I am a male, 67 years old. I live on the Gold Coast Australia. I am married. I love dogs, good food, wine, wooden model boat and plastic plane building. I have recently renewed my use of fountain pens and have a nice small collection. I want to make my handwriting a bit more beautiful and whilst exploring the use of various fountain pen nibs such as Italics and flexy I received some advice to try the dip pen nibs. So I am waiting for a small collectin of various dip nibs and waiting for an obligue pen holder. Also acquiring some suitable nibs. I have also ordered a couple of books on Copperplate and italic handwriting and hope to master these two styles of writing. I enjoy interacting in a forum situation and I am also a member of Fountain Pen Geeks and Fountain Pen Network. I have also recently joined Flourish Caligraphy forum and want to absorb as much information as I can from those with more experience.