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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

Another "marshmallow" video - My Vlog (updated)

This is my marshmallow challenge video.  It all stems from a challenge laid down by Heather at NoteFromLapland (explained here).  Please watch the video in full and follow all the instructions.

As you have now watched the video, consider yourself "tagged" if you want to join in.  Child #3 wanted a go and here is his attempt:  

We intend to move on to cream crackers and cheesy wotsits so expect more vlogs from us in the very near future.

I was having issues with YouTube whilst trying to upload the first vlog so I used Facebook Video.  Of course, now all my Facebook friends have see my pathetic attempt and some have joined in, also getting their children involved.  From this has stemmed a Facebook group (Marshmallow Squeeze) where you can post your videos and join in the fun!!