…and even more cedar wood
…after beard oil, wood hangers and coffee – this time in Lidl (in the UK):
Currently on offer: so called “Anti-Moth protectors”. Advertised as untreated cedar pieces which emit a subtle, pleasant fragrance, providing natural protection without chemicals.
Lidl & WHSmith
Possibly of interest if you are living in the UK:
Lidl is currently selling a desktop pencil sharpener for £3.49 (~ $5.50; €4.30). I don’t know whether this sharpener has rubber grips or not.
WHSmith reduced the price for some of their edding products even further and many WHSmith stores sell edding’s push-button marker for 49p (~ 77¢; 59c)
Prices and exchange rates: February 2012
My favourite eraser
My favourite eraser is, without a shadow of a doubt, the Faber-Castell 18 71 20 Dust-Free eraser …or its little brother, the 18 71 30. There are many good erasers. I like Sanford’s Artgum eraser, I sometimes use the Staedtler Mars plastic stick eraser and also cannot really complain about some of the high end erasers I use, like the Graf von Faber-Castell Ersatzradiergummi…
…but none of them matches the comfort and softness of the 18 71 20 / 18 71 30. It does not smear and it does erase like a dream. It is made in Malaysia, like many of Faber-Castell’s erasers, and is suppossed to be dust-free, which refers to the fact that the eraser waste twists up into strands. There are similar erasers out there, for example Flomo’s Non-Dust eraser from Shanghai, but they are usually not as soft and do not erase as well.
Faber-Castell’s dust-free eraser is relatively new, it has only been introduced in 2004.The retail price in the UK is around the £ 1 ($ 1.62; € 1.14) mark, often a little bit higher.
I would be happy to hear what you think of this eraser. Is it only me or do others also think that this eraser is so much better than any other eraser? If you have a chance to try this eraser out, please give it a go.
In case you wonder about the notebook you can see in the photos. It’s a A4 spiral divider notebook with coloured index tabs, made from FSC paper (70 g/m²). It was sold in the UK through Lidl stores and is, as far as I know, made by Zebra Papierverarbeitungs GmbH. It should be available from ProNa.
Price and exchange rates: November 2010