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Brown Crocodile effect organiser by the Book People.

I'm happy to spend some time with just about any type of organiser and give it the benefit of the doubt before I use it, which is what I did with this one. This one came from a charity shop and features a page inside saying it's made by the book people who are now known as the gift people, they used to drop books off at your workplace for you to sample and then buy.

It may have a look of crocodile skin but it certainly lacks the quality, it's made from cheap rubber or at a push maybe PU leather, but certainly not real leather.

You can always tell when a organiser is made badly, the credit card slots inside always look slightly open and seem to peel away slightly, a leather Filofax or organiser should hold its shape even if its being used a lot.

That said, the inner pages are packed full of useful pages for notes, addresses and a diary as well as plenty of tabs and dividers, at the time of it's realise it probably looked like a good deal

It even came with a page divider, no…

Updated List Of Organisers

Well Christmas as usual has been a whirlwind and eaten up all my time but finally i'm back in the office getting on with things. First up is my list of organiser brands that you may have seen before, I've added about another 40 names I have found over the last few months. I have also added 2 new sections, branded Filofax and Funfax, I will be reviewing these in a blog post very soon. If any of you have any examples or photos you would like to share, please do so in the comments.

I’ve spent the last few months trawling the internet searching for websites that are related to planners and organisers and here is what I have found. There so many more brands out there than I could have imagined, I thought that this market would be shrinking in modern times, not expanding! Wherever possible I have added a hyperlink to the exact page that contains the organisers, if none are currently listed I have linked to the main webpage or parent company. In some instances, I could not find a web…

Manchester Stationery Show-Visit and review

So i'm going to be brutally honest with you all here, I lied, I wasn't a prospective owner of a new business looking to start my own stationery firm, I am a blogger. OK, so it's a little white lie, blogger wasn't an option on the application form and I feel vilified that I'm completing this review of their event afterwards so it was worth them letting me in! 

My wife (Lara) and I having a geeky selfie moment outside the venue, a beautiful Victorian converted mill building in the heart of the Manchester industrial zone. 

One of the first stands we visited was Edding who are makers or artist pens amongst many other things, they were kind enough to give me a free tin of very colourful pens.

The lovely lady who ran the calligraphy class was also responsible for the Manuscript stand who sold all sorts of calligraphy pens and paper. I'm not a massive fan of fountain pens but I did enjoy the class.

Leuchtturm are a big deal in the world of notepads, there stall was awash …