I snuck out of the house today at 7.30, and cruised under sunny skies to London for the pen show with a sense of anticipation. By the time I walked in the door of the Novotel ballroom at 8.30, many tables were already set up and I saw several familiar faces. Jose Munuera and his … Continue reading Four and a half hours at a pen show goes alarmingly quickly
It's been a long time since my last London Pen Show, back in October 2019. So when I parked up at the venue yesterday, I was a little apprehensive. The world had changed, of course, but so have I — gone are my days of splashing cash on lots of pens. Would I still find … Continue reading Pen shows are back, and better than ever
The London Writing Equipment Show. or London Pen Show as it now is, is this Sunday. Curiously, I'm in a position where I am planning to go, but I don't have anything on my wishlist to buy. I mean, if Regina Martini is there with any killer deals on Grafs, I'd love to have another … Continue reading Countdown to the London Pen Show
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 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!