Today was Open House at the school, and while I was milling around in my child's classroom I noticed a personal size Mode Filofax sitting on top of an academic-year weekly diary book (which I guessed because of 2010-2011 printed on the spine, and the thinness of the book indicated weekly not daily). Taking a break from discussing my child's academic achievements, I took the opportunity to chat up the teacher about her Filofax usage.
Turns out she is relatively new to the Filofax world, having recently received her Mode as a birthday gift. However she said already she doesn't know what she would do without her Filofax. She did say that the day spaces on the weekly diary pages are too small for her, so she keeps a separate diary book (the page size of her dairy book looked to be A5 or slightly larger) so she has enough room to write. Also, as a teacher she needs her diary to follow the academic year, so her diary book is the school year format.
This is the second person I've met in Scotland who keeps a Filofax for information and lists, but a separate diary book for the larger day spaces. (You can read about the first such encounter here.) Is this a Scotland thing? I think I've met my Filofax kindred here, who love their Filofaxes but just need more space to write each day darnit.
Of course I told her about Philofaxy, and she seemed somewhat intrigued that there could be an entire blog all about Filofaxes.
So, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who likes my Filofaxes but has to use a different book for my diary to have larger day spaces. Does anyone else do this?