I call today's first-ever London Spring Pen Show, hosted by the London Writing Equipment Society (LWES), a great success. Or at least, I had a great time. Partly it's because I think I'm getting the hang of this pen-show lark. I followed my own advice: Go for the early bird entry at 9.30. The place … Continue reading The London Pen Show makes a fresh start for Spring
I moaned in my State of the Collection blog recently that I had a lot of old favourites sitting unloved in my pen drawer. So for this week's loadout I'm leaving the Karas Ink, Nakaya and Conids behind and rediscovering old flames. I'm taking a brief trip for work to Manchester this week, which will … Continue reading A week of old favourites, Manchester, and looking ahead to the London Pen Show…
One of the benefits of buying a new Montblanc is that you have six weeks to take advantage of Montblanc's nib exchange service. This facility is not just there in case you change your mind about the nib you ordered in the first place; it also enables you to choose from the full range of … Continue reading Getting the white glove treatment with my first Montblanc nib exchange
I nearly didn't make it to the London Pen Show this year. After being in my calendar for months, a family situation threatened to derail plans. But I made it — and it was a great show. What was different this year? Well, for me, it was having my six-year-old daughter along. Crazy idea? Well, … Continue reading 2018 London Writing Equipment Show: success!