26 Feb

Inky fingers

My name is Selena, and I’m addicted to fountain pens…

Well, perhaps that’s a bit too dramatic, but I am definitely a little OTT when it comes to my love for ink pens. Although writing anything of any length is much easier and quicker on a keyboard, I do enjoy writing greeting cards and short notes with one of my several fountain or cartridge pens. Moreover, I always prefer to proof on paper (as opposed to screen – you can miss a lot doing so), and yes, I use green (or red) ink!

I’m a big fan of Diamine, a old British company based near Liverpool that does a fantastic range of traditional and ‘trendy’ inks. I’ve just bought some Meadow, seen below, and also like Scarlet, which is actually a deep, bright cerise-red. They deliver very quickly, and best of all sell sample-sized bottles so you try a colour out before committing to buying a larger-sized bottle.


For pens I would highly recommend Cult Pens. I just daren’t let myself click on that link…