Nerd behaviour of the day: Today at work, I saw a #travelersnotebook on someone’s desk. The desk’s occupant wasn’t there at the time, so I couldn’t nerd out with a (presumed) fellow #stationeryaddict. The next time I walked past they’d gone for the day.

This news about the new Tomoe River Paper is giving me heart palpitations

As a stationery snob, I admit to caring a lot (maybe too much) about the pens and papers I use.
So it would come as no surprise that news of Tomoegawa using a new machine for manufacturing their Tomoe River paper is causing me no small amount of concern.

It does not help matters that reviews show that things I love about the TR paper – paper thinness, ink shading, ink haloing and ghosting (I love ghosting!) – are all supposedly worse in the new paper.

I am now wondering to what extent I would go to to get my hands on some of the new stuff so I can test it out for myself.

It might result in me buying a lot of notebooks now in an attempt to stave off the inevitable.

Oh, first world problems…

I’d actually forgotten that I’d placed an order for this until it arrived at my office this afternoon. I thought I’d managed to be good for once, oops 🖋️💸😛

A pretty, sparkly, blue acrylic fountain pen laid out on display on a woollen jumper.

A pretty, sparkly, blue acrylic fountain pen held in the palm of someone's hand