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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 - Katie

Soundtrack To My Life
Soundtrack To My Life this week comes from Katie who believes life is for living - something I totally agree with. You can connect with Katie using the links at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, here are her song choices.


Bill Medley & Jennifer WarnesTime Of My Life (Dirty Dancing OST) 

This was the song I grew up with. I had 2 older sisters who were Dirty Dancing mega fans, and this was blasted from the speakers on a regular basis, with the obligatory hairbrush microphone. It has stuck with me since, and I find myself singing it on a regular basis.


Aerosmith - Don't Want To Miss A Thing

This was our wedding song, for no other reason than we both love it. The words are beautiful, and we actually have a quote from it on our bedroom wall. Just pure romantic stuff.

Bryan Adams - Everything I Do

This was my sisters wedding song. I was 9, and a bridesmaid, and I remember thinking this song was the most awesome piece of music ever written. I used to watch the wedding video over and over and imagine what my prince would look like...

Rihanna - Shut up And Drive 

For no other reason than it features on Wreck it Ralph, and every time it comes on we all feel the need to get up and dance like loons.

Robbie Williams - Something Beautiful

This song was playing when my son was born. It wasn't planned, it just happened to be on the radio, and it seemed apt - something beautiful did come our way.


Soundtrack To My Life
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