You have probably heard the phrase “pen pal” but are now wondering what is a pen pal? should I get a one? where would I find one and if I do what are the benefits? In simple terms pen pals which are sometimes referred to as pen friends are two people who write letters to each other but here is much more to having a pen pal than sending the occasional letter. In this guide, we will show you everything that you need to know so that you can go and find your first pen pal.
I love browsing Reddit and one of my favorite places is /r/fountainpens which is described by Reddit as “A community for fountain pen enthusiasts, from the novice to the collector.”
It is a great place to browse and you can share news and content or comment on other people’s posts. The latest craze is people posting pictures of their dogs posing with a fountain pen. What’s not to like everyone loves cute and cuddly pets and we are all fountain pen enthusiasts. [Read more…]
Today with the ever-increasing use of technology such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops people are writing a lot less than ever before. But is it better to handwrite notes or type them on a laptop?
An increasing number of school’s colleges and universities are allowing students to have a laptop in the classroom or during lectures to take notes with.
As someone who spends their spare time writing with and blogging about pens, pencils, and other stationery you may be wondering why I have decided to learn to touch type?
The answer is quite simple productivity or the lack of it. Here is my journey of how I learned to touch type for free in only 14 days, yes that’s right I did not pay a dime for the typing programmes and used two that are freely available online.
I did buy new keyboard but you will have to read on to find out why.
I shall start with a confession: Until quite recently I had never used a fountain pen, but today I am the proud owner of my first fountain pen a Parker 51. So how did I come to choose the classic Parker 51 fountain pen as my first very first fountain pen?
Somehow I had managed to get to the wrong side of 40 without ever having written a single letter using this particular type of pen. Contrary to popular belief, it is not compulsory to be taught how to write with a fountain pen in every school in the UK. Whether or not it should be is perhaps a subject for a different post. [Read more…]