Today is as good a day as any to wind up ukfountainpens.com.
Unlike my previous end-of-year writeups and other similar posts, I’m not going to indulge myself in a lengthy review of what I’ve achieved or learned over the past five years.
Don’t worry: I have a wonderful tray of pens, I enjoy writing with them just as much as ever, and I have no doubt I will buy (and sell) more in the months and years ahead.
But I’m starting a demanding new job and other new chapters of my life. I have human ‘stuff’ going on.
While the narcissistic side of my brain may enjoy having a prominent soapbox here, the sensible side of my brain knows I should stop this distraction of buying and writing about fountain pens, and instead focus on the essential parts of living life. I just can’t keep all the plates spinning any more.
I expect I’ll be posting a load of pens and other stuff here for sale over the next few days.
After that, I’ll probably delete this site and everything on it. There are plenty of other blogs out there covering this patch at least as well as I do; the internet doesn’t need me clogging it up, especially since it costs me money to keep the lights on.
To all you readers: thanks for reading. And particularly thanks to those who have donated to keep this site running.
To the brands and retailers that have worked with me: thanks for your trust and support. I wish you all the best.
If you’d like to reach me in the future, you can find me at [email protected] I’ll check that address periodically.
So long, and thanks again.