Aha, three for the price of one!
So, we know from my F post (F is for Fountain Pen Fascination) that I love fountain pens. And, as evident from the photo in that post, I love Lamy fountain pens. It’s true – I do. I love the clip on the cap, the interchangeability of the nibs, and I even like the shape of the things. But what I love most is the colours on both the Safari and the Al-Stars. (I’d comment on other Lamy pens but I don’t own any so I can’t.)
What I love even more is when one of my Lamys matches a notebook I’m using. And if the ink matches too? Oh, be still my heart. Unfortunately, my latest love only ticks two out of three boxes… My Lamy Coffee matches something I bought but I have no brown ink. Lamy don’t make a brown and I’m yet to order any samples / ink cartridges that are.
That leads me onto my luckiness. Last week, the boyfriend and I were in town and I wanted to pop into TKMaxx. I’m so glad that I did! Sitting on the top shelf in the Home section, at the back with all the books and stationery and storage boxes, was a pile of Filofaxes! Most of them were the Mini sized ones but there were two, I think, Personal sized ones. Most of the bunch were Metropols, in Lavender, with maybe one of the Minis in Raspberry I think it was, but there was this one other Personal sized one that caught my eye.
From the labels on the inside, it’s a Personal Sketch in Chocolate. I love it. I think it’s beautiful – much nicer and more sophisticated than the Personal Metropol in Kingfisher Blue I was originally lusting over.
Now, a Personal sized Filofax can cost you somewhere in the region of £30 or so, £5 either side of the scale. Guess how much I got the Sketch for?
£13.00 – thirteen British pounds. What a major deal! It is a beautiful thing at such a great price, so naturally, I had to have it. Even the boyfriend agreed. Now I just have to get myself some proper inserts for it and I’m good to go. I’m waiting until next year to use it – I have so many things on the go at the moment; things to track progress and whatnot. Most of those things end around Christmas, so next year would be a perfect time to introduce the Sketch into my life. I really want to use my Lamy Coffee with it too, they’re such a perfect match, but I have to find the right ink for it first.
Some people think that a Filofax is a bit old fashioned. Well, fountain pens are having a resurgence and Filofaxes are actually, extremely popular, more so than most people think. Especially in this digital age. I personally love this information and I don’t care what people have to say about it.
Letters are another such thing – “old fashioned” and so forth, but still popular, even with the recent rise of the cost of postage stamps. I love writing letters and I love receiving letters. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen enough for my liking. I’d like more people to write to actually.
Anyway, my point today is, I believe, that the old fashioned ways, in this digital age; they’re not dying and I don’t think that they will. I think more people should re-embrace the old ways.
Until next time folks,
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