Ooo, the blue one … Do you swop the contents from one to the other occasionally or use them for different things?
No, I don't swap my inserts. Instead, I purposefully bought sufficient Midori and inserts for a specific set of needs.
I enjoy setting up my various Midori as self-contained, independent systems. For example, I am interested in foreign languages (camel standard Midori); penmanship (brown standard Midori); and helping my daughter with arithmetic (4x brown passport Midori); and then I have a general/travel Midori (blue) which has plastic pockets, zipper pocket, kraft folder etc. I simply take the relevant self-contained Midori to the task at hand. And they look fabulous and somewhat extravagant, stacked up on my writing desk at home.
For years I have relied on my A5 Montblanc Agenda for work. However, this year, Montblanc seem to be struggling to get their calendar for 2017 out (should have received in August) and as such, I am now considering running down my trusty (but stiff and characterless) MB Agenda for this year, before switching to a black standard Midori for work.
In truth, after some 30+ years of using the classic electronic and hardcopy business-focused systems for organising my life (mostly work), I did have to force myself to adopt and find use for the Midori system. However, once there, I quickly found myself enjoying its simplicity, informality, flexibility and it's rather cool status. Of course, reading of other people's use of the Midori system has kept my enthusiasm high.
I enjoy the way the Midori feels, smells, and looks, and it really does improve with age! I genuinely look forward to using it. I cannot say that about any other system I personally have used. And, now that MB have given me the excuse I was probably looking for, I look forward to purchasing the standard black Midori next month, and using that as my main support at work.
Oh, the blue really is fabulous, particularly when new. However, of the four colours, I personally don't think the blue ages as well as the other colours seem to do. I am glad I have it though.