I love planning things ahead and write it down in my filofax. Not that I plan everything, I am quite spontaneous and do not need a plan and a schedule for my daily routine. But what I like to do is when a new year starts, buy a really nice planner like this and put all the important birthdays and special occasions in. Holidays ahead will be accompanied by drawings of what the city or the place stands for. For Zermatt I draw the Matterhorn, obviously, for Summer holidays there is the sun and the sea and for my next holiday I even try to paint the blue mosque. Blue is my color for this year, as you can see. This blue planner is so pretty. I got it as a christmas gift and I love it, it even has my initials on it in silver. It is very elegant and practical. I prefer to have a planner with one day per page, where I have plenty of room for drawings and text. This filofax is available at Smythson, a british label which specialises in personalised leather accessories. So if you need a gift and want to personalise it with initials Smythson is the place to go. If you don’t have one of their stores close by, shop online at www.smythson.com .