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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

Now That's What I Call A Music Quiz - THE ANSWERS

Aaaahhhh! The Music Quiz that made you bash your head on the nearest hard surface!  Here are the answers as promised, with an extended version of each clip.  There were fifteen songs altogether.  Yes... really!  And if it helps, no-one got all fifteen.




Temptation - Heaven 17 
The One And Only - Chesney Hawkes 
Call Me - Blondie 
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves 
When Will I Be Famous - Bros 
Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler 
China In Your Hand - T'Pau 
Black Velvet - Alannah Miles 
Drive - The Cars 
Too Shy - Kajagoogoo 
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon 
Our House - Madness 
Killer - Adamski (feat. Seal) 
Venus - Bananarama 
Together In Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey and Giorgio Moroder


So how did you do?  I promised to name-check a few people and from the flood trickle of "entries" here are the ones who got the most right

Mel who works with me 
9 correct answers (guessed at 10)
She doesn't do Twitter or have a blog - isn't she boring? 

Carol 
11 correct answers (guessed at 11)

Gwyn 
6 correct answers (guessed at 12)

Paula and Craig 
10 correct answers (guessed at 12)

Garry 
13 correct answers (guessed at 13)

Ian 
12 correct answers (guessed at 14)

Thanks to everyone for joining in - especially for all the insults tweets and Facebook messages.  I really enjoyed compiling this and I hope you enjoyed taking part.