I mentioned last week that I was getting a compact-sized Filofax Violet Temperley. I accidentally ordered a Pocket and because it was a gift and I didn’t have the credit card details, had to cancel and reorder yesterday. Well, it arrived this morning (what service!). The Swedish postal service texts you to let you know you have a parcel waiting instantly as it arrives so you get them really quickly!
So, here come some photos and first impressions:
All in all, I really like this Filofax. I would never ever in a million years pay last season’s £495 pricetag for a Temperley Filofax, particularly a lace-covered one. But this one is good quality and has lots of nice little touches which makes it feel luxurious. It does match my Aspinal 5 year diary perfectly and that is what I wanted. I am really happy with it.
One thing I didn’t mention above and that is really important to me is that it is light to carry. Not a brick, even though it came stuffed to the gills with (strangely) two full sets of inserts – one in Swedish and one five-language. Just to repeat here – this Filofax is only available in Pocket and Compact. The Compact is Personal sized but with small rings. So even if you did want to, you couldn’t turn it into a brick full of everything you need and even things you don’t. That is good for overstuffers like me who need to be physically stopped from overfilling their Filofax, because I fill rings to capacity, no matter how big they are.
I just saw one of these, owned by Rebecca Jay of Dodo Pad Ltd. Really a beautiful binder. Impressed!