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24 August 2012

Free for All Friday No. 197

On recent Fridays, Laurie and Anita wrote about chance meetings with a Filofax connection. But have you ever had a chance meeting with a Philofaxy connection? This week, a friend at work told me he was reading an article on MacPsych that linked to Philofaxy. While checking out our blog, he realized that this Nan was "that Nan" — the Nan who always has the organizer open on her desk at work. Have you had any chance encounters of the Philofaxy kind?

38 comments:

  1. Hi all.

    Im trying to find the right diary inserts for next year. my week on two pages hasn't been too bad but what other companies do filo personal and a5 size inserts I can look at? Its turning into a diary obsession!

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  2. Have you tried the FILES section on this website? Steve and Ray have produced lots in different formats, with the added bonus that you can tinker and tweak yourself.

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  3. I had been trying to use the Time Management weekly and daily ones this year - however I have found myself reluctant to use them. I've changed them out for a week on one page with notes, and an ordinary day per page which I had been hording. I'm having much more luck with these. I think the TM ones were too over the top and there where too many boxes. This way I can record my overall goals & tasks for the week (I've divided the notes page in two - one for work and one for personal) and then I can allocate onto the daily pages and record more detail. The plus is that these are cheaper too!

    I may well use Ray and Steve's next year if I can tweak them a little.

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  4. Nan,
    I would love that sort of thing to happen to me... 'oh you are that Steve' but sadly it's not happened quite yet...

    I've been asked in shops a couple of times 'Would you like any help choosing a Filofax sir?' I resist the temptation to say... 'Don't you know who I am??' !!!

    I now have some business cards printed with the details of Philofaxy printed on them, I will hand these out if the situation every arises again!

    Steve

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  5. So how does everyone read the Saturday and Tuesday evening webfinds? I grab a big steaming cup of hot tea and settle in for a good few hours or reading. I open 10 Webfinds at a time (right click, open in new tab,) so they are all appear in my browser, then plough through each and everyone of them. While reading one, if there's a link in it, I click on the link to open in another tab so by the time I get to the end of the ten Webfinds I normally have another load of links to plough through. (More often than not, these links have links to open too. lol) Once I've done with them, I start on the next set of ten Webfinds. It's a long day but I get so much out of how others use their Filofaxs and pick up a lot of great ideas. Does anyone just pick out titles that appeal to them?

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    1. I open most of them at one time and then read. Great inspiration!

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    2. I open them (right click, open in new tab) and close that tab once I'm done reading. Then I'm off to the next one. Honestly, if the page has no pictures I won't bother reading. I like to see how one uses their Filofax rather than just reading about it.. so I usually go through the webfinds a little faster than most would. Either way, I'm just as excited when I see them up and running Saturday (and now Tuesday) morning!

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    3. I'm always looking forward to the webfind and most of al the movie's I watch them firts. But i really like them and try to read them all. But it's so much that I'm behind in reading the post.

      I love it to do it on my couch with a snack and cup of tea or wine on the side.

      Gr. Rianne

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    4. slippers on, chai tea right next to me! Love Saturday mornings!

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    5. I read the webfinds every week. I get so many great ideas from all the blog posts. :)

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    6. Gail, I do exactly the way you do. Then close the tab once I'm done reading. (:

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    7. I could do an entire post on how I go about it. Hmm, maybe I will... ;)

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  6. I tend to just work my way through the list with my morning coffee on whatever mornings I find fine myself with a spare few minutes.

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  7. I diary them in as read Philofaxy mag blogs..... as to me it is like a good read of a magazine, only better, as it is Philofaxy related. I then read through all of them over a cup of coffee and a biccie/cake as a treat.... usually as a reward to self after housework chores!!! I right click mouse and open in a new window.... the same if I have a link.... and then I know where I have got to. If I am extremely busy, then I will split the pile into 10 at a time.

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  8. My best Philofaxy encounter was when I e. mailled CP about my very first Meet Up I went to. Not only was she utterly friendly, but it turned out she worked in Bristol, where I had lived for so many years, and knew it so well. That seemed such a lovely coincidence to me.Steve wouldn't it just be great if someday,particularly somewhere un- Filofax related... someone did say.... aren't you Steve.... you know THE STEVE.... from Philofaxy!!!???

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    1. I've had something similar happen in my work related encounters in the past, just not one that was Philofaxy related!

      Steve

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  9. A quick question for fellow Pilot Frixion users, what sort of life do you get out of each refill? I'm finding some of mine don't last 6-9 months before I have to change them. This is the 0.7mm ones.

    Steve

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    1. Hi, the last one I had only lasted about 6 weeks and I don't think my use was that heavy! I'm not sure whether I would get another one at the moment.

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  10. I would love to have a Philofaxy connection like that! I've only had one real Filofax connection before, and even that had me over the moon!

    Oh well, maybe someday. Although probably not this weekend since I'm sure I'd be laughed at if I brought my Filofax out to my bachelorette party- some people just don't understand!

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    1. J, if I knew you and were a friend, I would have taken great pleasure in making you a wedding Filofax... prettier than Alice Temperley in white lace and ribbons, with slots for all your planning, business cards and photographs. I know you have made your own wedding planner anyhowsie.... but what a great gift that would be for you as the bride to be!! Have a great and fabulous'bachelorette' party J. xx

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  11. Has anyone made or found any interesting 'rulers' for their A5 filofax? FF only seem to do black or frosted and they are very boring! I'm not a great one for stickers etc, but would like a more interesting or 'blinged' ruler!

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    1. Just a thought.... what about some of those blingy small crystals you can buy at stores like Hobby Craft!!! I put one on the popper of my pocket Urban, so that the Filofax button didn't get scratched with wear and tear. Sure that some crystals will be flatter than others? Puffy stickers can get in the way a bit.... but 'tasteful' bling may work!!

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  12. Could I make a request here to have a Chicago Meet Up at the end of September? Saturday September 29, 2012. I am new to filofax (but not to planners) and will be traveling to Chicago with my husband and son and would love to meet you at papersource or wherever the group likes to meet. Morning would work best for me but I am flexible to the group needs/wants.

    This blog and the Flickr photos are so inspiring to me!

    Thank you all!

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  13. I am (im)patiently waiting waiting the delivery of a personal Metropol planner. It's my first filo and I'm very excited! Ive been watching videos and reading blogs to get inspiration for organizing, but I feel kind of stressed and overwhelmed because I don't know how to best organize for my life. Any suggestions for more planning ideas? Thanks!

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  14. I had somewhat of an online coincidence. I found PigPog's site when I was first researching Filofaxes. The authors' handles sounded familiar and then I realised I knew of them as Ashes to Ashes cosplayers/fans from a forum!
    http://pigpog.com/2007/02/02/moleskine-v-filofax/

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  15. Hello everyone! If this has been posted before, just let me know and I will delete my post but....I spotted what I believe to be a Filofax in, believe it or not, a McDonald's commercial last night! If it is a FF, I do not know which it is, but it may be a Slimline Holborn. The link below is to the commercial on YouTube. If it does not work, just search for "McDonald’s commercial sculpture" at YouTube and it should come up! Enjoy!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=rowzP_urqAY

    Amy

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    1. Hi Amy
      Welcome to Philofaxy

      Thanks for the heads up on the McDonalds Ad, I've found it and I've added it to the Webfinds for tomorrow so everyone will see it!

      Steve

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    2. I just saw that last night! I kept pausing to try and see what Filo it was, lol!

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  16. I am a filofax lover out in beautiful Hawaii where anything filofax is quite scarce. All of my filofax related items come by way of my wonderful mailman. I may be heading over to Connecticut within the next couple of months and am so excited to set foot in an establishment that ACTUALLY sells filofax stuff! Maybe i'll run into some east coast amercians i've seen on youtube!!

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  17. I thought that I read a post on this sight from a woman who saw greatly reduced in price filofaxes in a store called Home Sense here in Canada. I can't find the post now but I did find the filofaxes!! My goodness, they had the A5 Finchley in red and the A5 Cuban in black. I actually purchased the Finchley but returned it and bought a personal chameleon in raspberry. It is gorgeous. They also had a personal Holborn which was fabulous with all the card slots and pockets but they only had a black one. I think I may need to check out some other \home Sense stores to see if I can find anything different!

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  18. I should mention the A5 size filo was $49.99 and the personal was $39.99. Great prices!

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    1. There is a Home Sense near to me in the UK, @ Branksome, Poole. They usually have a few Filofaxes at greatly reduced prices throughout the year. Seems to be a sister company of TK Maxx. Particularly good Filofax bargains in the 3-4 week run up to Christmas I find.

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  19. I think I'm the only one at my workplace using a Filifax but I've already had some people admiring it!

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  20. I would love to have a Philofaxy encounter. So far, nothing...

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  21. I met an old blogmate again through Philofaxy.... Hello Papoosue! She won't have time to read this, far too busy studying!

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  22. Oh no... I've started getting spam emails about Nivea face cream.... well I suppose it makes a change from the normal stuff that hits my SPAM box... including worryingly these days.... motorised scooters... is someone trying to tell me something??!!!

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    1. Steve perhaps it is because you are Retired and sometimes Retired people, being Retired, as they get (much) older (than you) might need a motorized scooter to scoot them about their Retired daily business, since they are Retired.

      (Keyword = Retired)

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