Ideally, I would like to merge my ‘new’ interest for handwriting and fountain pens into this blog without boring my readers to death. When an old blog, all of a sudden, takes on a completely different direction … usually, you lose! My blog didn’t have a direction so it shouldn’t be that much of a problem, right?! 🙂

I don’t know what it was like, back in the days when the use of fountain pens and ink was common, but I don’t think the supply of ink colours was what it is today. It’s literally endless.

The poppy is one of my favourite flowers … if not The Favourite … so I was drawn to this notebook by Rhodia, labelled as «Poppy Red» and I paired it with a ‘poppy red’ ink. Luckily they come in small bottles like the one in the picture — how often would one use red ink for writing anyway?! I use it only in my notebook … not letters.

Sometimes [ahem … quite often!] I ‘force’ my husband to try out new pens and look at various shades of this or that ink colour. He’s the only one around … (cat McDuff couldn’t care less). He complies, but then starts to read some Latin to me, from Cicero’s writings, just because I’m as interested in that as he is in inks LOL.

poppy_mugsPoppies don’t grow naturally around here and I hope that I’ll, one day, will get the opportunity to be in a field of poppies somewhere.

Every weekday, we have Coronation Street on TV here. I don’t follow it, but sometimes the TV is just on, and I see them using a gorgeous poppy mug when they drink tea [which they do pretty much all the time]. This is my current collection. I have some dinner plates too.

23 thoughts on “poppies

  1. Nylabluesmum

    Rebby you had me at the Poppy photo!! Hehehe!! That book’s cover IS Poppy Red! I am happy you have found a way to merge your love of pens/ins with blogging. You are very inventive!!
    And I LOVE your Poppy mugs! I laughed @ “Corrie St.” comment; so totally true! Tea is such a deep part of British culture……sometimes more than ‘going for a pint.”
    You were 1st in my READER line today; Good Morning dear friends!
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen & paw patsss Dharth Henry =^,.^=

    1. colderweather Post author

      Thank you, hon! Since that is my current ‘obesession’, of course I could write endlessly about pens & inks, but I DO understand that very few people are into it. Luckily I’ve found that FB group where all the people are the same, and they are 16,000 and growing.

      I love that tea drinking habit they have there, and sometimes I got to laugh; the most terrible thing could have happened, someone is crying their eyes out, and the solution to that is ‘putting the kettle on’ 😀 That was often the case in Last Tango in Halifax. I loved that series so much!

  2. Mara Eastern

    Poppies are nice. More than nice when you see a field of yellow grain interspersed with the red poppies. I also like the top photo with the cute drawing and the red notebook!

    1. colderweather Post author

      Hi Mara 🙂
      I can very well envision that field … hopefully I’ll get to one, once. I drew that poppy with the fountain pen … filled in the petals with a Q-tip.

  3. shaysfunlife

    very pretty mugs. i say dod what u want on ur blog. im with u. i want to to pics. in my blog like this too but i cant figure it out. where do i click to upload a pic. in to my blog post?


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