Monday, 21 November 2011

Palimpsest is Two Years Old. Thank-you Giveaway.



Happy birthday to Palimpsest which today completes two years of blogging. A warm thank you to dear Readers and commenters and dropping-by-chancers for keeping this blog alive through thick and thin. It has been a difficult year for Palimpsest. Here are the top ten posts of these two years:

1. Rebirth by Sharpening, on the pleasures of sharpening

2. Penwork that cramps my hand, Heaney's translation of the 11th-century poem

3. Caput Mortuum, Momie, Mommia, Mummy Brown - Gruesome Brown, on brown paint made out of dead Egyptians. 

4. Stationery Store Series: Evripidis in Athens, on an Athens suburban stationery shop

5. The Elusive Elias Wolff, on the English pencil manufacturer 

6. To mark the paper was a decisive act, on writing in the Orwellian dystopia; Brown as in Brown Pens, on... brown pens; The world of ink and paper of Alexei Karenin, on writing instruments in Tolstoy's epic

7. First manned orbital flight and Yuri Gagarin's pencil, on pencils in space, and The Pink of Pink Pens, on... pink pens


9. To boldly write, on national handwriting, and Rhodia inroads in Rymans, on stocking of the famous notebooks

10. Death of a Wyvern, on the LSE Gaddaffi scandal 

It is traditional to do a thank-you giveaway and I do not intend to break with this tradition. So leave a comment below for a chance to win a little bundle of desk supplies which includes a paperweight from Inklinks, a No. 12 Rhodia bloc (black/lined), some pencils and two Sergent-Major nibs. Dominic Althoefer will be asked to perform the draw after his successful debut as Draw-Master. The draw will take place on Monday 28, 6pm UK time. 


I will post internationally. Good luck.



22 comments:

  1. i only have a canadian mailing address. do i still qualify?

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  2. Congratulations on the 2-year birthday.

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  3. Congratulations on your two years! As I've only just today found your wonderful blog I look forward to catching up and following you for years to come. My company sells writing instruments and over the years I've come to be a bit of an enthusiast myself. It's wonderful to find a place such as yours to see others with a similar interest- I'm disappointed in myself for not seeking it out sooner!

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  4. Yes! Keep it up! Jack/Ohio USA

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  5. Congratulations on the two-year anniversary. Best, and keep on blogging.

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  6. May everything be twice as nice for you :)

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  7. Congratulations on your blog's second anniversary and keep up the good work!

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  8. Congrats and keep up the blogging - breath of fresh air! Thanks for your work

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  9. Congratulations on your second year, and may your third year go much smoother.

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  10. CONGRATS on P's 2nd year, Lito. To celebrate this happy occasion for Palimpsest, I've announced your "thank-you giveaway" in my inspiredpensite rightside bar.
    Best, Tel

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  11. Congratulations! Here's to two more! :)

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  12. 2 years old, still so young and flourishing.

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  13. Happy blogiversary we look forward to many more

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  14. Congratulations on your second anniversary. May you have many more. I always look forward to reading your posts. Mike

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  15. Happy Birthday. So great to read, visit and re-visit. Kimberleyx

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  16. Happy anniversary :) Here's to many more!
    Thank you for the chance ^^

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  17. Your blog has left such an impact that it seems to be much older than two years.

    Happy anniversary!

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  18. Congratulations Palimpsest on your two year anniversary. Keep up the blogging.

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  19. Congratulations on two years. :)

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  20. Hey
    Congrats on sustaining this blog for two years. Hope you will continue.

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