My first thought was that I would use my Personal Holborn, and there were a number of reasons for this:-
- It looks great in a business meeting, in the gym, at the supermarket or in a coffee shop.
- It is super-portable. I can literally take it anywhere.
- The reduced ring size (25mm down from 30mm in the Cavendish or any of my A5 binders) would force me to be really ‘minimalist’ about what I carry.
So my binder of choice for One Book July is my chocolate brown Finsbury A5, a gift from the lovely Helen Fennell (thank you Helen). I chose this over the Bridle (also a gift), because the Bridle, although a truly beautiful binder (also a gift from Paul B), is significantly heavier, and I took the view that I had just handed myself enough portability issues without compounding them further! If I decide to stick with my One Book by the end of July, I may consider a move into the Bridle for a more permanent solution.
So that’s the first bridge crossed - no going back. More significantly, no *looking* back. The
Finsbury and I are going to spend some quality time together during July, and at the end of it I will either be a fully converted A5 user, or champing at the bit to get back to the portability of the Personal!
I’ll write more about setup next time.
So far, so good…….