It's Fountain Pen Day! I'll be celebrating by using my fountain pens, but I do that every day so I may not notice a lot of difference. Happily, every day is Fountain Pen Day chez PamAlison.… Continue reading A day of fountain pens

Fountain Pens · Knitting

A posting dissenter

Unapologetically posted There are more similarities between fountain pen users and knitters than you might think and one of the main ones is that, being human, we each develop strong beliefs about the 'right' way to undertake our hobby. In the knitting world you have the camps who like to knit items from the top… Continue reading A posting dissenter

Fountain Pens

Ink ’em all up

This is a departure; for October I've decided to ink up all of my fountain pens (except one, which we'll come to below) and use a different one each day... within reason. I'm going to allow myself a certain degree of flexibility with that part of it. Now, some of my fountain pen friends will… Continue reading Ink ’em all up

Fountain Pens

What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

These are the pens I love One of the best things about any hobby is finding things you love, adding items to your life that bring you immense pleasure. Even better is when your hobby provides you with items that you can use in your everyday life; in my case these would be knitted garments… Continue reading What I learned from the fountain pens I disliked

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Nostalgia · Planning · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Vintage

Three Hundred

Welcome to the 300th post on my blog, which should by rights be a widescreen epic, but just how epic can a little old lady whittering on about knitting and stationery be? I've been asking myself if I am the same person today as I was when I began to blog and I think largely… Continue reading Three Hundred

Fountain Pens · Planning · Stationery

First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner

Inspired Stories planner, fountain pens, Happy Planner stickers, my own photos As I mentioned previously, I've bought myself a 100-day Inspired Stories hard-bound planner and I'm going to take this opportunity to record my first thoughts then hopefully I'll touch on it again later in the year as I get into the swing of using… Continue reading First thoughts on Inspired Stories planner