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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

9 Great British Instagram Accounts

Do you want to fill your Instagram feed with a whole scope of Britishness?

I've recently been tidying up my Instagram account so that I've got a feed of inspirational and glorious pictures. Here’s some of the fantastic accounts I now follow.


union jack, pool table,
We all love a Union Jack to show patriotism, don’t we? From fashion to furniture, Lets Get British shares anything and everything that has a Union Jack over it.

red telephone box
Lots and lots of lovely pictures of London, more Union Jacks, British products, landscapes, red telephone boxes and post boxes. Cool Britannia!

union jack, satchel
Are you loving the satchel trend? Here’s a truly British company showing off what they do best… making satchels in all different shapes, sizes and colours.

questionnaire
If you follow Waterstones, Oxford Street on Twitter then you’ll know all about their sense of humour. Who thought pictures of books could be so entertaining? Also check out the official Waterstones IG account for a blend of images to make you think and to inspire you.

green suit,
A collection of photos of the weird and wonderful people who use the London Underground every day. You can send in stealth photos (there’s a knack to doing this – don’t get caught!) to them and they may be featured.

eat sleep rave repeat, MoS, green smiley
Eat, sleep, rave, repeat... and keep up to speed with new releases, mini dj sets (IG video) and the occasional peek behind the scenes at the MoS office.

filofax display
Here we have some amazing eye candy for the eyes for stationery lovers. Included are sneak previews of new diary styles and colours along with some competitions or conversation starters.

escalator, London Underground
It’s rare to see the London Underground deserted but it happens occasionally. Here’s one (of many) Instagram account dedicated to catching those rare moments of calm in a city that never sleeps.

dr marten
One last awesome British company to finish on. Dr Martens show how styling your Docs is definitely an individual thing.




Have I missed any of your favourites? Let me know who else to follow in the comments.
You can find me on Instagram here but it's not quite as interesting as these...

Want more?  Here's 9 of the best pictures on Instagram - a post I wrote for Under The Radar.