Oh, okay then. I’ll do a why I chose the pocket and a walk through of what’s in there!
First up, it’s the Baroque pocket, not Loki, or Miss Aston (or indeed the red classic that’s winging its way to me… ahem, ahem… More on that another day!).
The 19mm rings, the four card slots and the multitude of (admittedly sometimes daft) pockets made it an easy choice. That and the nagging voice in my head saying that I had yearned after it for long enough, I really should use it. The downside is of course that I prefer colour and the Baroque is black.
So why did I go towards the pocket and not the Holborn?
Size really. Red was feeling like a brick and my hubby has been using
Also, the day per page sheets were just not getting used. Half the days I’m at work (and didn’t use them because I don’t have my filofax open as all my work stuff is planned using the green A5 Mulberry); the other half of the week I’m not at work and wasn’t in the habit of using them. I’m also frequently caught between planning my day and ending up feeling too constrained, and not planning my day and feeling like I’m not getting anything done. Sometimes a weekly list split into ‘must do’ and ‘nice to do if time’ gets me out of that (which is what I’ve been using more recently).
First up, the pocket Baroque (like all of my Baroques) lies as flat as a bat, immediately. Even with all the weight of the insides on one side, it lies flat. Major plus.
|Flat as a bat|
On the rings are other vouchers, then there are 4 sections:
Blank paper for, um, notes. This is the ‘in-box’/capture/whatever you want to call it.
|Notes - not much on my mind!|
In order – list of monthly goals and things to remember for this month (birthdays, car tax etc.), list of weekly goals for this week with a page marker, weekly review check-sheet, weekly goals for the rest of the weeks of April (page per week), monthly review check-sheet, list of monthly goals (and things to remember for that month) for the rest of the months of the year (page per month), forward planner for 2014, forward planner for 2015 (basically a lined page with 2014 or 2015 written on the top – used for remembering when my vaccinations are due!), 2013 week to view diary (in Italian as the Baroque was from the Italian sale).
|Not that I've nothing to do... just haven't filled it in yet|
|LHS - back of the weekly plan sheet; RHS - review check-sheet|
|Italian LINED week to view (hoorah!). 'Festa' = holiday|
Lists of things I’m waiting on, lists of OS maps we have, lists of books to keep an eye out for… stuff like that.
|List of waiting on...|
|Lists of OS maps I have|
A note of the car insurance number, travel insurance number, other random things like that, then addresses.
Right at the back, after these sections, is a card-holder with bank card, donor card, and a couple of store-cards I use reasonably frequently. Then there is a mini-zip-loc bag for loose change. I keep paper money in the pocket in the back cover.
|Pooh Post-Its just to hide my cards|
|Money in the 'notepad' pocket|
Total mass: 380g for the Baroque against 530g for Red.
What do people think?