I came across this workable alternative when I only after I bought the Word Cards for an entirely different purpose; originally I bought them because I was looking for a reasonably substantial slip of paper to wedge under the clip on a fountain pen to tell me what ink I was testing in it. This idea expanded from just writing the name/colour of the ink to doing a small swatch with a Q-Tip to make identification of the colour in the pen even easier. Continue reading “Muji Word Cards, an alternative to Col-o-ring Ink Testing Book”
I’ve wanted, for quite some time, to own a Parker Big Red Centennial, for me it is the epitome of the classic Parker Duofold and even though the price fluctuates wildly on Amazon it never goes wild enough for me to pull the trigger; so when I saw that Jinhao had produced a ‘homage’ to this great pen I placed my order and waited. Continue reading “The Jinhao ‘Duofold Centennial’ Fountain Pen”
This year I decided to do a few more ink reviews and like Ink Of The Month they will based around what I think of the ink and how it has performed in everyday use; essentially some Q-Tip testing and then load a pen and take it out for a spin. Continue reading “Berlin Notebook Blue No. 1”
Thank you once again for joining me for Terry Pratchett Day; the day in the year when we mark the passing of a truly brilliant storyteller.
I could write a lot of heart felt words, but I suspect, in fact after talking to Bernard I’m certain, that Terry would just call me a ‘daft bugger’, so I won’t. I’ll just say that wherever you are Terry we miss you; you’ve left a bloody big hole in the world.
“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away…”
12th March 2015
For March I have chosen another colour from Lamy’s Crystal Ink range and this time it is Obsidian. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – March ‘20 – Lamy Crystal Obsidian”
As anyone who has dipped into this site will know I’m a bit of a Harry Potter fan and if you read the post at the beginning of last October entitled ‘The Hogwarts School Bag” you’ll realise that things got a little out of hand resulting in me buying a bespoke wax seal. Continue reading “The Story Of A Wax Seal Cat “
I was idly browsing Etsy, as you do, when I decided to see what Tomoe River notebooks, pads et cetera were listed; it turned out to be quite a lot.
Continue reading “The B5 Tomoe River Notebook by Good InkPressions”