Now here’s a hobby worth writing home about. Identical twin sisters Marina and Roelien Coetzee are the proud owners of 7 500 pens – and just like people, they come in all shapes and sizes.
They simply can’t get enough of them, says Marina as she and her sister invite us into their home in Klerksdorp, North West.
And it’s easy to believe. Pens are everywhere – covering two tables in the lounge, lined up in rows on the kitchen table, hogging the surface of the tumble dryer, taking over the beds in the main and second bedroom.