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…

The good days of Henry The First

I snapped this frothy floral delight on my walk home from the local shop this morning and it seems suitably buccolic to suit a discussion about the old days... and about the very old days indeed. This week it was time to finish one journal notebook and move into a new one. The outgoing bound…

Pens in case: January 2022

It struck me earlier this month how very long it is since I've worked somewhere with a proper walk-in stationery cupboard. That sit-com stalwart is gone and has taken with it the unique aroma of pencils and paper and glue, typewriter ribbons and stamp pad ink, all overlaid with the metallic accents of bulldog clips…

Try it on for size

It's okay, it's not another new pen, it's my good old Waterman Hemisphere Rose Cuivre which I've been using in my planner/diary this week. And I've dug out my old Cross single-pen case because I have a yen to go slightly minimal for the coming week. I've had a bit of a cold hanging around…