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Twelvesouth PencilSnap Review

Where and how to store your Apple Pencil is an ongoing first world problem for iPad Pro users. Apple’s cases and covers don’t include a home for your pencil; except for the eye wateringly expensive Leather Sleeve. Apple make a very nice looking Pencil Case, but I could never understand why it wasn’t magnetic allowing Continue Reading

Ernest Hemingway “Write With a Pencil”

“If you write with a pencil, you get three different sights at it to see if the reader is getting what you want him to. First when you read it over; then when it is typed you get another chance to improve it, and again in the proof. Writing it first in pencil gives you Continue Reading

The Pencil

How A Pencil Is Made

I’ve owned stupidly expensive fountain pens, I’ve tried all kinds of roller gel ball pen things, I’ve used pens that can write upside down and underwater, but none come close to the simple perfection of a wood case pencil. I didn’t realise quite so much went into making them however.

Reading

A list of the books I’ve read over the last decade or so, cunningly arranged in the order I read them. Starred titles are those I highly recommend ☆ 2021 Call For The Dead by John le Carré ☆ — After John le Carré’s death in late 2020 I though I’d read his Smiley books Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Hemingway

“It was a pleasant café, warm clean and friendly, and I hung up my old waterproof on the coat rack to dry and put my worn and weathered felt hat on the rack above the bench and ordered a café au lait. The waiter brought it and I took out a notebook from the pocket Continue Reading