29 November 2021

A date for your diary Sunday 5th December 2021

Given the success and the number of people that took part in the last  'Virtual Meet Up' we are going to run another one.

When? - Sunday 5 December at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • Moncton 12:00 noon,
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of our sessions each one lasts 1-2 hours so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a few of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 5 December 2021.

27 November 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 27 November 2021

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 20 November 2021
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Filofax on the Internet?
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 564
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 24 November 2021
  6. Using more than one organiser?
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 681
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. Chaotic week - This Bug's Life
  2. Episode #130: Road to Blackbelt - Getting Things Done
  3. Instagram Is Dead To Me - Cuteek
  4. Making printables: 10 Reasons Why I switched from Adobe Photoshop to Affinity Publisher  - All About Planners
  5. Writing and Plotting Planner Release - Read, Write, Inspire
  6. The Franklin Five: December 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  7. Filofax: A design icon of the 80s business world - ABC News
  8. What Singer Belinda Carlisle Can’t Live Without - NY Mag
  9. I wanted to be a Filofax person - Independent IE
  10. Me & my: Kolbus PE 312 - PrintWeek
  11. Link Love: Let the Gifting Begin - The Well-Appointed Desk
  12. RESTOCK: A5 Compagna + Personal Wide - Blog | Gillio
  13. Web Finds – 24 November 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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26 November 2021

Free For All Friday - No. 681

I love it when I find another use for a Filofax organiser.... this last summer I inherited a 'new to me' digital camera from a friend in UK along with manuals and various reference books for this exact camera. 

The camera is a Nikon and as I've been a Canon user for over two decades, the menu system and controls are very new to me! I've been getting by, but recently I started to delve in to the manual and the books to discover more about the camera. 

This was when I hit on a memory problem... my own memory that is, nothing to do with computers! I kept forgetting which book/manual I had read something in. 

Filofax to the rescue... I picked out a personal size organiser along with a set of A-Z index dividers and some lined paper. I labelled the books 1-4 and then started writing simple notes or topics onto the pages adding in the book number and page number against each topic header. 

The topics such as F for Flash really simplified the problem of which book to refer back to when I was cross checking a topic in one of the other books! 

It has improve my understanding of the camera and hopefully I will be taking better photographs with it soon. 

Have you found some novel new users for your organisers? Of course it is a Friday so don't forget you are free to discuss anything organiser related. 

25 November 2021

Using more than one organiser?

I was looking back through some old posts and came across a very cryptically titled 'Two Filofax Morton...' from November 2013. 

In that post as you will see, I was outlining how I was using two organisers, an A5 and a Personal size to organise my life. A few years later I stopped that practice and swapped back to just one, the A5. 

In the past, in discussion with others this topic has come up of should you use more than one organiser or not. I had my own reasons at the time, but things change over time and I'm now a firm believer in just using one to organiser to run my life. 

With a lot of people still working 'at home' I wonder if people that previously had an organiser dedicated to their work activities and a separate one for their home life have also amalgamated them in to one organiser? 

In my case it was the duplication of the calendars and to a lesser extent tasks and other information that stopped me using two organisers. Instead I have intensified my use of just the one organiser an A5. I'm still using the same A5 diary insert as I was back in 2013! 

Are you a 'single organiser person' or do you use more than one organiser in your day to day life?

24 November 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 24 November 2021

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. October Set-Up | Personal Rings Flip Through - Tiffany’s Plans
  2. Trying out the Monarch size and Announcement - Tonya Plans
  3. November 2021 Pocket Filofax Plan With Me - GanchiPlans
  4. Pocket VDS Undyed Setup | “On the Go” Planner - amanda leigh
  5. Van Der Spek Custom JL Personal!!! -  Nekolassa
  6. I made functional stickers for my discbound planner - The Unplanned Life
  7. Studio Vlog: 'And now for something completely different...'// Sticker Shop Owner // Day In The Life - Rachel Blundell
  8. Minimal Inbox System | MadyPlans - MadyPlans
  9. Let's chat about planners and Q & A - Tiffany’s Plans
  10. Gillio Compagna Personal Rings - Grey Epoca Leather - Monique Smith
  11. Filofax Metropol A4 folio - a symphony in orange - review - Graham Rhind
  12. Separate To Do List? || Weekly PWM - GanchiPlans
  13. Making my daily planner pages for December 2021 - We deserve the pretty paper! #discbound - The Unplanned Life
  14. Plan with Me! Week of November 22, 2021 - BuySellPlan
  15. Gillio Personal Rings Planner - Christina Lovesplanning !!
  16. Gillio Compagna || Car chat Flip Nov 2021 - Kerri Pouliot
  17. Gillio Compagna Planner Setup - November 2021 - Chick Chat Beauty
  18. Plan with Me - December 2021 // How I set up my month for personal events, shop releases and content - the planner spot
  19. Plan With Me | Week of November 22 - 28 | Personal Rings #tiffanysplans #planwithme - Tiffany’s Plans
  20. Plan My Week With Me! | Monthly, Weekly + Daily Updates - MadyPlans
  21. Trying out the Monarch size and Announcement - Tonya Plans
  22. Franklin Covey Weekly Plan With Me || November 22- 28th || Planmas is Almost Here! - Sandra Dahl
  23. Unboxing - Je découvre mon Filofax // Outil gestion des enveloppes budget - UN BOUT DE LIFE
  24. Abschluss Wochenbudget 3 November - I Weihnachtsgeschenke - I Filofax - #Umschlagmethode - Vamibo
  25. Моя новинка // Filofax pocket crock - Ksenia Brigness
  26. Filofax Silver Mist - Personal Rings Organizer / Work Planner - Scientist Plans
  27. Silver Mist Pocket (Filofax) Unboxing - Plan With Debora
  28. How I Use My Pocket & Personal Planners | 2 Planners | Moterm - Bluey's Plans!
  29. Money time! Cash Stuffing | Filofax Compact Saffiano | Aussie Budgeting - Ellen.plans
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23 November 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 564

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.