I don’t know how many people still enjoy handwriting but I’m firmly an advocate of it. Although my handwriting has gotten messier and larger – I’m notorious for not being able to fit between the lines – I’ve now transitioned from trying to find the perfect pen to using a HB pencil.  

I attended a course recently and I wondered if the other tech-savy delegates may find my useage of a pencil old fashioned. Funnily enough, the person who sat next to me pulled out a gorgeous shiny black pencil. He did ask to borrow my sharpener.  

Any favourite pencils?




The stores are already displaying Christmas decorations and trying to entice us with the latest offerings. At the store in the National Gallery of Victora, Australia, I spied this beautiful wooden string spool set from the Korean O-check Design Graphics group. I love the compactness, the roughness of the string and the smart scissors to trim your snugly tied package.