For the love of paper planning
I have a Deco! I have a Deco! Yay!Question. For those who use 2 different diary inserts, will I be able to fit my entire week on 2 pages with a week on one page with notes? Or would that be abuse?
Have you tried it? That is quite a stack of pages I've not counted how many pages will fit in a 23mm ring yet.. Slimline will take about 100-120 pages. Something to do when I get back, don't have a personal with me...yet!
Do you have a personal or a pocket Deco? My Pocket deco did take all of a day a page but when I tried to fit in the City planner week on one page with notes too it was not happy so I've cut down to just three months a day a page, and the whole year of week a page with notes. That fits fine with some space for some extra city planner and note pages! Enjoy your Deco! What colour is it? I love mine! :) x
The Deco looks gorgeous CP, I am very envious! I have just received my Domino Snake personal sized and I am loving that right now.Does anyone know if the Domino Snake originally came as part of a gift set? I got mine on eBay.
@ Soraya Leila, it is personal sized. My deco is ivory. Pics are posted on my blog :-) what colour is yours?@Jamie. Thanks. The Domino snake was part of a beauty gift box for women.
This comment has been removed by the author.
Good news CP. I loved the pictures on your blog.I also have a small (silly?) question. I have a new finchley in purple, and I love it. I tried using it but found that I liked the white week insert from my finsbury better, and that I missed the monthly insert and blank tabs with my own headings. But it feels so wrong to me to put my white inserts in a finchley, that so clearly asks for cream inserts. What to do?
Does everyone use all 6 tabs that come with the Filos? I have the 6 in use, with two section divided again by home made top dividers. I am thinking of changing my set up and am not sure I will need all 6 dividers, but it feels odd only having three or four in my Filo...Any suggestions?Thanks in advance. Silver
I'm using the extra 'down time' afforded me by virtue of my newly-acquired temporary-invalid status to think through some diary and ring-size issues again. I mentioned this briefly with Steve when we spoke on the phone last week (thanks Steve!), but now that I'm fully committed to the Personal size binder, I need to sort out what will and will not fit within the 23mm rings which are standard on all binders with the exception of the zip models, which I happen to be unattracted to. Now I would like to use a Day on 2 Pages format, but i *know* I won't get a full year inside my 23mm rings, let alone all the other stuff I need to have to hand as well. Even the standard FF Day Per Page would fill up the entire ring on its own. Big problem. I have to carry to-do and other lists, info, financial records (I like to write down what I'm spending, as I spend it), etc etc etc.Does anyone know of any non-FF Personal size (this is important) binder options with larger-than-23mm rings?
@CP, Yay, congratulations, it is lovely.@Jamie, the snake domino (and Fresco) came in a beauty gift box but both were also available to purchase separately.I struggle with taking original inserts and moving to a different filo. I also struggle with moving the tabs around if they are the pre-printed ones because then they would be out of order. I started buying the blank ones so that I can get around this self imposed problem.I wish top tabs were available to buy.
David Popely: I agree that Filofax really needs to have some Personal binders (non-zip) that have larger rings. I was in even a worse situation with Time/Design when I was trying to use their compact system, rings were only 5/8"! I loved the T/D inserts for the compact, though they were a bit narrow (1/2" less). Ring size was one of the main reasons for my initial switch to Filofax, but almost immediately I knew I would still wish for more. Please Filofax, give us some 1" or 1-1/4" ring options for the Personal size!
The only two binders that have the larger rings that I am aware of were the 5/4 Winchesters, and I have a Portland that also has the 5/4 rings. I am sure someone else with more knowledge than I will be able to shed more light on the subject.David, I am so pleased to see you post again. I hope your arm is healing well, and that you will be back at full speed soon!
Hi@Jack! The numbered 1-6 tabs are useful to me as a teacher, as there are six half terms in the year, so I can divide my notes up. If you've got children, would it be useful to divide up their school year stuff too in that way??
@David nice to see you posting again :-)Another question..... Now that I have been rumbled (DH has started reading my blog and I just happened to forget to mention I bought the Deco... hehe) he wondered whether I would be able to use it daily as it seemed delicate.So to all you deco owners..... How sturdy is it? Would it survive as a PhD planner?Thanks!
David, the jeweller in Ilminster on Silver Street- main High Street bit, sells a lovely personal binder in leather which is non- Filofax, but don't know the ring sizes. It looks larger than 23cm though, but I am not certain. My dad bought one each for both my uncles last Christmas. They were very stylish and beautifully made soft leather. Looked quite deep and in Personal size. Rather liked them myself, but too manly looking for me!!!Know you live nearby, so could maybe pop in and ask if they fit the bill??? They were in black by the way and if they are not in stock, take about a fortnight to order. Know like me you are a Filofax addict.Hope you are on the mend by the way and feeling better. Have you been to the Mill (Mill Stream??) for a special lunch or Sunday Roast.We try to pre- book to get a table near the water wheel.That is such a divine restaurant and worth the trip if you're that way!!! xx
David, just looked this up on Google, and it is called Hornsbury Mill Hotel and Restaurant, at Chard..... on main back road from Ilminster to Chard. Worth advanced pre- booking, as some days they have small weddings in the restaurant, which is of course the beautiful bit!!! Re- Filofax, cannot remember for sure if the ones dad bought my uncles are zipped or unzipped,but they were pretty gorgeous, and frankly well on a par with Filofax.xx.
@CP My Deco is Ruby but I think the Ivory is beautiful too! I looked at the pictures on your blog! :) xxx
I might be the last kid on the bus here, but Pens & Leather has posted the new range with smallish pictures, estimated dates of arrival, and estimated cost.http://www.pensandleather.com/filofax-personal-organizers.aspxI haven't seen better pictures than these so far. :D
@leslie great find! yes the pictures were small but at least we finally know when those new models are rolling out, yay july. thanks!
Girlinmaths -- to me the purple Finchley looks better in white, given the white topstitching. I catalog everything that comes with a model, then remove it all and file it in my inserts box. That way I can pick and choose the best inserts for each filo. The red and spring green Finchleys do look better with cream.Jack -- If you only need 3 out of the 6 dividers, leave out every other one to space them evenly.Now, off to Pens and Leather ;-)
Oops, thinking about the Chameleon with that spring green. Meant the soft jade Finchley, of course.Those looking for top tabs that don't look quite as home-made might try the Avery note tabs.
Thank you all for the good wishes.....yes, I'm on the mend, and getting the start of some mobility back. More importantly, I'm getting some energy for everyday stuff back as well. Thanks for the tips re binders......I have to confess to having just ordered a refill for my Quo Vadis Minister diary cover, as the Personal size-s lack of space is really starting to bug me now. I tried to find a large size Moleskine weekly diary whilst in London last Friday, but without success, and the QV desk-sized format has always served me well in the past. So I'm goign to try running hat for a while. As a by-product of my work I produce a *lot* of A4 scrap paper, which I've started reducing to A5 and using as scrap.....so I plan to make my lists (GTD and otherwise) on the scrap and tuck them inside the QV diary, and thus save myself (and the planet) a lot of paper wastage. And I can even recycle it once its been used that way!Butanben, thanks for the restaurant tip, will definitely check it out. Have you tried the Kings Arms Inn at Montacute? We've eaten there twice this year, and it's fantastic - not cheap, but ideal for an occasional 'special meal'.
It's my One Year Anniversary from my very first Filofax order (Personal Scanda). I thought it would be fitting to celebrate by making yet another filo purchase :) I have a personal black Kendal on the way!! Now in the personal size I'll have the Scanda, blk Finchley, a blk Strata I got for $5, and now the Kendal. I have it in A5 and think it's my favorite model.
I had a meeting with the Filofax rep today and got to see all the new lines and actually get them in my hands. Steve I also got the new catalogue so I now have the full list, there are even some organisers coming out for the London 2012 Olympics. My only disappointment was the compact organiser that people have been talking about. First, it is only available in a very expensive range, and also, it is personal size, not pocket like I thought. It is basically a Personal slimline, but with a closure on it. The rings are bigger then a slimline, but smaller than the personal. The most exciting thing though, was the new filofax flex notebook, it is so different and exciting, I cant wait to get my hands on one.
@David. No we haven't tried that restaurant at Montacute and will certainly give it a go. Dad and myself often go out for a special meal in mid June, to celebrate Father's Day and my birthday, which always fall in the same week. So then would be ideal. I have popped it straight away into my mint green and pink pocket mode, which is now my restaurant and recipe Filofax. Bought for a bargain £5!!! These discount stores can be great for Filofax bargains!!! I love it, because it is in a rubbery plastic material, ideal for the kitchen, as wipeable downable.Keep up the recover and take care!! Jane xxxx
@shepcraigPlease do post any new information you have! I can't wait! :)
Jane, I would definitely try it out - also the Rose and Crown at East Lambrook (although I hear it's not quite as good as it was). Off for a walk over Ham Hill this afternoon, my semi-invalid status is being revoked by DW and I am back in the gym Saturday, lest all the weight I have lost as a result of hospital food and general malaise make a quick and unwelcome return!
I am a little confused on Filofaxs. I have an A5 Cuban in black....and I love it. I wioild like to hey my wife one but whe. I check the Filofax website, the colors are limited to black, brown, grey, pink, raspberry, and cherry. My wife's favorite color is purple and I cannot locate something n his color. The above posts mention colors like spring green....are these colors specific to the UK?
Hi Joey, are you located in the US? If so you can get great prices on www.PensAndLeather.com (I'm not affiliated, but I've bought from them before and they are great).There are several purple Filofax options including the Osterly in Plum, the purple Malden and the Aston in Orchid. You can see my review of the Aston in Orchid with good representation of the color here:http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/2011/12/aston-filofax-in-orchid.htmlAlso from what I understand there are some more purple options coming out this year, so keep your eyes peeled!