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Lamy Pen & Leuchtturm Notebook Competition

Lamy Pen & Leuchtturm Notebook Competition

Competition Time!

Enter now for a chance to win a Lamy Safari All Black Special Edition Fountain Pen & Leuchtturm A6 Lined Black Pocket Notebook

We have already had one winner and have decided to pick another winner by extending the competition to the 22nd July!


To enter this competition you have to do two things.

1) Vote for us at http://thecityofarcades.com/arcade/royal-arcade/

2) Leave a comment below on this page telling us why you like pens or notebooks.

Competition ends on 22nd July.

Good luck 🙂


A happily married pen lover , welsh rugby lover , website design lover & sadly a Man United fan :)

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143 Responses to “Lamy Pen & Leuchtturm Notebook Competition”

  1. I have quite a large pen collection which iclude Lamy Pens. I get so much more enjoyment from writing than typing on a computer ( Which ironically i’m doing right now ) !!!!!

    • Federica marchesi
      June 29, 2018 at 5:18 am

      Useful and relaxing!

    • Love the enjoyment of fountain pen writing, choice of inks and notebooks and paper and writing as it’s creative and a memory that you instantly create when writing anything and tangible.

    • Pen addict new and old!! Love Lamy for work … writing operation notes .. the range of inks is amazing. Old pens fab too… love paper and notebooks.

  2. bonnie jean woolger
    June 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    pens and notebooks are my life’s blood 🙂

  3. Belinda Caulfield
    June 25, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I love the art of writing, so many people text, email or video chat the art of writing is becoming a lost art. I enjoy expressing my self through words and the feel of the pen on paper makes me more artistic and I love playing with different pens and nibs to create different flow lines to my writing and by exploring different fonts and combining them with flowers and animals I find myself feeling relaxed and calm.

  4. Rebecca Allsopp
    June 25, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    There’s no finer gift than a nice pen and a fresh notebook. Whether you plan to write your first novel, sketch your favourite view, keep a holiday journal or just use a page for noughts and crosses…pen and a notebook are the most versatile gifts of all

  5. Charlotte Evans
    June 25, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    As a speech therapist, I have to write tons of notes and reminders everyday so it’s always nice to have some fancy stationary to do it in!

  6. I’m a stationery hoarder! I just love having a drawer full of stationery, notebooks and pens especially!

  7. Gareth Edwards
    June 26, 2018 at 8:52 am

    I love stationary and stationary shops, full stop 🙂 To write with a nice pen, with a nib, on a piece of paper and to let the ink flow into words is beyond poetry-it is becoming of life itself.

  8. Annette Alexander
    June 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Boooks/journals call out to me to be written in. There is always a story or note to be written and then always something to look back on. I love books and I love pens.

  9. Got into fountain pens while studying for a levels and haven’t looks back since. The unique and sophisticated look of the nib always turns head when ever you bring it out in publics; I love the fact that there are hundreds of pens aswell as inks to choose from at every price range.

  10. The feel of the paper and the pen skating over the paper just brings out the desire to write and gets my thoughts flowing.

  11. robert broughton
    June 26, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Writing (pen and ink) is relaxing compared with the frenetic needs of the keyboard and the discipline of selecting the right words in the right order makes predictive texting puerile.
    The process of writing creates easy memories of your thinking and emotion as you ponder each line.
    I would have preferred to respond to this competition in copperplate on vellum but,alas, technology blunders on regardless of elegance.

  12. It’s just so much nicer writing with a fountain pen

  13. Pen and paper are a beautiful TARDIS ride to a time when we kept all of our thoughts in real clouds, not ones built of 1s and 0s.

  14. I love writing with pens especially Lamy pens. The combination of pen and notebook always for a keepsake of thoughts and ideas! I am a note and reminder person.

  15. Planning to make my first order those days.

  16. My wife is in love with fountain pens, I can’t see it but if it keeps her happy then It’s an easy present every time. I had to use fountain pens in school so prefer a good old biro.

    June 26, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    I absolutely love my fountain pens and stationery! Lamy Dialog 3’s are my favourite with bright ink cartridges and Filofax’s too…I keep three on the go and always top them up at The Pen and Paper. Probably best to leave my comment at that…and not admit to the other stationery I’m hoarding!

  18. Writing with a pen and notebook helps me to slow down, to think, to organise my thoughts. I can work anywhere. I can draw, scribble or write without ever having to worry about the battery dying!

  19. Pen and Paper.
    Not only the best form of written communication but the ultimate!

  20. As an interiors blogger I’m never without pen and a notebook. They are my everyday essentials especially my Lamy fountain pen!

  21. Pens and notebooks add more personal touch to the expression of your thoughts, ideas and feelings, so why not the love?

  22. Pens and paper are the first company that I go for all my pens and diarys and all my stationary

  23. Perfect pens and paper soothe your soul.

    June 26, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    You can never have enough pens – at least I can’t!

  25. Avid fountain pen collector and daily user. Love matching inks and gorgeous pens and deciding which to use each day

  26. In this electronic age, let’s not lose the beauty of the handwritten document – it is a way of expressing yourself as well as noting down information. Anyone who hasn’t experienced the joy of a fountain pen, you’re missing out. Try a Lamy Safari! You won’t regret it.

  27. A Fountain pen and a good notebook help me to think more clearly

  28. My wife and kids call me old fashioned because I refuse to give up my pens, inks and custom made paper, but a handwritten letter is more than just a personal document, its a statement of individuality. Besides, my pen and paper doesn’t need charging nor can they easily be deleted.

    Pen and Paper have some fantastic inks, my favourite ink is Diamine Shimmer Citrus Ice.

  29. Whilst researching my family tree I learned to love the look and feel of documents written by my ancestors. I now use a journal and write letters to family in the hope that my descendants will have the same joy in reading my writing!

  30. I like notebooks because they allow me to just flow thoughts from my mind through to the paper. I also like that notebooks make it easy to draw sketches as well as write, which helps me when writing out ideas or thinking things through.

  31. As a proofreader, book blogger and aspiring author I have a real ‘thing’ for notebooks and pens – especially fountain pens! I adore my Visconti fountain pens and Leuchtturm notebooks and diary and these would be a welcome and much loved addition to the collection. Good luck with competition.

  32. Pens are swords

  33. A good fountain pen and beautiful ink make any kind of writing an absolute delight. My Ruby Lamy Al-Star, F nib, with Diamine Marine ink is my favourite combination.

  34. Matthew Beddow
    June 27, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I have had a passion for fountain pen now for over 40 years and i love a good notepad to use for journaling or note taking , to me the fountain pen allows you expression that other forms of writing instruments just don’t.

  35. Pen and paper are two unassuming objects we all may take for granted but in the right hands they can be brought together to make magic!! I hope to become one such magition one day!

  36. Soultana Symeonidou
    June 28, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I most definitely write cleaner and better.
    The different sizes of the nibs in combination with the plethora of inks available out there makes the whole writing experience super fun and enjoyable & finally it’s a sustainable and an eco friendly way to write because you are reusing the pen and the ink bottles last for a long period of time.

  37. I’m a writer in uni and I love notebooks and need them hahaha

  38. Searching for new goals during midlife crisis I rediscovered the happiness of writing, doodling and drawing. A creative part of me that was hidden a long period in my life.

  39. A pen and a notebook can let you recapture an event long forgotten, help find quiet time in a busy day or laser focus your study.
    It’s a little magical combination that unlocks so many possibilities…

  40. I love Lamy pens and your arcade shop (old/new) site and have been a customer for too many years to mention I am now nearly eighty good luck to all the staff and very business good wishes

  41. I love pens and notebooks because there is such a variety that can suit anyone’s satisfaction. Also, writing and drawing is my favourite thing to do because it helps me to relax and take time away from the stressful world that we live in.

  42. Because when work is out of control a new pen and notebook makes everything good again! 😍

  43. Notebooks are the constant companions all dreams, hopes, thoughts and observations can be confided to. Always nearby and ready to ‘listen’

  44. Just love using my left handed fountain pen, never these existed until I got this as a present!

  45. A good pen to me is like chocolate to Augustus Gloop!

  46. I am always looking for new media to experiment with, I fell out of love with tattooing then picked my graphite pencils back up. It’s been over a year now, and I find creativity an incrediable way to vent my troubles and worries. A fresh notebook and a new pen would be the perfect thing to help me keep track of my hectic life through notes, doodles, stories and maybe even an excuse to get back into poetry.

  47. Caroline Crowder
    June 28, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Lovely selection of pens at a competitive price

  48. Buying a present for my wife and pen and paper have the best selection around

  49. I am a avid user of fountain pens. Being left handed they improved my handwriting enormously when I was younger. I am a stationary addict!

  50. The famished page waits
    Flowing ink eats virgin space
    New worlds unfurl here.

  51. Fountain Pens and good paper and notebooks make everyday work and writing much more special. It gives me a bit of cheer to write with a fountain pen when I’m feeling bored at work, or when a case I’m working on is particularly dull.

    Also, it reflects my personality and my individuality, and reminds me where I came from, since nobody from where I currently live uses them.

  52. I love writing with fountain pens because of the beauty of the shades of inks. And hand writing gives more characters to your letters and notes etc.

  53. Charlene Merrall
    June 30, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Love pens and paper because all the fresh pages and new ink evokes a sense of having so much potential!

  54. Pen & Paper is my favourite store because of its wide range of fountain pens and inks. I am also keen on the friendly and cosy atmosphere there.

  55. Christopher Lewis
    July 3, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Much more tangible writing with a pen and using a notebook

  56. As a textile artist I am interested in all things visual and the recording there off. Pens and notebooks are staples of my doodles/note making.

  57. I’ve always had a love of fountain pens, drawing, list writing and am never without a notebook. Pens and paper are my comfort blanket!

  58. Gabrielle Cunningham
    July 6, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    I love bullet journaling with the Leuchtturm and would love to be able to improve my fountain pen skills.

  59. a note book and a pen are my best friend, forget modern technology I like to organize my life on paper.

  60. I just love stationery – get excited by a new notebook and new pens – they promise so much !

  61. I have always loved a pen that writes really well and a lovely notebook is the icing on the cake

    July 6, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I love fountain pens and I am a big stationery fan as well I am always known for writing list. Pens and notebooks go together like me and my husband for the last 40 years

  63. Imagine a world without words????!!! I love pens because depending on the tool in your hand it could almost be a work of art, or its a quick jot down, its a good story, a thriller, comedy, a contract, an insult, a birthday card!

  64. I love making lists

  65. isabelle smith
    July 6, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    voted, and I like notebooks because I love writing lists x x x

  66. I use these notebooks to bullet journal and there’s nothing better than a smooth flowing pen!

  67. Love trying different pens and notebooks; glad I’m not the only person who likes stationary so much! Also, many sketchers use Lamy fountain pens to draw, and I’d really like to try that too.

  68. Writing with Fountain pens concentrates the mind to write well

  69. Danai Spyroulia
    July 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    small and helpfull,i can have it always with me

  70. I have loved fountain pens ever since my lovely dad bought me my first one 40 years ago. It was specially designed for children and had animals all around the lid. I still have it today 🙂

  71. I prefer writing with a fountain pen

  72. Lamy pens are life’s blood for the written word!!!!

  73. Love Love Love Lamy Pens they are life’s blood for the artistic writer.

  74. I bullet journal to help with my anxiety, so pens and notebooks help keep me together and functional!!

  75. Wendy Wainwright
    July 7, 2018 at 8:05 am

    There is great pleasure in writing with a good pen.

  76. Keyboards are great but you can’t beat the feel and sound of a nib on good quality paper. It makes writing and drawing a more imersive experience.

  77. I love how writing in fountain pen looks and any notebooks for me are my favourite things to buy!

  78. To be able to put pen to paper is a special thing, the potential is immense, be it a story, poem, a love letter, postcard, the possibility to make a smile, laugh, tears is endless!

  79. I love the quality of these pens and appreciate how fluidly they write.

  80. i love a good pen that doesn’t smudge and is easy to write with, it actually makes you want to write more!

  81. I love being organised, so love my notebooks and my writing is so much neater with a fountain pen

  82. Stephen Fleming
    July 7, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I love non-digital methods of communication.

  83. I’m embarrassed you even have to ask!

  84. Susan Willshee
    July 7, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    I love really good pens because when I was little I always had to put up with comments about being left handed so I made a real effort with my writing and made sure I was neater than anyone else in my class. I tried so many different pens and found that it was much easier to be neater if the pen was a good quality. I also love sitting down with a pen and a fresh sheet of paper because it’s a brand new start and I can write anything I like.

  85. Pens and notebooks allow me to express my thoughts, ideas and feelings.

  86. I love the feel of a good pen

  87. Mr Paul Edward Cartwright
    July 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I really like a good fountain pen. It seems that with today’s digital world, the art of writing is disappearing!! I love the feel of a good pen and clean crisp paper.

  88. Very difficult to add style to an e-mail the way you can with pen and paper.

  89. I really do feel that writing is a dying art. It makes me sad that children today aren’t even learning cursive. I’d always rather wrote or receive a note or letter over an email.

  90. I love lots of stationary and its always nice to have a good fountain pen.

  91. Fab prize

  92. Voted! Love pens and notebooks and am always in need if them as a Science Teacher !

  93. I love that they are all such good quality and durable

  94. You can’t beat the personal touch of a fountain pen

  95. IPads are fab but there’s nothing like taking a trip down memory lane reading an old journal. I like to take my time writing my journals and using quality paper and writing tools are essential. I love exploring your shop and what’s new.

  96. I love this shop!!!

  97. I love good quality pens for writing at work and home

  98. I’ve loved stationery since I was young, there is nothing better than putting pen to paper to gather my thoughts and feelings.

  99. I love fine pens and paper, but they make me feel guilty because of the horrible scrawl I ruin them with.

  100. There is nothing nicer than receiving a traditional letter through the post written by hand.

  101. Its a stationery thing…I was given a notebook and pen when I left my last job; how well the folk knew me!
    It’s a decadent feeling to be able to write in a beautiful notebook with a perfectly weighted writing instrument.

  102. Katherine lyons
    July 9, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    With a notebook and pen…. everything is in order! 😊

  103. Wiriting your ideas down so they don’t get lost.

  104. The flow of ink on paper is only beaten by the sound of chisel on tablet – but I’m not allowed my chisel on aircraft any more.

  105. Shannon Phelps
    July 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    They’re just so smooth and you can get so many different options, fountain pens are my absolute favourites though, they wrote so smoothly and you can keep the same pen for a lifetime! They are easy to carry around and so lovely to write with!

  106. I write better with a fountIn pen. My Lamy is a great write.

  107. Love to open notebooks and smell the paper scent
    Love the feeling when your pen top touches the paper
    Filling my pens with different color inks is a ritual and a source of joy

  108. I just enjoy writing with a proper pen – computers are without doubt fabulous devices but I’m old fashioned and their is nothing like sending/receiving a hand written letter. Having been schooled in the late 50’s and through the 60’s I prided myself on my hand writing and even won a couple of prizes! I have a small collection of fountain pens but the Lamy Safari range are simply great and well within most peoples price range.

  109. Because I have a serious stationary habit, the better the quality, the better!! I already have one Lamy pen which is great but need another so i have a few different colours of ink on the go and I have always wanted a Leuchtturm notepad!!

  110. Writing is an art form which is complementary to my main activity of painting and drawing. All children should be encouraged to write copperplate and calligraphy at school.

    I write notes daily in a Leuchtturm diary and journal using a selection of fountain pens, mainly Lami, which I highly recommend.

    I used to use others but spent time finding a paper which does not ‘bleed’. These diaries are the answer. Lamy also have s selection of nibs, including they’re extra fine one which is ideal for sketching and making notes.

  111. I’m an inveterate note taker. I like the feeling of pen moving over paper, it gives me a kind of ownership that you just don’t get with a keyboard. Over the years’ I’ve tried all kinds of notebooks. My favourite are Moleskine (Project) and a regular Leuchtturm (A5) which has a slightly wider format. I have a selection of colour-coded Lamy pens – the colour of the pen matches the ink – which is pretty useful. When I’ve drafted an article it’s good to print it off and edit with different coloured inks – far more interesting than plain black. That said, it’s a while since I’ve used Black so maybe I should add it to my editing tools – hence the reason I’m completing this form while speeding across the Dutch countryside – they have a great train service here!

  112. gillian clarke
    July 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I keep a bullet journal and write letters. I love fountain pens and notebooks

  113. I just love the personality of a nice handwritten letter

  114. I love writing small stories , nice paper and Pen helps the creative juices flow!

  115. There’s nothing like the feeling of a fountain pen nib floating across a page to encourage creativity and self-expression!

  116. cupcakefairy87
    July 9, 2018 at 2:48 pm

    I love pens and notebooks because I enjoy writing scribbling and doodling

  117. I love the feel of a Lamy pen in my hand, you can feel the quality, and I write better with them!

  118. Always like to have quality pens in my pocket, recent convert to Lamy after many years with Parker products. Like the design, love the pencils and large pen refills.

  119. I love writing with fountain pens. I use them to write real letters to my penfriends all around the world – it’s a dying art, but one that I get a great deal of pleasure from.

  120. With pens and notebooks one can write words; with words one can change the world 🙂

  121. Voted

    I like pens and notebook as that’s where the fiendish tollabs were first scared out of their wits by the flying potato.

  122. My best pen friend is a Lamy.

  123. Love your pen selection!

  124. You can never have enough pens!

  125. I love using my pens and notebooks for bullet journalling to organise myself better 🙂

  126. Graham Turnbull
    July 9, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Was a teacher of English and pens just seemed a natural interest. Forty years later and people comment. The latest: “you always have an interesting writing instrument!”

  127. (voted)
    Great shop with a massive selection of stationary and Posca pens (!!)

  128. I just just love notebooks of all kinds and have quite a collection! A lovely writing pen is a just a pleasure to use.

  129. can I be greedy and say both? I love pens and notebooks

  130. Srationery and oen fetish for 50 plus years. Son has inherited this too. Hope grandkids are the same!!

  131. There’s something down-to-earth about using a pen. And who doesn’t enjoy receiving a handwritten letter in the post?

  132. I have always loved Fountain Pens and Ball point Pens! When, I was only 7 years old. I believed Ball point Pens should Rule the World! They Clicked! They came in more than Crayola Crayons! You got “Tons” of pens in one package. Best of all no Sharpening Required”!

  133. I design knitting and crochet patterns and for me, my Lamy Safari and Leuchtturm are a perfect combination for making notes, drafting patterns and drawing diagrams.

  134. As a daily journal writer the Leuchtturm Notebook and my Lamy Imporium are indispensable for my meandering thoughts, musings and recording of life vicissitudes.

  135. Nothing beats a handwritten letter – for love, condolences, encouragement, congratulations or thank yous. A lasting testament, willingly kept rather than electronically stored.

  136. I have adhd and discovered when I write with a pen and a notebook, I am more productive and my quality of work improves. I love finding a quiet coffee shop and sitting down to write for a couple of hours

  137. A man’s gotta do … what a man’s gonna write about!

  138. Writing is my destiny!!!!!!!!

  139. Nothing more fine than a good pen and a blank page. Who knows where they might lead?

  140. Chris Spalding
    July 22, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I enjoy writing on Oxford notebooks using a Waterman Paris Hemisphere fountain with extra fine nib. I’ve recently moved to a job that requires a lot of writing, and it’s much more enjoyable than using Poundland paper and Bic ballpoints.

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