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#1 EmJayJay

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 13:53

Hi,

Im Matthew from Southport.

Im 46 and have just started using fountain pens again.

I got a Lamy Safari as a treat to myself in January for helping my son complete a 30 day handwriting challenge.

Id wanted a Safari for ages, but couldnt justify is as I hardly write anything.

Now, I keep a journal, have 2 Safaris and have rediscovered my old Parker 45 I had in school. Its now in full working order and in rotation.

I guess my fascination for pens comes from my dad who does calligraphy, from luxury watches and from EDC.

Hope this tells you what you need to know!

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 16:28

Hello Matthew! 

Welcome here! In my opinion, you cannot be in better company: this website has a tons of info but overall and mostly, this website has a very nice community! Nice ladies and gentlemen that are respectful and easy goind. Kind Regards


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 17:56

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 18:11

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#7 EmJayJay

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 18:12

Thank you all for your kind welcome!

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 18:30

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 18:34

Hi Matthew, which colours of Safari did you get? What nib size do you prefer? 

 

Love the Parker 45...it's a great pen. 

 

I'm originally from Clitheroe, and went to school in Blackburn.

 

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 19:41

Hi Matthew  :W2FPN:



#11 EmJayJay

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 22:07

Hi Malcolm,

I chose the lime green myself, and received the All Black from my fiancée for Valentines Day.

Im still learning about nib preferences, but like the Fine.

My Parker 45 has an R nib which is much broader and is perhaps easier to write with, but my writing as not as neat and legible.

Which school in Blackburn did you go to?

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 04:03

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:34

Hello Matthew and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


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#14 EmJayJay

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:58

Thanks everyone!

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 04:18

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 20:00

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#17 EmJayJay

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 14:01

Thank you everyone!

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 01:33

:W2FPN: Hello and welcome to the inky forum.



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Posted 18 March 2019 - 15:04

I normally don't post on these except to plug the London or Southern England Pen clubs :rolleyes: however, as a Southport ex-apt who moved down south for work, Hi.


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Posted 18 March 2019 - 16:37

Hello and welcome to you from Manchester. The Northern Pen Show use to be held in Lytham, think its moved to Chester now, and is well worth a visit


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