With it being so small (the mini) there’s only so much you can do with it but it does force you to only include the most important things in there!
I think it is a lovely size. It is perfect for little bits of information like shopping lists and scribbling down important dates, this is mainly what I use it for. The size of the paper isn't too bad, I'm small myself so it doesn't seem that small to me. It is a bit of a problem when I get to the bottom of the page but I'm not bothered if my hand writing gets untidy on shopping lists!
I like the clasp as it is quite long and sturdy, unlike the Kendal strap I think.
As I said, the leather feel is lovely. The 3 card slots on the inside are perfect for me as I only really use the slots for my student card and some sticky flags.
The rings are 13mm in diameter. You can fit a surprising amount of paper/inserts/refills in there, I have 2014 (June - December) and 2015 week-on-2 pages diary inserts inside the planner at the moment... and they fit snug as a bug in a rug.
I like the zipped section on the back of the planner. It's not a large section but I mainly keep coins in my pocket so this is great for some emergency coins and other small essential items (e.g. coupons).
The full-width wallet-pocket is a great bonus. I love to stash everything I possibly can in places like this... everything BUT cash notes. It certainly brings a smile to my face every time I look in it and its much easier to carry around...compared to my Personal Red Metropol and Pink Domino. Luckily, I managed to find a slimline pen which fits this size diary perfectly without being too long or fat.
I discovered this black beauty Filofax from filofaxshop.com.au and the dividers were made by yours truly.