I write a lot about pens and ink, but I've not blogged much about paper recently. Of course, I've been writing as much as ever: journalling in my Hobonichi, keeping lists and notes in my pocket notebooks, and ploughing through nine work notebooks in the past nine months. There are brands here from Japan (Life, … Continue reading Eight different notebooks put through the ringer
I've got 11 inked pens. Right now, that's feeling like an achievement. With new pens and new inks to try, I'm fighting to keep to a manageable number. But I'm pretty happy with this loadout. Not quite my usual loadout. Where's the turquoise?! 1: Visconti Homo Sapiens — Aurora Black I admit, I'm struggling to … Continue reading Currently inked: November 2017
I take back all my prejudices about Montblanc. I just spent a very pleasant half hour chatting to the staff in the DFW airport boutique. I got to handle a 149 (want one), M (like a super-upgraded Safari with magnets), and ogle a 1912 and Rouge et Noir. Contrary to my prejudices, they were happy … Continue reading Montblanc: not pretentious.