Monteverde Sweet Life – Blueberry Muffin

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Back in late 2019 Monteverde released the Sweet Life limited edition of 10 cake related inks. I suspect (and will probably repeat this virtually every review of the set, so I will apologies now) that blueberry muffins are a favourite snack of one of the Yafa Brands office staff. Certainly I have enjoyed the occasional muffin though I am more likely to choose chocolate.

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Lamy Charged Green

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Each year Lamy release a limited edition Safari and accompanying ink. In 2016 this was the famous Dark Lilac. Over time there have also been limited edition Studios, Scalas, and Al_Stars and this year the latter received the Charged Green finish plus a matching ink. Available in cartridges and bottles (US only ?), this did not sell well with pens still being available years later. It was 2019 or 2020 when I bought mine, with a box of five cartridges in the blister pack, from the bargain bin at my local WH Smith (UK based newsagent and stationary chain store).

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Cult Pens Diamine Flower Inks Set – Azalea

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Apparently Azaleas are a sub-genus of rhododendron, being different by having smaller leaves. I had heard of both but knew little about their appearance. Coming in a large variety of colours I can see this flower being popular amongst those looking to create expressive floral collages.

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Cult Pens Diamine Flower Inks Set – Forget Me Not

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I could joke that this is finally a flower I recognise, though not through my garden or me buying them, as the humble Forget Me Not can represent brotherly love, relief (charity), and truth, the three core principals of Freemasonry, my other major hobby. So will this ink be a shining beacon to me, or will I be charitable in looking through deficiencies.

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Daily Carry – September 2022 Edition

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It has been over two years since I last posted about the pens I was taking to work. February 2020. Not long before the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread with the inevitable restrictions and lock downs we still see in many parts of the world. Times changes. I went from working from home several days a week to full time with the result my pen cases went in to a drawer.

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Cult Pens Diamine Flower Inks Set – Sweet Pea

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Showing my lack of horticultural knowledge, when you mention sweet pea I think of country gardens of days gone by. Little did I know that the plant actually comes from Sicily. Perhaps my imagination is correct and the plant was brought over by young English gentlemen returning from their grand tours round Europe in the 1920s to take root over here in the UK.

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Cult Pens Diamine Flower Inks Set – Lotus

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For a number of religions this is a flower associated with the Gods, resulting in pictorial depictions of Lotus Thrones. An aquatic plant found across Asia, meaning alas what we get in the UK outside of botanical gardens is but a form of lily bred for a similar looking flower.

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