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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

How My (Grand)Child Sees Me

I hear that the "How My Child Sees Me" meme has started again although I'm not sure we have recovered from the last time I asked one of my offspring to draw a picture of me.  It was SO bad last time that I have deleted it from my Picasa albums and I very rarely do that.  I was drawn with a black triangular nose and had a laptop in view instead of a body.  They're a canny lot, these children of ours.

But I wasn't going to be fooled this time.  
I have more little people at my disposal now.
Small people who can easily be bribed.

So... after the promise of a lolly and some stickers...
in all its glory, here is how my 3 year old granddaughter sees me:

art, children's drawing, family,


No, I do not have a cock for a nose.

She got bored halfway through drawing me and found something better to do.
Then demanded her lolly and her stickers.

So there you have it.
Can your child do better?  
Get them to humiliate you and link up over at Tara's place.