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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 am good at making lists - that's a given.  However, I now have so many lists that I'm making a list of the whereabouts of all the lists....
Holiday imminent
  • Grovelling to school complete, guilt trip ridden, release form filled in
  • 16 year old son staying at home
  • Instructions given and written down including notes about that need to be done whilst we are away - feed self, feed lizards, feed goldfish, wash self, lock windows, no parties, etc.
  • Iceland cleared out of ready meals (x14)
  • Daughter round the corner - offered to cook him the occasional meal to make sure he doesn't starve to death
  • Neighbour alerted
  • Ironing complete
  • Packing more or less done
  • Passports all in date
  • Need to dye hair
  • Need to have hair cut
  • Need to get eyebrows threaded
  • Guest posts almost ready for scheduling (Oh, you're in for some treats.... itinerary up on Wednesday)
  • Tickets to be collected at the airport (never done that before)