London Pen Show Part III

It's hard to believe that two weeks have passed since the London Pen Show. I don't feel I've completely assimilated my purchases into my regular fountain pen life, though they are inspiring me, each in their different ways. Today I'm going to round off my retrospective by covering what I think of as the odds…

London Pen Show Pt II

Here we are with part two of my London Pen Show recap. This time I’m going to talk about my new Waterman Exception, the pen which I’ve had on my wish-list for a long time but always seemed out of my reach. This is a super pen with some great design features, most notably the…

Boredom may lead to…

I've come to the conclusion that my ongoing planner/diary perigrinations, cerebral though they remain, stem from boredom as much as anything else. I'm bored, therefore I want a change, but I have sound arguments against all the changes I can conjure, thus I stay where I am, which makes me feel more bored. It's the…

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.…

World Stationery Day 2022

"You, boy! What day is it?" cried Scrooge. "Why, it's World Stationery Day!" the boy replied. Scrooge threw down a sovereign into the snow. "Quick," he called, "hurry to the stationer's and buy the biggest pen in the whole shop!" Well, I shan't be celebrating World Stationery Day in quite such lavish style, but I've…

Aquarian April

Have you noticed how all the planner people decorate in lovely bright shades of green for March on account of St Patrick's Day? I was going to decorate the March horoscope synopsis in my journal with these spring green stickers, then didn't feel like it. So, here they are adorning April instead. I decided I'd…