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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

Simple Rules

My radio listening is a bit erratic to say the least.  My time in the car and who I share my office with determines which radio shows I listen to.

I was working in another town yesterday and could afford to set off a little later than normal so I was listening to Radio 2 in the car.  I caught a 'Pause For Thought' type chat between Chris Evans and Rev. Rob Gillion which made me smile.  It also made me think that it's always the simple ideas that work the best.  

The theme was that we have more in common that we have differences and The Rev suggested that we should live by these rules set out in our nursery schools:
  • Play fair
  • Share everything
  • Don't hit people
  • Don't take things that are not yours
  • Say you're sorry when you hurt someone
  • Have biscuits and milk and take a nap in the afternoon
  • When you go out into the world watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together

Easy, yeah?  Shouldn't we all follow these rules?  I'm up for it!

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