Merci Beaucoup

by Scribble Monboddo

Rather infuriatingly, this particular notebook has just sold out from Nero's stocks, but let's talk about it anyway - so that you can spot this next time anything similar pops up!

Regular readers will know all about Clairefontaine's prize position as manufacturer's of the best fountain pen paper on the planet, a field in which they can essentially do no wrong. But every now and again the packaging excels, too.

This particular special edition celebrates the heroes and heroines of the Covid-19 pandemic, and quite rightly too. But hidden between those wide A4+ covers is a large wedge of Seyès paper, which is just the thing if you're practising your hand-writing in a French school - or a British back garden, in truth.