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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

Elephant Dress from Tigerlilly Quinn

Elephant Print
It's not often I go loopy for an item of clothing but I just had to share this with you.

I ordered this gorgeous little Elephant Dress from the AskHerFriends website along with two other items - a present for a friend and another handbag - and didn't really take much notice of the seller (AHF is a crowd-sourced marketplace - read more about it here).  It was a lovely surprise to find out that the dress had been stocked by fellow blogger, TigerLilly Quinn!

Because the sizing was a bit vague, I ordered a 'Large', crossed my fingers and thought that I could gift the dress to my daughter if it didn't fit me or didn't suit me.  Well, there's no way she's getting her hands on it.  I'm a size 16 and the 'Large' fits perfectly because of the slightly stretchy material.

I'm wearing it for work on Friday teamed with the boots I bought from the John Lewis sale, a boyfriend cardigan I've had for ages from Zalando and some trusty black leggings from Tesco.  I'll also be wearing some cheeky Union Jack socks but you won't be able to see those!.

I've created a little mood board.  What do you think?

Elephant Print dress from Tigerlilly Quinn - mood board
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