Fountain Pens · Stationery

Early 2019 inky matters

Welcome to the first blog post of 2019, how lovely to have you join me for some inky-matter chatter. To start, these are the pens I've got inked and the colours they are sporting. Somehow in the fun and games before Christmas, I lost track of which inks I was using and so I am… Continue reading Early 2019 inky matters

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2018 in 9 chapters

Prologue 2018 is singing a triumphant closing number and 2019 is poised to make its entrance so what better to do today than reflect on some key themes from the year? You might want to make yourself a cuppa before you head into this - it's going to feel like you've been reading for a… Continue reading 2018 in 9 chapters

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Kojak · Nostalgia

Get ready, get set, go!

  To begin, just a brief update following Monday's post - I am back on track with the Christmas knitting. The problem that had discouraged me responded well to a quick fix and so, with a huge sigh of relief, I have continued on my merry way. Having a day or two away from it… Continue reading Get ready, get set, go!

Fountain Pens · Stationery

Stationery – Five things

Tomorrow, Friday 2nd November 2018, is Fountain Pen Day and in its honour I thought I would give you another glimpse into my psyche by telling you about five stationery items that exert their influence in my life. A favourite paper brand I've said it before; I will say it again - Mark + Fold… Continue reading Stationery – Five things

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

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Autumn wardrobe… of inks!

So, I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. I decided the time had come to re-ink my fountain pens and these are the four that have made it into the "regular rotation" for the coming weeks. The inks I have gone for are displayed on a page in my lovely general notebook from Mark +… Continue reading Autumn wardrobe… of inks!