31 August 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 31 August 2019

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. Free For All Friday No 563 by Laurie
  2. Web Finds - Saturday 24 August 2019
  3. A Date For Your Diary - 1 September 2019
  4. Samples for my custom Van der Spek order - by AnitA
  5. Free For All Tuesday - No. 447
  6. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 28 August 2019
  7. Lefax Price List 1921
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. Back in a Filofax - Looking through a frosty window…
  2. We are getting things done! with FUN - Lime Tree Fruits
  3. The Bullet Journal Method in an A5 Ring Bound Planner  - Kat's life in Cali
  4. Episode #52: The Ultimate GTD App – Part Two - Getting Things Done®
  5. 10 Ways to Stay Organized - Day Designer
  6. Friday Freebie - Planner Fun
  7. Our Top 10 School Supplies for 2019 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Unboxing the *almost* perfect planner! - Lime Tree Fruits
  9. Time management Monday: How to set and achieve your goals like successful people do - Quo Vadis Blog
  10. Notepaper Series - "But First...Coffee!" - Planner Fun
  11. GET IT DONE TRAINING IS HERE!! - Lime Tree Fruits
  12. RESTOCK: Aubergine Croco - Blog | Gillio
  13. 3 Uses for an Extra Column - Planner Fun
  14. Wedding planner - This Bug's Life
  15. {Get It Done. With FUN!} Day 2  It all seems so easy…. - Lime Tree Fruits
  16. Announcing a new English-language podcast from GTDnordic - Getting Things Done
  17. My Daily Pages for September {freebie} - Planner Fun
  18. Free Hello September Printable - I Love It All
  • 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. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
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30 August 2019

Free For All Friday - No. 564 by Steve


Do you change the colour of your organiser depending on the season?

Of course it is Friday so feel free to discuss anything organiser/planning related.

Have a good weekend.

29 August 2019

Lefax Price List 1921

This is a Lefax price list from 1921. It was in 1921 that Norman & Hill of London started to sell under licence Lefax binders and inserts. The brand name 'Filofax' would not be used throughout the range until many years later.

Thank you to Alan for supplying the price list file.













You will high resolution versions of these pages here.

Thank you to Alan for supplying the original files.

The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only.

28 August 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 28 August 2019

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 Plan for the Month - Brandy Michelle Plans
  2. August 2019 Planner Set Up | A5 Filofax Original - PlansMeetPaper
  3. Fall Set up in my A5 Carpe Diem Ring Planner - Robin Plans
  4. Flip-Through of my Autumn Setup in my Grey + Orange Gillio Compagana - Whimsy Planner
  5. Set up органайзера filofax patterns a5 marble. - Karina Gley
  6. Filofax Wochendeko KW 32 - starflower_plans
  7. New dividers for my Filofax. - Sussi's
  8. Hobonichi & Filofax Update + My Functional Planner System - thechronicdiarist
  9. Personal Filofax Plan With Me - Sam Kelley
  10. POCKET FILOFAX Weekly Plan With Me | MySummerTouch MonWeekly - Ganchi_mH
  11. URLAUB bei der FAMILIE | KW 32 im FILOFAX - dekoRIAt
  12. Filofax Finsbury Personal Unboxing | Nia Sian Design - Nia Sian Design
  13. Back At Work - Eine Sportliche Woche | KW 33 Im Filofax - dekoRIAt
  14. Обзор на filofax saffiano personal poppy - Karina Gley
  • 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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27 August 2019

Free For All Tuesday - No. 447

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.

26 August 2019

Samples for my custom Van der Spek order - by Anita

Whilst I may admire other people's Gillios and Van der Speks, I have never purchased one as I feel that I can't really justify spending that much. Back in 2016, I did order some leather samples from Van der Spek, but never went ahead with an order. I am absolutely not judging anyone else or saying that I don't think that they're worth the money, but in the past I know that I wouldn't have been comfortable with spending that much when a Filofax will do the same job. However, after deciding that I would never buy one, a very kind and generous friend got involved and I then had the funds to buy a custom Van der Spek! I am so grateful for their thoughtfulness and generosity.

Once I had a proper look at the Van der Spek website, I realised that I would need to narrow down my favourites and order some more leather samples. The ones that I ordered back in 2016 were: turchese (6219), turchese (19), black ostrich (235) and Janet Leather burgundy (109). Whilst I still quite like the idea of black ostrich on the outside and a turchese interior, I know that I always come back to a red binder in the end.

Here are the samples I ordered:

Top left: Janet Leather burgundy (109)
Top right: Janet Leather red (108)
Bottom left: Janet Leather mustard yellow (106)
Bottom right: Papavero croco
  
However, I then realised that I had a problem as I liked them all! How to make a decision?
I carried the samples around with me in my bag, scratched them on purpose and started pairing them up with each other to help give me some ideas. For example, I've always loved the Ascots, so one choice would've been Papavero croco on the outside with Janet Leather red on the inside. Whilst the Papvero croc is lovely, I realised over time that Janet Leather is definitely my favourite, so it was then time to make a decision about what colour to go with.

We have a winner!


Here is my order:
Standard 25mm Ø
Outside-colour: 108 - Janet Leather Red
Inside-colour: 109 - Janet Leather Burgundy
Inside-stitching: 238 - light grey ostrich
Outside-stitching: 238 - light grey ostrich
Mechanism: 25 mm silver
Stiffener: No
Standard big back pocket
Extra pen loop

I was going to get matching stitching, but was then inspired to go with contrast as I remembered how much I like it on the crimson Malden and wine Holborn. I also did consider trading up to 30mm rings, but decided against it as I'm pretty good at clearing out old notes, and I don't want it to be too heavy or take up too much space in my bag.

So, there we have it and I'm quite excited, but still have some time to wait until my order gets here. Once it comes, I will be rehoming my Ascot as I know that owning just the one binder is best for me. 

25 August 2019

A Date For Your Diary - 1 September 2019

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

When? - Sunday 1 September at the following times:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of the session as it 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). Please make sure you have the latest version of 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 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... 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!

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

How -
  1. Connect to Philofaxy by firstly searching for Philofaxy in Skype, I will then add you as a contact.
  2. Then  'Send Contact Request',  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... 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 1 September 2019.

24 August 2019

Web Finds - Saturday 24 August 2019

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. Free For All Friday No. 561 by Anita
  2. Web Finds - Saturday 17 August 2019
  3. Experienced User - Franz
  4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Plannerverse - Episode 90
  5. Meet Up - Saturday 5th October 2019
  6. Free For All Tuesday - No. 446
  7. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 August 2019
  8. Filofax Price List 1985 - Chisholms
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. The JUICIEST planner EVAH! - Lime Tree Fruits
  2. 2 Ways to Record Information When Your Planner Isn't Nearby - Planner Fun
  3. 2020 Master Planner Printable Bundle - Strange & Charmed
  4. Friday Freebie – 2020 Annual Calendar - Wendaful Planning
  5. Friday Freebie! - Planner Fun
  6. Is BuJo Still Relevant? - Rhodia Drive
  7. That one time I bought a no-fun color Filofax! - Lime Tree Fruits
  8. Are You a Functional Planner? - Planner Fun
  9. Time management Monday: Brain dump your goals - Quo Vadis Blog
  10. Integrating Meal Planning Into Your Planning System - FranklinPlanner Talk
  11. Take Me Back Tuesday - Updates from the Archive - Planner Fun
  12. The potential of the blank page - MacPsych.me
  13. How to Plan for Projects in your Planner + Free Printable Project Planner - Wendaful Planning
  14. The To Do List And Other Debacles - Mademoiselle Women
  15. A to Z Tabs: a Filing Cabinet in My Planner - Planner Fun
  16. Surprise restock: A6 Compagna in epoca light blue - Blog | Gillio
  17. The Classiest Filofax I ever had! - Lime Tree Fruits
  18. 5 Minute Planner Hack - Planner Fun
  • 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. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
  • Consider joining our Facebook group - Filofax for Philofaxy fans
And have you tried reading one of my Flipboard magazines yet? It works great on a tablet or smart phone, but you can view them on a desktop machine as well. Be sure to Follow the ones you like and you will get notifications when I update them.

View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine. View my Flipboard Magazine.

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23 August 2019

Free For All Friday No 563 by Laurie

The school year is up and running, and we are all trying to get used to being back in the busy routine of early mornings and after school activities. I keep several pages in my Filofax that are family-related to help me keep everything organized.

I keep printouts of my kids' class schedules, so that if I need to make them a doctor or dentist appointment during school time I can have them miss gym instead of math class. I also keep a schedule of after school activities so I know who is doing what and when, and if I or my husband are picking up on which days. And I have printed out the school's calendar showing which days are half days and which days there is no school, for easy reference. I have (of course) written these dates into my planner pages, but when my husband texts me to ask when he should take off work for spring break (for example) or when the kids have a long weekend, I can take a quick glance at the page and let him know easily.

Do you have school-related pages (for yourself or your kids) in your Filofax?

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

Happy Friday everyone!

22 August 2019

Filofax Price List 1985 - Chisholms

Chisholms is a shop I used to visit quite often back in 1985-88 when I was a 'first time Filofax user'.

Sadly I don't think Chisholms are still in business. 103 Kingsway is now a travel management company, that was the store I used to go to. 63-66 Hatton Garden is now the address of a various jewellery businesses.









You can view higher resolution versions of these scans here.

The scans are reproduced here for educational and research purposes only.

21 August 2019

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 21 August 2019

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. Day Timer Review - Curls and Crafts by Ty
  2. August Planner Update | Kendra Bork - Kendra Bork
  3. My functional planner - Louis Vuitton MM agenda functional planning - PLANNERLOWER
  4. Van Der Spek (VDS) Parme Personal Wide Ring Planner Flip-Through - Planner Girl
  5. A6 ring planner flip through| GREY Croco Matte | Gillio Compagna planner - plantobliss
  6. Current flip of my Gillio - itslaurennotloren
  7. Filofax Wochendeko KW 31 - starflower_plans
  8. Filofax Malden Stone Personal and Pocket size comparison | Skippyskittle - Nadia Jack
  9. August 2019 Filofax Flipthrough - Ganchi_mH
  10. Filofax Malden TN - Anything & Everything
  11. DIY холдер в filofax patterns a5 marble. - Karina Gley
  12. unboxing Gillio Appunto B6 vs. Filofax Malden - kti. plans
  13. Filofax A5 weekly set up before the pen | Nia Sian Design - Nia Sian Design
  14. Wochendeko KW 33 - Filofax Malden Ochre - Timelapse - Nixxes
  • 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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