2010 - Filofax Finchley
Here, I actually used fountain pen to write in my Filofax! You can see that it is quite messy but still colourful and it actually makes me cringe looking at my 2010 inserts.
2011 - Filofax Finchley/Osterley
Here, we have a more muted layout. Much less colour but a bit more organisation. I also stuck in a business card from Harrods. One of my friends at the time had a penchant for expensive watches and I decided to go with him one day to look at some. It made for a fun afternoon out but also made me realise that I was happy not spending thousands on a watch!
2012 - Filofax Alice Temperley The Affair/Osterley
How much colour?! Washi tape?! Stickers? This was the year where I started to make my planner that bit 'cuter' and on reflection, it just looks quite juvenile to me.
2013 - Smythson Bond Street organiser
These Smythson inserts added a bit of luxury to my day-to-day planning but I still hadn't decided to calm down with my colour, sticker and washi tape usage. I do like my handwriting in these inserts though!
2014 - Smythson Bond Street organiser/Filofax Metropol Compact Orange
Back to those white Filofax inserts. Because the quality of them was so poor, I mainly used Muji Erasable pens in them and Muji gels. I like the amount of white space in the above example.
2015 - Seeso The Planner
My first year back in a bound planner and I was definitely enjoying the increase in space as you can see. I like how there is still colour but not to an excessive amount and it does look a bit more grown up than the previous years.
2016 - Rifle Paper Co planner
There is a distinct lack of stickers here and I quite like it. Although some weeks, there are a few dotted around, I've chosen to use more discrete ones now and washi tape is used much more sparingly.
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I've changed a lot as a person and not least as a blogger over the last six years and I think the same can be said for my planner weeks too.
Do you keep your old planners? If so, do you ever look back at them and then realise how much you've changed? It's fascinating, right?!