Regency Compact set up
This week my Regency compact filofax was in use for the first time despite the fact that I bought it back in October and was saving it eagerly for New Year. Of course my avaricious nature intervened and by New Year I had also bought the Crimson Malden and the TK Maxx Non-Filofax and I realised that their capaciousness made me wonder whether the Compact would work after all. So, it has come on holiday with me where I need less forward planning power and am more conscious of the weight in my handbag.
It looks elegant in a rustic style cafe.
Inside is my solution to the one pen loop problem. A Leuchturm penloop and a Flex penloop hold the Triplus Fineliners I use for colourcoded entries. The front sheet has a photo of my Gran who passed away in October. I had been debating about whether to buy this rather expensive binder for a little while and in the end I bought it the day she died, as a tribute to her and to cheer myself a little. I know that sounds like a poor excuse but she was a woman who would buy quality and as my sister said when she saw the elegant Regency, ” Its very Gran.” I don't need a physical reminder to remember her but its nice to have a tangible even if tangential link to her. Pockets hold Cavellini Paris sticky notes.
The side pocket has stickers and washi tape strips.
This being a compact binder I only have three tabs and I can remember them so no need to lable them and spoil the stickers. there are today markers for the diary and for lists. My sections are
1. Montly tabbed calander
2(Behind the first tab) three months of weekly with notes ( this was the sacrifice for moving down to Compact- usually I carry a full year)
3.Two page to day diary used for both forward planning and a quick record of how the day actually went.
4.Lists section with spare notepaper and tube map.
Tucked in the back is a Moleskine Volante journal which I am trying to use as a sketchbook( trying being the operative word) and the back pocket is empty as yet.