BUT I don't agree with this. Personally, I think that having more than one Filofax at a time to switch between is a good thing.
I have two personal-sized Maldens, a crimson and an ochre. I love them both! I loved the Malden range as soon as I saw a picture of them on the Filofax website. Looking at pictures of them on Flikr, I fell in love with the ochre colour, and thought it would be perfect to use as my daily Filo, so I ordered it for my birthday. I had to get it from the US because it was no longer available in the UK. I am a very impatient person, and couldn't stand the wait while it arrived from America and got stuck in customs. So in the end, I bought a crimson personal from cityorganisers, which was about half-price! So finally when my ochre arrived, I had 2 Filofaxes to use as my daily Filo!
|The Malden siblings :)|
I think the main bonus to switching between 2 Filofaxes is that it means that if you get a bit tired of looking at one, you can switch to the other. When I was using just one particular filofax as my daily one (first my raspberry Finsbury, then my Kendal), I quickly got bored of it. I then found myself on ebay and other websites, searching for my next Filofax, which I believed would meet all my requirements and forever be my perfect Filofax, relieving me of the need to buy another one. But, the thing is, I never found the 'perfect' Filofax; even if Filofax made a filo that met all of my requirements and I loved, I would get bored of it eventually. I'm just not the sort of person who can settle with one particular Filofax, or anything else I am looking at everyday. I quickly crave something new and DIFFERENT. I couldn't afford to keep spending all this money, I'm only a poor student!
By buying the 2 Maldens, I accidentally found the solution. If I use the crimson for a few weeks, and then get a bit bored of the look of it, when I see the ochre I find that I see it as a truly beautiful Filofax again, and vice versa. I love them both! But at any particular time, I love one above the other, and then at another time I love the other above the one. For me, the Malden is almost the perfect Filo. Because I have used them for approximately 4 months as my daily Filo, I just can't use any other Filofax for this purpose; the Malden just represents my daily organisation now! Even though I would love, for example, a plum Osterley or a raspberry Chameleon, I just don't think they will work for me. The Malden IS my day! I wouldn't say no if someone gave me one, and I would love love love one, but I just don't think I could use anything other than my Malden(s) any more. So now I have solved the problem of having to keep trying to find my perfect daily filofax. (The only way I would buy another, is if Filofax brought out the Malden range in new colours, wink wink nudge nudge!) And by being able to switch between the two Maldens, now I never get bored of my daily Filofax! This is the perfect solution for me. But... I would LOVE a deeper pink Malden!!
And, to be honest, for the next couple of weeks, I need an alternative daily filo, because I am going to have to send off my ochre Maldenz to Filofax UK because the pen loop is breaking :( and I need to get it fixed!
Although I have found my perfect daily Filofax(es), this doesn't mean I won't be buying more and different filos for different purposes!