Monthly Archives: February 2016

50 things to send to your pen pal

50 things to send to your pen pal

Whilst sending and receiving letters themselves is great fun, I often enjoy popping a little something else in the envelope with my outgoing letters, and this is especially true with my international pen pals as we have so much to share in terms of culture. Even the smallest little surprise…
Sailor 1911 brush pen review

Sailor 1911 brush pen review

A brush pen needs to have good flow and good line variation while maintaining a crisp line and allowing lots of control. How does the Sailor Brush Pen stack up? The Sailor 1911 Brush Pen has the same barrel design as Sailor’s 1911 fountain pens. It’s quite a wide barrel…
How to clean your fountain pen nib

How to clean your fountain pen nib

Your fountain pen’s nib should be regularly cleaned to ensure it’s free from dried ink; once a month is recommended, and certainly at least once every two months, but obviously if you have any problems or issues writing with your fountain pen then it may be that it needs to…
5 reasons you should love your local library

5 reasons you should love your local library

We couldn’t let Library Month pass without an article dedicated to libraries. My local library thrives, but I know many across the country have closed, and plenty of others are under threat of closure. This saddens me, as libraries have so much to give. I personally visit and use my…