A long, long time ago in a world far far away; in a time when the internet was known as ARPANet and the ideas that one day turned in to the iPhone were just starting to be discussed, junior schools handed out fountain pens to those leaving to go to high school. Continue reading “Back To School”
I first came across Tom’s Studio when reading ‘Holiday Haul 2021 // Year in Review’on Anne’s site, Weirdoforestpens, where I noticed what looked like a small brass bow tie in one of the photographs. I was intrigues and further into the article Anne mentioned it was from Tom’s Studio. Continue reading “Pen Rests From Tom’s Studio”
It’s been a little while since I wrote one of these posts but having said that it’s only recently that the seasons have finally started to change, and it feels like Spring is finally here. Continue reading “Inks Of The Season – Spring/Summer ’22”
Towards the end of last year whilst walking around a pen show I stopped to speak to Derek from Stonecott Fine Writing Supplies Ltd and we chatted for a few minutes and I left his table with three bottles of Venvstasink:
- Mirtillo – Navy Blue
- Mare Aperto – Sapphire Blue
- Rosa Canina – Red
If you are anything like me, you have what we will politely call a ‘respectable selection of inks’ to choose from. Continue reading “Hints & Tips No.7 – How To Make Your Own Ink Catalogue”
Another year has come and gone since Terry went for a walk across the black sand with Death and for all we know they went for a curry.
But this year is different, this year on the 29th September there is a new book, started by Terry and finished by Rob; this year it’s the greatest story Terry ever told, his own, with footnotes!
So head over to the Discworld Emporium and pre-order your copy Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes .
And while you wait for September choose your favourite of his books and let them take you to tea with Nanny Ogg or for a stroll with Commander Vimes around the gloriously varied streets of Ankh Morpork or if you are seeking a new career have a chat with Mort.
Whatever you do raise a glass to Terry, our absent but never forgotten friend.
Buying red ink is a bit of a minefield; some are more pink and others are more orange with the base colour being very obvious but once in a blue moon you come across a red that really is red. Continue reading “A Study In Scarlet”
As the first month of the new year is nearly over I have spent some time considering what it was in 2021 was my ‘Surprise Of The Year’ me and I’ve reached the conclusion that it was the Faber-Castell 2011 Grip Fountain Pen; a budget cartridge/converter pen. I expected nothing from it and I was, therefore, very happily surprised by it. Continue reading “Surprise Of The Year 2021”