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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

Top Five Gifts for Mother's Day

With Mothers Day approaching so quickly everyone begins to panic about what gifts they can buy their mothers this year. For most people they find that they end up buying the same present each year for their mothers and therefore want this year to be different, to buy something that is extra special and thoughtful.

The top 5 gifts for Mother’s Day can vary each year, but the number one gift for everyone seems to be flowers. With a wide variety of flowers available, from the humble daffodil to the more exotic orchid, choosing flowers is a safe choice that will be guaranteed to bring a smile.

The second top gift to buy is clothing; a woman can never have too many clothes. Of course this can be risky if you do not know the type of clothes that your mother would like or her size, but if you do, this is a great gift idea for you. 

Candles and bath essentials are always popular and make the third top gift this mothers day. This is a usual gift for boys to buy their mothers when they do not have a clue of what to buy, but it is actually something that women adore; what could be nicer than a warm bubble bath with a beautifully scented candle to relieve the stresses of the day. Bath essentials are luxuries that mothers may not buy for themselves, so receiving them for mothers day makes the perfect gift.

Jewellery and perfume make number 4 and 5 respectively for top gifts this mothers day. Of course these are two gifts that you usually cannot afford if you are on a budget, but if you have the money to spend, then they are gifts that can be cherished forever. Jewellery can be a very personal choice and therefore to get it right, it is essential that you do some detective work; ask the right questions and take a good look at the style of her current collection. If you pay attention to your mother's dressing table, then it is not too hard to find out her favourite fragrance, or you could take a risk and choose a new perfume that will delight her.

Sometimes even when you are completely stuck for ideas on what to buy, by browsing online you may come across something that you would have never thought of or considered before. A great place to do this on a budget is amazon. The items that you are looking at on amazon do not have to be used, most of them are brand new and just being sold at a cheaper price than they would be in store. Savings at Amazon are outstanding, you can buy things here for up to half the price of what you would on the actual products website.

There are many different gifts that you can buy that mothers will love. This year there are some beautiful gifts at affordable prices being sold in many different stores and on the Internet. Gifts which you should definitely consider are Mothers Day gifts by Achica. At Achica you can find some fantastic gifts from luxury bedding to candles which smell delicious. Not only are the products here fantastic, but at this time of year Achica are offering great deals so that mothers can have the best day possible.

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