A few days ago, a friend of mine came over to visit us in our new house. We chatted and drank tea while our kids all played together. At one point she needed to write down a date, so she reached into her bag...and pulled out a Filofax!! She and I have had planner chats before (in fact I wrote about her before, here). When I saw her a couple of weeks ago, she was struggling with a lack of sufficient notes space in a weekly Paperblanks planner. So when she pulled her gorgeous new Filofax out of her bag, I was pleasantly shocked!
I said, "I love your new Filofax!" A little sheepishly, she said, "Oh, it was half off at John Lewis and I just couldn't resist it." I said, "That's an aqua Chameleon! It's discounted because they are discontinued." I showed her how you can tell it's one of the more upscale leather binders because the entire interior is leather, even by the rings. She asked how I know so much about Filofaxes and I said, "Because I'm one of the writers on Philofaxy!" She already knew that I write Plannerisms but hadn't heard of Philofaxy before.
So I ran and got her one of Steve's very nice Philofaxy cards, and pulled out some of my Filofaxes. For her weekly lists, I showed her my folded-page trick. I showed her the different types and sizes of binders, different diary layouts, accessories, and ideas. She asked where to get all these goodies so I told her about Filofax.co.uk. I said, "Welcome to your newest addiction!"
It was so fun to see someone at the beginning of her Filofax journey!
Have you had the joy of introducing someone to Philofaxy recently?
And as always on Friday, feel free to discuss anything Filofax-related...