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What I’m currently using: the Paperblanks Blue Filigree journal, Winnable Leather Journal and the Believe In Yourself journal

Total pages written since last JWW post (Nov 26): 12

Total pages to date since project inception (Dec 11/13): 714

Total pages written in 2014: 659

Total number of notebooks/pens/ink bought since self-imposed spending freeze observation experiment (it’s not much of a freeze these days!) (Jan 1/14): 55

  • 1 pen + 1 bottle of ink = 2 items in a gift set on Jan 14
  • 1 bottle of KoninginneNach-Blauw from Akkerman on Feb 5
  • 1 Visconti Rembrandt Calligraphy set in Red = 2 items (pen and ink bottle) from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche from Goldspot on May 15
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis Heather Violet from Goldspot on May 15
  • 5 pens, 4 notebooks, 3 tins of ink cartridges from Reid’s on June 14
  • 1 Jinhao X450 from ebay; received on June 19
  • 1 bottle of De Atramentis William Shakespeare ink from Goulet Pens; received on June 25
  • 1 Winnable Leather Notebook on July 10
  • 1 Wreck This Journal on Aug 2
  • 2 ink samples from Private Reserve: Avacado (sic) and DC Supershow Blue from Wonderpens on Aug 31
  • 2 Leuchtturm 1917 notebooks, grid and lined from Wonderpens on Aug 31
  • 1 Kaweco Sport Ink Roller Demonstrator from Wonderpens on Aug 31
  • 1 Leaf Binder from eBay
  • 1 Alphabet Journal from Suzi Q
  • 1 Dragonfly Journal, 1 Wooden Fountain Pen, and 1 Zebra V-301 Fountain pen in September
  • 1 Pilot Metropolitan pen from Amazon on Nov 7 to celebrate Fountain Pen Day
  • 1 limited edition purple Pilot Metropolitan in Leopard and 1 Leuchtturm 17 purple Jotbook on Nov 15 at Reid’s Stationers (see the blog post here, and I still cannot find that pesky Jotbook)
  • 1 Monteverde Prima in green from Goulet Pens on Nov 22
  • 13 (gasp!) 10 ml bottles of J. Herbin ink in assorted colours from JetPens on Nov 22
  • 1 Monteverde Artista Clear Demonstrator, 1 Pilot Plumix in purple, 2 Platinum Preppies in blue and green and 1 Rhodia leather notebook from Scottsdale Pen and Knife on Nov 25

Some topics covered this week:

  • I had my second acupuncture treatment this week, which introduced B12 shots, which are key to nerve regeneration, useful in the treatment of sciatica. The acupuncture needles and the B12 shot are inserted in my posterior, making this one of the more painful treatments I’ve tried. But the results are solid and I will continue them.
  • Loads of notes about my trip to Phoenix, which, like my trip to Vancouver Island earlier this year, is essentially private and will not be shared on here. But I will share lots of photos of my Goulet Pens and JetPens orders, as well as the glorious morning my sister and I spent at Scottsdale Pen and Knife. Watch for future blog posts.

Until next week, happy writing!