As today is the first day of spring it seemed appropriate to post a review of a product that is environmentally positive, so here it is: Continue reading “Online Gives Water Bottles A 2nd Life – The Online 2nd Life Fountain Pen”
Today is Terry Pratchett Day so why not don your armour and join the Ankh Morpork City Watch for a tour of the great and noble city itself.
Enjoy a dubious ‘sausage in a bun’ followed by a drink or many in The Mended Drum where you will be guaranteed to meet some of the city’s more colourful characters.
Follow this with a trip along the Street Of Cunning Artificers where you can pick up a souvenir or two to commemorate your visit to the greatest city on the Disc.
And then join Susan’s grandfather for a curry………………………….
This was one of those purchases made between COVID-19 lockdowns on a very quick trip to my local Primark; where it caught my attention and I dropped one in the basket. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Golden Wand”
This month’s Ink Of The Month is something a bit different. Writer’s Blood is the result of a collaboration between Diamine and the Reddit fountain pen community which has produced a wonderful dark cherry coloured ink. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – March ‘21 – Diamine Writer’s Blood”
The Musgrave Pencil Company of Shelbyville, Tennessee have been in the pencil business since 1916; so they know a thing or two about making pencils, so much so that if you browse their website you will see quite a range of pencils. Continue reading “The Musgrave Tennessee Red Pencil”
Since I first came across the Franklin Christoph website, I’ve wanted to own one of their Italian Ice demonstrator fountain pens; it’s been a long wait (they sell out very quickly) but at long last I have one. Continue reading “Model 31 Italian Ice by Franklin Christoph”
As Gryffindor Red was my Ink Of The Month for January I thought it only fitting that I find a gold ink for February to complete the Gryffindor house colours; so after some searching I came across Diamine Amber. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – February ‘21 – Diamine Amber”
For a long time, I’ve collected scraps of information, quotes et cetera and these are scattered across various storage mediums ranging from the humble Post-it note, scraps of paper, computer files to my Common Place book. Needless to say, it is now time to try and if not organize then at the very least get them into a single storage facility in some approximate groupings by subject. Continue reading “Hints & Tips No.3 – Index Card Dividers”
The Kaigelu 316 is a pen I had been thinking of ordering for some time but for some reason I just never got round to it and last December I took the plunge and ordered the orange version and the pen arrived just before Christmas and it is now inked and sitting on the desk. Continue reading “The Chinese Kangaroo – The Kaigelu 316”
When I look back over 2020 I’ve written about a lot of different things and I’ve been very impressed by all of them from the Classiky Desktop Toolbox to the Harry Potter notebooks from Primark. So, it was very difficult to pick one out of the many that really surprized me and stood out as something different. But after much deliberation I have chosen the Opus 88 Demonstrator eyedropper fountain pen. Continue reading “Surprise Of The Year 2020 – The Opus 88 Demonstrator”