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Understanding British Hallmarks

There are few things that will win more favour with your wife, girlfriend or mistress than buying her jewellery. But for most chaps out there buying jewellery can be a bit of a minefield. It is important, therefore, that you understand what you are looking at when out shopping for jewellery and what better starting…

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The feel of nib on paper

In this day of laptops, tablets and smartphones there would be some that may argue that there is no place for fountain pens. It could be said that they are inconvenient, old fashioned and outdated. But there are those of us who know that this is far from the truth. Yes, we might be writing…

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Opening a beer bottle with a newspaper

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drinkā€¦ well not quite. In fact something far more serious! Beer, beer everywhere but not a bottle opener in sight. It is the single worst case scenario you could find yourself in at a picnic. The foolhardy man would use his teeth and then spend the next…