Pencils as anniversary gifts
According to the Chicago Public Library pencils are among the suggested gifts for the 7th wedding anniversary, so I couldn’t resist including a trip to a stationery store on my wife and my 7th anniversary.
The chosen stationery store was Fred Aldous, mentioned in a previous blog post. It’s an independent stationery store in Manchester with a lots of choice.
While we were there we also used their photo booth, an ‘analogue’ Photo-Me booth from 1968. Nice. I loved how the photos were still wet from the processing chemicals when they came out.
Pencil-wise we bought a pack of Field Notes pencils as our anniversary pencils.
Block printing kit
I also got a block printing kit. I’m really looking forward to trying this out. It includes a pencil which looks suspiciously similar to the Field Notes pencil. Since Field Notes pencils are ‘just’ promotional pencils with the Field Notes logo etc printed on (see Erasable episode 28) I was wondering whether both pencils might be from the same factory, but the Fred Aldous pencil’s ferrule is clamped in a very different way, so there’s a good chance it’s from a different factory.
9 thoughts on “A pencil anniversary”
Happy anniversary to both of you!
Happy Anniversary to you both! I never knew that pencils were the 7th anniversary gift! I might have to do them this year even if it’s not seven. 🙂
Happy anniversary Memm and PingPing!
(And, am I the only one who thinks Matthias bears a passing resemblance to a young Guillermo del Toro?)
Matthias, I can’t find the “Like” button here! Happy anniversary 🙂
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
MY wife found out that the 7th anniversary is for pencil gifts 8^) What a nice surprise.
I had to look up Guillermo del Toro – I know what you mean 8^)
Sola, Like button – are you using Facebook?
No, I don’t use Facebook but I thought “like” buttons were pretty much universal these days…? I’ve recently taken to pressing it to express quiet approval 🙂
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Congratulations Matthias to you and your wife, and your darling baby (who will never lack for pencils)!
Sola, Sean’s blog even has a like button.
junius, thank you. Yes, it feels like enough pencils for a life time…