02 September 2012

Scotland Philofaxy meetup!

Now that I'm back in Scotland, let's start talking about a Scotland Philofaxy meetup!

Please comment and answer the following questions:

1) Which would be a better location/ easier for you to get to: Aberdeen or Edinburgh? (Sorry I can't go to Glasgow, too far for me.) Aberdeen might be closer for some people, but I don't know a decent Filofax retailer there (does anyone know a good Filofax destination in Aberdeen??). If we go to Edinburgh we can visit The Pen Shop at Jenners, which is the only Filofax retailer I know of there. Does anyone know a retailer in or near Edinburgh that might have a larger selection of Filofaxes, and/ or might be less crowded?

2) When? For me, later in the autumn would be the best time so I have time to settle into my new house. I can't do most of October, or November 24 and 25th but hopefully we can find a date that works for most people. Timing is negotiable but if we can start to narrow it down that would help.

So Scottish Philofaxers, what do you think?  And of course, anyone else who would like to come up for the event is more than welcome!

42 comments:

  1. Edinburgh. Edinburgh. Edinburgh.

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  2. The Pen Shop also have a stand alone shop near St James centre in Edinburgh and John Lewis usually have a selection and some nice stationery if that info helps.

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  3. Has to be Edinburgh for me. We could always have a good think about where Filofax is sold. Though the pen shop in Jenners is the place I know with most stuff, I'll need to go take a look at their shop in Multrees Walk Superspooky, never been.

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  4. I can do either Edinburgh or Aberdeen but later in the autumn would be best for me. Tiger Lily's or The Hub?

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  5. According the the Filofax website - Blackwells, South Bridge and Hamilton & Inches, George St have stock. Letts Filofax Group Ltd have a place in Dalkeith, wonder if they would welcome a visit.

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  6. Laurie, no hope of me coming, but I am so happy for you that your back in Scotland. Home is where the heart is, and it would seem to me that your heart has been in Scotland for a long time now.

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    1. Thank you crofter! Yes this has been my dream for a decade now. I'm so happy to be here!!

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  7. I wish I lived in Scotland!

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  8. I live in Scotland! I could get to Edinburgh with a friend :)

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  9. I wish I could just VISIT Scotland! I've always been interested in learning more and visiting there!
    Maybe someday. ;~)

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  10. My family come from Edinburgh! If I were currently employed, I'd be up there joining in!!

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  11. Edinburgh would be good for me!! Sounds like there's a few places to visit to drool over Filofaxes and assorted stationery :)

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  12. Mr N and I honeymooned in Scotland. We had a week on Skye and then a week in Edinburgh. Bliss. Have a great time guys!

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    1. Skye is fantastic, been a few times, great honeymoon Nellie

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  13. I live in Aberdeen and in the city itself John Lewis, Paperchase and WH Smith sell Filofaxes and inserts.

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    1. Sounds good, is that your cat?

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    2. Yes he was sitting on a snow covered roof at the time and had snow on his whiskers. Is that a pic of your cat?

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    3. yeah, she's Siamese. I love cats.

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  14. Could you go halfway between? Is there anywhere in Dundee?

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    1. Dundee is fine, or Perth, or someplace else sort of mid-way if that works for other people too. Don't know about Filofax retailers anywhere near there though.

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    2. Yeah, that's fine with me as long as I don't have too far to walk. I use a stick.

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    3. I don't know of anywhere in Perth besides WH Smith that stock Filofax. Burns and Harris in Dundee used to stock them but I'm not sure that they still do. (hope this helps)

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  15. Another vote here for Edinburgh. As a recent convert to Filofax from the electronic mess that I'd got myself into I'd love to see how others organise their filofaxes

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  16. If I can throw my hat in to the ring.

    Firstly I want to see this meet up go ahead, no doubt about that. There are enough people who have so far shown interest, I'm sure it will happen.

    I would also like to attend, but... it would have to be on a particular date and in a location that I can get to by flying from SE England, most probably staying over night. So my costs are going to be significant.

    So I would prefer to sit back and let Laurie go ahead and organise the meet up and if I can attend then I will do all I can to attend.

    Steve

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    1. Steve it would be fantastic if the meetup falls on a date when you can come up!!

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  17. Seems like the majority would prefer Edinburgh, so let's talk about that.

    What about timing? It would need to be a Saturday, perhaps the first or second Saturday in November? Does that timing work for people?

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    1. That's fine for me Laurie

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    2. I could probably make the second Saturday in November, and if you want I could bring some of my stock ;).

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  18. I can make either of those dates - looking forward to it. Can't wait to see other people's filos & their setups

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  19. I really want a personal amazona in almond, have u filofax gurus got any advice I am Edinburgh based and tried eBay already x

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  20. I've been talking about the meetup to someone I do voluntary work for. I've given her the Philofaxy website details and she may be interested in joining up and coming to the meetup.

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  21. I Can't make the weekend of the 10th but if that suits everyone else then I understand :( xx

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  22. Definitely Edinburgh. Not a Sunday (much poorer public transport). The 3rd clashes with the Bitts Park fireshow in Carlisle (best bonfire in the North of England, and probably Scotland too), but 10th might be possible. Andrew

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  23. I forgot many places will have their bonfire night that first Saturday. Let's discuss the 10th vs the 17th. Right now either is fine with me. Which one would work best for the majority of people?

    And yes definitely Saturday. Trains don't run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh on Sunday so I'd have to take the bus which would take too long.

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    1. Laurie, I'm fine for either day

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    2. 'If' I can make it, it would be the 17th rather than the 10th.

      Steve

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    3. Right that settles it. November 17, Edinburgh! Steve, please make the announcement! (And if you can't make it after all that is completely okay.)

      Next we will discuss where to meet and Filofax destinations. I've been to The Pen Shop at Jenners but it won't be as much fun without Craig, and it's very crowded so alternative destinations would be good.

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    4. I have created a group on Facebook called Philofaxy Edinburgh Meetup Nov 17 so we can discuss the logistics!

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    5. Hi Laurie. Can you post a link pl. Can't seem to find it on a search. thanx

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    6. The group is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/424807494232038/

      Steve

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    7. I'm adding as many people as I can find on FB that are already in my Friends List!

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  24. The date is set for 17th November, in Edinburgh. I will be there... travel and hotel booked. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 17th.

    If you haven't joined the Facebook group yet please do.

    Steve

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