After writing my post about using the A5 size, I had a good long hard think about what I want from my Filofax. I may have said it before, but I've really come to the conclusion that I only need one personal binder. No spares for holding inserts, or any waiting in reserve for when I fancy a change. I know this works for lots of people, but from experience it's just not for me. Surely that's all OK as I sold my crimson personal Malden and I'm completely satisfied with my beautiful Ascot? Well, not exactly...
I admit I've been having some doubts about the Ascot. I went for a long weekend to Athens recently and it performed admirably as my wallet and travel documentation holder combo. However, one night I looked at it on the restaurant table and it just didn't feel like me, almost like it could belong to someone else. I shrugged the feeling off as it seemed silly, but the thought only came back with the idea that it would be my sole binder. I knew straightaway that if I only own one, it would need to be red in colour.
The sale of my crimson Malden had been delayed and it was still tucked away safely in its packaging, waiting for its new owner's payday to come. On purpose, I hadn't looked at it since the sale was agreed, but I took it out of the box and knew what I was going to do. I hate going back on a promise, but I emailed the buyer to say that I was very sorry, but I had changed my mind. Luckily, she was very understanding.
Hang on a minute, this looks familiar.
Hey, didn't you say you were returning to one of these before??
Yes, I did.
Looking back through my old emails, I got my first crimson Malden in May 2011 as a replacement for a faulty Classic. After some quite enjoyable detours with different models and sizes, I'm back for good, done, finito.