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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

Getting Trolled

Having your own stalker or troll is a sure sign that you're considered "a celebrity, write interesting tweets or are special" (thanks, @polythenepram, I think).  And, naturally, that means you are popular enough to for someone to make the effort to think up tweets to try and bring you to your knees, sobbing and wailing.  Let me set the scene...

I'm watching the National Television Awards, tweeting out observations (because we all know that the only way to watch television these days is to sit with a social networking website in front of you and share your thoughts communally) and waiting for gossip from a friend who was in the audience.
Me:  Lovely to see a young actress from #Eastenders wearing a long evening dress #NTA 
Me:  Good to see Little Mix singing live #NTA 
Troll:  They're keeping the chunky one off camera 
Me:  Not sure what you mean. None of them are "chunky" #dickhead >> RT [name removed] @nickie72 They're keeping the chunky one off camera 
Troll:  Not in comparison to folk that spend their sad existence on twitter I guess 
Me:  hahahaha pot? kettle? >> RT [name removed]  @nickie72 Not in comparison to folk that spend their sad existence on twitter I guess 
Troll:  no I'm on once a month fatty 
Me:  fatty? hhmmm!! Can't you be more creative than that? >> RT [name removed] @nickie72 no I'm on once a month fatty 
Troll:  I'll pop back next month when you're giving another television commentary as you've nothing better to do 
Me:  *sigh*  
So, I've booked the date in my diary as I need to make sure that I'm providing a good service for him but as he has deleted all the "offending" tweets from his profile then I'm unlikely to hear from him again.  I hope he's blocked me, to be honest.  His twitter feed is full of stolen jokes and celebrity stalking so I'm in good company, really.

But, it's attitudes like his that give kids a shitty complex about themselves and promote an unobtainable image for anyone looking for a partner (and yes, it extends to both sexes).  Seriously, if this guy thinks that Jesy from Little Mix is 'chunky' then he has a totally unhealthy attitude to women and their body shape.  This discussion has been done to death but it always surprises me how blinkered some people are with regards to what is considered to be 'perfection'.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this thought from Liska:
NewMumOnline:  @nickie72 @frugalfamily he only appears once a month...?  What, like a period and the full moon?  Both can make you mental!