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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

Cliques - A Survey

1.  ARE THERE CLIQUES IN THE WORLD OF PARENT BLOGGING?
a) Yes
b) No
c) I don't know

2.  DO ANY CLIQUES HAVE SPECIAL NAMES?
a) I know what they are called but if I told you, I'd have to kill you
b) There aren't any.  I told you that in the last question.
c) I don't know

3.  IF YOU ARE/WERE THE LEADER OF A CLIQUE WOULD YOU HAVE ME IN IT?
a) Yes
b) No
c) I don't know

4.  DO CLIQUES HAVE RULES, SECRET SIGNS AND TWITTER DIRECT MESSAGE ALERTS?
a) I can't tell you that... oops
b) no... oops
c)  I don't know

5.  DO YOU THINK I AM IN A CLIQUE
a) yes
b) no
c) I don't know


THE RESULTS


Mainly (a)
You are in a clique.  You strongly deny there is a clique.  You are probably the leader of that clique and you hold secret Skype meetings once a week to train your clique members into never giving away your secrets.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.

Mainly (b)
You wish you were in a clique.  You are probably trying to organise the birth of a clique and you are now DM-ing your friends to come and read this blog post.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.

Mainly (c)
You are not in a clique.  You are actually not aware of any such thing existing because you are not a blogger and you are glad you are oblivious to this phenomenon.  You are not going to comment on this blog post for fear of giving yourself away.