Well with skies over Europe a no go area for aeroplanes this weekend, Laurie found herself stranded in London this weekend. So Laurie and I hastily arranged to meet up in London on Sunday. In a traditional sort of cliché way, we met under the clock at Waterloo Station. Well it seemed an obvious place. This is the first time we had met, so it was great to put a true face and a voice to the many written messages we have exchanged in the last year or so.
Laurie had been in London all week so I updated her on what had been going on on Philofaxy during the week. Over coffee in Tate Modern we sat for a good half hour or more discussing lots of stuff about the blog and Filofax and planners. I'm not quite sure what anyone might have made of us sat their in animated conversation, especially when we got our Filofax organisers out. Laurie was especially keen to see my Filofax Slimline Finsbury, including the latest addition of the change holder. Laurie had her Deco with her, which is a lovely organiser, and today it was full to the limit!
Laurie was telling me about her visit to the Filofax store, sadly they don't open on Sundays otherwise I'm sure we would have walked there too, although I'm not sure if either of us could have resisted the temptation to buy another organiser or at least some inserts.
Laurie also had two different size Dodopads with her which was interesting to see. You can read about them on the site. I was interested to hear about the change in the formatting of the individual pages to accommodate the different shape and smaller size to fit a personal size Filofax. So I explained to Laurie how I go about creating pages for A5 Filofax organisers. If you want to know how, you should read my post on this over on the German Filofax Blog, I will post something on Philofaxy soon
The sun was quite warm so we carried on our discussions during a long walk around the South Bank area of London, crossing over the Millennium Bridge to view St Paul's cathedral. I did my tourist guide bit pointing out several buildings and landmarks. We saw Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which had huge crowds outside of it... I later found out that there was an event on their to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday.
Whilst strolling along the south bank to walk off lunch, we continued to discuss lots of ideas for the blog and Filofax in general. I'm sure some of these ideas will eventually become future posts on the blog I'm sure.
It was great to meet up and may be we might consider planning future meet ups with our readers as well.
I hope Laurie has a safe journey back to her family in Europe soon.