poppies

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 …

automatic translation

Okay, so I look a lot at fountain pens online ... Amazon and elsewhere. That's my one-year-old-hobby, in case you'd missed that -- fountain pens 🙂 . Sometimes, in Amazon I notice the vendors must have used Google Translate, or something similar, to describe the item in question. Most of the time it's at least …

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 …

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 …

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 …

good for self-esteem?

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 …