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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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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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Welcome to FPN!

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Hello and welcome to FPN.

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous  Who taught by the pen

Taught man that which he knew not (96/3-5)

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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!

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova





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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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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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Hello Matthew 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!

- Winston Churchill

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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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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

Money may not make you happy but I would rather cry in a Rolls-Royce


The true definition of madness - Doing the same thing everyday and expecting different results......

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