25 October 2019

Free For All Friday No. 572 by Steve

This time last week I was in Rotterdam visiting Van der Spek along with Janet Carr Gustafsson, it was exactly 5 years since we first met at the same location.

A lot has changed in the last 5 years, both for the company and us personally. Janet recently got married, I'm now officially retired! and Petra is now a Mum to her daughter Nöel, who was quite a bundle of fun.

We didn't come up with any radical new ideas for planners in the two days at the workshop, Van der Spek have nearly all areas covered these days. It was good to see that they are very busy with orders, keeping everyone at the workshop busy and productive.

I hope you have had a good week, as usual on a Friday you are very welcome to discuss anything ring bound organiser related.

Have a good weekend.


  1. Welcome to the world of retirement dear friend!
    You may find however, that y’all are just as busy as you ever were! I know I am busier-and I’ve started a whole new “line of work,” but it feels pretty darn good to sleep in every so often, with no one calling to see why you’re late!

  2. Congratulations to all three for your milestones!

  3. Lovely to know of all the milestone markers for the 3 of you! So thrilled VDS continues to go from strength to strength. xx