Friday, 30 November 2012

My Life Journal Filofax

Hello again everyone, following on from yesterday's blog, I mentioned I was using my A5 Malden Filofax for something else, so this is what I am using it for.... My Life Journal.
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My life journal is full of memories of my life, my childhood, my school years, my work life, marriage, my children, my family and what ever else I can remember.

Inside the front, I keep a few bits, that might come in useful, I also have pictures that are dear to me.

The two photos on the left were given to me just this year.  I was a bridesmaid for my cousin 33 years ago and I only got to see a photo of myself this year.  I love these pics.... I'm the one in the middle on the top picture.  On the right are my Bon Jovi tickets, I went to see them for the first time in August 2000.  I have being a huge fan for 27 years, so was ecstatic when I got to see them.  I promised myself I would see them again if they ever came back to the North of England.......last month I read they were coming back in June 2013....I was almost  first in line for those tickets, this time I am taking my boys with me.

101 Reasons To Write A Journal  This is a really good read.

Some journaling prompts.

I work in this journal a couple of times a month, I'm not strict with it, but when I suddenly recall something from years ago, I will jot it down then write it up when I get a chance.  For example, this morning, I recalled a job I had when I left school, it got me thinking about the others jobs I had then, so I've made a note of it and will write about it in more detail at a later date. 

I think this will be a wonderful journal to read in the future.  I can remember a fair bit from 20-30 years ago, but I guess in 20-30 years time, my memory will not be so good,  this is going to make for an interesting read.

Thanks for reading, please feel free to comment, I love comments. x

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

My Household Filofax

Hello everyone, I'm back!  Nearly 2 months since I last blogged, but  I've being busy with my other hobby...Crochet!  Anyhow, here we go......

My household Filofax!  Some of you may recognise a lot of the contents from this blog I did back in September, but I've switched organisers, I am using my A5 Malden for something else (blog to follow soon).  I am now using my A5 Zipped Wine Holborn.  It's a lovely Filofax, I only wish it came with bigger rings like the Malden, this one only as 25mm rings, but saying that, it does hold a fair bit.

So this is the inside. Lots going on as you can see.  The bottom pocket is ideal to hold a calculator and as I use this Filofax to manage our finances, it's ideal to have a calculator in there without having to use valuable ring space with Filofax's own calculator.

On the right is a  Martha Stewart Dry Erase Label, I have an erasable pen so I can write quick notes on this, then wipe them off.  It's stuck on a clear plastic flyleaf and is removable too.

I use 2 lots of A-Z tabs and covered them with stickers so each tab as it's own letter.

This is my Christmas section, I have used another Avery Pocket Tab to hold Christmas present Receipts.

I love the free Diary inserts from Philofaxy. 

I also had a monthly fold out calendar to help with my planning.  You can find my 2013 version here.

There is a lot more in this Filofax, but I've reviewed it on my Malden Review, so you can see more on the video should you wish to.

My A5 Zipped Holborn in wine, beautiful isn't it.

Thanks everyone for reading, more blog posts coming up soon, still have lots to write about!