15 December 2018

Web Finds - 15 December 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 - 8 December 2018
  2. Charity Auction for Chimwemwe Result
  3. Filofax Eton Compact
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 410
  5. Web Finds - 12 December 2018
  6. Shopping in London - 1988
  7. Free For All Friday No. 526
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. Different types of VDS leathers - Blog Vdsshop
  2. Compact 2019 Year at a Glance - Planner Fun
  3. Mini planner 40 lined note sheets refill - vanilla folders
  4. Franklin Covey 5 Choices Planner Inserts Walk Thru - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  5. How to Balance Meetings and Work - Getting Things Done
  6. Time management Monday: How to find the time to get it all done this month - Quo Vadis Blog
  7. Pocket planner 40 expense sheets refill - vanilla folders
  8. Half 2019 Year at a Glance - Planner Fun
  9. Win Tickets to PlannerCon 2019 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. How I Plan – Get it all out! - Sam Alderson
  11. Mini planner 40 graph grid sheets refill - vanilla folders
  12. Otterly Fantastic planner pages - Mrs Brimbles
  13. A nasty Christmas surprise 11 December 2018 - Blog | Gillio
  14. Re-Purposing Packaging - Planner Fun
  15. Writing Wednesday: How to get into the journaling habit! - Quo Vadis Blog
  16. How to Assess Your Year with Grace and Celebration - Day Designer
  17. Franklin Covey Compass Card [printable] - Planner Fun 
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14 December 2018

Free For All Friday No. 526

We are entering the last couple of weeks of 2018. I'm sure some of you have already inserted and started using your 2019 inserts.

I transferred mine in a few weeks ago, as 2019 is going to be fairly busy for me.

However, I'm really looking forward to sitting down in the quiet period between Christmas and New Year and being able to go through my organiser and slimming it down a bit. Checking and updating information. Archiving my 2018 pages, ready to start a fresh in January.

Do you do something similar ?

Of course it is a Friday so we welcome any ring organiser related discussion.

Have a great weekend and bonne fêtes as they say around here!

13 December 2018

Shopping in London - 1988

Today we go back 30 years to Shopping in London in 1988. Thank you to Jené for these scans.

You will find higher resolution versions of each page here.












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.

12 December 2018

Web Finds - 12 December 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. Filofax Pocket Croc | Set Up Vid | Madyplans - MadyPlans
  2. My 2019 Planner System - Elyssa Nalani
  3. Plan With Me || Making A List (The Plump Planner) - Krafting with Karen
  4. Franklin Covey 5 Choices Planner Inserts Walk Thru - TalesFromAPolkCountyGirl
  5. 2019 Planner Inserts Refills - Franklin Covey Her Point of View Weekly Starter Pack Unboxing - Tonya Plans
  6. Pocket Filofax setup for new year pt1 - MommyWithA planner
  7. My 2019 Planner Set Up - Plus Sneak Peek of New Inserts Coming Soon - the planner spot 
  8. Setup // A5 // Filofax - OKPLANS
  9. Filofax Malden Personal vs Franklin Planner Aurora Classic - Unboxing and Comparison - Tonya Plans
  10. 2019 A5 Filofax Malden Project Planner Set Up - Elyssa Nalani
  11. My Filofax Malden Ochre Personal Size Secret ;) First video ever!! - Maddie Plans
  12. Plan With Me | PLP 'Cozy Culture' Leftovers | Personal Filofax - Planning Like A Pro
  13. Filofax Wochendeko KW 48 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  14. Planner Vlogmas 9/12/2018 - Filofax Metallic Blank Index Tabs - The Planner Project
  15. Filofax Wochendeko KW 48 | 2018 | planningcat_ - planningcat_
  16. Filofax Dekos | Wochenflip Durch Die Verpassten Wochen - dekoRIAt
  17. Plan With Me | Filofax Pink Fluoro Personal Size - The Love U Give
  18. Wochendeko KW 50 - Filofax Pillarbox Red - Timelapse - Nixxes
  19. 2019 Everyday Carry In Personal Rings Planner Set Up - Elyssa Nalani
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11 December 2018

Free For All Tuesday - No. 410

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.

10 December 2018

Filofax Eton Compact

The Filofax Eton model has always been a personal favourite of mine since I discovered it few years ago.

It was sold in Personal. Slimline and Pocket sizes. I own the Personal and Pocket models already.


I rarely look on eBay. a good thing I suspect, but at some point I must have set up a saved search/alert for 'Filofax Eton', rarely do I get any emails on this alert, so I've not bothered to cancel it

A couple of weeks ago I received an email alert for a Filofax Eton Compact... odd I thought I wonder if it is a case of mistaken identity. The photos did however show Eton Compact and the ring size certainly looked correct. I waited to the last few hours of the auction before bidding on it and to my surprise I won the auction.

I messaged the seller to see if she could tell me any more about the organiser. She had brought it off another sales site in about 2011 in France.

I have searched using the Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/ looking at the old versions of the various Filofax websites, but nothing came up on these searches. It isn't shown in any of the catalogues we have archived either.

So here is the Filofax Eton Compact. It looks conventional from the outside. However undo to clasp and it opens up very differently in a 'tri-fold' design.



On the right hand and middle sections it is fairly conventional for an organiser with card pockets and full height slip pockets.



It is the left hand section that is very different, there is a leather panel with elasticated sections on three sides forming a large pocket. This pocket is larger than my iPhone6, in-fact you can stack two iPhones and they would both fit in!

With iPhone

The tri-fold format

As far as I know this organiser came in to existence well before the iPhone and other similar smartphones. The one photograph I discovered on the internet showed a Palm Plot in the pocket, but even that looked small for the pocket.

The answer what the pocket had been designed for was right in front of me on my desk... my Psion 5mx, it fits the pocket perfectly and you can do up the clasp on the organiser with no difficultly.





The observant ones amongst you will notice that this Eton Compact is not identical to the Personal and Pocket Eton organisers shown in the first photograph above.

The first obvious clue is the clasp doesn't have the gun metal button on the popper.

The other difference is the Eton Compact although made of very good quality leather, it isn't designated as being 'Deluxe Lambskin Leather' instead is labelled as 'Deluxe Leather' it also doesn't have the soft touch feel to it of the Personal and Pocket versions. However it does seem up to every day use.

I have asked Filofax UK some questions about the Compact Eton, but as yet I've not received a reply from them. I am beginning to wonder if the Compact Eton ever went on full retail sale or not, may be it was only made as a prototype in limited numbers.

The computing bit...

I own two Psion 5mx organisers (Don't judge me!!) so it was time to reacquaint myself with this marvellous little computer. I set up my spare one to try out and see how practical it would have been to mix analogue and digital in the early 2000's.

I had a fun few hours finding my way around the system and seeing if it was possible to still use this machine minus a PC connection. To my surprise I was able to use a lot of it's functions as I had in the past, the main exception being email, but for agenda, to-do lists, short documents, spreadsheets etc it works just fine. I won't be giving up my iPhone or iPad just yet!!

I soon got used to typing on the small keyboard again, using most of my typing fingers. This post was drafted on the Psion and then exported as a text file to the memory card, which I was able to read into my usual Apple Mac!


Specification of the Psion 5mx
Dimensions: 172x89x24mm - Close in size to a stack of pages in most Filofax Personal Organisers!
Weight: 350g with batteries
Internal Memory:  10Mb of ROM - for the operating system, that's megabytes not gigabytes!
16Mb of RAM for applications and file storage. Compact Flash storage also available up to 2Gb!
Processor: 32 bit running at 36.864 MHz
Power: 2 x AA batteries or external power adaptor.

09 December 2018

Charity Auction for Chimwemwe Result


The results are in for the Chimwemwe Charity Auction. Our fantastic community raised $89.99 to benefit Chimwemwe.  But wait! It gets better! 

A total of $100 will be sent to Chimwemwe--yippee! 

Thank you to those of you who purchased the binders! 

You can of course donate to Chimwemwe here any time of year! Every £ $ € helps them out.

Thank you for your support of this beautiful organization!

Again thank you to Jane and Brock. 

08 December 2018

Web Finds - 8 December 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 - 1 December 2018
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. Highlights for November 2018
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 409
  5. Web Finds - 5 December 2018
  6. Old Inserts
  7. Free for All Friday No. 525 by Nan
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. Time management Monday: Managing your schedule and daily tasks in your planner - Quo Vadis Blog
  2. How to change your Ring Mechanism - Blog Vdsshop
  3. 5 Benefits to Reflecting on Your Year and Planning for Next Year Now - Day Designer
  4. Gift Guide for the Stationery Addict - Plan. Adventure. Live.
  5. XMAS PROMOTIONS - FINAL WEEK - Blog | Gillio
  6. FREE 2019 Half Size Monthly Pages - Planner Fun
  7. Goals Update: December 2018 - Tales From A Polk County Girl
  8. Video showing how Clairefontaine paper is made! - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. Follow Friday - Planner Fun
  10. Stef's planner pages - Mrs Brimbles
  11. The GTD Horizons of Focus® for determining your priorities - Getting Things Done
  12. 18 Ways To Use A Daily Note Page - Planner Fun
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07 December 2018

Free for All Friday No. 525 by Nan

Do you use an organizer from your country of origin, or one that's imported or even in a different language?

Why? Have you found a certain format or paper quality that's not available locally?

What's the furthest away you've ever gotten an organizer from?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to discuss anything ring binder organizer related!

06 December 2018

Old Inserts

Filofax inserts have for some reason always been a bit of a fascination of mine.

When I first bought my Filofax Winchester in 1986 there was a huge range of inserts available from Filofax. Just look at the 1987 catalogue and you will see what I mean.

I would be sometimes tempted to buy a pack of a particular insert just to add it to my organiser even though at the time I had no immediate use for them! I guess I wasn't the only one either.

So over the years I've acquired samples of a lot of the old inserts. I've scanned them in and I'm going to share the scans with you today. Here on the blog I'm only going to share a small sample of the total collection, the reason being is there are nearly 70 scans, rather too many for your average blog post.

However, you can view the full collection on our Filofax Catalogue site here.









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.

05 December 2018

Web Finds - 5 December 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. Van Der Spek A6 Rings in Senior Planner Setup - misshollyho
  2. How I Setup My Gillio Pocket Compagna - Seaweed Kisses
  3. Functional Van Der Spek Noir Junior Flip Through | I love this planner! - Kelsie.Plans
  4. November Digital Dash Box setup in my Gillio Compagna Purple Croco - Loveextraattention
  5. My Planner Setup: October and November Flip Through - Brandy Michelle Plans
  6. Planner Set Up | Minimalist and Functional | Pocket Filofax Finsbury - PlansMeetPaper
  7. Pocket Filofax Finsbury - tnsandplannerfun
  8. Pocket Filofax Finsbury Flip Through - Janice
  9. Planner Setup 2019 -Filofax Domino Soft Pale Pink - la stanza di Scarlett
  10. Minimal A5 Planner Set Up // Filofax A5 Planner // 2019 - Let's Make It Sparkle
  11. Filofax Patterns Personal Marble - Магазин подарков Exterium
  12. Filofax Wochendeko KW 47 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  13. How I use my Filofax and Journal - Kaleidoscope Tarot
  14. Plan With Me | Paper Crown Planner Leftovers | Personal Filofax - Planning Like A Pro
  15. Set Up Filofax Domino Soft Pocket In Duck Egg - Laura Giusti
  16. December Journal Pages in my Filofax - Kaleidoscope Tarot
  17. Pocket filofax croc in indigo - Mermaid Kitty
  18. Wochendeko KW 49 - Filofax Pillarbox Red - Timelpase - Nixxes
  19. Planning | Filofax Fluoro Planner Setup - The Love U Give
  20. KW 48/18 //Filofax Personal //Wochendekoration - takeatape
  21. Filofax Wochendeko KW 48 - 2018 // pen&alex - penandalex
  22. Filofax Metropol vs Malden Personal Comparison Video - Renata Mahmud
  23. Part 3 DIYFishing Classic Version - One Fantastic Find!
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