I’m addicted to fountain pens. There, I’ve said it. What more do you need to know? I’m based in the UK, I’m left-handed, and one of my new year resolutions for 2017 is to give something back to this hobby — and so this blog was born.

With 20-something pens, 30-something inks and an obscene number of hours spent on the internet reading blogs and forum posts, I hope I’ve accumulated enough experience to make my posts worth reading.

My manifesto is pretty simple. I plan to review the pens, inks, paper and accessories I have bought and used. I’ll share some tips and resources I’ve found, including my favourite stores. And I may subject you to some musings about my personal journey from newbie to old hand.

Why the boring blog name? Three reasons. First, all the good ones were taken. Second, I knew that if I started brainstorming names I’d never get round to writing any posts. Third, I like the Ronseal approach to naming: UK Fountain Pens is a UK-based blog that’s primarily about fountain pens. Can’t say fairer than that.