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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

One Year In Blog Land = Ten Years in Real Life

You'd think after blogging after all this time that I'd remember important dates such as the "birth" of this blog?  Oh no! Not me.  I missed my blog anniversary.  Again.  For the third year running!

 For those who don't know, this blog was reborn on 27th July 2009 with the post "From Young Mum To Young Grandparent in 17 Years" so, to celebrate, I started a Tumblr account that was long overdue.  I have a feeling that this will be a funnel for all the randomness that I find round and about.  Stuff that's too short for a blog post and too long for Twitter.

baker days, cake, keep calm,
I've celebrated with cake, naturally.  Cake supplied by a company called Baker Days* who wanted to send me cake because I'm a lovely person.  Who can argue with that?

(You don't need to answer that last question)

Anyway, I've noticed over the past year or so that the bloggers I connected with back in the olden days are seen as "Top Bloggers" within our little community.  I'm sure that not one of the original crew will say that they feel like a top blogger in our field but it has made me realise that blogging is like dog years but more intense.  

1 year in blog land = 10 years in real life.  Well, that's how it feels sometimes; fanatical, impassioned and agonising.  It's a good job I love it so much.  Here's to the next 12 months *raises final slice of cake*

More about Baker Days here.  They sent me a "Keep Calm..." lemon drizzle Letterbox cake which came in a tin of its own and with a blank card, balloons and party whistles.  Priced from £14.99, this would be a great present for a special friend or relative who doesn't live close by.