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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 - Dear Mum

I realised, with a jolt, that it is weeks since I visited your grave.  I felt guilty.  But I also remembered that you would want me to live in the here and now and make the most of what is happening in my life, especially as it is so exciting now. 

I want to know what you would have thought.  What am I saying?  Of course you would have been proud of me.  That's what Mother's do, isn't it?  Enthuse about their off-spring.  

What I'm trying to say is, even though you're not here anymore, you're still my inspiration.

If you would like to suggest a prompt for my 100 Words post on a Sunday then please email me