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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

(Not Such A) Dedicated Follower of Fashion

It's not often that I post pictures of myself on here but you have to remember that I'm a child of the 70s and 80s and my whole fashion sense and style is hampered by that fact.  I can't really blame my mum for my early years.  I was probably kinda trendy at the time, even if I did look like a boy at certain intervals.

1970s fashion
early, mid and late 1970s

My entry into high school opened my eyes wide.  Suddenly music and fashion choices were tantamount to survival.  In the 80's you couldn't really get it wrong - loud and proud was the call of the day.  These two photographs encapsulate everything I thought was "fashion" in the 80s.  I was a bit under the radar if I think back.

1980s fashion
l: charity 3-legged race
r: somewhere in France

Anyway, none of these can top the photo I found in the depths of the photo pile.  I'm sure there are much worse than this but all my photos are at my sister's house.  I got custody of the albums when mum died and it's her turn to look after them this year.  I really need to get hold of them again and have a mass scanning-in session.  

So, behold, the best worst picture I could find...  and, no, I have no idea what is going on with my fringe but I think it adds to the ambiance of it all.

Failed the audition for Human League