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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

August Favourites

August Favourites, tangle teezer, bare minerals, Ghost perfume, Zatchels, Smirnoff

Here's a short (!) video where I talk about my "August Favourites" - products I've bought and/or used last month that I really loved.


My phone is the Nokia Lumia 520.  The Windows Phone update was the 8.1

Bare Minerals Lipstick (Debenhams website) in the shade "make your move"

The Thomas Cook Emporium duty free magazine can be found here and I bought... Tangle Teezer (page 66) | Ghost Perfume (page 14 - oops, it was £32 for the pair) |  Medley Boho Watch (page 60)  | Smirnoff Vodka with Lime (page 78)

Zatchels Spring Green 16" leather satchel