I ended up finding an Australian website by the name of Charlie Foxtrot. They specialise in vintage typewriters & cameras so I knew that it would be in good working condition. I looked at the typewriters they had at the time and the Maritsa 30 instantly stood out to me because of the colour - the colour was perfect and I knew that if I was going to spend a bit of money on it that I wanted it to be cute.
It's funny, typing on a typewriter is a unique experience. You really have to think about what you're writing as it takes so much effort to use. At the beginning I suffered from "guitar fingers" - when I first learned guitar in grade 2 my fingers got really hard and sore, they toughen up. The same thing happened when I started using the typewriter. Each time you push one you have to be very deliberate and push quite hard - there's definitely no touch-typing with a typewriter. It's fun nonetheless and I'm very glad I bought the typewriter I did.
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