Saturday, 7 September 2013
REVISITING OLD FRIENDS....MR FILOFAX & MR PAPERMATE
before smart phones and iphones, ipads, tablets, stylus pens and fancy smancy apps....I lived and died by the scribbles in my filofax. Retired for many years I hadn't thought about my little file of life that had been stuffed into the bottom draw of my desk, last used yearly planner marked 2005.
So where is this going you may wonder...well very recently I was wandering the isles of a stationary shop, as you do and stood marvelling at the hundred and one pens with various colours and glitters where there nestling at the back of the hoard, calling out my name in all his black, red and green finery was Mr Papermate finesse my pen of choice, my favourite scribbling tool. I think I actually did a little squeal because I didn't think they made them anymore. I bought 3 one in each colour.
They sat in my pencil case just waiting to be used. Quietly calling to me to scribble a random note or two in all their felt tippy goodness. I made the odd note, wrote a shopping list but Mr Papermate was not indeed being used to his full potential.
This is where Mr filofax makes his entrance....recently on instagram there have been some great pictures being posted of some pimped up filofax's that people are dusting down and giving a make over....this sparked a thought or two. Mmmmm Mr Filofax & Mr Papermate would indeed make a fine couple.
So a bit of rumaging about and some quick and easy stitching using a very treasured barkcloth that was indeed perfect for the job. Mr Filofax had a smart new jacket and Mr Papermate had a place to call home.
But alas he was indeed empty inside...ah ha I thought the day of modern technology and everything and anything at your fingertips I must be able to find a solution online to solve this slight problem. Indeed the world wide web came up trumps and using this fabulous site the void inside those rather fabby covers is now full to the brim and scribbles already fill many pages. In the end the only thing I actually bought was a nifty little hole punch enabling me to add all sorts of this and that.
To be honest I have never used my phone to its full potential, by the time I have found the right button to press, taken my glasses off and squinted to read the text ( I like to see sentences and not have to scroll too much so making things better just doesn't work for me) so now I have the best of both worlds and when I write things in my diary they saty there unless they are scribbled out...there are no annoying flashing reminders telling me about stuff and no one is really interested in nicking Mr filofax and selling him on
So my dear readers have you an old filofax sitting unloved in a pile of junk...if so drag him out, dust him off and enjoy the gentle art of scribbling with a pen again.