Paw Prints

Public School Types

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

I do find my wettest fountain pens can bleed through a bit, so I tend to write on just one side, but the paper is pleasantly smooth to scribble on, also accepts graphite with alacrity, and has proved just the ticket for some rough drafting of pieces for publication

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Store Update

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

There's a nasty bug going about. You may have heard.Thanks to Amanda and Scrib the site has been kept fresh with new stationery/analogue related posts each week. Thanks to Clare, queries have been dealt with and orders despatched, more or less normally. Deliveries have been a little slower than normal, but overall, I think, Royal Mail have done a superb job in very trying circumstances.Mostly though, all at Nero’s offer their thanks to the wonderful customers who have kept coming to the site and buying things. Every single sale helps. Fingers crossed, if customers keep coming, then Nero’s will emerge...

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Solitude and good company

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company" - Lord Byron

Should you get the yen for letter-writing in these challenging times (please do! It's a dying art. And it would be good to have less ephemeral records of this time than emails and text messages), Nero's Notes has a selection of great paper for you.

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Inner Peace

Posted by Stuart Lennon on

No links today. Just some thoughts. I doubt that I’m the only one managing anxiety at the moment. Now, I make no claim to the heroics of those on the frontline, nor to the challenge of being locked up in a flat, looking after restless children. My lockdown is most definitely of the easiest kind.That said, my anxiety is not one for reasoning. It’s a slippery, covert thing that sidles onto my chest, heavy and brooding. I never see it coming, until it’s there.Anxiety comes in many forms and if you are at all worried about your own health, reach...

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La plume de ma cygne

Posted by Scribble Monboddo on

Here's something fun to do while out on your prescribed daily exercise: collect a feather or two. Because then you can make a quill! Why bother? Well, it's a creative pass-time for a start - but better still, if you've ever seen historic hand-written letters from days of yore in the British Library or similar, handling the same sort of writing equipment provides an insight into the conditions in which mediaeval scribes had to work. When this much effort goes into securing the means to write, one chooses words with care. My experiment started with a walk past some mediaeval...

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