Mail Call

No letter swaps in the post this morning, but many goodies.

Whatever can the girl be up to?

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Five 5″ square canvases and some Mod Podge. This excites me.

Also this morning, a part delivery  from WH Smith – my new fountain pen, plus the two converters for Lamy pens. The second Lamy pen itself is delayed.

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Look at this, though – I find it heart-stoppingly beautiful, and  a suitable replacement for my broken Elysée. If only it had a gold nib.

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It’s dinky, fitting in the palm of my hand but the extra long cap turns it into a full-size pen.

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It is  a beautifully engineered object with a precision-made metal case and it is well-enamelled. That very short barrel section screws on with a very deep thread and will remain secure. The cap snaps on with a very positive action. Quite lovely.

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Even the nib is pretty! It’s a lot of pen for not much money (£18.50) The iridium-tipped nib is quite fine, but not at all scratchy. I like it. A lot. I can see that it will become a favourite pen. I have put a pink Herbin cartridge in it…

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…and all that I need now is somebody to write to.

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The rest of the mail was household stuff, not very inspiring though not entirely boring. It gave me some ideas for my room.

It’s Friday, I need to ferret out a file to re-edit for my photo blog. Maybe I shall see you over there later on. Later on I shall try to get out to the post office if I have time. This evening may see me painting gel medium onto canvas. Right now I need to sort out a haggis for our lunch. I do love a gravy day. I always feel that a meal is not a proper meal unless there is gravy involved, don’t you?

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