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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 to get (and keep) your partner through the medium of song, dance and photography

jar of hearts
So you have found the love of your life and you want to spend the rest of your life with him/her.  However, you want to them to remember those special landmark moments for ever and ever and you want to enjoy your 15-minutes worth of fame when the video goes viral across social media networks.

If you have a song in your heart and camcorder to hand, here is the blueprint to happiness.  No pressure whatsoever! 








The Speech

(Yes, that's Tom Fletcher from McFly)


The First Dance

(of course I used Julia's dance - she has the most ingeniously titled blog too!)




The Family Photograph


photo of family generations
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Twenty-odd years ago I got married in a registry office surrounded by the friends and family that mattered the most.  It wasn't a conventional wedding, we didn't have a first dance and flew up the motorway after the meal to take my daughter to hospital for a potentially life-saving operation.  We are still together and heading towards our 25th wedding anniversary.  I have a vision of what our 25th anniversary celebration will include (and yes, it involves dancing) but I suspect that it will be harder (impossible?) to convince my husband to take part than it will to get people to share the results!