Dimanche encore

If I could, this Sunday morning, bestow upon one person an award for the most consistent use of fountain pens in "pop" videos, I'd go for the French singer Julien Clerc. He is not new to me, I bought a cassette of his hits in Paris in 1980 and have had a soft spot for…

Try it on for size

It's okay, it's not another new pen, it's my good old Waterman Hemisphere Rose Cuivre which I've been using in my planner/diary this week. And I've dug out my old Cross single-pen case because I have a yen to go slightly minimal for the coming week. I've had a bit of a cold hanging around…

This old thing?

I've been keeping this pen under wraps since I bought it back in November and I hadn't really intended to write about it. However, the mood has gripped me and it ties into a wider discourse about the fountain pens I buy, so here we are. That's pretty much exactly what I think about this…

Ink ’em all up

This is a departure; for October I've decided to ink up all of my fountain pens (except one, which we'll come to below) and use a different one each day... within reason. I'm going to allow myself a certain degree of flexibility with that part of it. Now, some of my fountain pen friends will…