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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

The Gallery : Youth

Occasionally there is a Gallery prompt that makes me revisit my past rather than post a picture up from recent times.  This week, Tara's theme of "Youth" has given me the opportunity to share yet more images that have, until now, been banished to the family photo albums, only seeing the light of day to embarrass friends and family at (in)opportune moments.

Firstly, you can see how I was a social media trailblazer.  I went to a primary school in St Annes called Our Lady Star of the Sea so when we entered sports events our name was shortened to "OL".  However, as the team line up you can clearly see us spelling out "LOL"!  I wonder who else was laughing at us that day?

primary school sports event

Next,  a shot of a particularly amazing hair style and fashionable shirt.  I can't remember where we'd been but we'd obviously enjoyed ourselves.  No, I'm not smashed, that's my sultry look.  Isn't my husband (not on the picture) a lucky man? 

living in the 80s

And finally, the money shot!  Me in a bikini, on a boat in Ibiza somewhere.  I wish I'd flaunted this body a bit more as it's only now that I appreciate it.  I should have looked after it and honed it instead of presuming that I'd always look like this (with or without the dodgy perm).

on a boat in a bikini

You can join in with The Gallery by clicking on the image below.  
You can also see all the other entries for this week's theme on the same link.