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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

Damn You, Auto Correct!

Have you fallen foul of the auto-correct facility when using predictive text on your phone?

Seeing a tweet of the Top 15 "Damn You, Auto Correct" entries reminded me of the time it happened to me.

I had arranged to meet Ruth (GeekMummy) at Euston Station to taxi-share to the Cybermummy conference.  Our trains were due in at similar times so I sent a quick text to let her know we were 15 minutes away:


Have you had any auto-correct mishaps?