The week on paper

Pretty blues: Clairefontaine journal, Kaweco pen, Waterman Inspired Blue ink, and a decorative box Following on from last Wednesday’s blog post, I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast the word count from the week leading up to Christmas when I used the intentional journaling pages with the past week in my lined…

London Pen Show Part III

It's hard to believe that two weeks have passed since the London Pen Show. I don't feel I've completely assimilated my purchases into my regular fountain pen life, though they are inspiring me, each in their different ways. Today I'm going to round off my retrospective by covering what I think of as the odds…

London Pen Show Pt II

Here we are with part two of my London Pen Show recap. This time I’m going to talk about my new Waterman Exception, the pen which I’ve had on my wish-list for a long time but always seemed out of my reach. This is a super pen with some great design features, most notably the…

London Pen Show 2022 Pt 1

Hot on the heels of my visit to the Knitting and Stitching Show came the London Pen Show. This was my first time attending the event and even watching the excellent videos that Penultimate Dave produces after each show didn’t quite prepare me for it. The location was perfect, with the Novotel Hammersmith being an…

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…