‘Ello folks! Sorry I’ve been a little blog light of late (poet and I didn’t know it), I’ve been fraternising with a new, younger, sexier project…the Nib & Muck Etsy shop! Your incentive to read on is a discount code for my new store – you have been warned/bribed. The Etsy shop is a celebration… Read More Where ‘Av You Been?!: Nib & Muck Etsy Shop!
I was scared. So so scared… …when this beast landed on my door mat. Is it a police baton? No. Is it a dildo? No. It’s a PEN, apparently. And it is MASSIVE. That is not something I often say. Thanks to Jake for sending his Streamline model around the United Inkdom crew to review;… Read More ‘Hello, Big Boy’: Jake Lazzari Custom Pen Review
I love old people. They are hilarious, impart much needed wisdom and often give you more sweets than you could ever eat in a lifetime. The same cannot be said for old fountain pens. They seem scary, can be difficult to understand, and often spit (ink) at you when you touch them, like a stationery… Read More Old is the New Black: How to Buy a Vintage Fountain Pen
I love Field Notes. As a concept that is. Cool, limited edition designs. Quirky and humorous advertising campaigns. Loadsa ruling options and even a cheeky joke or two on the back cover. Sounds like we would get on. But I want to wage inky war on the bloody paper. It is shit for fountain pens.… Read More The Never Ending Search: Fountain Pen Friendly Pocket Notebooks
If the #6penchallenge wasn’t enough for you, members of the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group decided on their own ‘Desert Island Desks’ style equivalent. The ONE PEN, ONE INK, ONE PAPER challenge! Or, select the three stationery items that you would happily use for the rest of your life if the rest of your stash… Read More ToTP: One Pen, One Ink, One Paper Challenge
I was scrolling through Instagram recently – probably avoiding human interaction whilst waiting for a friend – and was entranced by Pim’s (AKA ilovechubbyunicorns) pictures of his Lamy Dialog 3. I’d heard of it, but it had never crossed my radar as a ‘must have’ pen for me. The passion and love for this writing… Read More Star Crossed Lovers: Lamy Dialog 3 Review
I’ve been more blessed than the Pope this week. I’ve received ‘thanks for being a fab interviewee’ gifts from Ant of UK Fountain Pens. I’ve received ‘oops, sorry the plastic cracked’ new pen barrels from TWSBI. And I’ve received ‘my god you are super duper awesome’ gift in the form of a Galen Leather Three… Read More Top of The Pen Pots: Inky Gifts from Afar