Newcastle Pen Show: An Interview with John Twiss

I have a confession to make: I’ve never been to a pen show. In part that’s because this whole pen thing is quite a personal thing (yet I have a blog all about it!), in part it’s because other people are, in general, quite scary (yet I was a teacher[…]

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Esmie Paperback Notebook Review

Esmie is a UK company making a range of beautiful looking pocket-ish sized notebooks. This notebook was sent to me by Nero’s Notes for the purposes of this review. These are my own thoughts, having used it for a couple of weeks. Size: 10cm by 14cm Price: £5 each Pages:[…]

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Retro 51 Hex-O-Matic Ballpoint Pen Review

Retro 51 are best know for their Tornado rollerball line but that’s not all they do. The Hex-O-Matic range consists of a mechanical pencil and a ballpoint, each in silver or black. Price: £29 Ink type: ballpoint Barrel options: black or silver Refill options: Schmidt EasyFlow 9000M (Parker/G2 style) Size:[…]

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