Friday, 29 April 2016

Fountain Pen Friday - Lamy Safari green fountain pen review and giveaway *Now closed & the winner announced in the comments*

When I saw one of the days of National Stationery Week was especially for fountain pens I contacted Lamy and asked if they would like to do something together for today.  Lisa emailed me back and offered me two green Lamy Safari fountain pens so I could review one and give the second away to one of you! 

Lamy Safari green fountain pen

When the pens arrived I was struck by how lovely the shade of green was, it really reminded me of the first shoots of colour you see in spring.  

Spring green

I tested the Safari in my notebook and found it to be just as good as my Lamy Al-Star which I have been using for the past two years.  The ink flows out of the nib beautifully, I just wish my handwriting could do it justice!

Ink level window and chrome-plated pocket clip

The pen's body is made from tough ABS plastic and it has a lovely glossy shine to it.  Like the Al-Star the Safari has the same triangular grip area and a window so you can see the ink level inside the pen without having to open it up.

Handwritten review

You can pick up a Safari fountain pen for around £14 which is a fantastic price!  The Safari is also available in a wide range of colours if green is not your thing, I have my heart set on the new dark lilac one and maybe the yellow and pink pens too!  You can never have too many fountain pens right?

Medium nib

So, as I said, Lisa gave me a second pen to give away today, she also threw in an extra box of blue ink cartridges so you will be able to use your Safari fountain pen for ages and ages before you need to buy more ink!

The prize

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is tell me what you write when you are trying out a pen!  I usually go with "hello" and my children's names.  Here are the rules:


  • Tell me what you write when testing a pen
  • I will number the comments and use random.org to pick a winner.
  • This giveaway is open internationally. 
  • The giveaway ends at 12pm UK time on the 8th May 2016.
  • I will announce the winner on this post on the 9th May 2016.
  • This is the only prize (for today) - there is no cash alternative. 
  • If the winner doesn't contact me within 72 hours of my announcing the winning entry, I will have to draw a new name.
  • If you are under 18 years of age please ask your parent's permission before entering the giveaway.

Good luck!


111 comments:

  1. I always write my name, and the alphabet in upper and lowercase. I have notebooks of this, where I've tested my pens out.

    Rosie Rosie Rosie
    A B C D E F G H I J K...
    a b c d e f g h i j k...

    and so on!

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    1. Congratulations Rosie, you are today's winner! Please email me at sheseclecticblog@gmail.com to claim your prize within the next 72 hours :)

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    2. Thank you so much that's awesome :)

      I've emailed you :)

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  2. All My Family Names & Past & Present Dwarf Hamster Names Too :)

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  3. I write my name, my children's names and sometimes a nursery rhyme

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  4. I write my name and usually colors of the ink I'm writing with.

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  5. My first name....seems funny that we're all seeming to use that :-)

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  6. A quote attributed to Gandhi: "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind."

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  7. Thank you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...sometimes my name.

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  8. I usually write the date and my daughters full name

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  9. I always write

    "I wonder how nicely this pen will write"

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  10. I do some handwriting exercises, c c c c c, o o o o o, / / / / / and the infinity 8-numbers and so on :-)

    ~norwegianplannerwoman (instagram)

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  11. I usually just scribble, tbh.

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  12. I write the name of the pen, the ink, and usually do some x's, weird triangle mountain things, and some squiggles lol

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  13. I write my name, my son's name and the dog's name, maybe some curly q's too if I'm really liking the pen.

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  14. I always write out my name, the name of my blog and the letters of the alphabet and numbers too. I have never owned a fountain pen before so it would be nice to try one. Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  15. I always write 'Is this a good pen?'

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  16. I usually write hi and thank you :)

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  17. I would write the names of US politicians but Obama has been Trumped(

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  18. I write the Alphabet and numbers 0-9

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  19. I always try out my signature first to check that the pen has a good flow to it!

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  20. I always try my signature to check it doesnt scratch. I love using coloured inks

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  21. I always write my name or do my signature and if its write those well then i buy. My first and last fountain pen i ever bought was a Parker Vector and i bought that out of my pocket when i was a little girl and had it for a lot of years until it give up the go and never bought another since. I would love another fountain pen so i would love the chance to win this one, thanks honey!! xxx

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  22. I normally write my name like everyone else!

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  23. like so many others here l write my name in various styles

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  24. I always write my own name and those of my kids and then I draw a few flowers.

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  25. I write hello or test because it is usually on paper that all can see in the shop. If I can't test the pen until I'm home I usually write my name first.

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  26. I always write my eldest son's name Jakson I don't know why but I always do :)

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  27. I write, How nice does this pen write?

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  28. when testing a pen I usually write organised Chaos... it's how I live, why not shout it!!

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  29. I just draw a squiggly line

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  30. Usually I write my name over and over again

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  31. I write;

    Christine <3's Billy

    Lol sad i know :P that's my hubby's name btw xo

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  32. I write a series of loops. If I like the way it writes I will then write a line of poetry, usually silly or sentimental poetry that my mother would quote.

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  33. I generally write the type of pen and color when testing out a new pen.

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  34. I normally sign my name and write a couple of random words, just to see how the pen flows and feels

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  35. i do my signature as i think i'm famous!

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  36. I usually write star wars, as i think about it alot!

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  37. My name my son's name and my hubby's and random words

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  38. I always try out my signature when I'm trying a new pen or 'breaking in' a new cartridge.

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  39. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog!

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  40. I usually just do squiggles and then the day of the week and the date.

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  41. I write hello too or my name.

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  42. This giveaway is now closed, the winner will be announced here tomorrow:)

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