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' …

clairefontaine

For some time I was really into Midori [Traveller’s notebook]. There’s like a whole ‘movement’ around them. People make  them themselves and call them ‘fauxdori’, they make their own inserts and all kinds of stuff. I’m not into crafts or art –I didn’t feel at home in that world at all. Besides … I could …

stationery

Where I live, there’s no stationery- or pen store at all. The nearest one would be three hours’ drive from here. After my misfortune with Moleskine, I guess I started browsing for notebooks online. Somewhere, somehow, I came across the brand name Clairefontaine and noticed it kept occurring quite often. I searched in Amazon for …