Birthday update!

Hi all!

It has come to my attention that I was featured on the Philofaxy website! Thanks for that guys, and thanks for reading, it makes me very happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, I had my birthday last Friday and I turned 18. First of all: No, it doesn’t feel any different! (Everyone asks me that!) Although I will admit that turning 18 was quite scary with the insurance and banking stuff and all. There were so many things that I had to take care of before and right after my birthday (banking, taxes etc) and that made it really overwhelming. However, now I’ve taken care ofย all most things, it’s not too bad. And this is only the start, right? This is what I’ll have to do for the rest of my life!

My birthday itself was quite normal to be honest, as I had to work all afternoon. I did feel special! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lots of my colleagues had remembered my birthday and they congratulated me, it was so nice. I didn’t have any relatives over that day, most of them called on Saturday. I really liked that, because that’s always the most awkward part of a birthday, right? Especially because my relatives are all German and even though my German is okay, it still makes me nervous speaking it. It was great though, I had these pastry things that I don’t know the English name of.

Imageย I basically made it a tradition to eat these on my birthday.

Apparently they’re very Dutch, because even my German grandmother didn’t know them (and she actually baked my birthday cake!) They’re very tasty though, especially the pink icing on it ๐Ÿ™‚ Nobody is really sure how to eat them properly, but the easiest way is to eat the whipped cream in the middle first, and then take the pastry in your hand and eat those.

Yesterday (Sunday) my grandparents from Germany came over with the birthday cake I mentioned, which was a strawberry cake andย very delicious! It was very nice to have them here as we hadn’t seen them for a couple of months.

All in all, I had a nice birthday. Meanwhile I’m still waiting for my Sketch to arrive this week and I simply cannot wait! I have stickers and sticky notes to use in it that I haven’t even unwrapped yet cause I only want to use them in the new Filo… Dilemma! It’s okay though, it’ll be here soon ๐Ÿ™‚ (Thanks Steve!) As soon as it arrives, I will make a picture heavy post featuring a review in the Sketch and a look at the new goodies I bought for it.

Stay tuned for that and thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚


Posted by on June 10, 2013 in filofax, life


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Filofax on its way!

Hi everyone! It’s my first post and I already have great news! I bought a Filofax Sketch in Personal size from a really nice guy in the UK. I’ve only had my Metropol for a month, I know, but it was priced ridiculously well so I went ahead and thought: “Why not?!”

I did check whether it was legit, of course. The seller said it was new, never used and came with all the inserts so I wondered why he’d sell it for this price, but then again, the Sketch is a non-leather binder so it’s cheaper than the regular ones. I suppose he couldn’t sell it for retail price, as he’d already bought it. Still, I asked him for pictures of the interior and exterior to check for marks or faulty rings. It looked perfect!

I’m very excited for this because I initially wanted the Sketch, but it wasn’t available anywhere near me so I bought the Metropol instead. Now I’m still getting the Sketch and in the chocolate colour I wanted! I think I’ll swap the Metropol for stationary with someone from the Philofaxy Facebook group, cause those people are really trustworthy.

I’m not sure when the seller is shipping the parcel, and even then I have no idea how long it would take to get here. I’m very anxious to get it, cause I finally have a system that works for me so I can just take my current interior and put it in the Sketch. (Seriously, I need a name for my Filofaxes. Any ideas? I think Metropol is a girl and Sketch is a boy.) I’ve also ordered Pilot FriXion erasable gel pens and I’mย very happy I did, cause I saw a review of them the other day and they seem perfect for my needs! There will be other stuff coming in over the next few weeks that I ordered from eBay, but that’s probably gonna take a little longer.

Thanks for reading, see you at my next update xxx


Posted by on June 5, 2013 in filofax