#SoCS Nov. 25/17 – Ink 🖋✒

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ink.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

It’s quite funny actually that this was the prompt for today, considering I wrote about using a fountain pen, or an ink pen, to improve my writing in my post on Cursive Writing the other day!

I have always loved a proper fountain pen, ever since I was given the go-ahead at school to graduate from pencil to the handwriting pens, then onto a proper ink pen!

I loved my first Parker pens and went from the plastic variety to the more posh metal ones. From Parker, we moved onto Waterman pens. And until the necessity of speed in writing, and the more common use of keyboards took over, I took great pride in writing with my fountain pen!

I used the simple cartridges mainly, but I even went through the stage of refilling my pen using the traditional bottles of ink… in the classroom!

Oh, the messes we made! Ink splodges decorating not only our fingers and pages, but even the desks we worked upon, and sometimes we were unaware of the dreaded smudge across our faces!

But boy, did I feel grown up with my fountain pen!

I was so excited for Lil Man when he was given his Pen Licence at school (yes they had official documents to say kids were ready to use a pen rather than pencil a few years ago in school!) He drove us crazy trying to find the right pen!

Then, as he grasped the technique, so I learned how fountain pens, and their ink, were probably the bane of my mother’s life. Thank goodness for washable ink! The splodges that I had coveted, on what I call my Writer’s Lump, on my right-hand middle finger, my callus developed from excessive handling of pens, were not as welcome when they were gracing the fingers of my own child!

He prefers a rollerball now. (Thank God!)

But still, I do love a good ink pen!

Nowadays, in my fast-paced life, it’s not as often as I like, that I sit and craft letters on a page, creating a thing of beauty, rather, a rushed scrawl which I often have trouble deciphering myself!!!! So, excuse me if I am a little rusty, but here is an example of my handwriting! It’s still not as great as I can usually do it, but it’s better than when I use a biro!



My most recent pen acquisition!


Happy Saturday Peeps!

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Miriam Hurdle
    Nov 26, 2017 @ 09:55:48

    What a reminder of my fountain pens – in fact, I bought a set of calligraphy pens to write the envelopes for my daughter’s wedding invitation 6 1/2 years ago. I also remember the days when I told the students that they could use pens instead of pencils. Nice post!

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  2. Erika Kind
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 20:14:46

    Although I am barely writing with it, I too like writing with ink! In school I used different colors of ink.

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  3. Jennie
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 19:05:22

    Good one, Ritu! I remember my first real ink pen. The ink cartridges were about the size of a AAA battery.

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  4. Mama Doc
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 15:07:54

    I also love fountain and all “inky” pens!! I have them in several colors..

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  5. thereluctantpoet
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:05:22

    This was a great post of remembrance from the prompt. Really took me back! I guess my muse must have cheated and known the prompt earlier than intended when she inspired my “Indigo Ink”? LOL! Thanks so much for sharing this.

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  6. Dan Antion
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 12:03:25

    I remember one teacher who required that we write with a fountain pen. I’ve owned one ever since, but I do prefer narrow felt-tip pens now.

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  7. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 11:43:47


  8. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 11:38:35


  9. ashikshohag
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 08:46:46


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  10. Judy E Martin
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 08:43:14

    I love this, Ritu. I occasionally get my fountain pen when I want to write something special 🙂

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  11. Richard Ankers
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 08:08:21

    Nice pen. Can I say that these days? 😳🤔😉

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  12. aka Cibo the Pasty Poet
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 07:53:00

    You inspired me once again, Ritu – thank you – have a lovely recovering weekend with your nearest and deatest ones. Grae:)

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  13. aka Cibo the Pasty Poet
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 07:26:56

    Pensive Pun at the ready – but, I shan’t use it here. Pending appendices. And the pendulum swing like a pendulum do. I shall stop before penury happens.


    PS a stream of consciousness comment – Oh, pen! Where is your sesame?

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    Nov 25, 2017 @ 05:31:55

    I like to use different colours of pens, Ritu. I have packets of twelve different colours. Much more fun than writing in black. Lovely post.

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    • Ritu
      Nov 25, 2017 @ 07:53:25

      I have different fountain pen ink Robbie… and
      a total fixation with stationary of any kind… coloured pens, fat pens, thin pens, eraseable pens, changing colour pens… I can’t help myself lol!!!

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