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We love pens in all shapes and sizes, and we've got so much to share from our many years in the pen business, so we thought we'd start to write it all down. We'll share advice, reviews, and keep you updated with the latest goings on from us and the pen manufacturers we work with. Check back again soon!

  • How to keep a Journal

    Have you ever wanted to keep a journal but were unsure how to start? Or do you already struggle to write in your current one? Well, if you follow these three steps you’ll soon be on your way to owning a flourishing journal.
  • Calligraphy Basics

    It is now regarded that there are two types of calligraphy; Classic and Modern. But what’s the difference? We’ve written a brief introduction on the subject to help you. And if you feel inspired to try your hand at either after this read, then we’ve included links to products which we think will suit both beginners and the more advanced.
  • Don’t miss the Parker Pens’ celebration at Harrods:

    From now until Sunday 31st July, The Great Writing Room at Harrods will hold an exhibit of Parker Pens to celebrate the Monarch’s 90th year. Learn more about their latest bespoke pen, The Tudor Rose.
  • Graduation gifts to celebrate your loved one’s success

    Is your son or daughter graduating this year? If so, congratulations! We know you must be the proudest parents in the world right now. No doubt you’ll want to share in their success by toasting to their future. But what about a more meaningful and long lasting graduation gift?
  • Win a Parker Duofold Mini Fountain Pen

    It's competition time again and this time around a Parker Duofold fountain pen pen is up for grabs! In celebration of the newly released Parker Duofold Historical Colours, we're giving away this luxury fountain pen.
  • Pen and Technology Use in the Classroom

    Pens are an integral part of school life for both students and teachers alike. With this in mind, we thought it would be interesting to find out about pen use in the classroom from a sample of 25 teachers. We also asked about the use of modern learning tools in the school environment such as computers and the Internet.
  • Win a LAMY 2000 Multipen!

    As you may be aware, this week is National Stationery Week with stationery fans nationwide sharing their love for all things pen and paper. We thought it was the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight of appreciation on LAMY, the innovative brand responsible for the fanaticism of many a stationery addict.

    As well as many LAMY special editions available on our website we are also giving you the opportunity to win this LAMY 2000 multipen!

  • Handwriting Matters

    Self-proclaimed handwriting repair woman Kate Gladstone, 50, from New York, decided to improve her illegible handwriting after struggling with it for many years. She spent much of her spare time researching different techniques to find a style that suited her. “I would go to libraries all over New York City and look up handwriting textbooks. I picked up whatever there was, started working with it, took the approaches that worked and threw out the rest. Along the way I found out that italic handwriting was what worked for me.” After mastering italic handwriting, Kate decided to teach others how to improve their handwriting by establishing Handwriting Repair / Handwriting That Works.
  • British Exploring Society Winner

    We recently provided a prize for the British Exploring Society's Annual Gathering event: a day when Explorers' achievements are celebrated with presentations and prize giving. The British Exploring Society is a youth development charity with prestigious roots in Scott's final Antarctic expedition. The objective of the Society is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments.
  • Parker 125th Anniversary Special Editions: Historical Colours

    Parker have launched some special edition colours as part of their 125th Anniversary celebrations. The colours have been carefully chosen to evoke memories of famous pens and inks from throughout Parker’s rich history. All four special editions are available to buy now.

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