Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Dilemma... again.

Now that the end of uni is very much insight I need to figure out what to do with the two filofaxes I don't use - my pocket Domino (you can read about it's discovery here) and my A4 zip Metropol (previous post detailing it's major failings here). My personal Finsbury is definitely staying right where it is, but these two may soon find themselves on the Adspot or ebay...

The Domino has been sat in my desk for the last 6 months picking up dust. I started using it as a nail varnish catalogue but I've found Evernote to be better for this, and my passion for nail polish is starting to wane somewhat as I have no money to buy it and my nails are in awful condition from too much acetone :( Since I got it from a charity shop, and it's in fairly 'well loved' condition, I might just donate it back into the system again.

The saga of the Metropol is definitely ongoing... in the end, I did store my uni notes for my dissertation etc. in it but the diary was quickly removed and it became a glorified ringbinder. After uni I want to take up learning languages again but I'm unsure whether it will be worth keeping hold of just for this sake. I'd need to spruce up the dividers (and maybe finish my drawings on them, 'cos that never happened...) but unless I was writing comprehension out, or self testing, I can't see myself using it that much. Another option is using it as a pure financial records holder; something that I need to learn but equally for someone who is *awful* with numbers something that is quite daunting.

Sigh. It's tricky! Moving into a smaller flat has definitely got my 'GET RID OF ALL POSSESSIONS' urges going :/

Sunday, 12 May 2013

My past few weeks

It's been hectic here! This time next week I will be officially moved in with my wonderful boyfriend and I will have (largely) moved out of my university house - only returning at the end of May to finish up uni work by presenting my dissertation to a group of markers. It's been a wild three years full of love, laughter and far too many tears and I'm not really sure how I feel about leaving this little town; but being able to live with my boyfriend and close to my family rather than having to make a 5 hour door to door trip will be amazing.

As you can imagine, the end of uni has meant that I've been pretty hectic so my filo has been put to good use. Here's the last four weeks in my diary pages:

And here's the week coming up:

I always feel, no matter what, my diary pages are quite clunky and unappealing to look at :( I need to stop writing things in with black felt tip in big letters I think! Even though I'm finishing uni on Thursday I'm very busy over the next three months so having my filo to hand is going to be even more important.