It’s been a busy week for me real life wise and next will be worse. There may be an ink post this Wednesday, however there will not be a proper post today or next Friday.
I have actually written and proof read a piece for tomorrow and just have the photos to do. Problem is my NAS died a few days back. Not the biggest issue in itself as everything is backed up, however it’s replacement arrives tomorrow (Friday). Thing is once it arrives I need to get the new one set up and data (including copies of all my photos) restored and so this will be my priority.
It’s Friday and I’m yet to post an article or review. Thing is I’ve been rather busy recently, though much related to another hobby of mine, and have so far driven over 600 miles this week (which in the UK is a long way, yes I know in Australia that can be just visiting your neighbour …). Net result is I’ve been struggling for free time.Continue reading
OK I normally leave my welcoming of the new Lunar year to the common social media networks (Facebook) and text messages to friends, however this year I have finally uploaded a video of the annual Chinese New Year firework display in Hong Kong Bay, arguably the best firework display in the work.Continue reading
I do actually have a review in the works, however a good friend has recently succumbed to cancer with the result of my mind being part else where and part on getting in touch with mutual friends not on social media.
I’m not really an ink collector yet I have managed to amass a few. Part of this was due to trying to find the ‘right’ inks for me before I discovered that in the UK The Writing Desk sold samples (Pure/Niche/Pelikan Pens also do so). It may also sound odd that this area of our hobby is not my scene to those who know me from pen clubs as I actually do enjoy swabbing inks and presently have three Coloring card decks on the go covering around 200 tests.Continue reading
This is one really just for fellow Brits, but feel free to read on if you’re from another country. This year due to COVID-19 there will be a lack of collection tins and poppy sellers around. For those of you, who like me, normally do give each year, do not forget that you can do so online, where you can also download a poster to display in your window.
With the present global Covid-19 situation, rather than announcing the new Pelikan Hubs event and opening registration, Pelikan have taken the sensible approach and not take a guess at what things will be like in September with the result they are cancelling this year’s event.
When I started this blog (and moved my travel stuff of old across), not long after the 2018 London Writing Equipment Show I was going to create just one post every fortnight at best. Rapidly it became once a week except during a short period around my operation.
This week I can but apologise for a lack of content, even my occasional musings. Alas work and another of my hobbies (see my bio) have eaten up just too much of my time, so the planned review of either the Yard-O-Led Grand Astoria or Worcester Pen Company Serenity in OMAS acrylic (both bought at the last London Pen Show in October just gone) will have to wait another week.
Now to finish brewing a pot of tea – toodle pip.