So I started off with my shopping list.. not a very long list but some 'essential supplies' that were not worth ordering on the net and paying silly amounts for postage. Also I wasn't in a big rush for them.
- A Mini Filofax Pencil, for my Mini or Pocket Filofax, I have the matching Mini Pen already and I like it's chunky heavy styling, the cross milling on the barrel make it very easy to grip to.
- A Mini Today marker, for my Mini Finchley
- A Pocket Underground Map, got one already for my Mini, but not for the Pocket!
- And a value pack (100 sheets) of plain Personal size paper, these are great value for money and I will be using these for printing my own Personal inserts.
Oh what is this then Steve????
So do you like it? Filofax A5 Malden in Grey leather, I saw the other sizes in the shop and just asked.. do you have it in A5.
To which the lady said 'Yes in our cupboard here, it's not on sale anywhere else, nor is it in the UK catalogue...'
Once the lid was off it was love at first sight.. my attempts to resist buying this could be measured in milliseconds. I tried to look calm and pretend to think about it, but as they say 'resistance is futile'
The colour is quite a neutral grey. I will have to 'pose' it for some more photos in proper daylight rather than flash. I've tried tuning the pictures a little this morning.
Now you have to help me out here... 'What are you going to use it for then Steve?' I knew that question was coming...
It's a birthday present.... of course. Was that a good enough answer... no... I thought not...
So what was in the other white Filofax carrier bags.... I'm sure we will find out in the fullness of time...
[Update] I got Mr Malden to agree to some more photos this morning. All I have done is crop these ones taken in a very light room indoors, the room has a high ceiling with skylights and big patio windows so lots of light.
As you can see in one of the the grey still looks black. But it's a trick of the light not a fault with the organiser.
The colour of your Filofax I know is so important to a lot of you and I know a few were disappointed when they saw the Vintage Rose Malden, it looked different to the catalogue or web pictures. I think it's down to lighting when the photos are taken a small change can alter the tone of the colour slightly, shiny surfaces are difficult to photograph no matter what the subject is. Matt Vintage Rose Filofax anyone?