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Interview with Anita Loughrey

My favourite pen is still the pilot V ball grip 0.7 in blue.  However, I have also become quite partial to the uniball eye 0.7 in violet.


The reason I like these pens is they write so smoothly, they last a long time which is essential when you are writing a lot long hand and they are such pretty colours. Yes I am the person who thinks arranging the cars at a dealership according to colour is a brilliant idea. You can see my previous review of these pens here: Review: Uni-ball Eye Designer Rollerball.

I also still love my first ever Lamy pen, which I blogged about last year: Review: My first ever LAMY pen. I love it so much that I bought myself a new one. Introducing you to my personally engraved Lamy Al-Star Black-Purple Aluminium Fountain Pen with a medium nib.

New Lamy pen

Beautiful, isn’t it? My second ever Lamy pen and of course if you get a new pen you have to get a new notebook to go with it. I love the flowers as they match my new pen. The spiral spine is good too as the book lays flat for when I want to make notes. I have blogged at length about some of my beautiful notebooks B is for… Beauty.

Notebooks are an essential part of my writing career. I even bought a special notebook and pen in case I got the urge to write at my daughter’s wedding in June. It matches my mother of the bride outfit.


There are so many exciting things happening with my writing this year and as well as tomorrow being my birthday, I am very excited to announce, I had two new books launched May 2017, published by Parragon Books.



The Gold Stars Big English Workbook for ages 5-7 (Key Stage 1) supports English learning and helps build skills at home. Children can learn all about English by blending letter sounds, making plurals and much more.






The Gold Stars Big Maths Workbook for ages 5-7 is packed full of fun, interactive activities to help children develop their skills in  adding and subtracting, counting on and back, shapes, measurements, data handling and a whole load more.



These books bring learning to life with fun illustrations and 100 gold star reward stickers. They both include parent tips and advice, have bright and clear illustrated activities to make learning fun and engaging as well as supporting the National Curriculum.

You can find out more about me and my writing on my website:, on my blog:, on Twitter @amloughrey, on Facebook:, or on Instagram: @anitaloughrey

You can also follow my dogs, Logan and Dexter the Bearded Collies, on Instagram here: @logan_and_dexter

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