CLF’s shiny new Lamy ABC fountain pen

CLF’s shiny new Lamy ABC fountain pen

CLF has been learning to write these past few years and I was buying stamps at a stationners in Farnham when I came across this pen. I first heard it mentioned by Richard Binder and since then have thought it would make a great addition for CLF. She’s visiting her Nan right now but I’ll present it when she gets back (with “CLF” on the cap, not “Thomas” of course).

It’s slightly tricky, Jed–my dad–is a talented calligrapher and I can manage some fluid strokes myself when I need to. The temptation is to try and get CLF writing like I was taught in school (in France we were taught ‘joined-up’ writing from the get-go using the the redoutable “Stypen” best known for leaving puddles of ink everywhere) but that’s exactly what my dad tried to do and it got me in a bit of muddle on the handwriting front…

So I’m going to bite my lip for now and help her with her non-cursive letterforms:-)