Firstly, Amanda at PaperPens and Ink blog is going to think I’m stalking her. My filo envy not only extended to wanting to try an Aston but an Aston in an identical size and colour as Amanda’s (In all fairness purple is my favourite colour and my original BCC Pocket has a broken strap).
However I managed to sway my envy until I saw this blog post on Philofaxy. I like my Filofax’s to be bulging and I just don’t get the narrow pages of the Personal. I blame Doris (in the nicest possible way!) - her Emma Filofax is beautiful.
I’ve also been carrying around two filofax’s. I originally re-started (I had a Filofax in the 1990’s) my obsession with a BCC Pocket which worked fine for several months. However, I was using a Windows Mobile phone and manually printing out my Outlook calendar. Surely it would be much easier to upgrade to an A5.
Again, this worked beautifully . . . for a few months until I changed from a Windows Mobile phone (I no longer use Outlook for my electronic diary). With no need to print out pages, I down-sized to a gorgeous Lilac Cross in Personal and manually write out my diary. I love the colour and the smoothness of the Cross but I just don’t like the size of the pages. In the narrow personal pages, the only diary which suited my needs was the WO2P horizontal. It’s ok but I’ve got planner envy.
I’m also carrying around a mini Piazza which although cute, rarely gets used and each week I’m checking my Personal against the mini against my phone and the kitchen calendar. It would be one less step if I have just ‘one-life, one filofax’.
I just happened to be perusing EBay when a new Aston Pocket in Orchid appeared at a price which was too good to be true. It was fate I told myself; I was destined to buy it!
Then I noticed the clever gentlemen Steve and Ray are starting to work on Pocket sized diary templates. Yet another sign that I was meant to move back to the Pocket size!
I can’t wait to meet the Aston and check out just how tactile the leather is and meet the Orchid colour in real life. Hopefully it will arrive today (and not tomorrow when hubby is home!) and I can spend the next week setting it up, taking photos and writing another blog post.
Pilot bringing out a multi-pen for their Frixion range would almost be my Filofax nirvana – well for a few months anyway until my situation changes again but that’s what we all love about our Filo’s. The fact we can change our system as and when our situations change.
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