Friday, 30 August 2013

Cleaning & Household Tasks

A New Insert

I know that I've made an insert for my cleaning in the past but I thought it was time to update it slightly. Wherever possible I always try to create to a basic table for my inserts so I can keep things simple. 

Cleaning Tasks

Cleaning Tasks Close Up

Nothing overly imaginative but handy for keeping track of what's been done and what needs doing next.

Until next time 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

My Filofax Week 23

My Week

I've had a very busy week with family coming to stay.  I also went out a lot more, the visit to Eastbourne was on an exceptionally nice day.

I hope you've had a good week and you get to enjoy the bank holiday tomorrow. 

Until next time 

Friday, 23 August 2013

The Songbird - Continued

A Closer Look At My Little Bird

After giving you a glimpse of my new organiser the Filofax Songbird I decided I would tell you what I like best about it.  I don't think the Songbird is made anymore so I'm not going to go in depth into its specifications.  

I absolutely love the musical note closure button on the front cover, definitely different making it very distinctive.

I've always been a great lover of pockets inside my Filofax organisers and the Songbird has five card pockets and a pocket behind them that runs from top to bottom.

I find the notepad in the pocket on the inside back cover very useful for scribbling notes.

Finally I love the way the cover looks.  I adore the birds, flower design and the colour, everything really

I feel exceptionally lucky to have gotten myself such a beautiful organiser at such a fantastic price of just over £17.

Until next time

Kindle Insert

Keeping Track Of My Books

Recently I've felt that my Kindle is a monster that's out of control.  Due to financial constraints I'm frequently downloading free Kindle books.  Unfortunately for various reasons after a few pages or chapters I decide I don't want to read anymore of the book.  Often I just delete the book and it ends up on the cyberspace of Amazon. The long term problem with this situation is that my account is getting filled up with books I no longer want.  I also have books that I want to keep but don't know which is which without going through each one individually.  As there are probably over 300 books this would be very a time consuming job.  So for future purchase I have made this insert to help me know which books I want to get rid of but maybe not immediately, procrastination is terrible. 

I think with the books I already have in Amazon cyberspace will have to be removed by giving the archive a quick glance because at least 75% of them I'm not going to want.  The chances of losing something amazing are slim.

Hopefully this Kindle insert will prevent me getting in the same situation again but there are no guarantees

Until next time

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

One Direction

A Very Personal Divider

Tonight I have done something I never thought I would do, I've personalised a divider with a picture of Harry Styles from One Direction.  I need to make it clear that this divider is not for me.  I have made it for my niece who is staying with me this week. 

The image below is not as good as I would like it to be as the photo is from a magazine and doesn't reproduce to well.

Harry Styles One Direction

I bought my niece a Personal Domino organiser earlier in the year and the divider is for that. Such a divider goes to show that Filofax owners can come in all age groups.

Until next time

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Songbird

A New Personal Friend

Honestly I tried to resist but it kept calling buy me, buy me. So once again I succumbed to temptation.  The colour and the birds are fantastic.  The price of just over £17 was also too good to resist.


Inside My Songbird

I wanted to share my new organiser with you today but hope to do a longer post shortly giving you more details about my new Songbird.

Until next time

My Filofax Week 22

My Week

I've had an exceptionally busy two days preparing for visitors who arrived to day.  Because of the preparations I had to delay this post but here it is at last.

I hope you've all had a good week.

Until next time

Friday, 16 August 2013

My Filofax Personal Domino

Personal Health

Aspects of my health has not been good for some time and I've been overwhelmed by questions I often want to ask the doctor about my health. This is the Filofax I told you that I was putting together in my recent post Loving my Cuban Friend. I decided my Personal Purple Domino was better suited to being a health organiser and not a mini photo album as suggested in my Lots of Filofaxes post. Here are some of the pages that I made to go inside it.

Purple Domino

Some health problems I'm aware of and others have to be diagnosed hence I have a number of different pages for taking notes

General Health Problems

Things To Discuss With The Doctor

Specific Symptoms

Occasionally the doctor will ask me about medication I haven't taken for sometime and I am unable to remember the side effects.  This page will allow me to record any side effects for future reference.

Medication Side Effects

When you take a number of vitamins and medication it's easy to forget one. This page is to list and record everything I'm taking.

Daily Vitamins & Medication

Having test results handy can sometimes be very helpful when comparing test results.

Blood Test Wallet

Hopefully these pages will make things easier when going to visit my doctor.

Until next time 

Sunday, 11 August 2013

An A5 Clipboard For Filofax Notes

All Flowered Up

I've been searching for about a week now for my A5 clipboard but honestly think I must have thrown it away.  I want an A5 clipboard to place my scrappy little notes on that I'm often writing at home until I can transfer them to my Filofax.  Today I got fed up of looking for it and made one of my own and this is the finished result.

The actual board is the back cover of a Tesco diary that I have never used.  I then covered the edges with Washi tape which I had received as a FiloRAK.  The strip beneath the clip is also Washi tape which I was able to cut to size using my Fiskars paper cutter.  The clip I used was a 'to do' clip from WH Smith, I popped the tab out and covered it in Washi tape.

I have to say it's one of the quickest jobs that I've done and one of those that I'm most pleased with. Any unused diaries that I may own are never going to be thrown away again.

Until next time

My Filofax Week 21

My Week

No delay this Sunday with the posting of My Filofax Week. 

I did somehow manage to mislay my black fineliner pen yesterday hence Saturday and today are written in blue.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Until next time

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Loving My Cuban Friend


I know it's only August but I'm loving September. If you remember back to one of my previous posts I decided to call my Personal Brown Cuban Zip September after the character played by Michael Cerveris in the TV show Fringe.  My Cuban organiser is the only one that has been given a name; all the others are simply Filofax organisers.

My Filofax is not exactly going through another reorganisation; I'm putting together another Filofax organiser to put my health details in. My Cuban is ideal for helping me do this. Primarily it's the ring size in the Cuban that makes things work at the moment; they are really fantastic at 30mm. It makes my Filofax appear less stuffed than it is even with all the extra bits and pieces inside. The Cuban allows me to work on the sections for the organiser I'm putting together while I'm out. 

Not being very well seems to take me forever to do things.  Hopefully when I get things completed in my new organiser I'll be able to do you another post.

Until next time 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

My Filofax Week 20

My Week

Unfortunately my Filofax Week has been delayed again.  I'm still not very well which has made doing anything very difficult.

I did a few FiloRAKs last week which is always very nice but other than that not a lot happening.

I hope your week is a good one.

Until next time

Friday, 2 August 2013

The Best Of July


I've put together some of my photos for July and created the best of.  I meant to post this last week but I wasn't very well, hopefully it's better late than never.

I hope you like it!

Until next time

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Filofax Numbers

July Review 

August 1st already so here's my Filofax Numbers review for July.

1     =    The amount of times I've changed the organiser I'm using. I'm now using my Personal Brown Cuban

1     =    The number of Filofaxes purchased in July.  An A5 Violet Domino

2     =      Other Filofax users I've met up with.  Janet and Christa at Vapiano.

3     =     Personalised inserts made up for my Filofax

5     =     People I've FiloRAKD via Facebook.  

17   =     The number of blog posts to Roses in December

21   =     Photos that contain Filofaxes on my blog.

As always I hope you found my numbers review interesting.

Until next time