For the first time I got myself a Paper Mate pen. Mainly because my good friend Douglas Radburn decided to pick one up at Tesco, and I thought it felt rather smooth to write with.
I went for the Paper Mate Flexgrip Elite in a retractable form. I don’t think the design is nearly as fancy as some of my other pens, but as a quick and easy ball point it’s very nice. I’ve been using it in the office to write on post-it notes and while the ink is not always completely consistent, it doesn’t matter because the writing is always super smooth. No scratches here.
The worry is that this purchase has now opened up a new world of pen addiction which I will have to keep my eye on. Hopefully I wont get too addicted.
Unfortunately I wasn’t very well at Kielder Star Camp, however I did get a number of nice sky photographs as well as this timelapse video.
As you can see the camera froze over a couple of hours in to the ten hour session – maybe next time I’ll get some kind of heated band to go around my lens… it’s all learning!
It’s that time of year again – the 6th annual spring Kielder Forest Star Camp is just around the corner.
Previous years I’ve taken some very nice photographs of the surroundings, but I’ve not been particularly successful at taking anything impressive of the stars themselves… But hopefully this time I’ll make a couple of timelapse videos – probably not as amazing as the one above by the super talented Martin Whipp, but hey – watch this space!
Many thanks to the Sunderland Astronomical Society and the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society for arranging both the spring and autumn star camps respectively. (Though both of their websites are so terrible I wont be linking them!)