Well, it arrived last Friday.
And I almost immediately thought about putting it up for sale.
Because I didn’t think I would get on with it.
It meets many of my requirements for a binder, but it had an epic fail on an important one… flattablity.
I need my binder to lie flat as a bat. This one lies as flat as a camel.
Don’t get me wrong, the filofax is lovely! It’s a very handsome beast. It’s the colour of blood (Oh. Maybe only I would find that description appealing… it’s “cherry” I think on the filofax site), has 4 card slots and a full-height pocket behind on the inside front cover and a zipped pocket and a full-height pocket behind on the inside back cover. It has 19mm rings.
It really is beautiful and probably could be trained to lie flat, but maybe not by me who hasn’t a huge heap of patience!
Cover – there is little creasing near the spine which shows as paler, but a dab of red leather cream resolved that. (these pictures were taken before I used the leather cream…)
[Incidentally, for those of you wondering, Collonil Classic Shoe Cream in red is the right shade for a
“Open” (I use the word incorrectly):
Inside front cover: 4 card slots and one full-height pocket behind.
Inside back cover: zipped pocket and full-height pocket behind.
The filofax (I think) has never/barely been used. I am currently trying to train it to lie flat. If I fail, I will sell it (though the colour is wonderful and I like it otherwise!)
Anyone got any good training tips for a Classic (or is it doomed to fail?).