Choosing Keeping is an independent stationery store at 21 Tower Street not far from Covent Garden who sell some of the most wonderful stationery you can imagine; and for a long time, they have been on my list of places to visit. So far, though, I have only managed to visit them online and I do this every so often to see what is new and indulge in a little window shopping and it was on one of these visits that I came across their own brand inks.
As you all know I am a big Harry Potter fan; I love the books and the movies and as a result of this I tend to collect some of the merchandise; so I have a house scarf, many many notebooks and I’ve just ordered my tarot cards from KookieAndRookie, go take a look the cards are awesome.
Once upon a time Muji decided to make a nylon cosmetic brush case and shortly after that I went into a Muji store and thought “Wow, that could make a good pen case”; and a few minutes later I left the store and with two cases and some other ‘very necessary’ stationery purchases.
Scotch Brown is an unusual name for a brown ink as Scottish whisky varies widely in colour from shades of light golden honey to dark amber giving the ink maker quite a range of colours to work with, and as you can see from the main picture this ink is definitely a chocolate brown and not a whisky brown. Continue reading “Monteverde Scotch Brown Ink”
As this time of year is ‘back to school’ time I thought this month I would choose a school (or work) appropriate ink but still one with a bit of a difference. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – September ’20 – Mabie Todd’s Magpie Blue/Black”
Following on from last week’s post, I’ve decided to continue the Harry Potter theme and review the latest stationery offering from Primark, notebooks named after Mrs Weasley’s famous jumpers. Continue reading “The Weasley Jumper Notebooks”
This week I thought I would look at something frivolous, the Running Press light up model of Hogwarts Castle. Continue reading “Hogwarts Castle”
This Metier Life pen case caught my attention because it is such an unusual design; it’s a trifold pen case, not what you normally find when you are looking for a pen case; and as it was only $14.99USD I ordered one. Continue reading “Metier Life Triple Pen Case”
There are no two ways about it the Covid 19 virus has affected everybody and everything; it has wrought fundamental changes in all of our lives and it’s true to say that things will never be quite the same. Continue reading “Pens For The Pandemic”
I don’t normally write restaurant reviews and I’m not about to start so this isn’t a review it’s a recommendation. Continue reading “Ravello, a restaurant recommendation.”