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catching up with myself.

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Well, its been a little while since I posted. I have been busy doing “stuff” – that equates to :filofaxing, organising my life and generally doing things. I have to prepare for another Tarot Workshop – I cant beleive how much preparation goes into these things!!! still, i love doing it, it is fun… and the cards speak for themselves 🙂

So, onto the Filofaxing (doing up the pages to make them pretty) – I have bought some new washi tapes, but I dont know if I like them or not. I have discovered a place that does stickers for 99p – rainbow crafts so that has been good.

Tarot Workshops – manuals, sheets, cards… whew!!! 🙂 but i LOVE it!!

 

oh and Filofax videos on you tube.. look out for Blair Swift. Shes new but great!!!! 🙂

 

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Friends are Universal :)

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I recently moved miles away from where I used to live. My friends were in one place and I was in another. I dont drive, and Its a long way to expect my friends to come n visit. So, I resigned myself to being friendless. This was not to be (thank GOD!) I went to a Tweet Up, which is a business meeting organised by a lady called Maggie who runs @Officehouds. Through her, and the Tweet Up, I have made real friends. Not that my old ones werent real, its just that I have made new friends. something which I never thought would happen!!! AND not only are they lovely, they are such gorgeously fabbo people. Im so very very lucky!!!!! I thank God for them every day, because they make me smile and I hope I do the same for them 🙂

Then there is Twitter. Yes, its got its problems, but actually my twitterstream is wonderful. Im so lucky to have lovely people on my time line. Real ones, ones that care, and ones that make me laugh, and some that are gold dust!!!!!!

I am so very thankful for my friends!!!!! I just wanted all my Twitter mates, and all my Tweetup peeps to know how wonderful I think you all are!!!!!!!

www.officehounds.co.uk

Organiser update

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well, sorry its been a few days!!! i had a health blip that stopped me doing stuff… but in the meantime, I have been buying cheap FiloFaxs!

this is my family of Filo’s so far:

A5 Metropol (choccie brown)

Personal Identity (black)

Malden Pocket(raspberry)

Domino Personal (Violet)

Non Filofaxes – Pink Paris Personal.

And the one that started it off – an A5 unbranded Organiser, which is my Tarot Journal. 

a couple well, 4, other nondescript ones, that I bought for the inserts.

Now, I have managed to sort out my chocolate Metropol. I have bought the calendar from Leonie Dawson, along with her business workbook. It is at the beginning of each month in my dividers.

my Pink one has also been organised. I now have a section for Book reviews, recipes, inspirations, goals, daily and weekly. So, this one is my personal organiser, as opposed to the Metropol which is a work one, because its too big to carry around.

The picture shows just some of the Organisers… Sasha cant carry any more, 🙂 also there is my colour coding.  The pic at the bottom is my Collins Paris organiser, that I am using for my Happiness file. 🙂

blogs of note:

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I have been looking around for blogs, that are both useful and into Filofaxes…

these are the ones I have found so far.. if you know of more, then drop me a line or include them in a comment.

This is the first one (and i do love this site!!!! )

and of course… the one and only
And there will be more to follow as I find good sites… this will become a regular feature, oh another good site… its got a blog on it… thats my excuse !!!
 

Staples stash!!!

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Well, I went!!! Sasha took me to Staples!!! and we spent ages staring at all the Filofaxes, comparing them with our own 🙂


Notice the cheesy grin of a girl in Filofax heaven!!!  we spent ages drooling over the pens, and hole punches, and Martha Stewart stuff, which is being discontinued 

I got tabs from there, but the dividers just dont have enough holes in them. So I got some cheap ones to play with (and cut up!!!) 

In fact… this is my stash:

Smiley Stickers, punched pockets (for something I want to try, pens with 4 colours in them, some sheets with lines (no holes!) 2 Frixion pens – 1 pink 1 purple, and a box of pins and clips etc, to solve my problem of weedy paperclips. 

Its all pastel colours, which i didnt realise till we got back to the car, so, that is weird, it also means that by accident, my Filofax is themed!!! 🙂 

I had a great time, and Sasha is going Guest Post on this blog when she has time.yipppeee!!!!

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Hello World!!! my name is Cheryl and Ive just got back into using my Filofax since I started Tarot Journalling. I am a Tarot Reader, with a love of stationery.

Ive been journalling in an old filofax.. and i was bitten by the bug! I have a Metropol and im getting an Identity (filofax, not generally, lol!).

I am currently getting together things for my dashboard…. ive got one lot of stickers, some flag things, and large paperclips, that seem to be useless, because they are not strong enough. Im going to add more dividers etc later… im currently getting lots of inspiration from you tube especially Kent from Oz. Also Philofaxy is brilliant too.. lovely site!!

I am going to staples tomorrow, they have a reduced selection of Martha Stewart stuff, as its being discontinued!! I am going with Sasha, my friend 🙂 shes a Filofax-aholic too! 🙂

musical movement

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Im loving going to the gym. Which is strange because i’m a reluctant exerciser!!! I get on that treadmill and walk briskly for half an hour. When done, I’m red-cheeked and tired!!! But my problem is music. i have an ipod and the music im using isnt helping. So, im trying to find the best music for the gym.  i have tried hip hop, rapping, classical and some 80’s songs.what works for you?? 

Pack up your happiness……and decorations!

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I went shopping today, and apart from the sale of clothes, its business as usual. Before christmas we saw lots of lights, trees and loveliness. Its drab now, the decorations turned off, taken down, and packed away for another year; and with them appears to have gone the smiles, freindliness and warm feelings. How soon people forget!!!!!

In the run up to the festive season, people stopped and said hello. Everyone was nice, and in a jolly mood. Now its over, the grumpiness is back. I know its a bore to go back to work, do the shopping and stay happy, but shouldn’t we try? A smile costs nothing, and could mean so much for the old chap who never speaks to anyone. A word of greetings can make a person feel happy.

Today, lets try to remember those around us, and spread some cheer instead of gloom 🙂