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
I've bought my first, pink ink. This is really weird ... «me, getting a pink ink?!» Of all colours ... But here I am with a full bottle of Pelikan's colour of the year 2012; Edelstein Turmaline. I'd been eyeing it for some time -- knowing it's sold out everywhere else. I put it in… Continue reading pink!
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 like the colour green, but I find it very iffy to get the 'right' green ... that I really love. So far I haven't -- not when it comes to inks at least. I have only two green. I bought the Pelikan P205 for the sole reason I wanted to be able to… Continue reading the greens
This whole fountain pen business reminds me at times about the DSLR camera: paper, pen, ink ... ISO, aperture, shutter speed. You can't change one without changing the others. Almost. When I started out, I found out about Clairefontaine paper and thought it was heavenly. After a while a pen pal in Germany sent me… Continue reading it’s a bit like photography
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?
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