Gearing Up The The Move To The Malden – WARNING – Picture Heavy Post!

Hi Everyone!

Today I decided I really needed to finish off my tabs and my setup ready for me to move into the Malden (when it gets here… I know I only ordered it Monday but I’m so impatient…!).

In my lunch hour I hauled myself to The Range and purchased some card stock and patterned paper. I purchased:

– First Edition “Boho Chic” (like me, lol 😉 ) 8×8 card stock

– First Edition “Desert Blooms” 8×8 card stock

– Dovecraft “Super Value Designer Paper Pad” 100 sheets 25 designs 12×12 paper

Then I worked 6 hours solid on printing, cutting, arranging, colouring, laminating, trimming etc… so now finally, I only have one tab to complete once I’ve thought of some ideas… “REPORTS” – which house all of my notes from when I’ve been in meetings with customers ready to be typed up at the end of the week.

Without further ado, lets go the the first page of my Kendal to find:

The Queen Of Hearts!

AKA Cards, this tab includes my business card holders stuffed with my customers business cards in case I need them. Which I refer to. A LOT!

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl!

AKA Diary, self explanatory – I use WHSmith day per page with appointment times to enable me to book my customer appointments and plan my day effectively. They also have small notes at the bottom so things I need to get done that day are usually added there. At the very front of my diary I have a pull out Filofax year planner – all of my holidays and monthly bills are written in there so I can see at a glance what’s happening. All guarded by the professional herself 😉 Belle!

Airmail Envelope Australia!

AKA Address – web addresses, usernames & coded passwords are here

A-Z finished!

Baker St – Gerry Rafferty

Call Me – Blondie
Electric Avenue – Eddie Grant
Hanging On The Telephone – Blondie
Ill Communication – Beastie Boys
London Calling – The Clash
No Phone – Cake
Penny Lane – The Beatles
Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads

Telephone Thing – The Fall

Union City Blue – Blondie (I love Blondie!)

Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
You Can Talk To Me – The Seahorses

AKA Reports… which I need help with – help…?

Australian 5 Dollar Bill!

AKA Expenses, please see second photograph which is the same bill, but it’s actually a laminated pocket so that I can stuff my fuel and lunch receipts in 🙂


It’s All About Me!

AKA Information – I know, I know, it looks like I’m a little vain… really, I’m not – but I really don’t know what else to put here…. ideas please? This holds my vital info, as well as the generic Filofax conversion tables and holidays etc…


AKA Travel – a bit of a hippy printout I found online and HAD to use it… it holds my map of the British Isles, which has helped me out a little when my Sat Nav decided to die on me and I had to navigate myself from Kent back to Birmingham…!

Musical Notes!

AKA Notes – houses WHSmith ruled paper for jotting down all important things that have no relevance elsewhere.

Swirly Flowers!

AKA Inspiration – anything that inspires me, quotes, poems, a magazine cutout, people… it’s all in here! Could possibly do with a pocket to collect things in here… Hmmm.

70’s Flowers!

AKA Missy. Sigh… how to explain this one – you know the “perfect person” you strive to become? Well, I’ve named that “person” in my head “Missy”. The only way I can describe it is, when I was 3 stone heavier last year, to keep me going on my weight loss plan I had these ideas in my head of the end result, how I would feel, how I would look, how I wanted to be perceived, I knew I was due to be made redundant so a lot of it also focused on the type of role I wanted to be in… I guess it’s like a Goals Section, thinking about it now. All my aspirations will be in here, and the second photo shows the little pocket to collect clippings or ideas along the way.


Oh yeah, do you remember how I said I wanted this guy as my ruler? Daniel Jones

WELL… I’ve been looking around and LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea of “Japan Corner” ‘s see-through dividers… ( So I had a little attempt on my Mac using Seahorse (which is a nightmare to use if you’re a bit dim like me haha!)… it’s not great, and I’ll probably have to do a few more before I’m happy with the result, but yippee – I finally incorporated Daniel Jones (who is waving at me whenever I open my Filo, talk about an incentive to organise haha!) and the Australian Flag into a pull out divider – it’s also got a top tab saying “It’s A Beautiful Day” on it. To make me smile :). It’s not flat which isn’t great, I’ve heard of ironing laminated pieces but I’m a bit nervous about t

And there you have it! Hope you’ve enjoyed the whirlwind tour… just gotta get it into the Malden once it arrives… hurry up Amazon!

Take Care 🙂




2 thoughts on “Gearing Up The The Move To The Malden – WARNING – Picture Heavy Post!

  1. Thanks for sharing, your dividers are lovely!
    For some reason, when I think of reports it made me think of James Bond & top secret documents…
    I think your Missy section is a great idea as I use lots of positive visualisation to focus on how I want to be or what my outcome is.

    I lusted after a Malden for ages, but couldn’t justify the cost as my cherry Classic did the job. Bought a half price Kendal & whilst it was great, it didn’t quite live up to the ‘Malden magic’. My Classic was then faulty & Filofax replaced it, I requested a Malden instead & sold my Kendal!
    Look forward to hearing about your Malden 🙂

    • Oh wow Anita! I’m conjuring up all kinds of Bourne Trilogy and Bond moments in my head now! You have certainly given me a lot of ideas, thank you so much for the inspiration: let’s see what I can do with it (within my limited artistic range).

      I know what you mean about the Kendal not replacing the Malden Magic… I also got my Kendal half price last year during the WHSmith mid season sale.

      What colour is your Malden? Have you personalised it?

      I’m currently having a go at changing my friends filofax (my old pocket metropol in lilac) because she apparently lacks my “artistic vision” – or rather, she’s a bit frightened to get stuck in ;). Hopefully once that’s finished she will let me take some photos and post on here 🙂

      Take care



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