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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

It's like Christmas 12 times a year - Secret Post Club #1

A couple of weeks ago, Heather at Notes From Lapland decided that she wasn't causing enough havoc around the blogging community so wrote this post about the joys of receiving real letters or parcels that are just for you, delivered by a real postman, and not boring, responsible, adult stuff like bills or mundane spam emails whilst sat at your computer.  The response to this post was overwhelming and loads of people wanted to join in with what is now known as the "Secret Post Club".  Look, we've got a badge and everything!!  More details are available on Heather's blog, it's not exclusive and if you don't want to join in one month then just you just let Heather know within the time limits that she has clearly laid out.

Ever efficient, Heather set about organising everybody and letting us know who to send our first Secret Post Club parcel to.  Fast forward to today and mine has arrived!!!

It's a box... how exciting... no clues on the outside

A letter (handwritten) and a present, wrapped in tissue paper... come on - let me at it


Lots of beautiful things - all hand-made

I now have another person to add to my list of "crafters who make presents for difficult people".  

Who is this lovely lady?  It's Charlotte, aka Miss Searles!!
So a massive thank you to you, Charlotte... and you can stalk me any time you like.