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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

Review : Nintendo Wii - Just Dance 2

Since were were asked to review Just Dance 2 for the Nintendo Wii, it's never been off the console.  But it's not me that's been playing it - oh no.  First I was struck down with the dreaded lurgy and now have a bruised leg and suspected broken toe (long story).

The 11-year old has been mastering all the dances (his favourites are Outkast's 'Hey Ya' and Junior Senior's 'Move Your Feet') but we have to admit that it's not really much fun playing on your own.  It's a great way to work up a sweat, though.  This is much more a multi-player game and it does feel as though it is the next stage up from the original Just Dance game.  Gameplay is essentially the same - the moves are slightly more advanced (but still fun) and there is the option to download some extra tracks.  We had a stray 400 points wafting around in the account so downloaded Katy Perry's 'Firework', which cost us 300 points.


There are modes for up to 8 players and this is going to be a massive hit at our Boxing Day party although I have a feeling that the kids will be much better at it than the adults.  I'm determined to get back to full health as soon as possible so that I can have a bash at James Brown's 'I Got You' and The Pussycat Dolls' 'When I Grow Up'