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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

Soundtrack To My Life - Jo

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It's a delight to introduce Jo to participate on Soundtrack To My Life this week.  She has been blogging since taking part in a project called "Fish Is The Dish" and has continued to grow her blog.  Here are Jo's tunes for you to enjoy - she's chosen a couple of my forgotten favourites too.


Guns & Roses - Patience 

Hubster made me a compilation when we first got together and this was on it. That was 17 years ago & it has stuck with me, we were both just out of serious relationships and just looking for a bit of fun...

The Wannadies - You and Me

I worked in the Music & Video department at John Menzies and this song reminds me of club nights out in those days.

The Pointer Sisters - Jump

This song was on the first album I ever bought and it always transports me back to my 10 year old 'pink' bedroom!

Bon Jovi - Never Say Goodbye

This album featured heavily as a teenager & many a drunken night walking home was spent singing this song at top of our voices!

Aretha Franklin - Respect



soundtrack to my lifeJo's blog is called "Mummy's Knee" and you can follow her on twitter as @mummysknee.

If you want to join in with Soundtrack To My Life you can complete this form and I'll be in touch when your feature is due to go live.  Click on the mix-tape to the right to read all the "Soundtrack To My Life" entries.