Paw Prints

Moleskine Cahier

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Let’s get this out of the way: Moleskine pocket notebooks are not ideal for use with fountain pens.There. I said it.Both Scrib and Amanda have reviewed these and come to the same conclusion. Scrib has pointed out how well they work with pencils, and Amanda has demonstrated that Field Notes perform similarly with ink.I have recently been using a Moleskine Cahier in Indigo blue as my Every Day Carry. I use fountain pens at my desk, or in a formal meeting, but for everyday, I use pencils, ballpoints or rollerballs.Brace yourself. The Moleskine is really good.1. It’s sewn not stapled....

Read more →

Noodling about in a Norderly

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Ah. One of the many reasons I love writing for Nero's Notes is that I get to see some of the new stuff before all of you lot, and get to see prototypes. The Nero's Notes crew were delighted to be sent a sample of a new pocket notebook - the Norderly - recently.

So, what's it like?

It's really, really good! You know me - I can be a fussy madam over paper and whether they'll play nicely with fountain pens... these are fantastic.

Read more →

My Camino Stationery Set

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

When packing for my hiking holiday, the curation and selection of my camino stationery set takes the most time. Camino de Santiago What’s a camino? I feel like I have written lots about this - have a look at stuartlennon.com here, and for other posts (there are lots), search “camino” on the site.Give or take, I will walk 20 miles a day this trip, including up a mountain or two. When considering what to take, I am conscious that every ounce I pack, I will be carrying 120 miles on my back. A tendency to overpack is not welcome on...

Read more →

Ursus Cursus

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Need a pencil but not sure that you can really justify a whole twelve-pack of Blackwings? Here's a solution: follow the bear.

Read more →

Using a pocket notebook - 10. My favourites

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Favourites? Favourites? That’s not fair. How could I have a favourite? I love them all equally.There, that’s my corporate answer done.The fact of the matter is that everyone has favourites. Of course they do. I’m no different.The regular writers here at Nero’s, Amanda, Scrib and I, are all fountain pen users and so have a natural bias towards ink-friendly paper.That said, I have several favourites, in different categories, and they change frequently.So - in no particular order, quite possibly outdated already, here are some of my favourites. Every Day Carry (EDC) Field Notes. In my jeans, trousers or shorts there...

Read more →