23 December 2011

Free For All Friday No. 162

It's nearly Christmas! Is Santa bringing you any Filofax goodies? Or is it coal in your stocking for you? ;D

As always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything Filofax-related.

Merry Christmas everyone!

48 comments:

  1. Aloha Everyone! Merry Christmas/Happy Kwanzaa/Blessed Channukah! I hope you all have a great time with your loved ones, and that the presents--tangible and intangible you receive are the ones you wanted.

    PS
    Word Verification: manger :o)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Merry Christmas everyone!! I'm getting a red personal Amazona :D and Day Runner day on 2 pages Flavia diary!!! :D I'm so excited!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Merry Christmas to everyone! I am getting a Adelphi Pocket in Scarlett and a Graphic A5 in Steel Grey :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hello and Merry Christmas Everyone! I 'just happened to see'the word "Filofax" on a box that came in the mail the other day. My husband has ordered me a stash of inserts for my lovely personal Cuban with the chestnut skin (this is a Filofax, not a person from the tiny island nation). The box is sitting on a shelf in my daughter's closet, and my fingers are itching with the urge to open it. I haven't felt this way since the year I 'allegedly' went in my mother's closet and found the doll she had bought for me and started to play with it days before Christmas. (I, of course, don't remember this, but was told the story by my older siblings).
    I also ordered for myself some lovely dividers from Succes and hope they come soon.
    But first, I will go to church on Christmas morning and celebrate the fact that Jesus Christ was born so the fallen world might be reconciled back to God.
    Hope everyone has wonderful holiday!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Merry Christmas everybody!!! My early Christmas present arrived yesterday - an Imperial Purple Finchley :) very beautiful! If you'd like to take a peek of my Filofax setup for next year, pics of my Baroque are now on my Blog link here Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Christmad, everyone. I'm getting the Special Edition from the German site. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Merry Christmas! I have a black pocket Malden on its way to me :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Another Filofax packed Christmas. DH is getting a black A5 Finchley, DD is getting a personal Malden in Ochre and mine has just arrive which is a Classic in pink (no inserts but I have enough of my own spares to fill it).

    Hope you all have a lovely Christmas.

    I can’t wait to see everyone’s blogs showing their new Christmas filos.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello, and Merry Christmas to everyone!
    I just ordered an organiser at Glenroyal, after reading Gerards post (Hi, Gerard - great post, but for me it had expensive consequences..... ;-)) - a "Christmas" gift to myself. And they will make it with 2 (!) pen-loops for me - I am also one of the `fountain-pen plus pencil`people. Okay, it is not a Filofax, but I just couldn´t resist the temptation... have a wonderful Christmas you all!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Sari,

    Glad to hear that you've opted for a Glenroyal - they really are nice. What colour have you chosen?

    Hi also to everyone on Philofaxy, and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Merry Christmas everyone. No Filofax for me, but never mind :o)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've never commented on here before... but I'm treating myself this Xmas. Just received my new Personal Ebony Deco... And the Ruby version should be in the mail shortly, too. Is this too much??? I love the Deco!!! My goal is to have the ivory one day, too. Unfortunately, there aren't any new Amethyst versions around anymore... :-(

    ReplyDelete
  13. No filofax for me either (technically) but I did buy myself a 'new' Cavendish recently and will have fun setting it up for 2012.

    ReplyDelete
  14. This morning I saw a very sparse display of flex in WH Smith. An assistant said she didn't think they'd be restocking and ended up sort of suggesting they would be in the sales.

    ReplyDelete
  15. @Gerard-
    Hi, Gerard, I ' ve chosen the "dark London tan" as well, although Apple-Green and Burgundy were quite tempting, too....and I have ordered the organiser in the pocket size because I really have to watch how much I am carrying in my bag everyday - after another try with the Personal size in December I found out that it is just too heavy for me- so I adopted a new system with A5 on my desk and for 'special occasions' and Pocket 'on-the-go' -> thanks to Steve's post from September.... (Thank you, Steve!!) about compatibility of FF pages..... (Hi, Steve, and yes, I am seriously trying it to combine different size pages ;-).

    ReplyDelete
  16. I get the feeling that filofax could give the Apex away and there would still be no takers (judging by the joy expressed by the competition winners...)!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Help!

    I just found this blog, and I'm having a meltdown about choosing a binder for 2012 and hoping you can give me some quick advice. I have already purchased Franklin Covey Classic size inserts for 2012, so I need to get a binder that will work with this size.

    I need a binder that is thin -- front and back covers need to be thin to reduce the space it will take up inside my purse. The overall vertical height can't be much more than the binder mechanism itself (so a zip around binder won't work) and I only have room in my purse for 9 - 9.25" of binder height. Price isn't an issue - I'm willing to invest in something that will last many years. I like simple style, black, and don't care about leather vs. non leather. I haven't been impressed with the Franklin Covey binders (too large or thick), and the choices I've seen at Staples (office supply store here in the US) are pretty poor.

    Would a Filofax A5 binder work? Do you recommend a particular kind that is thin and not too tall? I need to get this nailed down over the next week or life will end as we know it! Thanks for any advice you can provide.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Christmas everyone and thank you to Philofaxy for all the wonderful posts. It is because of Philofaxy that Santa Claus will be bringing me a Filo shaped present this Christmas :o)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Novagirl I hate to tell you this, but the Franklin Covey Classic size inserts are not compatible with any Filofax binder. The A5 Filofax is close in size, but the hole configuration is completely different and folks who have done the job of re-punching the inserts have not reported being very pleased with the results.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! For the Filofax Classic (8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches) inserts you'll need an American brand of binder like Franklin Covey itself, or possibly Day Runner.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello. First time poster here. I am getting a crimson, personal Malden. I am stalking the post daily, as it is supposed to be here by Christmas. Happy Holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Merry Christmas everyone. Have a great holiday!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Laurie, thank you for replying so fast! You just saved me tons of headaches and time!

    I can get new inserts if need be (the FC ones I have already bought are returnable), I am more concerned about getting a binder that fits my purse.

    So in your opinion, would you say that Filofax has the thinnest (i.e., not "puffy" or super thick covers) in general? I am thinking about the Domino, or the Classic or Holborn (all in A5 size). Any thoughts? And if I got an A5, would I have to use inserts from Filofax or can others fit? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Novagirl, the Domino cover is thin and light, and the narrowest A5 Filofax binder as far as I know. The ring size is large though, but it's the lightest A5 binder with the smallest footprint.

    The Classic cover is puffy and thick. I haven't seen a Holborn in real life yet so I can't tell you what that's like (but they sure look nice, and I'm sure that buffalo leather is supersoft!!)

    I'm not sure about other brands of A5 inserts, but they are pretty easy to make and print yourself. Check the Files tab at the top of the Philofaxy page and see Print Your Own Diary Pages.

    If you want really good paper and don't mind French, Quo Vadis France makes excellent formats for A5 diary inserts.

    Also Dodo Pad makes an A5 diary insert if you want something quirky and fun!

    I'm sure someone can tell us about other brands of A5 diary pages! Anyone?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Merry Christmas to everyone from me, too! I hope you have a nice holiday and that you will be pleased with your new Filofaxes!

    ReplyDelete
  25. @Novagirl...the thinest A5 is probably Adelphi. Don't forget about ring size. Domino maybe has thin cover, but rings are 30 mm. E.g. Adelphi has only 20 mm. Classic is in my opinion puffy. What do you think about Aston or Malden?

    ReplyDelete
  26. Laurie, again, thank you - so helpful. Sorry I am so dense, but being in the US, I think all I have available to me is letter size 8.5"x11" paper -- would that work for printing the A5 templates on your site?

    Katka, thank you for the info on the ring sizes - most helpful! I am seeing now that the UK version of the FF site gives ring sizes in mm which is more precise than the US version which has inches -- I will check that some more before making a final choice.

    I am fine with the Aston, and the Adelphi. The Malden doesn't come in colors that I like (prefer black).

    So it looks like I am wavering between the A5 Adelphi, Domino or Aston. Still not sure about inserts - I would love any recommendations for A5 alternatives to FF inserts, particularly since I think printing my own might be more than I can handle. And I prefer a horizontal calendar style.

    Thanks again - y'all are much more helpful than the FF website!

    ReplyDelete
  27. @Novagirl...I'm sure there were some posts about A5 inserts. Just search for A5 :o)
    Do you have problem with getting FF inserts in general? Or you just don't like the layout?

    ReplyDelete
  28. who's the fastest clicker?
    Personal Finch in pink...
    Buy it Now - £14.99
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Beautiful-Filofax-Finchley-Personal-Leather-Organiser-Antique-Rose-/330661330750?pt=UK_BOI_Office_Office_Supplies_Stationery_ET&hash=item4cfcf37f3e

    ReplyDelete
  29. Looks like I can't do the Domino despite it's thin cover -- I think the rings are just too big. So it's the Aston or Adelphi. I am still open to the Holburn I think, but wondering if the covers are too thick/puffy.

    Katka, actually, I was mistaken about the FF inserts. I did some more browsing on the FF site and did find some inserts I like, so I think I will be good to go! So I just need to decide on the binder, but am leaning toward the black A5 Adelphi. It's covers are thin too, right? In addition to having the smaller 20mm rings?

    ReplyDelete
  30. the pink Finch has gone - please tell me someone from on here got the bargain??

    ReplyDelete
  31. I bought a vintage Executive Pocket sized binder for Christmas, and it's missing the flyleaf. Does anyone have one they'd like to sell?

    I've seen the new ones, and don't really like them.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Many festive greetings to all readers. Am looking forward to reading all the new year blogs and seeing pics of filo related prezzies. Am already using mine, personal Malden in ochre which I gifted to myself :-)

    ReplyDelete
  33. I bought myself two for Christmas: The Regency compact in brown and the Kendal pocket in brown (arghh, had to they are being discontinued). I've had the Regency already for about a month.

    Then I see this Glenroyal! I resisted because I already have one (OK two) handcrafted binders. One from Tuscany. The leather is almost as thick as western saddle leather, natural color, vegetable tanned, top notch material and workmanship and embossed with eucalyptus leaves. It's a piece of art. The other is made in America. It's also great in it's own way but just doesn't quite meet the same standard. The Tuscany and the Ostrich binders are waiting patiently for a time when I might go back to personal size. Oops, off topic, sorry.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Merry Christmas one and all! Hope you all have a filofax fun-filled festive season and a wonderful new year! :)

    Em :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am getting a very lovely (and $$) Canon lens for my dSLR. So no Filofax for me. At least for Christmas. I've been loitering around Pens & Leather site and looking at the A5 Holborn Zip. In wine ...

    ReplyDelete
  36. Novagirl, the A5 Adelphi has a gusseted pocket inside the front cover that adds bulk. Inside the back cover there is a note pad, but you can remove that to reduce the bulk.

    I have a personal size Aston and the cover is thin leather, not at all puffy. I don't know the dimensions or ring size of the A5 version though. But the leather itself is soft and gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Merry Christmas everyone!

    I shall be finally opening my Personal Imperial Purple Finchley that was lovingly wrapped the day I received it, many, many months ago!

    I shall hopefully be using my FC inserts with it, making an awesome colour combination!

    ReplyDelete
  38. @Novagirl...Aston A5 should have 25 mm rings. I would definitely go for Aston rather than Adelphi. Laurie is right about the bulkiness of Adelphi pocket. This filo was presented by FF as slimline A5, but all they did, was putting smaller rings into normal binder without clasp. Hope you`ll be happy with your choice.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Happy holidays to everyone.
    I've aldready gotten the personal Amazona from the Filofax Denmark sale. Now it's just a matter of deciding which calendar to use.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Awesome, thanks again for all the advice. Aston it is! You all rock. I am sure I will be back for more research on all things FF. Have a great Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Awesome, thanks again for all the advice. Aston it is! You all rock. I am sure I will be back for more research on all things FF. Have a great Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Merry Christmas everyone! No new Filos for me as I am fortunate and have many to enjoy. The fun is picking which one I will use for the new year. Hmmm,,,,,which one should I use?

    ReplyDelete
  43. Looking forward to unwrapping my 2012 Line Burst in blue from my boys, and my ruby Deco from my DF - very exciting!!!

    Merry Christmas everyone xxx

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi Everyone! Happy Holidays! I was running through my organizational tools for the coming years, and have realized that I have an extra set of to-do lists, lined notepaper, and 2012 week-on-two pages in cream. Do you, or any of your readers perhaps need them? I'm willing to send them out free of charge!

    Also, is anyone interested in a meet up near Southeastern MI?

    If you are interested in the inserts, please check out my blog (it is brand new, so it is still in the early stages), or email me at achiccoincidence@gmail.com !

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  45. @A chic coincidence
    Your offer is very generous, but maybe you might want to keep hold of the To Do and paper - they won't go out of date...
    Went to check your blog and it's empty... am I just too soon?

    Welcome to the family!

    And Happy Holidays to everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hey Amanda,

    I'm still working on the blog right now. I'm looking for someone to do a design for it for me? Do you know of anyone? Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  47. @A chic coincidence
    I do mine through Blogger. Others use WordPress. There are a set of templates, somewhat customisable depending on your computer expertise. Steve (The Philofaxy King) will be able to help more! (As well as being a Philofaxy King he is super-helpful with IT too!!!)
    :-)
    Hope you get it up and running soon - looking forward to reading it!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts with Thumbnails