The world’s most practical fountain pen?!

The world’s most practical fountain pen?!

Ahhh, fountain pens. They’re not always terribly practical, and I inevitably end up with inky fingers, but I can’t keep away from them. There’s something about the way they glide over the paper, and also the rainbow of inks which are available now...
Embrace your (stationery) geekness

Embrace your (stationery) geekness

Apparently, today is Embrace Your Geekness day… there really is a day for everything! I am highly keen on geekery – in fact, you could say I was a geek about geeking! Both Annastasia and I have some interests we’re unashamedly enthusiastic about, and...
My Hogwarts acceptance letter…

My Hogwarts acceptance letter…

(well, almost as good) Our Harry Potter bundle is finally here! I’ve had my eye on these glorious notebooks for ages, since Moleskine first announced they were coming… and they are even more beautiful than I imagined! Between bouts of waving my wand around...
The hidden secrets on your bookshelves

The hidden secrets on your bookshelves

Libraries are wonderful places for secrets. I didn’t realise until I started working in one just how many things are left in books unintentionally. Open a book from your local library and you might well find unexpected ephemera hidden inside. Shopping lists,...
A scratch of pens and a clatter of typewriters?

A scratch of pens and a clatter of typewriters?

I’m a bit of an English geek. I suspect you might be, too. As other people collect stamps, or coins, or teddy bears, I collect words. Collective nouns are some of my favourites – there’s a glorious set of illustrations by Woop Studios (who worked on Harry Potter!) and...