Disclaimer: Somewhere, not a million miles from where I sit writing, there is a beautiful lady who now knows that her mother is not above delving into other people's bins, and for that I am truly sorry. This is a Parker 51 fountain pen. It is old; it has been on adventures; it has, frankly,… Continue reading From the bins of minimalists
So it's time to update you on the inks in my fountain pens, now we are heading through October. Colour me satisfiedI finished up the Graf von Faber-Castell Violet Blue ink very soon after my previous update and inked up the Waterman Hemisphere Blue pen with a cartridge of Caran d'Ache Chromatics Ultraviolet. After that… Continue reading Ink update/Crocker’s Pen
Here is an admittedly low-quality screen grab of the moment in Blake's 7 when Tarrant is handed a pencil and utters the immortal line "A graphite writing stick. It's the first time I've seen one of these outside museums." This line has always amused me for a couple of reasons - firstly I like the… Continue reading It really is a graphite writing stick!
I used to be able to write neatly. When I was at school I won a prize for keeping a neat notebook. I have a love of all the paraphernalia of writing, the notebooks, the pens, the ink, the heady smell of a stationery shop. So when did I lose the ability to write, and… Continue reading Where did my handwriting go?