Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Winner of the Swift filofax

Thank you for your entries to the competition and I am delighted to announce that the winner is... Maria!!
Maria created a moustache-themed to do list where you colour in little moustaches instead of ticking boxes :)

I thought all the entries I received were great, and I will be sharing them in another post along with Maria's moustache to do list template.

I've got some stationery reviews to write and then I'll be holding some more give aways!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

My favourite filofax divider

I previously wrote about these dividers here and have now cut them down to size to fit my personal Ascot. I've always loved these beautiful big cats and have adopted an Amur leopard through WWF, as there are fewer than 35 of them remaining in the wild. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Moar stationery and pen reviews

I am delighted to announce that Cult Pens have very kindly agreed to send me some samples to review!

I think this is great news as I'll be writing more about stationery (yay) and will be able to host more frequent give aways. I have already received my first delivery and will shortly be writing a review that will be published over at Philofaxy.

The company will be providing the products, but all opinions will be my own and I hope you enjoy the posts.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

It's Movember, time for another filofax competition!

'During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men's faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer'.
You can find more info here on how to get involved. 

As I'm a little follicly-challenged in the facial area, I thought I'd have to cheat a bit. 

I've participated in Pants in the Park before so I've signed up as a Mo Sista, and thought it would be great to have a Movember inspired competition to give away the scrumptious Swift filofax. 

Even Jasper the dog is joining in :)
Thank you for all your entries and this competition closed on the 27th November. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Winner of the violet Domino filofax

Thank you for all your entries and the correct answer was Red Dwarf :)
And the winner is.... Flea (Euphemia)!!
If you didn't win this time, there's another chance for a personal Swift with more info here and on the separate Win another filofax page.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Philofaxy posts

I always forget to mention here when I write about my filofax adventures over at Philofaxy, so here's a list of my posts so far:
My plan had been to still write about filofaxes here, but I suppose I just haven't had as many filo posts in me as expected. I know that this means I miss out on the traffic to my blog, but I love being able to contribute to such a great site as Philofaxy and interact with the wonderful community. 

Listing out all the posts has made me realise just how many filofaxes I have been through! This is partly due to some faulty binders, but I've used this as an opportunity to try out some new ones rather than just get a straight replacement. And boy, am I glad I've had a play at this as I have finally found 'the one' without really trying and I feel truly content and relieved.  .

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Cult Pens stationery haul

After nearly completing my October goal of limiting my spending to essential purchases only, I decided it was time to buy some stationery. As part of my decluttering project, I've had a look at what pens and pencils I own and am surprised that so many of them comprise of freebies that aren't nice to look at or write with. So, time for them to go and replace them with something I will enjoy using instead!

I admit I've spent a fair amount of time browsing the goodies of the Cult Pens website, but never bought from them before. I ordered my items on Thursday evening and they arrived today, so lovely quick delivery and the items were well packaged.

My main purchase is this little unassuming-looking pen, a Caran d'Ache 849 ball point.

I love the simple aluminium design and it's a lovely light pen that fits in my filofax's pen loop (such an added bonus for me). I had gone off ballpoints, but this writes very smoothly and I know I'm going to enjoy using it. One thing I will point out is that this is a small pen and when I handed it to my husband to look at, he agreed he'd probably find it too little to write with comfortably. I nearly bought the Metal-X version of this pen instead in violet, but when searching for reviews online people mentioned that the finish on the Metal-X can be a bit too slippery and they recommended buying the classic instead for comfort.

I love my Pilot G2 Limited pen, but it had run out of ink and I decided it was about time to get a refill and thought I'd try the colour peacock green for a change, which is described as a nice intense blue-green.

I couldn't resist these cheery OHTO smile slide clipper paperclips.

And my added bonus was a  free sample of a Schneider Slider Memo XB ballpoint. Thank you, Cult Pens :)

This is another very smooth writer and it feels very comfortable in my hand. I think the very shiny metal clip adds a little interest to the basic design. In the blurb on the packaging it says 'enormous writing output (if compared to gel systems)' which made me laugh. In my opinion, this would be a great pen to use if you have lots of writing to do.  

I'm very pleased with my little haul and more info about the company can be found here and here.
And thank you to The Pen Addict for adding my post to their Ink Links :)