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My Diary For 2023

Every year I write a blog post about which diary system or set up I am going to use for the following twelve months. In recent years, I have moved away from a Filofax (I trialled something earlier this year - more of that in a minute) and fallen in love with the Hobonichi printed diaries. For the last two years I have used a Hobonichi Weeks as my personal planner and I won't be deviating from that this year. I have tried a Hobonichi Techo A6 a couple of times but have never managed to feel comfortable with it size-wise.  I have always lusted after the Hobonichi Cousin A5 as a main work planner so, this year, I have bitten the bullet at launch time and invested in my very first one. Hobonichi Weeks The Hobonichi Weeks is a slim diary with a yearly, monthly and weekly layout. The main section is a "week to view with notes" and there are an additional 70 note pages at the back. This year (2022) I used the "Mega" version which comes with almost three times as m

15 Songs

(1) Turn on your MP3 player. (2) Go to SHUFFLE SONGS mode. (3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up—song title and artist. Resist the temptation to edit! Editing is cheating! (4) Use the comment section of my blog to post your results.

Here is my selection for today:

1. Kylie Minogue - I Believe In You
2. Supertramp - Breakfast In America
3. O Town - All Or Nothing
4. Prince - When Doves Cry
5. Haddaway - What Is Love
6. Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
7. Heart - Alone
8. Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero
9. UB40 - Cherry Oh Baby
10. Haircut 100 - Fantastic Day
11. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
12. Outhere Brothers - Boom Boom Boom
13. Kelly Clarkson - Because Of You
14. Kiss - Poison
15. Queen - One Vision

I'm quite happy with that selection. It could have been much worse!