01 July 2013

Date for your Filofax - 7 July 2013

New York




We are going to run another conference round-table voice chat using Skype.

I'm sure we are gradually getting to know each other's voices, but I will make a point of going 'around the table' to get everyone to introduce themselves this time.

So...When, Where, What, Who and How?

When? - Sunday 7 July  from 9am London time, 10am Paris time, 6pm Sydney time and 8pm Wellington time.

Additionally I will be on line at 8am Anchorage, 9am San Francisco 11am Chicago, 12noon New York, 5pm London time, 6pm Paris time etc.  See the clocks at the top of this post to see roughly what time you should be on line. Or the World Clock

The timing of these two sessions have been chosen to hopefully allow as many people to join in compared to previous round-tables. The timing of future ones will be varied to suit everyone if need be.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype.

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones reduces 'echo' on the call.

Who - All of you... connect up with Philofaxy and we will attempt to get as many of us linked in to the audio conference as possible. 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!

How -
  1. Connect to Philofaxy by firstly searching for Philofaxy in Skype, I will then add you as a contact.
  2. Then  'Start Chat',  I will then add you in to the chat room. 
  3. Then if you request it, I can add you to the audio conference as well. But if you just want to chat via keyboard that's fine. That way it's slightly less hectic for me! 
Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello...

As with previous round-tables there will also be a parallel text chat room going at the same time as the voice conference, so you can listen to the voice chat and type if you wish.

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 7 July 2013


  1. I will hopefully be able to make an appearance at 5pm UK time! that's the day of my 10K, so could possibly be out all day!

    1. Good luck Kitty! I've got my first (and probably last) 100mile cycling sportive up, down and across The Yorkshire Dales. on Sunday. It's not so much the 115miles but the 10000 feet of climbing that worries me! I aim to be one of the first off at 6.30am as the cut off to finish is 12 hours later. So, I'll certainly miss both Skype calls alas but have used my Filofax for training and mapping the route!

  2. 4 am in Washington D.C. I'll really, really try to make it. Looking forward to it!!

    1. The one later on in the day (for me) will be better for you I would think. There are two sessions one morning (French time) and one late afternoon (French Time)


    2. The other is at noon for me...I'll be walking out of church at that time so won't be able to make that one. Thank you, though! We'll see if I can get myself up at 4 AM.

    3. We are generally on for 2-3 hours in each session so if you miss the start, may be catch us towards the end.

      Look forward to chatting on Sunday

  3. Cool! I'm gonna really try to make this!