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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

Finding My Own Style

Kate made a really good point the other day about plus-sized clothing and it's something I referred to in my post on The High Tea Cast the other day.  I struggle to find clothes that suit my body shape and love styles that probably don't flatter me - as my "New Me" Pinterest board shows.



I know I'm going to champion Zalando again but I love the way that their website give you what I call the real size and also tells you what type of fit it is.  Here's three things that I bought myself recently from their website.

anna field boots at Zalandovera modo dress at Zalandolipsy necklace at zalando

Boots by Anna Field - £60 £42 at the time of writing
Dress by Vera Modo - £29 at the time of writing
Necklace by Lipsy - £16 £14 at the time of writing


andy warhol scarf at Zalando
I'm always a bit iffy about jumper dresses because they can sometimes cling in the wrong places but the weight of this one is perfect so it hangs really nicely.  I wore it out last week and teamed it with the boots and a black boyfriend cardigan and even my husband made approving noises (a rare occurrence).  I'm also digging necklaces and scarves at the moment so this is next on my wishlist - an Andy Warhol inspired scarf by Pepe Jeans.  Only £29 if anyone fancies buying me a present for being awesome?

What are you loving at the moment?