impulse purchase

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 …

dotted paper

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' …

new ink

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 …

expanding flock

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 …

Sad Story

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 …