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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

The Gallery: Nature

After a couple of weeks break it's time for me to join in 

the weekly Gallery over at Sticky Fingers.  This week's theme was 'Nature'.  This digital art Gallery is all linked at Sticky Fingers and you can see all of this weeks entries >>> here <<<











For this post to make sense I'll have to give you a bit of background.  When  I was  in Junior 1 (now known as Year 3) my dad sat me down and helped me to design a fantasy picture  for an imaginary world that we had created.  We drew a pumpkin house and a toadstool house.  I practised and practised drawing these all the time and created my own little world for the fairies, pixies and goblins (yes, I was brought up on a diet of Enid Blyton too).


At work we have a little grass courtyard and yesterday there was a blanket of mushrooms/toadstools covering the courtyard.  Living in such an urban area, not having a garden and working full time in an office means that sometimes, just seeing a little bit of nature make my heart swell and this time it bought the memories of my toadstool house drawings flooding back too.




And yes, I did look a bit of a tit, crouching down in the courtyard with only my mobile phone camera to hand, squelching through the grass after all the rain we had this morning...  The staff in the office facing must have thought I was on the hunt for mushrooms of the magic variety!!








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