Friday, 7 April 2017

All change - again

Having a collection of Filofaxes means that not all are used at the same time and occasionally contents get swapped around according to season, favourite size/colour or whim. Today was a day of all change. The A to Z dividers (Don't we all have a lot of those?) came out of the new to me black Piazza and went into the burgundy Cross, which originally housed records of TV series that had been viewed. I thought that I'd record series plus episodes in alphabetical order e.g. Elementary under the E section and so on. I then took the black and white week on one pages out of my black Original and put them in the black Piazza but then changed my mind. My online game information which resided in my purple Original then went into the lilac Piazza. The purple Original is now sitting with my other Originals back on the shelf because I want to keep these as un-battered as possible. The ochre pocket Malden which housed my brain dump went the same way and was retired to the shelf. Even though I find the Maldens wonderful work horses I thought I would give it a rest for a while.

I had another change of mind and the contents of the red Piazza which housed Christmas were transferred to the burgundy Cross, (They were there originally.) so the TV record pages are now in the red Piazza. Are you still keeping up? :{

And what happened to the scrap paper from my lilac Piazza? Why, that went into the black Piazza which I am now using as my Brain Dump. Phew!

Now I have 4 Piazzas in use - the lilac, the black, the lime and the red. Spot the Piazza that has not had its contents changed.

Happy planning.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Filofax for storing

All this is scrap paper and it looks rather untidy.

This lilac Piazza is now being used as a scrap paper store. My desk is now tidy and my Piazza has a use.

The paper had only been printed or written on on one side but the plain side can still be written on. Why use new for notes when used will do perfectly?

Happy Planning

Monday, 3 April 2017

From plan to party in my Filofax

The project was to plan a party for my friend who has golfing and quizzing interests. Her birthday is noted in my list binder (black micro-file) along with other birthdays of friends and relatives.

These birthdays are copied onto my monthly pages in my day to day planner (personal Piazza in lime).

The date is also noted on my weekly pages. Her birthday is in April.

My initial planning for this project was to wait for inspiration so my Brain Dump Filofax (pocket Malden in ochre) came in very handy when inspiration struck and I had to get my thoughts down quickly, some in the middle of the night, hence illegible scribble. (That's my excuse anyway!)

Now to get down to the proper planning and this is where my scrap paper Filofax (personal Piazza in lilac) came in handy. In this planner are pages of torn up scrap paper, recycled so I can write on the back of the paper. I ordered my scribblings on different pages, tearing out ideas that wouldn't work and refining ideas for action.

Once my plans were sorted I started making games and puzzle sheets (she's a quiz enthusiast), ...

sorting and buying small presents (she's a golfing enthusiast) 

and ...

typing up sheets that would be used throughout the evening.

Birthday girl played A ROUND at the PAR TEE and had a BALL. A great BIRDIE FORE her and success FORE my planning.

Happy Planning

Thursday, 9 March 2017

LIst - done - tick

It's easy to make lists but time and effort are needed to get them all done. It's so satisfying ticking them off at the end of the day, isn't it. Here's the list then ...

… and here's the list done!

lounge - all tidy and clean now

bread - homemade dual loaf - half white, half wholemeal

ironing - all done

walk - along the sea front

dancing - in the ballroom

finish crochet - nearly, only the backing to do now

chicken casserole - eaten!

Happy planning

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Making pages for my Filofax

I thought it would be a great idea to make some pages and dividers for my duck egg blue Original using the contents of this Recipe note book.

The pages are just ruled ...

and the dividers are a plain, pale blue.

Alas, the blues do not match.

In fact they are no where near. The Filofax duck egg looks more of a greeny blue than a pale blue.

Ah well, I shall have to put my thinking cap on and try again.

Happy planning

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Control that Washi tape

I've tried various ways of organising my Washi tape and recently I tried again, after having researched how others tackled this problem. Here's one way of storing. I found that I wanted to keep taking the roll off the hangar so this way of storing would not do.

I settled on the cardboard roll way which is just a rolled up piece of thin card used as a tube to hold the different tapes.

This works a treat as I can easily take off the tape I need, not that I use the tape very often.

I really don't know why I bought some more from Lidl this morning. Yes I do - the spring flowers were calling to me. Roll on Spring and the warmer weather so I can use this tape to brighten up some pages.

Happy planning.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Keeping track of game information

A spare Filofax came in very handy when the information I had collected about my computer game became too great to handle easily on pieces of scrap paper. The game is a tycoon type game called My Little Farmies (what a silly title) where the owner of the farm has to grow various crops, nurture various farm animals and turn the farm into a vibrant and profitable organisation. (In my case, without spending  real money!)

I use my Filofax to make various lists to help me calculate profitability. Having the information set down in an organised way allows me to be able to build my virtual business profitably. At the moment my sections are:-

Daily log
Crop Information
Animal Information
Product Information
Processing units
Money made
Money spent
Guild Information

They will only mean something to people who have played the game. My Filofax will return to the shelf as a storage binder when I have tired of the game but at the moment I'm having fun designing and tycooning!

Happy planning!