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Metal Rat doffs his hat

The Year of the Rat has ended and not a moment too soon. When it started, Covid-19 was a mere rumour shrouded in mist, and I was blithely ignoring the suggestion that the first reappearance of the Metal Rat since the year of my birth was unlikely to turn out well. (You can read last… Continue reading Metal Rat doffs his hat

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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

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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

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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

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New Ink (not a tattoo!)

Last Wednesday we had a three-sisters day at Bury St Edmunds, complete with lunch and associated new-home admiring (my oldest sister has recently moved to the town) and a saunter around the Wednesday market and general window-shopping. I made a small detour to The Writing Desk to purchase some Diamine ink, having been influenced by… Continue reading New Ink (not a tattoo!)