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Hello Everyone!

 

I am a new fountain pen officianado from Adelaide, Australia. 

 

I have been considering taking up the fountain pen for some time and this past week, after visiting a pen boutique here, I decided to make the jump. 

 

I have never previously used a fountain pen and I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to begin. I didn't know anything about them but my visit to the store and my conversation with the helpful staff there was really encouraging. 

 

I decided to begin with an inexpensive instrument in order to get to grips with the idea of writing with one. I chose an 'Online' brand from Germany; 

 

https://www.online-pen.com/fountain-pen-antibacterial-be.safe

 

It has a medium nib with blue ink. It feels reasonably good in my hand. I have no idea if it is a good pen or not but I guess it is a starting place nonetheless.

 

I would like to invest in a quality writing instrument in the near future and I am looking across the various brands to see what appeals to me. 

 

In the meantime, I will visit the forum here, get the gist of the community and hopeful engage with some of you.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to become a member here. 

 

 

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Welcome to FPN, mate.

 

Remember, you can bring your own pen to mark on and cast that all important vote when the sun rises next! :D

 

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48 minutes ago, A Smug Dill said:

Welcome to FPN, mate.

 

Remember, you can bring your own pen to mark on and cast that all important vote when the sun rises next! :D

 

Haha! Thanks for the tip - however I voted a couple of weeks ago, before I invested in my first fountain pen. 

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1 hour ago, mizgeorge said:

Hello, and welcome :)

Thank you! Where are you chiming in from @mizgeorge?

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Thank you sir! 

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2 hours ago, banistersmind said:

Thank you! Where are you chiming in from @mizgeorge?

Right now, in the Cotswolds (UK). I'll be heading to my other location late next month though.

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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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44 minutes ago, mizgeorge said:

Right now, in the Cotswolds (UK). I'll be heading to my other location late next month though.

Ahh lovely. I take you'll be summering somewhere by the water...?

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24 minutes ago, northstar said:

Hello and welcome to FPN.

Thank you @northstar Where are you posting from?

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Hello and Welcome to FPN!! So glad to have you as a member!!

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Welcome fellow Australian! I visted your fair city a few years ago, picked up a hire car and drove to Robe. Happy memories!

 

From the West.

 

It's all about the greys...

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"Crafting a novel on cotton rag paper with an antique fountain pen is a sensuously rebellious act against modernity." – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

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50 minutes ago, AmandaW said:

I visted your fair city a few years ago, picked up a hire car and drove to Robe. Happy memories!

 

I was “originally from” Adelaide, and lived there for ten years before relocating to Sydney.

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As a young man back in the day, that was too long by nine-and-a-half years, if you asked me. :P

 

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46 minutes ago, A Smug Dill said:

 

I was “originally from” Adelaide, and lived there for ten years before relocating to Sydney.

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As a young man back in the day, that was too long by nine-and-a-half years, if you asked me. :P

 

:lticaptd:

 

I was there in Adelaide, Robe and back to Adelaide because I wanted to follow some of Jeffrey Smart's footsteps - to see and paint some of the locations he painted, to check out Hans Heysen's studio (and Nora's) and explore the state gallery - there's some really cool stuff in there! It was a wonderful trip - I painted so much I ran out of panels, bought more and they got so heavy I had to send them back road freight. The funny thing was the heat wave that arrived when I did, it was making front page news with all kinds of dire warnings - I live in wheatbelt Western Australia, where it's always that hot in summer, so couldn't see what the fuss was about. I loved Adelaide and the drive up through the hills is amazing!!! And I had Heysen's studio to myself for an hour cos there was some big cycle race clogging the roads and drawing all the crowds.

It's all about the greys...

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55 minutes ago, AmandaW said:

I loved Adelaide and the drive up through the hills is amazing!!! And I had Heysen's studio to myself for an hour cos there was some big cycle race clogging the roads and drawing all the crowds.

 

I lived and worked in Adelaide, back when it still hosted the Grand Prix. When I was in uni, that meant having to contend with the road blocks and diversions at exam time, and having to circumvent those to get to the exam hall off-campus. Then, when I was working, when the Grand Prix was happening, driving into work which usually took less than ten minutes (because I lived less than 4km from the CBD) would take north of 45 minutes when the roads off the northeastern corner of the city were blocked off for the race. I was called in on Grand Prix Sunday one year as a work emergency, even after I've given the best technical advice I could for troubleshooting over the phone. It took me 50 minutes to get to work, by which time the staff has moved to Plan B (i.e. manual processing); and, when I got there, I discovered that my advice was not followed, and the problem could have been resolved just by properly confirming the status lights on the devices, and “power-cycling” the devices as I would have instructed.

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

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2 hours ago, AmandaW said:

Welcome fellow Australian! I visted your fair city a few years ago, picked up a hire car and drove to Robe. Happy memories!

 

From the West.

 

 

Fantastic! Robe is a beautiful seaside township! Best fish 'n chips, seafood and red wine take-away in South Australia. 

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