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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

100 Words - Friendship


Some people have an issue with the fact that I call Annie a “best friend”, especially when I tell them that I have actually only met her twice in real life and we can go weeks without texting or even acknowledging each other on Facebook.

But when my phone bleeped earlier with the text “Are you busy today…” I almost squealed with delight.  I haven’t seen Annie since May 2009 and so much has changed in both our lives since then.

Today’s two-hour catch-up wasn’t nearly long enough but at least I had the chance to give her a hug.



"100 Words" idea stolen from Mr London Street
In March, you are only 100 words away from a chance to win a ticket to Cybermummy 2011 or £100 cash!  See here for more details