New Blog!

If you’re a regular reader, you may be aware of my recently launched Inky Fingers category. Since I have also been participating in Inktober, it all seems to have become a little too inky recently. Therefore, I am pleased to announce that I’ve set up a shiny new blog for all my inky endeavours. Hereafter, all inky posts will be there.

Click on the image below to visit the site and see my latest review, as well as the gallery of my Inktober drawings. Enjoy! 😀



Covering Up

Welcome to my second review for United Inkdom. This time I will be looking at the other item I received in the post that brought me the Inventery Pocket Pen, the rather lovely A5 Notebook Cover from Elrohir Leather


A Modular Delight

Welcome to my first review for the United Inkdom group and my own Inky Fingers blog category. I write about a number of diverse topics on this blog, but if pens, ink and stationery are your thing and you want to read future reviews, you can shortcut to the relevant posts by selecting the Inky Fingers category in the side bar.

I’m very excited to be part of this review group, not least because the postman brought some really special items for me today. I thought I’d start with this jaw-droppingly amazing little Pocket Fountain Pen from Inventery. The box is surprisingly compact, considering it contains all this: (more…)

The Fine Line

Welcome to another edition of the Tarot Blog Hop. Our wrangler has given us the Mabon theme of “how can the balance be restored”, but before we explore that, here are the navigation links:


Oh boy, is this an apt theme for me at the moment! If you read my last post, you’ll know just how out of balance things have been for me lately. So how to address this?


Latest News

Not so much news, since it’s the normal state of affairs, but I’ve been very, very busy. To give you some idea of how busy, I wrote the first line of this post on the 6th June, it is now the 8th September. Yep, that busy! So what have I been up to, you may wonder. Conversely, you may not care a jot, but I’m going to tell you anyway and since you are here, you may as well make yourself a cuppa, pull up a pew, get comfortable and have a read.  



Welcome to another edition of the Tarot Blog Hop. Our wrangler has given us the simple theme of “The lesson I could teach the world”, but before we explore that, here are the navigation links:


Of course, following on from our last Hop’s musical theme, the obvious response (and earworm) is “I’d like the teach the world to sing…”. Unfortunately, this would probably require a level of musical competence beyond the ability to bellow along to the car stereo at the top of my voice. Still on a musical theme the next thing that sprang to mind was “Lessons in love”, but along with general life guidance, the Kama Sutra has that fairly comprehensively and imaginatively covered. (more…)

Rhythm of Life

Welcome to another edition of the Tarot Blog Hop, the 50th no less. This time, our wrangler has given us a musical theme, so take your seat and turn off your mobile phone, but before the lights to go down and the show begins, take a few moments to familiarise yourself with the exits, which will take you to the back door, the front door or the foyer.



Are you sitting comfortably? Are you in good voice and ready to sing along? Excellent! Then let the lights go down, the curtain rise and let’s get started with the usual intro from the entire cast…


All the World’s A Fool

Welcome to the Mid-Winter/Yule Tarot Blog Hop. The theme for this Hop, set by yours truly, is entitled “Wishing on a Star” and asks our bloggers to reflect on what they have to celebrate from the past year and wish for the year to come. Before we explore this theme, here are the navigation links for the Hop:



Yule 2017 Master List

Here are the navigation links for the Mid-winter/Yule 2017 Tarot Blog Hop…

Story Time

Last night, I dreamt that I was a story teller and failing to decide on, and for that matter, correctly remember an existing story, I decided to make one up. This is the story I dreamt…


We all have things we desire, often toys of some description. Whether the cars are small enough to race around our living room or the roads. Whether the house we long for is for our dolls or a castle in the mountains fit for a princess, or simply something better than we have. Whether the planes are radio controlled or private jets. Yes, there are all sorts of toys that tempt us. Or, perhaps what we crave is something less materialistic: a dream job, a person or a pet to love, or some other undefined form of fulfilment or source of happiness. Yes, we all long for something that is perceived as being beyond our immediate reach. 


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