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
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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.

13 February 2020

Philofaxy London Meet Up - Saturday 30 May 2020

I am planning a visit to London in May 2020, which might seem like a long time away, but I checked the calendar and it is nearly time to book my train tickets!

This event is open to everyone, there are no qualifying requirements... if you enjoy good company and you like organisers and planners of any brand then you will be very welcome and you will be amongst friends.

London - Saturday 30 May 2020

So this is a 'calling notice' for people who would like to attend the Philofaxy Meet Up in London

Please read all of the post before you apply for a place on the meet up.

When and Where

We will meet initially at 12 noon at Vapiano in Great Portland Street. This is not far from Oxford Circus underground station.

We have visited this venue many times before.  They have a great ordering system which uses a smart card to record the items you order from the bar or food counter. When you pay the bill you will only be paying for the items you ordered and there's no additional service charge. Because of the flexibility on their ordering and payment system, you will be able to easily pay with cash or card. If you are slightly late it won't be quite so critical.

You can read all about the restaurant on their website here

During the meal there will be plenty of time for chatting and sharing Filofax organisers...

Our meet up will finish at about 6:30pm

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email 'May 2020 London Meetup', you can book a place straight away.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.

Additional Information

If you aren't familiar with London or how to get to Vapiano from the station you are arriving at then use the Transport for London Journey Planner, it's generally quite good. 

Once we have our full list of people, we will exchange email addresses and if you aren't familiar with London you might be able to get someone to meet you at the station you are arriving at.

Your safety on the day and your enjoyment on the day is of paramount importance to me, so don't be afraid to ask any questions by email, I want everyone who attends to get the most from the day.

Thank you... any questions?

12 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 12 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. How I Setup My Frankenplanner - Vienna Ortiz
  2. Flip Thru of My New VDS Parme Planner - the planner spot
  3. 2020 functional planner setup-pocket rings - ginplansxo
  4. Setting Up My Van Der Spek Junior Parme | February 2020 - liveplanlove
  5. HPOV, Original, Blooms, Monticello | Classic vs Compact Franklin Planners Comparison - Tonya Plans
  6. My 2020 Planner Set Up! Minimal + Functional A5 Cloth & Paper Agenda | MadyPlans - MadyPlans
  7. Functional Plan With Me: February 3-9, 2020 | Franklin Covey Compact 2PPD - Valerie Brown
  8. January Update: Moterm & Mark’s Edit Planner - Monique Smith
  9. Moterm Personal Planner, February Setup - eyes2jesus
  10. Plan with Me| Personal Ring Planner| Valentine's Week - Anika's Kreative Plans
  11. My Current Planner Collection 2020 - Planner Girl Fayth
  12. My 2020 Planner Setup and Flip Thru - How I Use My Franklin Planner - Tonya Plans
  13. How to cut Inserts for Ring and Disc Bound Planners - Sharry Lee
  14. Gillio rings to strings: step by step how to - Stationery Love
  15. Personal Size Planner Setup 2020 | Filofax Original Nude - Planner Girl Fayth
  16. 2020 Filofax Pocket Croc Setup | Pocket Planner Flip Through! - Systematic Maddie
  17. Filofax Pocket Planner Setup | Planner setup for Friend - Systematic Maddie
  18. Filofax Pocket Planner Setup - Just_Keyz
  19. Daily Layouts or Weekly Spreads - What Works? Filofax Malden Stone Personal Planner Tips -  Sort Stuff Out
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