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155. My lucky number

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Happy New Year to you all.My apologies to all those still waiting for their Volumes 155 from Blackwing. Of all our supply chains, this is our slowest. This edition, in particular, has had all the nimble velocity of a glacier.We are assured that the merchandise is now in the UK and that we will be despatching first class to you all next week. Thank you for your patience. It’s not good enough, and we are working with all parties in the supply chain to ensure that we get better, and that in particular all UK retailers get the opportunity to...

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Its Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas!

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

Merry Christmas from Ollie & Spice (the canine division), Clare (the does all the work division) and from me, Stuart (the does as little as possible division). First - logistics. Friday the 20th of December is the last day the office is open until the New Year. All orders made before then will be despatched on the 20th. Orders from the 20th until the 5th of January will be despatched on the 6th and 7th when the office reopens. Yes. The office is closed for two whole weeks. Why? Because it's Christmas and Clare deserves a holiday. Obviously - you...

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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.

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Using a pocket notebook - 6. Commonplace books

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

The Commonplace NotebookCommonplace books (or commonplaces) are a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. They have been kept from antiquity, and were kept particularly during the Renaissance and in the nineteenth century. Such books are essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers, students, and scholars as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts. Each one is unique to its creator's particular interests but they almost always include passages found in other texts, sometimes accompanied by...

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The Agony of Choice

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

“Oh woe is me!” So much stationery, so little time. If you’re here, you probably have little or no sympathy for my difficulty. I’ll admit, it’s a wonderful problem to have. Several people write for our blog - Paw Prints. Regular articles come from Amanda, Scrib and me, Stuart. All three of us are fountain pen users. As we’re all super-powered nerdy hipsters, we hang out in Slack (which is where super nerdy hipsters used to hang out) and the talk often turns to “ink-friendly” notebooks, and how we don't stock enough of them. (Honestly, the grief I get.)We do...

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