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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 had returned to work after skiving for an hour coffee at Costa with Manda, glanced at Twitter and noticed that The Funky Pigeon had announced one of their many quick-fire Twitter competitions.  I refreshed the screen and saw that the question had been posted:

I tweeted the answer thus (I had to think for a while - it was such a hard question...):

Then the announcement came... WINNER!!!

I was invited to choose my prize (a personalised poster):

and I chose this and asked for my own name to be put on:

Because I sent my request in prior to 2pm, The Funky Pigeon managed to get my prize out by first class post yesterday so that the postman could knock loudly on my door at 8.30am and get me out of bed I could take receipt of my prize today.  It has now been fixed to my kitchen cupboard and looks like this:

I have used The Funky Pigeon previously on a couple of occasions and this is definitely NOT a sponsored post, but I am very happy to recommend them and I'll be purchasing more items from them in the future.


PS:  If you want to purchase anything from The Funky Pigeon I have a recommendation code - 488190 - quote this when you order and you will receive a 30% discount.

PPS:  They also have a blog dedicated to competitions and the like, so have a nosy at that >>> here <<<