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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

I don't know my charts from my Elbow

To me, an "Infinite Playlist" is like Chinese water torture - music is a big part of my life even though I don't necessarily know which songs are current and which are a few years old.  I usually crank up the volume of a song that I'm humming along to and find out it is sung by a band that I've professed not to like in the past (such as Elbow)... oops!

Could I pick just five (yes, only five!) favourite songs that I could listen to over and over again?  Ah well, you all know me by now... I simply cannot choose between these next few songs.  Think yourselves lucky that I've managed to trim it down to 15!!

Infinite Playlist (Part 1)

The Chauffer - Duran Duran
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Purple Rain - Prince
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinéad O'Connor
To Be With You - Mr Big

    Infinite Playlist (Part 2)

    The Logical Song - Supertramp
    One Vision - Queen
    Bring Me To Life - Evanescence

      Infinite Playlist (Part 3)

      I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
      Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Bublé
      Make Me Pure - Robbie Williams
        And if you don't like any of those then may I suggest you seek out the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain?  I found it really hard to choose a song to link from their repertoire but this one is great, along with their version of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers"

        photo credit: candyhide on Flickr