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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

My Celebrity Look-A-Like

demi moore, ghost
I'm not the most photogenic person in the world and will take extreme measures to avoid my picture being taken. However, I fondly remember (many many many moons ago) my sister-in-law saying that I looked like Demi Moore in her 'Ghost' era.  I have clung to that comparison for dear life.

Then I read Toni's post about famous people who look like her and I remembered this website where you could upload your picture and it would tell you which famous person you resembled.  It was Saturday night and I'd had the best part of a bottle of wine... you can guess what's coming, can't you?

Attempt 1
I upload this photo
Nickie O'Hara

and get these results

Yes... thats 
Justin Timberlake
Orlando Bloom
Matt "Joey From Friends" le Blanc
John Travolta (channeling 'Enda Turnblad' from Hairspray, maybe?)

So I presume there's something wrong with the algorithm (good excuse, huh), check the settings and I try again with this photo

Nickie O'Hara

and I am greeted with with this...

Kristin Chenoweth (<3) 
Sheryl Crow
Diane Lane (no idea but IMDb tells me she's an actress)

I look at these results and just shake my head.  I think, "third time lucky" and try again with a photo of myself and Sian from Cybher last year because its one I love so nothing can go wrong...  

nickie, sian, cybher, 2012


Sian's face recognition threw up this

Nicole Kidman
Richard Dreyfuss
Jason Statham (swoon) 
Harrison Ford

and mine proffered this

Renée Zellweger
Michael Keaton
Tyra Banks (must be all that smizing I do)
Oscar de la Renta (WTAF)

So fuck it.  The website is borked... FUBAR'd... a load of old bollocks.
And I'm still unphotogenic.
But in my head I look like Demi Moore FOREVER!