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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

Thinking About Holidays...

the word 'holiday' written in the sand
It is round about this time of year that I start flicking through the holiday brochures, dreaming about places that I can't afford, places that I'll never see because my husband won't do more than three hours on a plane or package deals that won't break the bank.  I sometimes even start a Pinterest board full of tourist-y type places and the clothes that I'd wear whilst sightseeing.

We usually book last minute holidays and throw it all on the credit card and looking back at this old post I have just been reminded that we even booked to go away with only four days notice! 

We've grabbed some great deals in the past and discovered some places that we never thought we'd visit as a family (Tunisia remains a firm favourite).  I daren't look through holiday brochures and set my sights on something because there may be a better deal just around the corner.  

What about you?   Do you book in advance or wait until the last minute?  Tell me about your best savings and your total holiday disasters in the comments! have asked me to share this video with you that promotes the discounts they can provide.  
I'm definitely going to check them out when we start thinking about booking later this year.  

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