29 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 29 February 2020

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 - Saturday 22 February 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. A date for your diary - Sunday 1st March 2020
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 473
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 26 February 2020
  6. Dot Grid Pages
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 590 by Anita
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. Add to your planning experience with meaningful accessories - FranklinPlanner Talk
  2. Inside my planner / 2 - Pam Alison Knits
  3. Time management Monday: 1/6 Year Goals Check-In - Quo Vadis Blog
  4. Finally, colorful printed A6 inserts..! - Sharondippity
  5. The Terrazzo Collection - The Official Filofax Blog
  6. 5 Items That Don’t Go in My Planner - Looking through a frosty window…
  7. March Free Planner Insert - Strange & Charmed
  8. Daily Journaling Prompts for March 2020 - Quo Vadis Blog
  9. 7 Ways to Invest In Yourself - Day Designer
  • 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

Enjoy




28 February 2020

Free For All Friday - No. 590 by Anita

I've been doing some more decluttering recently and starting going through my box that houses my stationery and Filofax stuff. Most of my friends and family also enjoy stationery, so I went through and separated out some bits and pieces that were meant as gifts and that freed up quite a bit of space. My Franklin Covey compact sized storage binder holds most of my spare paper and lives on the end of my bookshelf for easy access.


Whilst I haven't completed this job, I have realised already that I have more than enough! Therefore, I have decided that 2020 is going to be a year of using up what I already have, and donating any items that I don't like, or just doesn't work for me. I'm looking forward to reducing what I have and only really keeping stuff that I know that I will use.

Do you also have a regular declutter of your Filofax and stationery supplies?

And as always, please feel free to discuss anything Filofax or ringbound organiser related.
Have a great weekend.

27 February 2020

Dot Grid Pages

We had a recent request for some 'Dot Grid' templates for your Filofax. I found a few examples on line, but I decided to create my own anyway.


I've created three different sizes of grid: 5mm, 7mm and 9mm, you can download them here:
  • A4/A5 - 5mm Dot Grid Pages - .docx .pdf
  • A4/A5 - 7mm Dot Grid Pages - .docx .pdf
  • A4/A5 - 9mm Dot Grid Pages - .docx .pdf
Each file contains four pages so if you booklet print you will get two A5 pages with each side filled with the dot-grid pattern. 

These were fairly easy to create. Each page is just a table, with invisible borders with a central full stop in each cell. I sized the table cells accordingly and allowed for the scaling down when printing from A4 to A5 

If you show the grid lines in the table, the page looks like this:


Therefore creating other page sizes or dot intervals is fairly easy to do. 

I hope you find these templates useful in your organiser/planner. 

26 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 26 February 2020

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. A vintage Franklin Covey planner and purse combo - Maryanne Moll
  2. February 2020 Flipthrough | Pocket Filofax - Ganchi_mH
  3. VDS Specials | Custom Made A5 Ring Binder in the 'Steve Morton - Mr. Philofaxy' Lay-out - vdsshop
  4. Filofax Comparison: Aston vs Originals - randompastimes
  5. Original Daily Planner Review and How I Use It - Tonya Plans
  6. Moterm vs Gillio: Which Should You Buy? | Pocket Planner Comparison - spellbound rose
  7. A flip through of Filofax A5 and my daily calendar from | Cloth and paper | feb 2020 | - Planner mother of 3
  8. Chill Silent Flip of my Cloth & Paper A5 Smooth Caviar Black Leather Agenda - MadyPlans
  9. Planner Comparison Gigliodoro (Gillio) Amica vs Filofax Guilford - randompastimes
  10. Functional Planner Journey: February 2020, Gillio Brown Matte Pocket Rings - Marthas Busy Little Life
  11. 2020 Pocket Size pink Moterm Otrich Flip Through - SprinkleMeKute
  12. Updated EDC Flip Through: feat. Gillio Amica - rleplans
  13. Functional Planner Journey: February 2020; 2, Gillio Black Matte Pocket Rings - Marthas Busy Little Life
  14. Update: Gillio Medium Compagna as EDC Planner/Wallet Combo - Robyn Cook
  15. Pocket Planner Update | Filofax Pocket Croc Ebony | Planner Setup | Systematic Maddie - Systematic Maddie
  16. Filofax Nude Fashion Inspired Personal Planner Setup - Planner Girl Fayth
  17. Filofax original patent rose unboxing & filofax domino soft - kti. plans
  18. SET UP | Filofax The Original Personal Planner 2020 - Christine Trinh
  19. Filofax The Original Personal Planner | Flip Through 2020 - Christine Trinh
  20. Huge Cloth & Paper Haul | Cloth & Paper Haul A5 Setup | Filofax The Original A5 - The Minimal Sophisticate
  • 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. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




25 February 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 473

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 with any questions and comments.

24 February 2020

A date for your diary - Sunday 1st March 2020

After a break of a few months, we are going to run another conference round-table voice/video chat using Skype.

When? - Sunday 1 March 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 our session it will last 2-3 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 March 2020.

22 February 2020

Web Finds - Saturday 22 February 2020

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 - Saturday 15 February 2020
  2. Silent Sunday
  3. An update about Dodo Pad.
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 472
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday 19 February 2020
  6. Throw Back Thursday: The obituary for Filofax has been recalled
  7. Free For All Friday - No. 589 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. My planner is going to be really busy soon! - This Bug's Life
  2. How I mixed Filofax with bullet journaling - Just Notes
  3. Your Guide to Prepping for the Week Ahead - Day Designer
  4. Plan Colourfully - The Official Filofax Blog
  5. Customer review: Pocket Mia Cara - Blog | Gillio
  6. Filofax System: What Tools I Use - Just Notes
  7. Simple Ways to Gain Control of Your Day - Day Designer
  8. Organisers that Pop! - The Official Filofax Blog
  9. Alternative Uses for the Business Expense Page - FranklinPlanner Talk
  10. New small planner - Just Notes
  11. Restock: A6 Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  12. 5 study tips to help you work smarter in 2020 - Journal
  13. Time management Monday: Times of rest and times of stress throughout your day - Quo Vadis Blog
  14. Slightly surprised - Pam Alison Knits
  15. 2020 printable calendars are on 50% off sale now - Filofax Love
  16. Musings on Planner Ennui - Ganchi Plans
  17. Roy’s GTD Story - Getting Things Done
  18. vf planner pages - our new name - vf planner pages
  19. 13 Items to Schedule In Your Planner - Strange & Charmed
  20. 5 Sections You Should Have in Your Planning System - Looking through a frosty window…
  21. Planner comparison: Amica vs Guilford - Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  • 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

Enjoy




21 February 2020

Free For All Friday - No. 589 by Steve

Are there any inserts that you would like us to create for you to be able to download and print?

I can't promise to be able create all types in all sizes, but we can try to fill some of the gaps in our current list of available files/templates.

Please leave a comment below.

And of course it is Friday so please feel free to discuss anything ring bound organiser related.

20 February 2020

Throw Back Thursday: The obituary for Filofax has been recalled

Written in February 2010! with some gentle editing for 2020

Newspaper editors have this week been apologising for the premature announcements of the death of the Filofax. It seems that the Filofax has been going about its business quietly and without making a fuss for years. They blamed the lack of TV coverage and the lack of mentions in the weekly celeb magazines for them thinking it had died without trace.

Keen followers and users of Filofax have been rejoicing and broadcasting their love for Filofax on Twitter and other social networks this week following the announcements that sales in the leather bound organisers had never been better.

Filofax HQ have even called in expert users to review their up and coming TV ad campaign which reportedly features a user turning the pages of their Filofax and showing the camera the variety of pages available. 'You want a list to remember all the things to take on holiday…. There is an insert for that'  Now where have I heard something like that before....

Male Filofax users were slightly concerned that this weeks announcements included the startling statistics that they were in the minority when it came to the demographics of the average Filofax user. They have called for the focus groups to get together to design some more masculine organisers. Ideas have included a fake camouflage cover. Inserts featuring maps showing the locations of CAMRA recommended pubs and bars in central London. They have also called upon Filofax to develop a similar 'beauty Filofax gift box' that will appeal to men. The atomiser pen could of course be used for aftershave, the mirror for shaving and checking for other unwanted facial hair!

All Filofax users have appealed to Filofax UK to not get carried away with this newly found popularity, they don't want the brand to be cheapened, or for senseless gadgets to be included such as electronic alarm reminders, the clip in calculator is going far enough thank you.

Filofax has called for Instagram influencers to tell their story of their hidden years in hiding at the bottom of desk drawers and called for Filofax UK to ensure there was a plentiful supply of diaries and inserts available for all his old friends that have been emerging this week.

The family and friends of Filofax are pleased and happy that the Filofax is in fact alive and well.

Note: Written with tongue firmly in cheek!

19 February 2020

Video Web Finds - Wednesday 19 February 2020

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. Flip Thru of My New VDS Parme Planner - the planner spot
  2. Flip Through - February 2020 VDS Parme - YusVogue Plans
  3. Van Der Spek TM planner review - Planner, Journal, Pens
  4. 2020 Planner System | Gillio compangna, VDS TM Perle, B6 Stalogy and more! - 
  5. Planning my Week in MySummerTouch Weekly and Dailies - Ganchi_mH
  6. Setting up my | FILOFAX CLASSIC A5 with CLOTH & PAPER inserts - Planner mother of 3
  7. Gillio Medium XL Compagna Flip Through - Ella Bella Plans
  8. Moterm pocket planner flip through - Lali's Life
  9. Moterm Planner Litchi Blue Orange | Unboxing - LoveForPaper85
  10. 2020 Planner System | Gillio compangna, VDS TM Perle, B6 Stalogy and more! - Pretty and Prim Co
  11. Different ways of color coding activities | Filofax | a5 Classic crocs | - Planner mother of 3
  12. filofax planner set up for work - Linda Zertuche
  13. Giveaway Part 2: Filofax Notebook Setup - The Life Facilitator
  14. Filofax Deko Vintage - ThriftPaperLove
  15. Unbox With Me | Filofax Personal Planner | ASMR - Christine Trinh
  16. February Planner System Update // Stalogy, Filofax, Hobonichi Weeks // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  17. Filofax Pocket Croc Planner Setup | Peanuts Planner Co Inserts Pocket Planner Flip through - Systematic Maddie
  18. Agenda Filofax Original tamaƱo personal color stone// Mi nueva agenda. - Bianca Orantes
  19. Filofax Wallet Unboxing|| Wallet set up - Jamie Budgets
  20. Unboxing filofax and other goodies - Linda Zertuche
  21. Filofax Original Pocket - puderluder
  22. Filofax A5 Croc: Unbox this beauty with me! - Lhey Ralston
  • 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. 
You might also be interested in Planner Spread Love on Facebook. 

Enjoy




18 February 2020

Free For All Tuesday - No. 472

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 with any questions and comments.

17 February 2020

An update about Dodo Pad.


THERE IS NOTHING, CERTAIN BUT THE UNCERTAIN


INTO THE SUNSET OR TOWARDS A BRIGHT NEW DAY?

It's Valentine's Day and we're showing you the love that you've shown us - some of you for many, many years - and even more so since we announced our probable demise just before Christmas. Thank you...


If you just want to scroll down and go straight to what's on offer, there's an EXTRA 15% off everything we've have left in our stockroom - that's on top of any discounts already shown on the website. Many products arealready discounted by at least 10 - 50%, so grab some Lord Dodo memorabilia while you can and save up to 65%!

Spend as little or as much you wish and use code 20PR. Many items are down to the last few. Spend more than £30.00 (excl. p&p) for a SURPRISE FREE GIFT worth at least £5.00!

Dodo Towers and our current website will close at the end of March or very soon after that.


Our future still has a big question mark hanging over it. Since Christmas, we've been in discussion with buyers, one of whom we really thought would decide to go ahead. To us, it looked like the perfect marriage. But sadly, in the end, corporate caution won over entrepreneurial conviction.

The one thing that is certain is that we're having a big stock room clearout as, whatever happens, a new owner may not wish to take on many of the products currently available. And if there is no new owner then we'd like to sell what we can before we close.




So share the love! Little love heart headphone audio splitters for sharing music (or videos on an iPad or tablet) with a standard 3.5mm jack with two ports. Available in two more designs - but hurry, only 5 left!


Our exclusive pen in purple for your purple prose. With a gold engraved Dodo Pad logo and a non-slip finger grip. Only 30 left.

Click on the boxes below to see what's on offer.


Use code 20PR for an extra 15% off on everything. All orders over 
£30.00 will receive a special free gift worth at least £5.00

PAPER PACKS 

A6 Square Ruled 250 Sheets, A5 Dot Grid 250 Sheets, A6 Square Ruled 250 sheets



The Small Print: USE COUPON CODE 20PR for an extra 15% off all published website prices. *If you spend £30.00 or more, we will add a special free gift worth at least £5.00 to your order. Please enter 20PR in the coupon code box below the shopping cart summary. This offer applies to orders shipped to a single address (UK, EU or anywhere in the world). If your order is destined for an address outside the EU, the product prices in your shopping cart summary (once you have entered a delivery address) will appear net of UK 20% VAT tax. Dates/times quoted in this offer are based on GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). Please note: These offers are valid for items in stock during the offer period. All other terms are unchanged. Our aim is to dispatch your goods within 1 working day of receipt of order but we cannot be held liable for our suppliers failing to deliver to us in good time or our delivery services (Royal Mail, overseas postal services or courier) failing to meet their delivery obligations.

Thank you to Rebecca at Dodo Pad for all the help and support she has given Philofaxy over the last 10 years or more, let us all hope there is a happy ending to the story of DodoPad.