Rummaging through my Filofax drawer in the office, I came upon my (almost) first ever Filofax. Oh the memories!
My actual first ever Filofax was a present from my Mum when I started temping at age 19. What a wonderful gift that was. I have no idea what model it was, but it was definitely a personal (way too big for me at the time unfortunately) and it was navy blue around the edges with some form of pinky/browny swirly pattern in fabric in the centre. Whilst it wasn't one I would have chosen for myself, it was a wonderful idea and opened my eyes to the world of the Filofax. I only wish I knew what happened to it. I've moved house twice since then and I suspect it got thrown out. Oh the horror! Gutted.
Anyway, shortly afterwards (perhaps in the late 90s), I bought myself this black leather mini:
|My black leather mini, with lavender mini Domino and aqua mini Finsbury|
I used it relentlessly for years and years, until about 2008 when I got myself a pocket Domino in aqua. I was looking through the diary entries from years ago and it took me back to a time where I had few commitments and a very 'free', laid-back life. I worked 9 to 5 every day and had the odd social commitment here and there and so I only needed a mini to keep me organised. I even had a lot of note paper in it as well as a full year's worth of diary pages and I actually used the address section as well; how I managed to fit it all in I'll never know!
|My absolutely stuffed black leather mini!|
|The inside of my mini|
|The lining of my mini|
Just the thought of going back to a mini makes me feel almost 'liberated' and free. No great big heavy bag to lug around and barely any commitments or things to remember.
While I'm very tempted to try a mini out again, I just can't imagine how I'll fit in everything that I'll need when I'm out and about, and it would mean resizing all my DIY templates to the mini size (oh I so can't be bothered doing that). The pocket size is my minimum realistically.
Oh well. Maybe when I retire. *sigh*
** I received a 'red card' from the Postman today. Could that be another Filofax to collect tomorrow from the delivery office I wonder??? Watch this space . . .
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