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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

Talent

Do you ever wish you had a talent?  Nothing spectacular - just something that everyone remembers you for.



 Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - The Pink Panther Theme .mp3
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I can play the piano and I can read music but I've always wanted to just sit down at the piano at a party and start playing a song that everyone knows, with everyone gathering around the piano, singing along and calling out for the next song.  Old-time party style.  My speciality piece is "The Pink Panther Theme" but that doesn't have any lyrics and when people say, "Great! What else can you play?" I tend to mumble something and wander away from the keyboard.


I also want to learn how to raise just one eyebrow so I can take on a mocking, knowing look when someone does something stupid.  I don't even want to raise each eyebrow independently (although that would be a bonus - maybe I could do it in time to the music when I'm playing the Pink Panther Theme?).  Just the one would do!  I can roll my R's and I can curl my tongue to make a clicking noise but I can't raise just one eyebrow.


The Pink Panther, raising just one eyebrow in a quizzical sort of way...