I mentioned in my Diary Love post last year about how I'd rediscovered Filofax. I've been using a planner again, rather than a diary, since the middle of last year, and it's been keeping me much more organised. Filofax sell a whole range of binders in different sizes, and I've been using a pocket Malden for on the go and an a5 Chameleon as my home organiser.
I regularly read Philofaxy blog and love the Web Finds posts on a Saturday and Wednesday. These are a round up of the weeks posts on people's blogs, and videos on YouTube, about Filofax. Although I'm getting on well with the pocket size filofax, after seeing how other people use their personal size, I'd been fancying trying one out myself.
I was given some money last year when one of my uncles died. I've been thinking of something to buy with it as I didn't want it to just be frittered away, I wanted to buy something I could keep. When I came across Lady Filo's My Filo World blog with a post about 35% discount on the Italian Filofax website I couldn't resist, especially as they had the crimson Malden in personal size for sale, this isn't available on the UK site anymore. What's more, during January, shipping within the EU and Europe was free. I decided that it was too good an offer to pass up, and this would be the perfect thing to spend some of the money I'd been given on.
It arrived on Monday and I couldn't wait to open it.
It's made from buffalo leather and it's so soft. I love the colour, it's a gorgeous deep red with a contrasting trim. I had wondered if the colour might be different to what I'd seen online as it's sometimes hard to get a true colour in a photo, but it's just as I'd seen. My photos all show different shades, but I'd say it's most like the first photo.
The inside is similar to my pocket size, and though it doesn't lie flat when open at the moment, I'm sure it will do in time.
The diary supplied is in Italian, but I've decided that it would be a waste of money to replace this with an English one, I can work out which day is which, so it's fine.
Also supplied are a-z dividers, subject dividers, various types of Filofax paper such as address sheets, finance sheets,to do sheets, website pages, coloured ruled paper and a credit card holder. The subject dividers are in English, which is a bit odd given that the diary supplied is in Italian, I'd have thought they'd both be in the same language.
I just need to move across now from my pocket size, but this is going to give me so much more room. I should be extra organised now.