Monday, 7 January 2013
So, after receiving my first Filofax flex for Christmas I have been on a mission. What is a flex? How can I use it? Is it better than the old style filofax? What do people put in their filofax's? All these questions have been answered through the wonderful world of youtube.
It is now official. I've gone filofax mad. Blogs, videos, websites- I've looked at them all! After beginning my quest believing the the flex would do me, I came to my senses. I needed a proper filofax!
So, filo friends I can confirm, I am no longer a filofax virgin. In fact I seem to be the proud (to be) owner of no less than four filofax's in two days (plus the flex's). Yes, an obsession has began!
The first filofax I inherited from my lovely boyfriends mum - a pink pocket sized filofax.(I do not know the exact model) Although lovely (and free) it was was too small for what i needed it for so the hunt continued..
I searched ebay believing a second hand filofax was the answer to my prayers- cheap and I could add my own refills. I found a personal domino in raspberry and made my bid. As the auction was nearing its end some crafty fellow filofax fan tried to outbid me! The excitement of winning took over and I decided to outbid them , winning the auction (and my second 'real' filofax) at a grand total of £9.50 (inc p&p).
I felt rather chuffed with myself and set about buying some inserts, which is indeed where I hit a large, expensive brick wall. I mean paying £8 for a diary insert?! Do they not know I am a poor student?!
So two filofax's in and my search continued. A brand spanking new, up to date filofax is what I needed. I did my research and bagged (I believe) a bargin of a metropol personal in raspberry (do you see a pattern emergining here?) for £20! This was ordered yesterday (Sunday) and includes next day del so tomorrow....it shall be here!
So, here the story should end. However, on a shopping trip today to pick up a few essentials (new inserts, coloured paper, sticky notes and pens for my new filofax- like I said, essentials) I stumbled into my local Shelter charity shop and there, upon the shelf, below a halo of light was a boxed personal deluxe leather zipped Durham complete with unopened fiofax pen. It was a 2005 edition, doesn't look used and had no diary inserts but had many, many others which can still be used. The price? £3. Yes £3. A bargain and i've done my bit for charity for the day, brownie points for me.
So a magenta flex in a5 and slimline, a pink pocket, a personal raspberry domino, a new personal metropol in raspberry and a black leather personal Durham. From filofax virgin to a proud owner of six in a few days... this doesn't bode well for my filofax obsession....
The filofax fascination will continue