I recently wrote a blog post titled 'Xbox or PlayStation?' In this I compared this to the Montblanc 149 and Pelikan M1000. Owning a 149 I am now resisting the urge for an M1000... Don't know about you but when in the past I've though about buying a car, ever other car I see seems … Continue reading Resisting the call for a Pelikan M1000!
After my little clear out of some rather high-end pens I decided that I would offer for sale some pens that are much more affordable and all excellent in their own way. Payment will be via PayPal friends and family and postage is included in the price. If you are not in the UK postage … Continue reading More pens for sale
It has been a while since I put out a blog post so I thought I would. As you may be aware I have been having a clear out of several pens. I have to say that I would be happy to keep all of the ones I have put up for sale but as … Continue reading Having a clear out!
When dipping your toes into fountain pen land you might lean towards a certain brand. For example my pens are almost exclusively European in origin and hail from Italy, Germany and Belgium (yes you read correctly Belgium). Going hand in hand with buying and using pens, inks and various items of stationery, is the need … Continue reading Fountain Pens…it’s tribal people!
Diplomat are a pen company that have been around since 1922 but until recently a brand that has flown well below the radar for me. Having tested out one of their pens, the Esteem, at the recent London Pen Club Meeting I knew I had to check them out. Fellow blogger https://rupertarzeian.com brought his Esteem … Continue reading Diplomat Esteem – a bargain!?
Since getting my 'Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Ebony' I have been all but raving about the built quality, attention to detail and wonderful writing experience to be had. At the recent London Pen Show I had my eyes open for another Graf. I didn't see any sadly but the one I had been coveting … Continue reading Graf von Faber-Castell Macassar
The London Pen Show landed here in the capital in March instead of its usual October. I cannot really complain about two shows in one year. I arrived quite early and as my family and I had stayed at relatives not far away, I enjoyed the couple mile walk to the venue at the Holiday … Continue reading London Pen Show – March 2019