My previous post was about traveling with the Midori TN for the first time. Here's how the Midori fared on the trip.
When I went back from using a Midori to a Filofax as my everyday planner, the Midori was just sitting around doing nothing. Then I started using it again as a Book of Lists and Quotes. I have a section for quotes in my Home Binder and everyday planner, so I thought I'd write them in the Midori and 'immortalize' them and make the pages pretty. Since I can't draw to save my life, it's stickers and sticky notes for me.
|Section for Quotes and Poems|
|Section for Lists|
I used the refill with perforated pages. And I used a Pilot Plumix medium italic pen because it makes my handwriting prettier. It's a joy to use with the Midori's high-quality, fountain pen-friendly paper.
|Pilot Plumix Medium Italic nib. Writes 'almost' like calligraphy.|
Here's the order in which I set it up:
- Grid notebook for notes pages on places we wanted to see, restaurants we wanted to try, gifts we wanted to buy, our itinerary, and our mobile phone roaming info. I used Cathy_Vee's dashboard for Post-Its.
- Refill with perforated pages as Journal.
- Plastic insert to hold stickers. The zipped side held currency.
- Kraft folder for tickets, boarding passes and passports.
|Grid notebook held notes for the trip|
|Zipped pocket insert as wallet.|
Credit card holder for cards.
Kraft folder for travel documents.
And of course, it's perfect as a Travel Journal.
I used Smash Pad cards, stickers, washi tape and sticky notes to decorate and document. I also stuck in tickets to shows and my $1 casino refund (I spent a grand total of $10, and that's HK$! We're not gambling folk!)
The Filofax didn't see much action this weekend and stayed in the hotel room the entire time.
All in all, it worked amazingly! Whoever invented this thing is a genius! It was a real workhorse in a pretty little package. I'll be sure to continue to do this for future trips. It was so convenient, easy to use, and pretty to boot.
If you're on the fence about getting one, but have no immediate use for it, think about it as a real Traveler's Notebook and it will serve its purpose pretty well.
(I had fun collaging so there wouldn't be too many photos for you to scroll through. Let me know if it's something you find better to read/scroll through.)
Thanks for visiting!