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25 April 2015

Web Finds - 25 April 2015

Write At Home So I hope you have had a good week.

Before we get started..... we are pleased to announce a special promotion deal with Write at Home. Click on the logo at the right and go to their site and use the promotion code philofaxy before the end of April 2015 and you will get 10% discount on your order.

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

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. My van der Spek planner is here! - Love All Planners
  2. I've Jumped On The Tag Bandwagon - Planner Fun
  3. The Purpose of Planner Placement - Giftie Etcetera
  4. Flirting with Franklin Covey and learning about its system - The Fabulous Planner
  5. Color Crush Love - Bits and Pieces
  6. Photo Friday #110: List Time - The Crazy Life of J
  7. 5 Reasons a Really Long To-Do List Can be a Good Thing - Homemakers Daily
  8. Personal Size To Do List - Cute Monsters! [printable] - Planner Fun
  9. Create a Home Cleaning Planner Schedule - Renew Your Space
  10. Slimming down the VDS - It's Bluetiger
  11. Temporary Lists: A Place in a Planner - Giftie Etcetera
  12. New Beginnings – A Filofax Update! - Everyday Concepts
  13. National Stationery Week - less than one week to go - She's Eclectic
  14. How I Get Things Done - Blackeyedthoughts
  15. Win an AVxo A6 mid year planner - AVxo
  16. Using the Staying Inspired section in my Websters Pages Color Crush Planner - Mrs Brimbles
  17. Flashback Friday [new printable] - Planner Fun
  18. Kikki K Medium Mint Planner – Unboxing and First Impressions - 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... 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Reader Under The Spotlight - Carol
  2. Filofax UK 2013-14 Catalogue
  3. Free For All Tuesday No. 220
  4. Web Finds - 21 April 2015
  5. Philofaxy Meet Up - New York - 13 June 2015
  6. Old Inserts
  7. Free For All Friday No 336 by Laurie
And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Filofax Setup | Kooperation mit RotesSchwein - Susanne S
  2. Filofax Personal Setup (Fitness Journal) - DLM Journey
  3. Filofax ~ setup | Inspirationen | Metropol personal red - JuMarie
  4. Putting my Erin Condren Life Planner in Malden Filofax - Claudia Hernandez
  5. My Pocket Daisy Filofax set up! - Remake :) - Jess 0042
  6. Filofax: Meine Wochendeko -Elefantis - PinkRoseBianca
  • 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. 
Enjoy

24 April 2015

Free For All Friday No 336 by Laurie

Do you have an "on deck" binder? Maybe you should. Here's what I mean:

I like to have a binder for my upcoming diary pages that are waiting to go into my daily use binder. When these pages are in a binder, instead of in a storage container or envelope, I can easily flip through them to fill in future dates. Then when it's time for those pages to go into my daily use binder, they are already filled in and ready to go.

(To those of you who needed a gentle enabling nudge to buy another binder: you're welcome. ;)  )

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

23 April 2015

Old Inserts

We all love 'Vintage' Filofax organisers of one sort of another.... but sometimes it is also lovely to see the older inserts that went with the organisers of the 1980's. Over the years I have built up a small collection of old inserts, some I bought myself back in the late 1980's in fact!

And before we go in to the inserts themselves let me just say.... the images within this post are the intellectual property of Filofax Group and are reproduced with their permission for historical interest only.

So I've split the collection in to two parts. This part will concentrate on 'Data Sets' There were two data sets in the 1980's as far as I can recall. A UK data set (DSET UK) and an International Data set (DSET INT). There were a few common pages between both sets which were labeled just DS followed by a number.

Naturally you could add in which ever of these pages you found of use, or include them within any part of your organiser.

Back in the late 1980's the various information pages we now see with diary inserts were part of the Data Sets, so effectively you bought your diary insert and which ever of the data sets you needed.

Phone numbers included give away the age of some of these inserts. London numbers were prefixed by an 01 dialling code until May 1990 when London was split in to 071 (Inner London) and 081 (Outer London) then a few years later in April 1995 the numbers changed yet again to 0171 and 0181.

I've paired each page in the following images so each pair is set as 'Front' and then 'Reverse' The designers I think did a very good job of keeping relevant subjects together if they one covered one side of a page.

So as this is going to be very picture heavy a break point will appear after a few images, please click 'read more' to see the full post.






22 April 2015

Philofaxy Meet Up - New York - 13 June 2015

We are starting off the North America Philofaxy Tour with New York

New York - Saturday 13th June 2015

So this is a 'calling notice' for people who would like to attend the Philofaxy Meet Up in New York

Please read all of the post before you apply for a place on the meet up.

When and Where

We will meet initially at 12:30 (to be confirmed) at Ben's Deli, 209 W. 38th Street Manhattan, New York 10018


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You can read all about the restaurant on their website here

Please note we have booked a private room at Ben's Deli and there is a minimum $15 spend per person, but looking at their menu I don't think that will be a major problem!

During the meal there will be plenty of time for chatting and sharing Filofax organisers...

Our meet up will finish at about 6:30pm

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email 'June 2015 New York Meetup', but please do not send it before 8am (New York time) Monday 27 April 2015. Please only request a place if you are 99% certain that you will be able to attend on the 13th.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.

Additional Information

If you aren't familiar with New York or how to get to  from the station you are arriving at then use the MTA Journey Planner, it seems quite good. 

Once we have our full list of people, we will exchange email addresses and if you aren't familiar with New York you might be able to get someone to meet you at the station you are arriving at.

Your safety on the day and your enjoyment on the day is of paramount importance to me, so don't be afraid to ask any questions by email, I want everyone who attends to get the most from the day.

Thank you... any questions?

21 April 2015

Web Finds - 21 April 2015

Write At Home So I hope you have had a good weekend.

Before we get started..... we are pleased to announce a special promotion deal with Write at Home. Click on the logo at the right and go to their site and use the promotion code philofaxy before the end of April 2015 and you will get 10% discount on your order.

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

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. To domino or not to domino - The Fabulous Planner
  2. P is for… Photography  - Planning with Printed Portal
  3. Ich dekoriere, also... - Filomaniac
  4. Pick One Thing and Do It Until Done - Time Management Ninja
  5. Peek at My Planner - a Project Page - Planner Fun
  6. Allowing ourselves to get bored with our planner - Plannerisms
  7. Rings or pre-bounded planner? - The Fabulous Planner
  8. Travel diary – share your stories + free download - AVxo
  9. Personalizziamo l'agenda_ il divisorio 3D - Lucy Wonderland
  10. New one in town - Filophilista
  11. Taking Off with GTD - GTD
  12. Taking Care of You in Your Daily Plan - Giftie Etcetera
  13. Does THE perfect planning system exist? - Find your own planning system - The Fabulous Planner
  14. How To Use A Planner (Without Getting Totally Overwhelmed) - Huffington Post
  15. Personal Size Project Page [printable] - Planner Fun
  16. Week 3 in the pocket - Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  17. A5 Filofax April Update - Jessica Lawson
  18. New poll: What size and type of planner do you use? - Plannerisms
  19. Basic 2015-2016 Academic Year Monthly Calendar [printable] - Planner Fun
  20. A little strategy to work yourself out of procrastination w/ the help of your planners - The Paradox of An Organised Scientist
  21. National Organise Your Files Week (USA) - Dull Men's Club
  • 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
We are on the look out for more people to take part in Reader Under the Spotlight. If you would like to appear in this feature then please contact Steve : philofaxy at gmail dot com  Thank you.

And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Event: Gillio, the pastel planner edition in Brussels - Les demoiselles de Bruxelles
  2. 2015 Filofax Set Up- Planner Peace - Amanda Brooks
  3. Filofax Planner Setup Video! What's inside my Filofax Planner? - Nicole's Lil'Things
  4. Filofax A5 with Plum Paper Insert - BFF KAWAII
  5. 2015 Filofax Set Up - PandaPaws
  6. My Filofax Saffiano Compact Size Setup & My Filofax Sketch A5 Size Setup - Ruby Dumbrique
  7. A Look Through My A5 Filofax; 2015 Set Up - Nova Alexander
  8. Filofax Monthly Setup! - Simply Niyah
  9. Filofax Pennybridge compact setup - Laura Cubitt
  10. Mon nouveau Filofax ! - Mimounette
  11. AURELIA Roma Nova IV - Alison Morton (Not planner related)
  • 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. 

My Week Posts
  1. Weekly Post #78 - Miss Mai's Adventures
  2. My week #15 - She's Eclectic
  3. Filofax Friday Week 17! - What My Mama Gave Me
  4. Weekly Post #79 - Miss Mai's Adventures
  5. Week Sixteen - Stationery Starlet
  6. My week #157 - Paper Lovestory
  7. My Week #16 (2015) - Joanny White
  8. Weekly Post #80 - Miss Mai's Adventures
  9. This Weeks Decorated Pages // Week 17 - Hey Charlie
  10. Weekly Decoration #4 - Filophilista
  11. Where's Wally? - This weeks Pages - Mrs Brimbles
Enjoy

Free For All Tuesday No. 220

20 April 2015

Filofax UK 2013-14 Catalogue

Today we go back to the UK catalogue of 2013-14.

The 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.

As this is a picture heavy post, there is a break after the first image, please click 'read more' to see the whole post.

19 April 2015

Reader Under The Spotlight - Carol

Today I would like to introduce you to Carol

Hello, I’m Carol and I live in the North East of England, UK. I’ve always lived here apart from the beginning of my teens when my parents emigrated the family to New Zealand – and back again four years later, sadly.

I’m an administrator/receptionist in local government working with children and families. When my job changed about 1½ years ago I came back to using a planner after a hiatus of several years. A work diary was no longer versatile enough.

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

It was around 1988 when I bought my first organiser, a Winchester with 7/8” rings in burgundy.

2. What other brands have you used or considered using?

I have some unbranded ones including a personal black vinyl, an A5 which was quite cheap but is sturdy and works well, an old unbranded red hand-made personal binder from Italy with a portrait of Galileo embossed on the front.

A personal from Next which looks and feels like a Portland with an internal layout exactly like a Kensington.

I’ve thought of a Gillio or Van de Spek but they’d have to wait, maybe forever.

3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?

Oh that’s so difficult. I’ll have to settle on two, probably because I use them the most. Personal Saffiano which I use every weekday at work. Pocket Malden which I currently use as my everyday when I’m not at work.

4. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

22! I’m shocked, I hadn’t really counted until now!

  • Personal – burgundy Winchester, tan bridle Buckingham, brown Buckingham, blue Tejus, black Portland, black slim vinyl, tan Sherwood, teal Line Burst, aqua Saffiano, zipped wine Holborn. Black unbranded vinyl, red unbranded leather. Black (leather I think) from Next.
  • A5 – black vinyl unbranded, aqua Malden.
  • Pocket - yellow Piazza, aqua Malden, ochre Malden, green Windsor.
  • Mini - ochre Malden.
  • Deskfax - black Professional and an A4 black zipped Metropol.

As well as organisers I have aqua Malden iphone and ereader holders.

5. What is the oldest organiser in your collection?

I think it’s my Winchester. It doesn’t have the ‘f’ on the spine or on the rings. I’d actually ordered a green Gloucester but received the Winchester in burgundy instead. When I phoned to explain I was told there had been a mix up in their ordering and they didn’t have a gloucester in any colour to send me. Would I care to keep the (more expensive) winchester instead at no extra cost? I said yes especially as I’d (regrettably) asked to have my initials embossed on and didn’t want to wait weeks for a replacement.

6. What do you use your organisers for?

I have lots of uses! My everyday is non-work diary, address book and to-do/shopping list. I use a personal for work, I really need to be organised there.
I use others for:

  • Home information – financial, insurance, appliances, gas/electricity, water, telephone etc.
  • Hobbies - family history, stained glass hobby work, local history, ancient monuments & buildings, astronomy, countryside walking and wildlife. I did a basic computer technician course by Cisco at my local college and keep my handwritten notes in the unbranded A5.
  • Health/fitness. I was given a Filofax binder from the 2012 Olympics. I need to brush up on it though. I’m on adding info like doctor and dentist, prescriptions, appointments and outcomes to remind me. I have some vintage health info sheets to put in it – e-additives and calorie counter/diet sheets from Slimming World/Filofax.
  • I’ve made a resolution to make more time for my inner and spiritual self. I have the 2015 Canterbury churchbook & desk diary in which I make occasional notes/thoughts/inspiration. Also Gwydion’s Moon diary with dates & festivals of many religions and countries. This is A5 size which was easily punched.
  • I’m on making an astronomy almanac. Moon phases, eclipses, comets and meteor showers. I can get information from the internet (and I do) but I’d like a paper version I can quickly refer to. I recently found pages of constellations & descriptions to adapt to personal organiser size.


7. What was the feature about Filofax you like most?

That they’re portable little ring binders (not so much A5 and up) in rather nice covers, many with handy pockets and slots for cards and papers. Diary, notepaper, anything we like can go in them. It was my ‘epiphany’ moment when I first saw one and spotted the rings.

8. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature?

A supple top grain leather with either ring protectors or leather strips down either side of the rings. One inch gold-tone removable rings. Full width back pocket, pockets as in a personal Holborn on a secretarial pocket inside front, gusseted zip pocket back or front. Optional matching zipped pouch to go on the rings. In fern or bottle green, or tan.

9. How do you carry your Filofax?

Most of mine normally stay at home. Those I carry about go in my handbag or backpack.

10. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it?

Holborn: I like the layout and all the pockets and the leather is so nice. I already have a zipped wine personal. I just wish it had changeable rings, not the riveted ones.

11. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax or other brand of organiser? Which model?

The most I’ve spent was £76 for my A5 aqua Malden.

12. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

I don’t have my own yet but I have two favourites:
Making dividers and Today rulers with pockets.
Tips from Steve on fixing misaligned rings, which have helped so many people.

13. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?

The sense of community, all the more so for folk being located all over the world. And some of us managing to meet up! The shared enthusiasm and wonderful ideas.

14. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?

You jest!

15. What was the last music track you downloaded or bought?

I last bought and downloaded the Awesome Mix vol 1 album from Guardians of the Galaxy.

16. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meetup? if not do you intend to one day?

Not yet but I would like to someday. They look like so much fun.

17. What was the last movie you watched?

Em … I went with a pal to see Shaun the Sheep: The Movie. Made by the folk who did ‘The Chicken Run’ and Wallace & Gromit. Two middle-aged women and no children with us. We weren’t the only ones and we didn’t care - plenty of laugh-out-loud moments which is what was needed!

18. What was the last book you read?

The Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey. A re-read as it’s an old favourite. I’ve always loved science-fiction.

19. George Clooney or Brad Pitt?

Neither. Gary Oldman with a side order of Tom Hiddleston, please and thank you.

Thank you Carol, you certainly have a great collection of organisers.

As you know we are always looking for new people to appear in our 'Reader Under Spotlight feature, you don't have to be 'well known' or a long term user to be considered to appear in this 'spot'.

So please contact Steve philofaxy at gmail dot com today. Thank you.

18 April 2015

Web Finds - 18 April 2015

Write At Home So I hope you have had a good week.

Before we get started..... we are pleased to announce a special promotion deal with Write at Home. Click on the logo at the right and go to their site and use the promotion code philofaxy before the end of April 2015 and you will get 10% discount on your order.

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

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. My new A5 puncher – review - AVxo
  2. M is for… Makeup - Planning with Printed Portal
  3. My Collection of Planners /Binders Part 1  - The Paradox of an Organised Scientist
  4. Van der Spek A5 – oh, the rings!!! - Love All Planners
  5. Follow-up Video | Filofax Original Personal Gripes & Solutions - Filofancy
  6. The FluffyFax - Set up tour of my pet health care tracking planner - Mrs Brimbles
  7. N is for… Name Change - Planning with Printed Portal
  8.  How to Track Your Time in Your Planner - Homemaker's Daily 
  9. What to Track in a Planner - Giftie Etcetera
  10. My 3 custom Longchamp/Louis Vuitton leather binders in production – the process - This Bug's Life
  11. Rainy Day Personal Size To Do List [printable] - Planner Fun
  12. Planner Friday - April - She's Eclectic
  13. O is for… Order of Service - Planning with Printed Portal
  14. Freebie Friday: Printable Notes & To Do Lists - Blackeyedthoughts
  15. Friday Feature: An Interview with Giftie Etcetera - Planner Bug
  16. It’s Filo Friday. Here’s my Pocket Retro Bloom set up. - Embellish Everything
  17. New Facebook group for Quo Vadis users! - Quo Vadis Blog
  18. Pineider - Love All Planners
  19. Filofax Set up | The Original (personal, patent fuchsia) - Filofancy
  20. Flash Back Friday [printable] - Planner Fun
  21. Making Lists In My Planner - Joanny White
  • 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... 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Reader Under The Spotlight - Chamberlyn
  2. Filofax Catalogue 1993/94
  3. Free For All Tuesday No. 219
  4. Web Finds - 14 April 2015
  5. Back in A5 again
  6. Fitting bigger rings to a Gillio A5 Mia Cara
  7. Free For All Friday No 335 by Steve
And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Filofax - Set up, organization & customization Dividers  - Sara D
  2. Planner Supplies Favorites+ Sticker Organization! - Haley Cairo
  3. Filofax Original Personal Gripes & Solutions - Zara M
  4. Stamping in the DIYFish Inserts - One Fantastic Find
  5. Filofax - Meine Organisation - Mel Ob
  6. Filofax Set up | The Original (personal, patent fuchsia) - Zara M
  7. Main Planner Set Up | Filofax | Love.Doki | - LifeThroughAPlanner
  8. Filofax - Set up & my new refill - Sara D
  9. Custom inserts - A5 Filofax FranklinCovey hybrid - Simply Particular
  • 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. 
Enjoy

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