The Blue Book

I've had a bit of an itch for a few weeks now, and in an attempt to soothe it I have purchased a new notebook. I am calling it The Blue Book. This name has a history for me. Many years ago, in a job which I remember with fondness, I had a catch-all notebook…

Pens in case ~ May 2022

Thanks to Rupertarzeian for pointing out that it's mysteriously become 2022 - title of my post corrected accordingly. May has been a happy month so far as pen and ink choices go and I've got very high hopes for June, too. My Lamy Studio filled with Waterman Inspired Blue ink saw me through 29 journal…

Pens in case ~ April 2022

It proved to be a little difficult to love my pen and ink choices for April and so I drifted through the month with a slight air of disappointment. Two weeks in I came close to simply emptying them all and starting again, then I missed the opportunity on account of it being Easter weekend.…

Pens in case: January 2022

It struck me earlier this month how very long it is since I've worked somewhere with a proper walk-in stationery cupboard. That sit-com stalwart is gone and has taken with it the unique aroma of pencils and paper and glue, typewriter ribbons and stamp pad ink, all overlaid with the metallic accents of bulldog clips…

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…

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.…