The Big Rhodia Review Part 1: Bloc Pads

Rhodia Bloc Pads

Rhodia is my brand of choice for almost everything I write on. Not only is the paper of utmost quality, but they come in a variety of sizes and ruling styles whilst also being very affordable. With this perfect blend, Rhodia is often the standard against which other notebooks are measured.

In this review series, I’ll be reviewing three distinct groups of products: notepads, notebooks, and webnotebooks (or “webbies”). Because of the immense range of sizes and rulings available, I’ll be splitting each group into its own post, beginning with…

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An Update Or Two

Hey everyone! I’m sitting here wide awake at 2AM in the morning, jet lagged and with a brutal cold. Seems a perfect time to do a post! I just thought I’d update you on some new ideas for Pentorium and what exactly is going on at the mo’.

First of all, regarding the jet lag. I’ve been with Charlotte for the past month in the UK, visiting her family and also spending a lot of time shopping and seeing more of my favourite city (London). It was great, and I wish we could have stayed longer!

My mum, my brother, and I have also moved into a new house, and that’s been a big job over the past few months. So, thats why Pentorium, and you guys, haven’t quite been getting much attention so far this year! I still reply to comments and check my Twitter feed, plus replying to any email questions I receive, so don’t worry I haven’t completely dropped off the face of the Earth.

So what now? Well, I plan to get back into blogging in full swing, first by finishing session three of my fountain pen guide. I know a lot of you have been asking about how to fix nibs, take apart pens, and so on, so I’ll be addressing all those points in this post. I also plan to do more and more videos (I actually have a proper desk now with consistent lighting), so please subscribe to my YouTube channel to see those!

Also, reviews. This site was started initially as a stationery review site, but guides and other such things have kind of gotten in the way. I have a stack about 6ft high of different notebooks (plus a heap of pens and inks) to review for you, and will do so regularly!

Something else I have planned for the future: Phototorium. Yes, I have an itch to start a photography blog, talking about photography, reviews, sharing tips and tricks, and so on. For those of you that enjoy taking photos as a hobby, Phototorium will be for you. The name may change, but the idea will be the same.

So, until next time, keep writing!