13 July 2011
Reader Under the Spotlight - Rori
She is relatively new to Philofaxy, having discovered us 'last fall' (Autumn). She is a busy lady being a mom of twins, planner addict, a lover of pens, paper, pencils, planners and film photography. But she still finds time to blog and be very active on Twitter.
1. When did you buy your first Filofax and what was it?
I bought my first Filofax last fall sometime, shortly after I started my first blog. The blog was called "redforrori", so I bought a personal size red Domino to match. I intended to use it only for the blog, but I liked it so much, it wasn't long before I was using it for everything. Soon after that I bought a pocket size Gooseberry green Domino and I used that as a wallet for a while. Addiction ensued.
2. What other brands have you used or considered using?
I've used so many things! Franklin Covey for years (it was no bueno for me), Planner Pad (in several iterations, which worked ok), various and sundry box store generic planners (boring), and then after I found Philofaxy, a FILOFAX (or five)!!
3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?
My favorite is probably still my personal size Cuban Zip, and that is primarily because the leather is so marvelous. Also, I used it for long enough for it to become a bit of a "lovey blankie" for me.
A5 is my preferred size though, and I was blessed enough to be gifted with an A5 Finsbury in raspberry recently. I loveses it.
4. How many Filofax organisers do you own?
*blushes* Five. The red Domino, a personal blue Topaz that I bought for my birthday this year, the personal size Cuban Zip in saddle brown, a Baroque in black I bought from eBay because I love the style, and the A5 Finsbury. (I gave the pocket Domino to my son)
5. What do you use your Filofax for?
Until very recently, I used the Cuban and then the Topaz for my main planner. However, I have since decided that the personal size just does not have enough space for me, and so I'm still debating the virtues of moving completely into the A5. Mid-year is not the best time to purchase Filofax inserts.
6. What was the feature about Filofax you like most?
The beauty, variety and function of the leather binders. I love the fact that you can carry all sorts of "stuff" around with you. My favorite blog posts about Filofaxes are the ones where people show their Filofax all "stuffy and fluffy".
7. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?
Better inserts! Nicer paper, different layouts (like the months WITH the weekly pages), and I would make the personal size inserts wider to be more useful. There's plenty of space in all my personal binders for wider pages!
8. How do you carry your Filofax?
In one of my Vera Bradley totes. I carry a large bag, so portability is not a big issue for me. I had the Cuban out all the time though, because the leather invites petting ;)
9. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it?
I adore the personal Ochre Malden. I probably won't be buying it soon, unless I find that I can work with the personal size again.
10. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax? Which model?
The most I've spent was $99 on the Cuban Zip. Worth. Every. Penny.
11. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?
What's not to like? I've made the most wonderful friends within this community! People are kind, funny, interesting, and wonderfully accepting and encouraging. Philofaxy is also one of only 2 blogs I read every single day, despite being subscribed to many more.
12. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?
This is a trick question, right?
13. What was the last music album CD you bought or downloaded?
I don't generally download whole albums, but individual songs that I like. I love classic country, and some of the new country. The last 2 songs I downloaded were "Knee Deep" by the Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffet; and "Overnight Male" by George Strait (who is my babe ;o) , but I also really love Larry Gatlin, Marty Robbins, and Chris LeDoux.
Thank you Rori for agreeing to go under the spotlight.