Nigel’s first Filofax

I’ve just recently jumped onto the Filofax bandwagon!

There are a number of different kinds of planner systems out there. My whole life I’ve used a planner system called Complete Utter Chaos (it’s free). Then I discovered the Filofax fad on Pintrest and I’m all like ‘seriously? this is a thing?’. I’ve always wanted ways to decorate and do cool things to my planners at school, but I grew up in Nelson New Zealand where an iPad is a crayon drawing on a bit of cardboard.

I was originally planning to use just a regular binder as my planner and set it up similar to a filofax because I preferred a $10 big binder to a $60 Filofax that could fit in your pocket. Until I found a Filofax in the bargain bin for $30. It was probably in there because the cover was scratched, but it’s in my fave colour and if it’s going in my handbag and everywhere else it’s going to get scratches anyway. I’m happy with my planners looking used!

The calendar is for 2014 so I can’t use it yet LOL. I had what was supposed to be a brilliant idea to solve that problem which I will show you later.

FilofaxThe cover is purple! My fave colour! And it has a nice big elastic to close it. The scratches are visible in this picture but I’m not at all worried about them. Everything else works perfectly fine. And maybe I will stick things to the cover in the future.

day1 1

Day 1. I got the pen from a church event, and that’s what I’m sticking to because it sounds a lot better than “I can’t remember if I stole a pen from a church”

day1 2

Shame I can’t use this calendar till 2014.

day1 3day1 3day1 5day1 6

Some-how ended up with two refills of lined notepaper.

day2 1Moving in!


Filofax wishlist

DSC01748DSC01749First attempt at printouts…

I did them out of order and too small 😦

Day 3

day3 1DSC01755Found these cold border stickers because this is Nelson where there is literally two rolls of in washi tape in the entire city and I hate them both.

Of course no-ones bought them yet. They’re still all too busy trying to figure out cellotape!

DSC01756DSC01757DSC01761A collection of border sticker leftovers.

DSC01753DSC01764Took my anger out on my calendar printout.

Update 19/11/2013 :

OMG! Philofaxy put this on one of their Web Finds posts!


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5 thoughts on “Nigel’s first Filofax

  1. Sue Leov November 9, 2013 at 11:43 pm Reply

    Such a good idea

  2. Kellie November 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm Reply

    Hey Nigel, send me your address and I will send you some cool washi and other fun planner stuff from the Big City. I grew up in Motueka, I feel your pain 😉

  3. Cruz November 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm Reply

    Another New Zealander blogging about Filofaxes? Yay!

  4. Zeb A. January 12, 2014 at 7:03 am Reply

    Hooray! I’ve been looking for other NZ Filofax fans 😀

  5. A Filofax update | nigelthedragon July 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm Reply

    […] And here is an old blog post from when I first got it. […]

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