Selling Planners: To do or do not?

I have some Filofaxes I no longer use, some of them are not worth reselling if I am honest and I wouldn’t expect a lot of money for them but there are one or two which I think would be worth me selling and using the money for other things.

However, I am very much aware of the horror stories of selling things and I am reluctant to sell. I’ve written a blog post before about the topic: Buying and Selling Planners: What you need to know!

They are just sitting gathering dust on a bookshelf and I am eager to declutter a little. Do I attempt to sell them and take any negatives as par for the course and to be expected? Should I pack them up and send them to a local charity shop, where they just might throw them away? Should I just throw them away? Or shall they remain, forever on the shelf? Waiting for me to make some sort of decision at a later date.

A6: The Rant

I love A6, measurements of 150mm x 105mm – half of A5 size. It’s my preferred writing size…well other than a5 for letters but for Filofax (even though they do not do it in that size, I actually use a widened VdS senior) it’s an A6, but…

What is up with retailers jumping to the A6 label and banjaxing it? If it’s not Filofax personal (171mm x 95mm) being labelled as A6 size, it’s places selling A6 pocket notebooks, like Leuchtturm or Moleskin, selling Pocket A6 (150mm x 90mm). Even Rhodia, paper which I very much like sells an A6, which is there no.13 which although true to size in it’s actually bought state, it is smaller when it is teared. Their oversized a6 pad, no. 14, is 110 x 170mm before it is teared but once teared leaves you with a 150mm height of a6, but it is too wide, at 110 mm. Now Steve at Philofaxy has suggested methods for cutting down, but that is effort. I don’t actually mind the extra half a cm, when I am using it in a ring-bound planner, because it helps to compensate for the paper that is taken over but the rings, but it is annoying to half different widths of paper in a planner.

I am still loving my Hobonichi and I have some great printed a6 pages (I should really do a review on the company I bought them from…)

I just wish it was easier to find true A6 paper sizes. Do you have any recommendations for a true A6 bound notebook? If so please leave your suggestions in the comments section.


Banjax (verb) meaning to: ruin, incapacitate, or break. It is an Anglo-Irish saying, from around the 1930s, of unknown origin. I love the word and it is fairly common in my household to say it, but I come from an Irish family. I’ve used to word in the past and people are not always aware of it.

Classic Pen Engineering

I just wanted to give a quick review of Classic Pen Engineering. I sent off three of my pens for repair. A Sheaffer Lady, A Haro which needed a new ink sac and a new glass nib, and a Kingswood.

Derrick was very professional and quick and my pens were well looked after and restored perfectly.

I couldn’t recommend him highly enough so if you are looking for someone to look after your precious pens – I would really consider him!

Classic Pen Engineering



52 Week Card Challenge: Week 2

Part of the reason I sent this challenge to myself was to use stamps I wasn’t sure what to do with. This is Lawn Fawn’s dream stamp. I thought it was so pretty when I ordered it online, but when it turned up – I had no idea what to do with it. So I picked it for the second week of my challenge and I sat down and just had a play with it. I think it turned out ok.