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A guide to the Mail Rail in London

A guide to the Mail Rail in London

Those with interest in ‘snail mail’ and/or London history will be delighted to learn all about the Mail Rail — the underground railway system that kept the country’s letters and parcels moving at a decent pace for decades. What is the Mail Rail? The Mail Rail, known as the Post…
How are British postage stamps designed?

How are British postage stamps designed?

Even those of us who don’t have pen pals still send the occasional letter through the post — whether it’s a business letter, or a birthday or Christmas card. The joy of finding a handwritten envelope on your doormat is certainly undeniable, and sending a letter to someone can be…
3 of our most expensive fountain pens

3 of our most expensive fountain pens

If you love fountain pens, the chances are you own quite a few of the cheaper models and perhaps occasionally treat yourself to a mid-range piece. So, this month I wanted to introduce you to three of The Pen Company’s most expensive fountain pens — the pens of dreams! Join…
Why you should write a love letter to yourself

Why you should write a love letter to yourself

The chances are you don’t quite see yourself the way others do — something which can be exasperated and negatively impacted upon by common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. However, even those of us who have generally good mental health can get stuck in a rut when…
What is rock painting?

What is rock painting?

Last week, a friend’s 7-year-old son walked up to me, proudly presenting a rock in his hands and saying, “Check this out!” The rock was about 2 inches long, fairly flat, and decorated in a colourful manner. I asked him if he had made this, and he informed me he…
Meet the brand: Diplomat

Meet the brand: Diplomat

Diplomat is a leading manufacturer of writing instruments and is a much-loved and respected brand, which has been creating pens since the 1920s. Driven by a passion for quality and innovation throughout its journey, Diplomat has stood the test of time and crossed generational boundaries, too. Everyone loves a sleek…