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
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
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?
Pelikan release these limited editions of ink and fountain pens every year, in the series Edelstein (=gem stone). Last year's ... 2015 ... was Amethyst. I haven't been into this stuff for long, so I only found out recently. This year was Aquamarine, and I'm not too keen on that, but I fell hand over … Continue reading amethyst
When my interest for fountain pens and handwriting was awakened and I started to realise I would want more than one pen, I set a limit ... made an agreement with myself: «not more than twelve». As of yesterday, I'd reached eleven. For several months now, there's been one pen that just wouldn't leave my mind. … Continue reading precious real estate