Well over a year ago I read a review (UK Fountain Pens) of the Franklin Christoph Model 02 and I decided to order one. I chose the Smoke & Ice version with a standard Medium steel nib, placed my order and then addictively watched as it travelled round the world with FedEx, arriving at my door a few days later. Continue reading “My Accidental EDC Fountain Pen, The Franklin Christoph Model 02”
I chose Jelly Bean Blue for this month’s Ink Of The Month after seeing some Forget Me Not flowers growing in the garden. Forget Me Nots have a wide colour palette ranging from deep blue to a blue that is so pale it almost looks like white; ones I saw were a lovely mid blue and that inspired me to choose a blue for this month. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month – May ‘20 – Ferris Wheel Press, Jelly Bean Blue”
I should start this review by letting you in on a small but very relevant secret; this is my first book review. Continue reading “Pencils You Should Know by Caroline Weaver, a review.”
A while ago I was looking for a notebook suitable for testing inks that would appear as ‘Ink Of The Month’ and I tried out a few and Tomoe River came out best but the cost, for this purpose, was a little prohibitive. Continue reading “The Muji F1 & F4 Sketchbooks as ink testing books.”
A little while back I wrote a review of the Roaring Springs composition notebook entitled “The Indian Marmalade Company Is Proud To Present Dr Sheldon Cooper’s Fun With Notebooks.”
When I wrote this, I had no idea that just over two years later I would be writing Part 2 but then again at that time I didn’t know the ‘Genius & Be Smart’ notebooks existed. Continue reading “The Indian Marmalade Company Is Proud To Present Dr Sheldon Cooper’s Fun With Notebooks Part 2”
Just a quick heads up for of you that are Harry Potter fans.
Kookie and Rookie have launched their Kickstarter project today to produce an amazing range of Hogwarts inspired things from pins and notebooks to t-shirts and sweatshirts all bearing the constellation above.
So, if you are interested head over to Kickstarter and check it out.
The last time I was in a Muji store I bought a pack of five slim B5 notebooks which I thought they would be ideal for small projects. Continue reading “Muji Planting Tree Paper Notebooks”
Blackbird Ink make up a small but notable corner of my ever-growing ink collection; ever-growing being a polite way of saying I have stopped counting conventionally and adopted a similar approach to that of Sgt Detritus’s (from the Discworld’s Ankh Morpork City Watch) e.g. one, two, three, many……. Continue reading “Ink Of The Month For Easter – April ‘20 – Blackbird Ink Puffin Orange”
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”