A number of you will know I enjoy going to pen clubs and meets, and may even know me from those. I was a regular at the London Pen Club before the Southern Pen Club started up and since then have been a regular at Fleet, Hampshire. Being up near Liverpool and knowing there are a few members of the FPUK Facebook group near by, I gave short notice of the option to meet up.Continue reading
A few months later than planned and in its new location, we finally had our first pen show for around a year and a half. Now migrated from the Holiday Inn near Russell Square to the Hammersmith Novotel, there must have been uncertainty over how the show would go. Less so over the new location and more down to the personal comfort factor now we’ve just come out of lock down and entering what is considered the ‘new norm’.Continue reading
Last Sunday was the Spring London Pen Show and as previously posted there was the question over how it would be affected by the present situation over the Covid-19 virus. Turns out rather well. Sure numbers were down both for traders and for visitors, but it was far from being the disaster some people feared.
Pen shows are a great way to catch up with people you may only know from Internet forums, catch up with old friends, traders you do business with, having an enjoyable time, oh and also maybe buy a pen or two or ten. This year there was also a big announcement. Continue reading