Only two days ago, I mentioned heirloom tomatoes in my blog post, and yesterday they showed up in the grocery store. They were very few, and there wasn’t even a price tag. I bought two, and they taste like sunshine, as Joss so poetically said in FB 🙂.
This is not another tomato post, though … just wanted to share this little piece of information, as I was happy to find them.
In all my practicing now, with the fountain pen, and reading online about handwriting, I’ve been thinking about my childhood. When I was young … let’s say up until thirteen or so, writing and stationery … that was what I loved in life. My favourite store in town was the stationery store. How I wish there was still a store like that! It was small, warm … dark wood panel on the walls — I can still smell it, in my imagination. The owner was kind, and always allowed me to take my time and browse. I had lots of pen pals, so I frequently bought stationery. Some were perhaps a little childish, with flowers and little hearts … others were just cream coloured linen. I liked to just touch that type of thick paper, and to write on it, and for some reason that colour was my favourite. Bought oodles of nice notebooks there too, and used them for journals. Some of them might actually still be around — packed away in some box.
The thing was, I always felt I was alone about this passion of mine. As none of my friends was into it, I was the only one … I didn’t know too many people back then. The reason this came to mind was a link that took me to Pinterest. That, in turn, showed a whole treasure trove of people who are interested in both handwriting, fountain pens, stationery and notebooks! There were thousands of them, posting cool stuff. Imagine if The Web had been around in my youth — my mother’s finances would have been ruined 🙂.
Now, I won’t be going on about this again and again in my blog here, just because I’ve reclaimed my interest for handwriting. I’ll stick to my “n0-niche-theme”, instead of posting silly samples of my progress. I see enough of that stuff, when people have taken on a new hobby. I’m just so happy to have found out I’m able to write with a fountain pen.
Today is obviously 1st of May. In Sweden, that’s a holiday, and my mum and I always went out for dinner … “smörgåsbord”, which is the Swedish word for a big, huge buffet, with traditional food . You can eat yourself silly for a quite reasonably amount of money. Often the weather had gotten warmer, I could put on spring clothes — quite often, also something new! It’s nice to reminisce the good times 🙂. The picture shows the restaurant, where we always went. I took it when I was home back in 2011, so it’s an autumn picture. This beautiful, old building, is located next to the Cathedral, and owned by some kind of society … similar to Freemasons or Rotary. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photo of the interior — it’s absolutely magnificent.
Happy May to you all, out there, in the blogosphere! 🌷