Blimey – it’s my 100th post already, so what more fitting thing to blog about than one of my favourite things – my pocket Malden!!!
As I showed in this post I was recently the recipient of the wonderful pocket Ochre Malden.
|Looking a bit chunky!!!|
I set to work setting it up, working out everything I wanted it to do (everything except work basically).
I wasn’t too sure what diary layout I wanted, so threw together a basic WO2P using my quadrille FF paper.
At this point I was given the helpful advice “Measure twice, cut once” – yeah, thanks!!! The fact is, it wasn’t my measuring that was the problem, it was the adding to get it correct on the cutter that was the problem – OK, OK, I’m an accountant so I’m supposed to be good with figures – it was late…
So I got some of my Sentimental Circus notepaper and cut those to size instead, and here they are looking lovely in my filo.
Confession – these were actually the second attempt, the first attempt I got all the papers lined up so I could cut the bit I didn’t want off and do them all in one go, and then put them into the cutter the wrong way round and cut the wrong side off – it wasn’t one of my finest hours :o)
I’ve been using the Malden as my purse as well as my carry around filo at the moment, as I lent my Pennybridge to a work colleague to try out, so I’ve had it with me at all times, but still haven’t finished setting it up.
This is the grand plan for the layout:
1 Capture pages
As you can see, this has mainly been used for info from Web Finds posts
2 Diary pages – WO2P with a section for my Flylady zone as cribbed from DEM
3 101 in 1001 days – just a simple list for monitoring and to check when I have a spare few minutes to do some planning.
- Weekly plan
- Menu plan
- Crisis cleaning
- Quarterly/seasonal tasks
- Work hours
6 Section for photos to carry around (none in it yet – I need to print some).
This evening I figured I would actually get round to finalising the setup (or at least get the Flylady stuff written in ready for use).
So what happened?
… Oh my God!!! How is it possible to write properly on paper this small???
That pretty much sums it up. I could do it on paper and then add it into my filo, but surely the point is that you should be able to write on the paper that you already have in there…
But… I worked out that I don’t need my work stuff with me all the time, so… how much of this do I really NEED with me?
Answers on a (very small) postcard please.