Friday, 23 October 2015

Favourite (at the Moment) on Friday

Looking at my old, junior school report, it seems my handwriting must have started off quite well but I've never really found it easy to produce neat writing. 

My style could be described as messy and untidy or, as I like to think, 'highly creative'. Do you remember the first forays into writing with ink? Again, it was in the fourth year at junior school that we were allowed to write with a fountain pen. My goodness, did we think we were cool! The reality was the pens were a devil to fill from the Quink ink pot, resulting in very blobby blotting paper and/or work and permanent blue fingers. My favourite ink colour was bright blue as opposed to blue/black ink and didn't we welcome the coming of the cartridge pen where the ink was enclosed in a small tube that just slotted into the pen. We still had blue fingers, though, as we were forever squeezing the tubes to make the ink flow.

My choice of colour now is black and the design of pens has come a long way since I was in junior school. My favourite pen for writing is this Pilot B2P (bottle to pen). My writing flows beautifully (even though the end result is still untidy) with this roller ball.

Another pen, which is a favourite is the Pilot Frixion Ball - I've only just noticed that they are both Pilot pens! I hadn't the faintest idea what a friction pen was until just recently. The ink can be rubbed out with the end of the pen. I use this pen in my 'Bullet Journal' and rub out an awful lot. :)

For colour I've chosen …

… the Wilko Friendly Fairies glitter roller pens, only for the fact that they produce glittery, shiny pops of colour on a page.

And Staedtler triplus fineliners in 'Brilliant Colours'. I've chosen these, only for the fact that they produce 'brilliant colour' on my pages. :} (I also like taking them out of their slot and putting them back in - oh sadness!)

The next Friday Favourite will be a favourite plate for meals. I wonder if other people have favourites of the moment.

1. teddy
2. mug and/or cup
3. drinking glass
4. pen, pencil or writing or drawing implement
5. plate for meals
6. shoes and/or clothing suggested by (Mac and Janet)
7. hobby
8. place suggested by (Rachelradiostar)
9. self-indulgent treat suggested by (johnnyjumpsup)



  1. If I'm writing a not or lists I like to use pink (at the moment)
    If I'm writing a letter I will use blue ( I like blue)
    If I'm filling forms/application forms I will use black (I don't like black)
    If I'm knitting/crocheting and need to keep a tally I will use anything I can get my hands on
    If I'm being creative I will use all the colours I can find.
    I can see a trip to Wilkinson's coming next week for some glitter pens to go in L's hospital bag.

  2. I love Pilot pens for everything. I prefer black ink.

  3. I use black ink always and love a rollerball pen, but I always have pencils on hand for note taking. Now I use fine liners as well, my handwriting is big, so it's neater. i use glitter pens in cardmaking

  4. I use a Zebra fine point ball point pen, and a Zebra .5 lead mechanical pencil. For check writing, lists, greeting cards, etc., I use a Waterman fountain (cartridge) pen with South Seas blue ink. I bought the Waterman probably twenty years ago when it was on sale as a discontinued Waterman style. It was really too expensive, but compared to other Waterman styles and like brands, it was a bargain. I've never regretted it.

  5. "You write it, your handwriting is so much better than mine". This is what my wife says to me almost daily. I'm not sure if it says more about her handwriting than mine, but I always get the job.


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