The Van Der Spek eagle has landed!

Petra let me know that my parcel left on Monday. And 48 hours later it was here! That is very fast service and I was very lucky to be here when the parcel came. I work in a high security environment and I am in up to eight places a day so I cannot have parcels delivered anywhere except at home. The courier parcel delivery  happens while I am at work so parcels then go back to the depot overnight and the next day they appear at the Post Office.

Today I had an early cancellation so was still at home when the courier came. I would otherwise not have been able to take delivery. I used to be able to sign an authorization and ask for the parcel to be left outside my door but nowadays I have to sign on one of those gadgets and they cannot leave the parcel without the signature. I actually had to leave for work five minutes after it came so that was good timing!

Wow what a lovely time unpacking. I ordered the custom ones when I was at Van Der Spek and watched the leather being cut. The Touch Mes I ordered the day they came back into stock. I asked for pebbly ones and bigger rings.

Big parcel

Big parcel! I had to leave it behind and rush to work.

I got home later and my one cat, Fluffy (aka Chewy Louie) had helped me by opening it a little

I got home later and my one cat, Fluffy (aka Chewy Louie) had helped me by opening it a little…

Well packed with lots of paper to stop the boxes rattling around. It is so meaningful in a way to know that Mrs Van Der Spek packs everything so perfectly and so carefully. This is no Amazon!

Well packed with lots of paper to stop the boxes rattling around. It is so meaningful in a way to know that Mrs Van Der Spek packs everything so perfectly and so carefully. This is no Amazon!

When I get parcels I usually give the cats the paper to play with until I can recycle it. They are inside cats so need to be constantly stimulated with play.

When I get parcels I usually give the cats the paper to play with until I can recycle it. They are inside cats so need to be constantly stimulated with play.

First glimpse!

First glimpse!

From left to right - the undyed zipped flyleaf with a plain back, two samples of undyed so I can put them next to the binder for comparison, and personal sized flyleaf with zip on one side and secretarial pocket on the other.

From left to right – the undyed zipped flyleaf with a plain back, two samples of undyed so I can put them next to the binder for comparison, and personal sized flyleaf in Janet Leather (#104) with zip on one side and secretarial pocket on the other.

A5 plain flyleaf in Janet Leather (#104) and carefully packages pen cases

A5 plain flyleaf in Janet Leather (#104) and carefully packages pen cases

 Janet Leather (#104) A5 flyleaf and 2-pen case with 2-pen case in undyed leather

Janet Leather (#104) A5 flyleaf and 2-pen case with 2-pen case in undyed leather

The boxes. It is so nice to get things in boxes!

The boxes. It is so nice to get things in boxes!

Clockwise starting from top left: personal sized undyed, A5 brown Touch Me, A5  Janet Leather (#104), Personal  Janet Leather (#104) , black personal Touch Me

Clockwise starting from top left: personal sized undyed, A5 brown Touch Me, A5 Janet Leather (#104), Personal Janet Leather (#104) , black personal Touch Me

Out of their plastic covers

Out of their plastic covers

Back view

Back view

Leather padding to protect the binders in transit. All these binders have big rings - 30mm in personal size and 35mm in A5 size

Leather padding to protect the binders in transit. All these binders have big rings – 30mm in personal size and 35mm in A5 size

Back view

Back view

Flyleaves with front view of the personal sized Janet Leather (#104)

Flyleaves with front view of the personal sized Janet Leather (#104)

Flyleaves with front view of the  Janet Leather (#104)

Flyleaves with back view of the Janet Leather (#104)

Open. They come with cardboard ring protectors and VDS sample credit cards in the pockets. Both A5s have gold 35mm rings. These are now sold out. I managed to snaffle some of the last ones when we were at Van Der Spek. The A5 Janet Leather (#104) has a gold popper as well.

Open. They come with cardboard ring protectors and VDS sample credit cards in the pockets. Both A5s have gold 35mm rings. These are now sold out. I managed to snaffle some of the last ones when we were at Van Der Spek. The A5 Janet Leather (#104) has a gold popper as well.

Open showing the backs

Open showing the backs

The interior of the pen cases

The interior of the pen cases



Categories: Filofaxes and other ring organisers

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7 replies

  1. I am intrigued by the undied leather! Is is like a cream/off white?

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  2. Looks like Christmas came early for you (sorry for the cliché)

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  3. Heaven! I love them all!

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