The last time I saw Steve was in October 2014 when we travelled to Van Der Spek together. I was thrilled when he told me that he and his wife Alison were travelling to Stockholm in June. I was dying to see Steve again and to finally meet Alison, who is one of my favourite authors.
It was Stockholm’s National Day when I met Steve up at his hotel and we walked to my favourite bookshop, Akademibokhandeln, where we met up with some other planner fans and spent a wonderful couple of hours talking about organisers. It had been cookingly hot (27 – 30°C and light 24 hours a day) a few days before Steve arrived, but true to form, when he and Alison came it was a cloudy, windy and cold 16°C!
The other members at the meetup had brought loads of binders from Filofax, Gillio, Van Der Spek, Kikki K. We even had Maria come all the way from Denmark! I am still kicking myself that I did not take any photographs of the huge, beautiful pile. Amanda B brought her gorgeous Touch Me and the Red Slimline Cuban, both of which she had brought to our previous meetup (see below). Both are still going strong. The first thing I asked was to caress her Touch Me, which feels wonderful.
and operating on the rings of my Paul Smith Swirl, with any tool handy. King of the Rings!
See Steve’s post about the meet on Philofaxy here