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The Cardbook

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I spotted this today on Facebook as posted by Galen Leather. Entitled the "Cardbook"  it states that it’s credit card sized and that is all I know, it couldn't be found on the GL website. I'm presuming it's a notebook and would fit in a credit card slot in your wallet, notebook holder or Filofax. I’m a big lover of accessories that will fit in my organisers so I'm going to try get one and try it out! No doubt there will be a review to follow.......

Filofax A4 Metropol

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This post was actually first published back in 2016 for another blog, I still feel it's relevant and thought I would share it now. I hope you enjoy!

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Post-It Notes for your Filofax

If you own a Filofax I would be massively surprised if you didn't own a Post-It note or 2! I own pretty much every type of sticky note you can imagine and I use plenty of them in my organisers, mainly Post-It brand, obviously the Filofax own brand ones plus quite a few other none-too-well-known brands. A few years ago I noticed a range of Post-It notes branded under the "Mobile" umbrella, these intrigued me so I had a further delve. These have never been available in the UK but were marketed originally for the US market and have made it in to a few other European locations as well. These items tend to be sticky notes or flags that will fit into an organiser or will attach to a bag, wallet or purse. To date I have only been able to get a set via Amazon due to its Global Shipping Programme, shipping from the USA is just ridiculous so I have avoided wasting my money thus far!

I absolutely love this and will be putting into a pocket sized organis…
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Tombow AirPress Pen


Not everything on here is just about the mighty Filofax, I'm equally passionate about stationery and all things office. Christmas was a much less extravagant affair this year but I still had plenty of quality family time, however, gifts were also a lot less extravagant! My sister purchased a few items for me that are definitely stationery and office related, a book and a pen! 

The book is titled "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande and published by Profile Books. I'm not going to review the book on here just yet, partly because I need to read and secondly my blog isn't about books. 


The pen is an AirPress made by Tombow who are based in Germany, supposedly it writes on wet paper and can be used upside down, something I need to test first. It writes very comfortably although the pen shell is quite chunky, the nib is black ink with 0.7 ball making it in the fine category.



It performed well, I scribbled for a few minutes upside down and it conti…
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Not the world's worst blogger!
Having not published a thing since it was January means I am a fairly rubbish blogger, but I doubt i'm the worst in the world! Although my audience is fairly niche I have never doubted that there would be some interest in what I do and I hope to share my Love for all things Filofax in greater detail very soon.
Here's a little taster of what is to come, I will be reviewing all of these inserts as soon as I get chance.
Philofile, a brand I know very little about but I do hope to share more very soon.

Filofax Chameleon in Personal Size

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I'm just in the process of having a good clear out after having moved house a few months ago,  finally I'm getting around to sorting through the far too numerous binders and planners that I have. I was lucky enough to buy a large box of Filofaxes late lest year, 10 in total, I chose a few that I wanted to keep and plan to sell the rest via eBay. Today I am featuring the Filofax Chameleon in personal size, a organiser considered to be of high quality and potentially somewhat rare.

This binder is made from leather and came in a variety of colours, externally it has a leather clasp with a stud and a rippled effect finish. When sold as new it would have contained a diary, a selection of papers and dividers as you would expect.



Whilst it's not my personal taste the whole planner has a quality feel and look about it and would appear to appeal to the upper end of the market.


Internally it has 23mm rings in stainless steel which has the Filofax logo etched onto it along with a pen lo…

Brown Crocodile effect organiser by the Book People.

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I'm happy to spend some time with just about any type of organiser and give it the benefit of the doubt before I use it, which is what I did with this one. This one came from a charity shop and features a page inside saying it's made by the book people who are now known as the gift people, they used to drop books off at your workplace for you to sample and then buy.


It may have a look of crocodile skin but it certainly lacks the quality, it's made from cheap rubber or at a push maybe PU leather, but certainly not real leather.

You can always tell when a organiser is made badly, the credit card slots inside always look slightly open and seem to peel away slightly, a leather Filofax or organiser should hold its shape even if its being used a lot.

That said, the inner pages are packed full of useful pages for notes, addresses and a diary as well as plenty of tabs and dividers, at the time of it's realise it probably looked like a good deal



It even came with a page divider, no…