Reso was a brand I had never heard of until I stumbled across them whilst strolling around Amazon one day and I happened to notice an unusual looking notebook, I only looked at it briefly before dropping it in my basket along with a few other notebooks and placed my order. Continue reading “The Reso Notebook”
It’s fair to say that my experiences of Pelikan fountain pens have not, to date, been good. I had the Stola 3 which arrived damaged thanks to the genius who designed the tube case clip for Pelikan and then I had the M205 Demonstrator; suffice to say I have thrown away better unbranded pens than this. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – August ’20 – Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin”
Back in April I posted about Kookie and Rookie’s Hogwarts inspired Kickstarter project and here is the update. Continue reading “The Magical Castle Constellation Series Kickstarter – Update”
Today it’s the turn of Blue Cashmere my second SuSeMai (Super Secret Makers of Ink) ink from Blackstone Inks of Australia. Continue reading “Blackstone Inks – SuSeMai Blue Cashmere”
Before I start talking about my Commonplace book, I should probably preface my thoughts with some background on the Commonplace book. Continue reading “The accidental Commonplace book”
I first heard about Anand Prakash a few years ago when I read a footnote in a review of Indian fountain pens; the note was very complimentary and talked about how old blueprints had been saved and recycled into notebook covers and the like. I was intrigued by this and took a trip to the website and sure enough there were the blueprint notebooks and a whole host of other wonderful things. I purchased a few items as gifts and was very impressed and then this year I ordered quite a few things and decided to review them. Continue reading “Stationery by Anand Prakash”
As you all know all good stories start with ‘Once upon a time.’ So, without further ado I give you the tale of The Pen case That Never Was. Continue reading “The Tale Of The Pen Case That Never Was.”
Today we celebrate Independence Day; and since this time last year we have gone through and are still going through a period of great turmoil and life, for all of us, will never be the same.
So, whilst we celebrate I ask you to just take a moment and remember that there are many people who should be celebrating with us but are sadly gone.
For July I have opted for Sheaffer Red as my Ink Of The Month, this is one of the classic inks that at some point or another all of us come across. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – July ’20 – Sheaffer Red”
My curiosity about Indian pencils started a few years ago when I read Priya’s review of the Nataraj Marble Pencil at The London Parchment, I was impressed and promptly scoured eBay where found them for sale by the barrel. Each barrel contains a hundred pencils at an insanely reasonable price; and yes, you guessed it, I bought them. In fact, I bought two so now I own two hundred marble pencils! Continue reading “Camlin Pencils vs Nataraj Pencils”