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Pocket Notebooks: Field Notes and Calepino

Back in the late 17th century French explorers and traders arrived and started trading with the Potawatomi Indians in the area that would eventually become known as the city of Chicago, Illinois. 'Chicago' is the French version of the Miami-Illinois word 'shikaakwa' meaning stinky onion named for t...

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Vale P Mini Notebook Cover

I have recently fallen in love with pocket notebooks. I am using one almost every day to jot down notes, quotes, recipes and sometimes a log of the good days. I carry a Calepino sized notebook around with me almost all the time stored in a Nock Fodderstack XL along with a relatively fine nibbed fou...

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Finding a Better Bottle

Diamine ink is great. The range of colours is amazing and they generally have very few flaws, behaving nicely in most pens with minimal bleed and relatively fast dry times. They also do a range of 'Deep Dark' inks for Cult Pens in the UK, more on these in the future.

Beyond the great colours...

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Where to Buy Online in the UK

There are a lot of options in the UK for buying stationery including some pretty good brick & mortar stores, but the best ranges tend to be dominated by the online stores that also tend to be slightly cheaper. I seem to spend a lot of money on fountain pens, pencils and paper so here's my recommend...

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