It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and I got given
some cash. What to buy? What to spend it on?
I had been finding my Malden in personal size just a little
too narrow for my writing style. I know A5 pads are big enough to write on and
I know an A5 Domino works as a Filofax (I have a red one as my application
notebook to find a full time teaching job) so I decided to invest in a quality
Ideally I would have had a crimson Malden, since I really
love the colour and feel of the leather, the lining and the pocket arrangement,
but all the Maldens I could see at a price I could afford were either grey or
vintage pink which is just too…pink.
Back to Philofaxy (how I love that site!) and its related
contributors. Which Filofax was available at the right price and in the right
colour…. A little birdy posted about Chameleons at half price, I clicked onto
Red. They had the most beautiful bright scarlet red leather
A5 at half price. Half price! Scroll, clic…
It's my birthday, one of those big birthdays with a 0 at the end. At my last one, 10 years ago, I was teaching, a mother of three aged 10 and under and swept along on a wave of business and busy-ness. My life has altered so much since.
I'm no longer teaching, but working as an Office Ninja. I have time to write, and miss it when I'm not writing (I'm between books at the moment, trying to do a proofreading qualification. I miss stringing my own words together, rather than marking up other people's words) so I have the plan in my head for the next book, just gently simmering away at the moment.I'm more confident. I won't take things quietly, and I'm inclined to speak out on the issues that I feel strongly about. I'm the mother of three young adults. That gives me a degree of freedom and a level of concern that I haven't had for ages. I'm aware that I have lost a degree of control over their lives and decisions even as I have gained back control…
I love Cath Kidston style, especially the red dotty look or the roses on a dark background. And her large zip purses are very useable; so big they take every card I own and slim enough to slide in most handbags. I got mine last summer and, barring a short interlude in a small Radley purse when I was having a Radley phase, I have used it pretty constantly since.
But now... well, I had Bette taking up space in my bag, and when I had a smaller bag I was paperless, no notes, no diary. But carrying a smaller (pocket) FF and a purse just seemed so.... extraneous. I needed a cross over. I needed a Filofax purse system that would work.
Using a Filofax as a purse is a popular idea.... Cat tried it, Jarfm got a Journey which could be one, and even Steve admits to swapping between styles in search of the answer but it is very hard. Proper Filofaxes just don't have the coin space, but can hack the cards and so many are not available in red (I have a red thing going on) but when I saw this on…