Thank you so much Tim and Gail for singlehandedly doing this post for me!
I then wrote an article about the Flex here, wondering if it could be turned into a Midori style notebook cover. And who should write a comment on my blog explaining how it was done but the wonderful Tim himself. Here is his comment
Originally, I fitted 13mm rings to a vinyl First Edition A5 Flex. Shortly afterwards (summer 2012) the leather versions became available and the ring mech was transferred into a tan leather model. Several people have emailed me in the last eighteen months, to ask questions or to tell me they have done the same thing!
The original vinyl Flex was later converted by me to a Midori-style folder and that was very easy to do.
I would love to hear from Tim or from any of my readers who have instructions and maybe photographs of how to do this!
UPDATE: Received a link to a wonderful blog post about this from the lovely Gail Wheatley – she turned her Filofax Flex into a Midori-style notebook – have a look at the brilliant, easy to follow step by step instructions here. Thank you Gail – it looks fantastic! Photos below by Gail, taken from her lovely post which is an absolute must-read!