20 February 2020

Throw Back Thursday: The obituary for Filofax has been recalled

Written in February 2010! with some gentle editing for 2020

Newspaper editors have this week been apologising for the premature announcements of the death of the Filofax. It seems that the Filofax has been going about its business quietly and without making a fuss for years. They blamed the lack of TV coverage and the lack of mentions in the weekly celeb magazines for them thinking it had died without trace.

Keen followers and users of Filofax have been rejoicing and broadcasting their love for Filofax on Twitter and other social networks this week following the announcements that sales in the leather bound organisers had never been better.

Filofax HQ have even called in expert users to review their up and coming TV ad campaign which reportedly features a user turning the pages of their Filofax and showing the camera the variety of pages available. 'You want a list to remember all the things to take on holiday…. There is an insert for that'  Now where have I heard something like that before....

Male Filofax users were slightly concerned that this weeks announcements included the startling statistics that they were in the minority when it came to the demographics of the average Filofax user. They have called for the focus groups to get together to design some more masculine organisers. Ideas have included a fake camouflage cover. Inserts featuring maps showing the locations of CAMRA recommended pubs and bars in central London. They have also called upon Filofax to develop a similar 'beauty Filofax gift box' that will appeal to men. The atomiser pen could of course be used for aftershave, the mirror for shaving and checking for other unwanted facial hair!

All Filofax users have appealed to Filofax UK to not get carried away with this newly found popularity, they don't want the brand to be cheapened, or for senseless gadgets to be included such as electronic alarm reminders, the clip in calculator is going far enough thank you.

Filofax has called for Instagram influencers to tell their story of their hidden years in hiding at the bottom of desk drawers and called for Filofax UK to ensure there was a plentiful supply of diaries and inserts available for all his old friends that have been emerging this week.

The family and friends of Filofax are pleased and happy that the Filofax is in fact alive and well.

Note: Written with tongue firmly in cheek!

19 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 19 February 2020

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Flip Thru of My New VDS Parme Planner - the planner spot
  2. Flip Through - February 2020 VDS Parme - YusVogue Plans
  3. Van Der Spek TM planner review - Planner, Journal, Pens
  4. 2020 Planner System | Gillio compangna, VDS TM Perle, B6 Stalogy and more! - 
  5. Planning my Week in MySummerTouch Weekly and Dailies - Ganchi_mH
  6. Setting up my | FILOFAX CLASSIC A5 with CLOTH & PAPER inserts - Planner mother of 3
  7. Gillio Medium XL Compagna Flip Through - Ella Bella Plans
  8. Moterm pocket planner flip through - Lali's Life
  9. Moterm Planner Litchi Blue Orange | Unboxing - LoveForPaper85
  10. 2020 Planner System | Gillio compangna, VDS TM Perle, B6 Stalogy and more! - Pretty and Prim Co
  11. Different ways of color coding activities | Filofax | a5 Classic crocs | - Planner mother of 3
  12. filofax planner set up for work - Linda Zertuche
  13. Giveaway Part 2: Filofax Notebook Setup - The Life Facilitator
  14. Filofax Deko Vintage - ThriftPaperLove
  15. Unbox With Me | Filofax Personal Planner | ASMR - Christine Trinh
  16. February Planner System Update // Stalogy, Filofax, Hobonichi Weeks // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  17. Filofax Pocket Croc Planner Setup | Peanuts Planner Co Inserts Pocket Planner Flip through - Systematic Maddie
  18. Agenda Filofax Original tamaƱo personal color stone// Mi nueva agenda. - Bianca Orantes
  19. Filofax Wallet Unboxing|| Wallet set up - Jamie Budgets
  20. Unboxing filofax and other goodies - Linda Zertuche
  21. Filofax Original Pocket - puderluder
  22. Filofax A5 Croc: Unbox this beauty with me! - Lhey Ralston
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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18 February 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 472

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

17 February 2020

An update about Dodo Pad.



It's Valentine's Day and we're showing you the love that you've shown us - some of you for many, many years - and even more so since we announced our probable demise just before Christmas. Thank you...

If you just want to scroll down and go straight to what's on offer, there's an EXTRA 15% off everything we've have left in our stockroom - that's on top of any discounts already shown on the website. Many products arealready discounted by at least 10 - 50%, so grab some Lord Dodo memorabilia while you can and save up to 65%!

Spend as little or as much you wish and use code 20PR. Many items are down to the last few. Spend more than £30.00 (excl. p&p) for a SURPRISE FREE GIFT worth at least £5.00!

Dodo Towers and our current website will close at the end of March or very soon after that.

Our future still has a big question mark hanging over it. Since Christmas, we've been in discussion with buyers, one of whom we really thought would decide to go ahead. To us, it looked like the perfect marriage. But sadly, in the end, corporate caution won over entrepreneurial conviction.

The one thing that is certain is that we're having a big stock room clearout as, whatever happens, a new owner may not wish to take on many of the products currently available. And if there is no new owner then we'd like to sell what we can before we close.

So share the love! Little love heart headphone audio splitters for sharing music (or videos on an iPad or tablet) with a standard 3.5mm jack with two ports. Available in two more designs - but hurry, only 5 left!

Our exclusive pen in purple for your purple prose. With a gold engraved Dodo Pad logo and a non-slip finger grip. Only 30 left.

Click on the boxes below to see what's on offer.

Use code 20PR for an extra 15% off on everything. All orders over 
£30.00 will receive a special free gift worth at least £5.00


A6 Square Ruled 250 Sheets, A5 Dot Grid 250 Sheets, A6 Square Ruled 250 sheets

The Small Print: USE COUPON CODE 20PR for an extra 15% off all published website prices. *If you spend £30.00 or more, we will add a special free gift worth at least £5.00 to your order. Please enter 20PR in the coupon code box below the shopping cart summary. This offer applies to orders shipped to a single address (UK, EU or anywhere in the world). If your order is destined for an address outside the EU, the product prices in your shopping cart summary (once you have entered a delivery address) will appear net of UK 20% VAT tax. Dates/times quoted in this offer are based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Please note: These offers are valid for items in stock during the offer period. All other terms are unchanged. Our aim is to dispatch your goods within 1 working day of receipt of order but we cannot be held liable for our suppliers failing to deliver to us in good time or our delivery services (Royal Mail, overseas postal services or courier) failing to meet their delivery obligations.

Thank you to Rebecca at Dodo Pad for all the help and support she has given Philofaxy over the last 10 years or more, let us all hope there is a happy ending to the story of DodoPad.

15 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 15 February 2020

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 8 February 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Cross - Referencing
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No 471
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 February 2020
  6. Philofaxy London Meet Up - Saturday 30 May 2020
  7. Free For All Friday by Nan - No. 588
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Mini Love Stories - The Official Filofax Blog
  2. Undyed Bonanza - Blog | Gillio
  3. Why I Track the Moon Cycle In My Planner - Strange & Charmed
  4. Time management Monday: Easy bullet journaling - Quo Vadis Blog
  5. The Beautiful Bullet Dot - Ganchi Plans
  6. New Year’s Resolutions Check-In - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Valentine's Day Promotion - Blog | Gillio
  8. Rings vs Hobonichi – which is better? - Polkadotparadiso
  9. How to Make This Year Your Best Year Yet! - Strange & Charmed
  10. How to Make an Easy-To-Use Magnetic DIY Chore Chart with the Silhouette Cameo 4 - Wendaful Planning
  11. Inside my planner / 1 - Pam Alison Knits
  • We monitor over 400 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans


14 February 2020

Free For All Friday by Nan - No. 588

How do you organize your to do lists? Do you use dedicated to-do pages in your organizer? Do you write them on the day you're planning to do them? Or some combination of the two? Do you use different solutions for work and home?

For example, I do best when I organize my work tasks using a digital tool like ToDoist, which lets me easily reschedule and reprioritize a large number of tasks. For my personal life, I have fewer tasks, and I like to keep them on my daily pages.

Of course, since it's Friday, feel free to discuss anything organizer/planning related.