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Friday, April 1, 2011

Experiment postponed: A5 Filofax + Quo Vadis weekly inserts

I need to postpone my experiment with my new A5 Domino Filofax with the Quo Vadis Timer 21 inserts (which you can read about here).  I'm out and about every day as we are househunting, interviewing schools, and doing other things to set up our lives here. The A5 binder doesn't fit in my bag along with all the other things I have to carry around (including mosquito repellent, sunscreen, water and snacks for spending lots of time stuck in traffic in the car, antibacterial handwipes, tissues, etc. not to mention all the stuff that's normally in my bag too).  And even if it did fit, I wouldn't want to carry the big binder around everywhere, it weighs a ton.

So, I'm going to save it until my life settles down a little bit. I'm thinking this fall when my kids are in school and we're on a predictable schedule maybe I won't need to carry my planner around with me everywhere, so it might work for me then. It's such a great binder and excellent weekly setup, I refuse to give up on it. I will try it again, but it has to be at the right time.

Meanwhile, I'll stay with my Quo Vadis Minister because it is extremely slim and portable yet still has large-enough day spaces for me. And I'm pining for my 18 month Extra-Large Moleskine weekly notebook, which is in our air shipment due to arrive in a week or two. I'm waiting very impatiently for it to begin the end of June!


  1. Laurie, I wish you the best in your new country! I'm glad you all arrived safely and hope you can get settled in soon. I do notice that you tend to go back to that Minister planner again and again, it seems like that one really works well for you, altho that domino is very pretty........

  2. Laurie - What about carrying the A-5 in a separate bag, like a mini-tote, so you can just leave it in the car or whatever as you run around town? That way it's IN the car, for notes on the fly, and available to take with you into a cafe, but you don't have to tote it into the grocery store, etc.

  3. We don't have a car yet so we're taking taxis everywhere, so I wouldn't be able to leave it in the car. Despite its non-portability, I'm using this anyway. See my April 2 post! :)


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