So it is finally here. After doing battle with the !”#€%& Swedish postal service who seemed determined to NOT deliver it to me I finally have it in my sweaty paws. Big UP to Gillio for dropping their postal charges by half and using a much speedier service. Before, their postage was €38 and it took up to 10 days to arrive. Now the postage is €20 and it took less than 2 days to arrive!
This binder I have been waiting for for a long time. I bought my A5 first and then my pocket and when I had saved enough for a personal they were sold out for the rest of 2013. I would not have been able to afford it but for the refund for my Aqua Skorpion.
It is lovely – luxury binder with luxury leather. It is, like the other Mias, bulky but that is part of the joy of the model I think. It can hold more than an average personal and has a lot of leather in it so naturally it would be a bit more weighty than its Filofax counterparts. I had gold rings fitted in it as all my other Mias have gold rings.
Just as the Pocket Mia is between Filofax pocket and personal size because of the outer binder, the Personal Mia is between personal and A5 size. Big but not too big. I am sure I will at some stage find it too big and bulky but that is part of using Filofaxes. They tend to veer from being too big to being too small.
I chose a pink Gillio pen with this order. I have not used my other Gillio pens as they do not write the way I like a pen to write and if I had had a choice originally I would not have chosen to have a pen with this one. I prefer to always use my own pens. But I did not have a choice so I chose a pretty pink one. Having received it though, it is really really nice. Solid, good quality and it writes very nicely. So I am chuffed!
My two other Mias are from the mid 2000s and I do notice differences in leather and details which I shall go into in my next post.