I've had a cheeky bargain up my sleeve for around a moth now, but have failed to mention it due to one annoying reason: lack of direction.
I was lucky enough to stumble upon a loved, but sparsely used, Mini Metropol in my local Oxfam for the grand sum of 99p! I didn't know what I would use it for, nor did I particularly need it at the time, but could you pass up an opportunity like that?
Apart from a small scuff mark (or possible imperfection in the leather) and a mild smell of tobacco, it's in excellent condition. However, for some strange reason, it's exceptionally difficult to photograph. Maybe it's the colour? Maybe it's cursed? Either way, I apologise for the fuzzy state of the photographs to follow.
As I mentioned earlier, I kept this little discovery under my hat due to my total failure to find a purpose for it. I've tried tracking my work hours and spending with it, but Percy handles both jobs already. I've stocked it out with WHSmith tab dividers and filofax to do, finance and note pages, but so far inspiration is yet to strike. I'm tempted to turn it into a travel companion, with maps, timetables, my rail card, etc. but I'm concerned about the ledgability of the mini sizes underground maps. Being able to read that map is pretty much a deal breaker.
I've not come across many mini users, or rather many filofax users who admit to using a mini. This is understandable, as the size is a bit fiddly to get to grips with; even for someone with hands as small as mine!
Hopefully, now that I've gone live with this munchkin, someone out there will be struck with inspiration and be able to help me out. Fingers crossed...
|It's a lot more inflated than my Portland.|
|Scuff or a flaw? Either way, I'm not really bothered by it.|
|The clasp, and rings, are in excellent condition, if a little grubby.|
|I do love the quality of the branding in all my filos :)|
|Interior: I've found the built in card slots to be too snug when full.|
|I've added a card folder, just in case.|
|The rear mesh pocket would be good for a tiny notebook.|