On Boxing Day [the day after Christmas], I was aimlessly browsing Amazon when this fountain pen appeared before me. It wasn't on my radar -- I'm not even sure it's a pen I would have been interested in normally. However, the picture and the price appealed to me, and I thought “What the heck?! I'll … Continue reading impulse purchase
Got a notebook from Goulet with dotted Tomoé River paper. I've never used that before. Thought perhaps it would be good for practicing/improving my handwriting. After all ... that was one of the basic ideas I had when all this fountain pen stuff started. I just wanted to get a decent handwriting for 'daily use' … Continue reading dotted paper
Not only my three packs of ink cartridges, but also a Sheaffer Sagaris fountain pen arrived. The latter was unexpected. It was said to arrive Wednesday. I bought it basically because of the price (!). I paid $22. Thought it was cheaper because of the, perhaps less attractive colour, but the next minute I clicked … Continue reading new ink
I'm not a fountain pen collector per se, in spite of the fact I have nine. Well ... eight -- one is on its way to France 🙂 All of them were bought for different reasons, such as colour, beauty, cuteness or brand. This has only been going on since June this year, and one … Continue reading expanding flock
My Parker Sonnet, which I love so much, is on its way to France (!) for ... repairs?! Last week, I noticed it was leaking. At first, I thought it was just me ... that I hadn't inserted the feed properly after flushing, or something like that. However, after several attempts and explorations, I noticed … Continue reading Sad Story
Came across this article in BBC News. It's been interesting to find out that fountain pens are still used in schools in, for example, Germany. Other countries too, I've learnt during my short 'journey'. Learnt from a German, fellow blogger, that kids use the Lamy brand there. I found this interesting since never during my … Continue reading good for self-esteem?