The other day I was screeching into my favourite coffee shop when I had a ten minute break to get a cup of coffee (one of the best parts of my day – extra hot, extra strong latte) when I spotted this out of the corner of my eye.
I didn’t have much time but once I saw that well-used, well-stuffed binder with it’s battered tabs and worn pages I had to go over and speak to the owner. She was happy for me to take a photograph and tell me a little about her organiser.
It is a gorgeous battered personal size Filofax Original in purple, with a beautiful glowy patina. All the dents and marks just made it look more beautiful. The owner told me that she had used electronic calendars for a while but then switched back to paper planning, which she now uses in combination with her electronic system. I saw her transcribing bookings and information from her phone into her calendar, and also working through her lists, crossing things off as she went.
I have never paid much attention to the Filofax Original because the internal layout is far too basic for me and the way I use my binders, but I love the leather and the colours (particularly the green), and always wondered how they would wear. Now I know, and am looking at this model with increased interest.