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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 - The Fish Is Dead, Long Live The Fish

Number 2 and Number 1
After our goldfish had the meal of their lives yesterday morning, I noticed that Number 2 was looking a little peaky.  He was gasping for breath at the top of the tank, lying on his side, dive-bombing to the bottom of the tank then slowly floating back up to the top again.  Repeating ad infinitum.

I changed the water, much to the protest of Number 1, and pondered whether to put Number 2 out of his misery there and then.  I didn't though - not sure why.

Today he is back to his normal self as if nothing had happened.  Weird.