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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

Interflora - you ROCK!

Look what greeted me when I got home from work today.  Interflora had delivered a surprise* bunch of flowers with the attached note:


To Nickie, 
We've sent you these flowers simply because we love your blog.  The bouquet has been designed around your blog colours.  We hope you like them! 
Love Interflora.

Well, lovely people at Interflora, yes I do! Thank you very much.  These flowers have definitely brightened up a week that I was almost prepared to write off.  Here are a couple of pictures which do the bouquet no justice whatsoever.  They are going to last a long time too as there are some closed buds in the bouquet which I am sure will open up soon.




P.S. Thank you to Easthams Secret Garden for delivering them.

*a semi-surprise as they had to ask for my address