Thank you to Anita for today's guest post
I think I've recently been suffering from the well-known phenomenon of 'Filofax fail'. I haven't fallen out of love with them, but I think it's what you'd call user error! Some thing just hasn't been right, and consequently every thing is out of date and I've been solely using a couple of pieces of lined paper at the front and touching nothing else. I had no idea where to start, but strangely enough buying another filo started me down the right path.
When my Domino snake arrived, I immediately loved it, but thought, "I don't need this and no matter how lovely it is, it isn't a Malden!" (I am such a Malden fan-girl) I sold it to the lovely Lime Tree and one of the filos she offered to swap was a red A5 zipped Finsbury. I'd already had some thoughts that the personal size paper was too small for me and I rarely take my filo out and about, but hadn't considered trading up as I already had two perfectly decent ones (personal and A4 size). However the seed had been planted in my brain...
The purple A5 Malden obviously came to mind, but even though I loved the idea of the colour, I certainly didn't love the price! I've never paid full price for a filo and even though I'd be selling my other two, I still wanted a bargain. Pink, purple and red are all good colours in my opinion, so I started to search on the internet and trusty old Amazon UK came up with a vintage pink A5 at a great price.
A proper box, how exciting!
I don't think I'd fully appreciated the size difference between the A5 and personal, but as soon as I saw the paper inside, some thing inside of me went, "Aha!" and I knew it's just what I need. I've already managed to sell my A4 Strata and its hole punch, so will just have to find a good home for the personal one.
I know some people aren't too sure about the vintage pink colour, but I'm surprised to say that I now prefer it to crimson, as some how it's a more subtle and complex shade.
These are my extras that I've purchased for my new A5 - the KW Trio hole punch (from the Adspot page on Philofaxy), a cheap A5 notebook, Dodo Pad and cheap plastic wallets that I might try hole punching.
Oh, and my filo is German, even though purchased via Amazon UK and came with different inserts to what I would expect.
I have already christened her Anja (pronounced Anya) as the name featured in my top German baby names search, and I'm such a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan that I knew it was meant to be. I can't wait to set her up and have just one filo for every thing!
Once again thank you Anita for your guest post.... I am also heading in the direction of only using my A5 Malden!!!