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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

I Get A 'Professional' Make-Over

I have no idea why I have never done this before but its a genius idea courtesy of Jayne from "Mum's The Word".  I thought about asking my own kids to help me out with this but I'm striving to be "Fun Nana" so decided that I'd give the grandchildren a time to shine.

Want to join in?  There are rules, of course...
  • You must offer them everything you have in your make-up bag (Jayne banned scissors and eyelash curlers but I like to live dangerously)
  • You must not influence colours or products
  • You must not help with technique
  • The end photo must be unedited.

Here's my storyboard  of what turned out to be quite an entertaining hour.


This is my spare make-up...

What?  You didn't think I'd use my 'proper' make-up, did you?