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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

Trophy Boy

When I took Jake out of school back in July for our family holiday, he missed his last week ever of primary school - and his presentation day.  A couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from his old headmaster inviting him into a Friday assembly to receive his awards.  He had already cleared it with the Year 7 (high school) Head of Year and thought it would be a great opportunity for Jake.  I agreed.

We had no idea which awards he had won but today he received the Howard Cup for Achievement which is given to only one person in Year 6 for being an all-round, personable student and he received Sportsperson of the Year 2009-2010 - an engraved glass trophy.   He also received two books (Children's British History Encyclopedia and The Lion Graphic Bible) as a Leavers gift from the school.

To me, the awards represent the massive effort Jake has made with the control of his ADHD and his enjoyment of sports in general.  He stood proud at the front of his old school hall today, beaming with pride.  And I was at the back with something in my eye...

Related Links:
Children's Encyclopaedia of British History (on Amazon UK)
The Lion Graphic Bible (on Amazon UK)