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#1 BlackwaterPark

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:38

Hello, FPN. I've had this account for a few years and made just a few posts, though I think I'll be more active now. I've met with such friendliness that I feel I ought to introduce myself properly.

Here's my attempt at an introduction:

- I'm from Portsmouth, hometown of Dickens. We are an island city on the south coast offering hundreds of French restaurants just a few hours' sailing away. Fun fact: the city's 18th century ramparts and guns actually point north towards England, to protect us just in case the French ever tried to invade Portsmouth from the mainland.
- I'm a maths and physics student at Warwick.
- I'm trying to learn repair work and obtain what tools as and when I can. It's rewarding, massively enjoyable, and I'm humbled by the experts here who share their time and experience.
- I started using Parker Vectors at school, but they were nasty things. I really caught the fountain pen bug with my first Frontier, which I still use. I think my first "proper" fountain pen was a Sailor 1911, which I use every day. Or it may have been a car boot find Parker 45 around the same time. What wonderful pens those 45s are, they just always work!
- I play a few instruments, guitar mostly. I think I noticed a few other guitarists here, so I'm glad to be in good company.

I think that's it. I hope my rambling there isn't too boring and doesn't come across as self-absorbed - rather, I hope this way I might find some shared interests with people here.

Glad to be aboard!

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#2 northstar

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 02:50

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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#3 PAKMAN

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 03:52

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#4 jar

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:54

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#5 Wahl

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 15:26

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#6 tbickiii

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 00:52

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#7 Bisquitlips

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 04:02

Welcome!!!

 

Glad you are among us!  :D

 

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#8 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:28

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


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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#9 peterg

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 21:27

Welcome,

There are pen club meetings monthly in London and around Frimley if you are in the area. Also, WES run distance pen repair classes. Worth finding out about.



#10 Pen Nut

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:04

Hello and welcome to you from 'ooop Narth' in Manchester !! Tad warm up here at the moment....


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#11 OCArt

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 19:52

Hello and welcome to this friendly corner of the universe from a fountain pen user in San Diego. There is such a wealth of information waiting for you to discover on this site. Write On!








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