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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 - Carly

Soundtrack To My Life
It's not often that someone drops a reference to climbing Kilimanjaro in their Soundtrack To My Life story so when I read Carly's first song choice, we agreed to use the photo video from her trip - it's very emotional (AND she's been to Everest Base Camp recently too).  The usual links will be at the end of the post (her blog header is absolutely perfect) but, for now, it's over to Carly...


Hoobastank - The Reason 

After I did Kilimanjaro in 2011, the song was used in a YouTube video highlighting the trip.  It gives me goosebumps and takes me right back to the mountain every time I hear it.  It also makes me want to go back and climb it all over again.

System of a Down - Sugar 

Just an awesome gig at Reading Festival this year, being stuck between 2 mosh pits and just letting yourself go with the flow... literally!

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot 

I’m constantly told that I show no emotions, I keep it all hidden away.  Whenever people say that, I always think of this song.

LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It 

This is my boy's favourite song.  They do a hilarious dance to it and always puts a smile on my face if I’m feeling low.

Green Day – Good Riddance 

This song was quite pivotal during my teenage years at school.  I was going through the normal motions of being a teenager and this song kind of sums up certain parts of those years.


Soundtrack To My Life

Carly blogs at Adventure Mummy and you can find her on Twitter as @carlymorson.  You can view all previous Soundtrack To My Life entries by clicking on the mix tape to the right.  If you want to participate in 2014 please complete this form and I'll be in touch very soon.