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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

More from the Secret Post Club

When I participate in the Secret Post Club, it means that I get post for me... proper post that doesn't involve brown window envelopes that mean I have to fork out money or brochures that always end up in the bucket next to the log burner.

This rather large box was waiting for me when I returned home from work last week:


I opened it and was greeted with hundreds of multi-coloured polystyrene chips.  I dug deep and found my gift a little way down the box:

A lovely address book
Two dinky candles
Gorgeous smelling pot pourri (gingerbread cookies and cinnamon tea)

But no note... I had no idea who it was from.  I know that this is called the "Secret Post Club" but this is going a tad too far!  I checked the spreadsheet and there was no clue on there either.  The only thing I could do was to say "thank you" was to leave a message on there and hope that my mystery sender would check back and see my "reveal yourself" message.  She did!

So, to the lovely Jelly Monster, this is my official "Thank You Letter". 

You all might want to check out her blog or her Twitter feed, both of which seem Skittles-obsessed at the moment!!

My gift (as a sender) is currently winging its way to Malaysia.  I hope it arrives safely!!

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The Secret Post Club is the brainchild of Heather from Note From Lapland.  It has evolved into a rather large gift-swap exercise which is now monitored by Heather and controlled by Elfster and a very natty little Google spreadsheet.  If you fancy joining in you can find more details here or drop Heather a message on Twitter where she can be found tweeting as @NoteFromLapland.