Sunday, December 19, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 300

I won a fountain pen!
Well, part of a fountain pen.
Sort of.

Back in October, I entered a contest (a sort of virtual "scratch-and-win") promoting "Library Month" that the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) was running through their website. I really didn't expect to win anything, but this is what I saw when I "scratched" and won a $25 gift certificate to Chapters/Indigo:


When I went to pick up my prize, the folks at my local FVRL branch were kind enough to include a lovely FVRL-branded glass water bottle with the gift card I'd won:

(please click on photos to enlarge)

 As soon as I got home, I immediately ordered a Lamy Safari "Candy" fountain pen in Violet (seen in these photos) from the Chapters/Indigo webstore. I already owned the other two "Candy" Safaris ("Mango" and "Aquamarine"), but I was missing the "Violet" version, so I used the gift card to pay for a large chunk of it.

The 'Safari' was only available with a Medium nib from the Chapters/Indigo website, but it's my preferred nib width for these Lamy fountain pens, so that wasn't a problem. The colour is a beautiful shade of purple, and I love the matching clip (and what a nice coincidence that the water bottle cap matches the pen!)

I could write a lot more about my new pen, but I've reviewed quite a few Safaris on this blog (and did a presentation on them at our February 2018 meeting) and I'm sure you know how they're smooth-writing, very reliable, very well-made fountain pens that come in a multitude of colours.

 Many thanks to the Fraser Valley Regional Library for the gifts....and also for their service during this global pandemic; I've been doing a lot more reading these days and it's wonderful to still be able to browse, select and borrow books from a library in person :)

(~photos and review by Maja~)

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