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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

Who would win in a fight... ROUND 1

... between the Blue Peter Presenters from the 1970s and Blue Peter Presenters from the 1980s?

IN THE RED CORNER we have John Noakes, Peter Purves and Lesley Judd with Shep the dog.  The presenters who were there during my first foray into Blue Peter encouraging me to collect milk bottle tops and stamps.  Noakes with his comforting Northern accent and dare devil stunts, Purves as the very sensible, father-like figure and Judd who was graceful and pretty.

IN THE BLUE CORNER we have Simon Groom, Peter Duncan and Sarah Greene with Goldie the dog.  The presenters who were there as I was outgrowing Blue Peter but still secretly watching it whilst tea was being made.  Groom who managed to slide innuendo in from time to time, Duncan and his desire to be John Noakes in a green and white suit and Greene who was pretty and big-sister-like.


Over to you...