20 October 2018

Web Finds - 20 October 2018

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 - 13 October 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Guest Post: Filofax Scanda Brown Personal - by Jürgen Henk
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 402
  5. Web Finds - 17 October 2018
  6. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 80
  7. Free For All Friday No 518 by Laurie
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. October 2018 Planner Setup | Personal Rings - Dispatches From The Frat House
  2. Junior Van Der Spek in Foresto Croco - Sharondippity
  3. Franklin Covey Blooms Day on 2 Pages Inserts Walk Thru - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  4. Planners: What am I using in 2019? - A random English life.
  5. Not the world's worst blogger! - The Filofaxist
  6. Time management Monday: Creating daily actions and tasks from your monthly goals - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Organize Your Daily Tasks With This New Planning System You Have to Try! - Wendaful Planning
  8. Plan With Me || Halloween Scream - Krafting with Karen
  9. Planner Update - Oktober 2018 - Lorelei Lee's Plan-Bar
  10. 10 Ways to Organize Your Planner to Get More Done! - Strange & Charmed
  11. My Christmas Planner Flip Through - Mrs Brimbles
  12. Planner Quote: October 15, 2018 - Planner Quote: October 15, 2018
  13. My Planning System - Dispatches From The Frat House
  14. Pocket-& Medium Compagna XL product release - Blog | Gillio
  • 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. 
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19 October 2018

Free For All Friday No 518 by Laurie

The planner inserts I'm using right now run on the academic year and end in June next year. This makes me twitchy; I'd like to be able to plan through the end of the summer at least. Yes I have monthly view calendar pages, but they don't really give me the level of granularity I want.

I considered my options. The insert I'm currently using won't be available until January for July-start pages. I could buy 2019 inserts, but then I'd waste both money and paper for the first half of the year I already have.

Lightbulb moment: Steve already has diary insert pages for all of 2019 AND ALL of 2020 on the free printables page! So I can plan all the way through the next school year and to the end of that year if I want. This changes everything and completely removes my planner anxiety. Thank you Steve!!

Have you had any lightbulb moments with your planner lately?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to ask and/ or discuss anything ring-binder organizer related!

18 October 2018

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 80


Do you have too many planners? 

Do you have too many planners? Should you be concerned about owning too many? Would you be more productive with less? Meeting Steve.

If you have ideas for future episodes, please send them to steve at philofaxy dot com

Show Notes (timings approximate)
00:00 - Introductions.
03:00 - Collecting.
05:30 - The perfect planner system.
06:00 - The Holy Grail of planner set ups.
07:30 - Changes in life, lead to a change to your planning requirements.
08:30 - Is the size right.
09:00 - Don't buy anything until you have tested it.
11:00 - Hitting goals and milestones independently of your planner issues.
12:30 - Diminishing returns.
14:30 - Eureka moments.
15:45 - Philofaxy inserts.
17:00 - Getting a return from your investment in different planners.
19:00 - Discontinued diary inserts.
21:00 - Learning to create your own inserts.
23:00 - Getting carried away with purchasing matching everything.
24:00 - The number of planners in use at any one time.
25:30 - Reducing the number of planners you own.
26:30 - Making them work for you.
27:30 - The close encounter...
29:30 - The meeting Steve protocol!

Episode 80 - Do you have too many planners?


A direct download is also available here: Episode80.mp3

Show notes: A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

NB: A5 is in A4 format so it can be scaled to suit A5 or A6 size. Personal is for printing direct on Personal size paper.



Presenters - Karine Tovmassian and Steve Morton
Editing and production - Steve Morton

Our Websites:
Karine: PlannerologyThroatPunchResumes.comKarine Tovmassian (IG)
Steve: Philofaxy, Travellers Notebook Times, Mr Philofaxy (IG)

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Previous Episodes:

2018

79 - Improving Your Planning Productivity - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
78 - Ten reasons why you have stopped planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
77 - Letting Your Planner Take The Strain - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
76 - The Franken Flex - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
75 - Decluttering - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
74 - Engagement - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
73 - Reflection and Review - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
72 - Organisation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
71 - Clarification - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
70 - Capture - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
69 - How to do nothing - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
68 - Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
67 - Tones versus Pulses - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2017

66 - Planning and Execution - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
65 - The Power of Habit - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
64 - Planning for the end of the year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
63 - Planning For Unexpected Life Events - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
62 - Staying in two sizes of planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
61 - Staying in one size of planner. - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
60 - Functional Planning - Macro and Micro Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
59 - PlannerCon Europe - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
58 - Speeding up by slowing down - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
57 - To Do Lists and Diary Pages -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
56 - Hints and Tips on making planner videos - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
55 - Keeping up to date - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
54 - Interview with Jennifer Powell at PlannerCon - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
53 - Conferences and Meet Ups - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
52 - The Magic of Contextualising Your Life - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
51 - Guest Interview - Rose Orchard - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
50 - Organising your significant other - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
49 - Creating the ultimate planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
48 - Getting past New Years resolutions - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
47 - How to understand being a planner newbie - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
46 - Buying and Selling 101 - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
45 - A5 or A6 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
44 - End of Year - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

2016 

43 - Digital Planning vs Analogue Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
42 - Planning vs Organising - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
41 - Short and Long Term Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
40 - Good and Bad Planner Habits - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
39 - Tackling Planner Size Change - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
38 - Self-Improvement or Personal Development - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
37 - What is productivity anyway - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
36 - The Planner Community - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
35 - Wellness Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
34 - Listeners Question - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
33 - Pens and other writing instruments - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
32 - Proper storage, care and shipping of planners, rings etc - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
31 - Guest Interview - Louise Umeki - Plannercon 2017 - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
30 - Form Following Function -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
29 - Seasonal To Do Lists - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
28 - Making and keeping annual goals - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
27 - Organising the family - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
26 - Guest interview - Theresa Hall - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
25 - Guest interview - Ray Blake - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
24 - Defining the important things from the urgent things - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
23 - Guest interview with Rita Sedani - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
22 - Printing your own inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
21 - How to derail your planning system by over thinking - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
20 - Digital devices/services and your analogue planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
19 - What To Keep In Your 'Others' Tab - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
18 - Zombie Apocalypse Preparation - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
17 - Managing Finances In Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
16 - Planning for those of us who actually can't live without planning, with guest co-host Carie Harling - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
15 - Automation NirvanaA5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
14 - Work Life Balance and Your Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
13 - GTD Productivity And Using Your Paper Planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
12 - Job Seeking and Keeping - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
11 - Planner Fail -  A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
10 - Planner Hacks - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
9 - Planner Planning - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
8 - Choosing Inserts - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
7 - How do you carry your planner - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
6 - Planners on the go - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
5 - Why would you pay more than the price of a Filofax? - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
4 - Using Your Planner To Create Permanent Habit Changes - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
3 - Getting on with two or more planners - A5 docx pdf Personal docx pdf
2 - Where to start your planning journey and why - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf
1 - What size and why....  - A5 docx pdf  Personal docx pdf

17 October 2018

Web Finds - 17 October 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. October 2018 Planner Setup in Personal Rings - Carie Harling
  2. My October Setup: Using Plan2Create Inserts - Brandy Michelle Plans
  3. Custom van der spek senior (A6) - tnsandplannerfun
  4. October Planner Update and Plan With Me | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  5. How I Setup My Gillio Pocket Compagna - Seaweed Kisses
  6. Vlogtober: Pocket Finsbury Filofax Flip Through. Minimalist & Functional Planning| Krystal's Couture - Krystal's Couture
  7. The Budget Book: My Filofax Sidekick - Accio Bujo
  8. Pocket Filofax Saffiano - October Setup - Planning_n_Journaling
  9. Vintage Beach Filofax - Altered Planner - Mrs Cog
  10. Filofax Kalenderdekoration | meine Geburtstagswoche  | sarahmaryslifeinpictures - sarahmaryslifeinpictures
  11. Filofax Malden Comparison - Aqua -v- Kingfisher Blue - Pretty Filo Creations
  12. Filofax notebooks - sofia Cherradi
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
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Enjoy




16 October 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 402

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

15 October 2018

Guest Post: Filofax Scanda Brown Personal - by Jürgen Henk

Thank you Jürgen for this guest post about his Filofax Scanda


"For the style-savvy male, Scanda's vintage leather and cool closure make it a must. Subtly distressed cracked leather with a belt-like closure, contrast stitching and luxury cream  stationary.“ (US Filofax catalogue 2011)
If you are a guitar player you might have come across a recent trend of artificially aged and distressed electric guitars. Master builders use their expertise to decorate new guitars with scratches, abrasions, dents, rusty screws, sun-tanned varnish, etc. to make a new guitar appear like an old one.

It seems that Filofax followed this trend, but only for a short period. According to filowiki, the Filofax Scanda was introduced in 2011 in two flavours: black with white contrast stitching and brown with blue contrast stitching, available only in Personal. It was apparently offered for only one year and, thus, seems to be quite rare.

I have owned the brown Scanda for a few weeks, which my wife ebayed me as a birthday gift. It came in the original box with cotton cream inserts and dividers as well as a brown page marker. The price tag on the box is EUR 149 (the US catalogue states 120 US-Dollars), which is expensive for a binder in Personal size — maybe that is one reason why the Scanda was so rapidly removed from sale. My Scanda hibernated for seven years; so I have an unused "new old stock" binder with a subtle beautiful smell of leather.

The Scanda feels soft because of the padded front and back, it is a real pleasure to hold. Its distressed look suggests a heavy and robust binder; however, it is surprisingly lightweight. This maybe attributed to the leather that seems to be quite thin, thinner than that of the heavy-weight champions Hamilton or Kendal. Time will tell how robust the Scanda actually is.

Blue contrast stitching on the spine.

The blue contrast stitching is unique and looks in my opinion "gorgeous" (to quote Jamie Oliver). I like it better than the white stichting of a black Hamilton or the tone on tone of a brown Kendal.

Front with belt-like closure strap. The leather is nicely cracked.

Instead of a popper closure the Scanda comes with a belt-like closure. The useless holes suggest that the strap was actually made from a narrow belt. The strap itself is rather stiff and keeps the binder closed without any problems.

Back
Left interior: pen loop with Derwent Precision 0.7 mm pencil, 3 x 2 credit card pockets plus one full-size pocket, glossy embossing. Note that the leather is not crackled on the inside.

The interior layout is rather conventional. On the left you find 3 x 2 horizontal credit card pockets and one full-size pocket. The pen loop is quite narrow, much narrower than that of a Hamilton, and it is gusseted. My Derwent Precision 0.7 mm pencil fits perfectly.

On the right you’ll find a single gusseted full-size pocket and another pen loop. Front and back pen loops are of identical width, which in my opinion is ill thought through — one wide and one narrow loop would be more practical.

"Flat" Scanda. Ball pen: Tornado "Albert" by Retro 1951, with equations from Einstein’s theory of special relativity, the perfect pen for the theoretical physicist.

The back and front of the binder are rather stiff, no comparison with the floppiness of a Malden. It lays almost flat out of the box, so no need for 'training'.

Inner layout. The ring mechanism is covered with leather. Gusseted full-size pocket on the right.

The rings are 23 mm wide and riveted, as usual for newer binders (e.g. Maldens, in contrast to older Hamiltons or Kendals). Another unique feature of the Scanda is that the ring mechanism is covered with leather.

Quite a number of Filofax binders got their names from places in the UK, Balmoral or Kendal to name at least two. But Scanda? Does anyone know the origin of this name?

In sum, the Scanda is both conventional (layout) and unconventional (distressed leather, strap closure, high price). I like it very, very much and it is now my constant companion. I am fond of used things. Thus, I never protect my binders. Scratches, dents, and bleachings tell a story, exhibit transience and imperfection (confer the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi).

Brown Scanda, a revelation of beauty.


14 October 2018

Silent Sunday

Claspless A5's - Filofax Heritage A5 Compact and Van der Spek Custom A5

13 October 2018

Web Finds - 13 October 2018

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 - 6 October 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. London Meet Up - September 2018
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 401
  5. Web Finds - 10 October 2018
  6. Filofax 1984 Price List
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 517 by Steve
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. Getting to inbox zero - Getting Things Done
  2. How To Set Up Your Planner To Make Sure You Actually Use It - Wendaful Planning
  3. Time management Monday: Planners for busy people - Quo Vadis Blog
  4. Planner Quote: October 8, 2018 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  5. Autumn Planner Setup - The Scrapbook Girl
  6. My new-to-me, second-hand, Compact size - Olga plans!
  7. Pocket Compagna restock & new releases - Blog | Gillio
  8. Plan With Me || Spook Time - Krafting with Karen
  9. What diary to use in 2019? - Paper Pens Ink
  10. London Stationery Stores: A Planner Girl’s Paradise. - Plan. Adventure. Live.
  • 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. 
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12 October 2018

Free For All Friday - No. 517 by Steve

Something unexpected happened to me as I was travelling home from the London Meet Up last week.

I got recognised whilst waiting for an underground train. The exchange was very short and sweet.

It's not every day people say to me 'Are you Steve from Philofaxy?' Or 'I recognise your voice from the podcast.'

I love it when people do that sort of thing. It took me by surprise.... a pleasant one though.

Have you had a similar encounter because you had your Filofax organiser on view or similar?

As it is Friday, of course you are free to discuss anything ring bound organiser related.


11 October 2018

Filofax 1984 Price List

Today we go back to 1984 to view the price list for the 1984 catalogue.

Many thanks to Max for sharing this.

There is a link at the end to the Flickr scans in higher resolution.





And there are higher resolution versions of all the pages on Flickr.

As always the pictorial content of this post is the intellectual property of Filofax Group Ltd. The scans are reproduced here with the full permission of Filofax Group Ltd. for educational and non-commercial usage.

10 October 2018

Web Finds - 10 October 2018

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

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

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Fall Setups 2018 - Rita Weaver
  2. Altered (Thrifted) Franklin Covey Planner - Sun -n- Moon Arts
  3. Faux Gillio Aliexpress Personal Rings Planner Unboxing - Joanna Kingsman
  4. Free Personal Size Monthly Printables for 2019 - Brandy Michelle Plans
  5. October Personal Wide planner setup - Frida's Plan
  6. October Planner Update and Plan With Me | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  7. Gillio Flip Through! - Julie's Plans
  8. Planner Update Gillio Compagna Setup/Flip - October 2018 // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  9. Planner Flip Through: August & September 2018 - Brandy Michelle Plans
  10. Current Personal Planner Setup - Team Filofax
  11. Filofax Pocket Ring Planner Flip Through | My setup in my pocket Fawn Croc rings! - Kelsie.Plans
  12. October Planner Set Up | Filofax Malden A5 - Elyssa Nalani
  13. VLOG: My planner’s bag! New! Filofax Finsbury cherry A5. - Lisenok Li
  14. Current Planning Systems - Simply Belinda
  15. Pocket Rings Set Up - Filofax Black Finsbury - CraftyPlannerGirl
  16. Pink Filofax Fluoro Personal Size | Planner Tour & SETUP - The Love U Give
  17. Pocket Finsbury Filofax Flip Through. Minimalist & Functional Planning | Krystal's Couture - Krystal's Couture
  • 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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Enjoy




09 October 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 401

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.

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

It is Tuesday after all so fire away.

08 October 2018

London Meet Up - September 2018

I had lost count of the number of meet ups that we have hosted in London since the first on in November 2010.

I went back through my photo album archive and the most recent one last weekend was the 18th meet up in London. Although I think I've been to as many again in other cities in Europe and the USA/Canada.

Each one is special in its own way. You would think with eighteen of them in London, they would be the same, but I don't find that. They are different because there are different people there each time, the different mix of people brings together a new flavour to the recipe!

This was the most recent one last weekend. I found it very enjoyable chatting and sharing thoughts and ideas with the people in attendance, lots of laughter too!

As you will see from the photos below, people had brought along quite a variety of planners and organisers to the meet up.

The meet ups generally finish at about 5-6pm, well we were still in the restaurant at 5pm, so this one went on a bit longer than most. We did venture out eventually to look around John Lewis and a few other stores before finishing off at the Kiki K store in Covent Garden before that closed at 8pm. We eventually said our good byes around about then!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the meet up, it was a brilliant long weekend for me in London.

L-R Ian, Jenny, Maud, Ana, Claudie, Elaine, Steve, Emma


Max, Karina, Julian and Claudie


Amy explaining her set up to Maud

Ian looks on bemused as Emma hugs her planner!



Jenny and Ana in Kiki K

Jenny and Ana in Kiki K
Thank you to everyone who came to this meet up and all the previous ones... I'm looking forward to the next one in 2019!