Fountain Pens

From the bins of minimalists

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

Fountain Pens · Kojak · Writing

Ink update/Crocker’s Pen

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

blakes 7 · Writing

It really is a graphite writing stick!

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!

Writing

Where did my handwriting go?

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?