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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

Serenata Hampers [REVIEW]

Serenata Hampers
When Serenata Hampers offered me one of their products to try, I dived straight into the Port and Cheese selection which included a bottle of Taylors Port and a selection of luxury cheeses, crackers and chutney. The photo I shared on Instagram got plenty of jealous oooh's and aah's.

The reason I was keen to try their hamper range out is because it seemed to be the perfect fix for my Dad, who is the most difficult person to buy for at Christmas or his birthday but this will be the solution I was looking for and all at reasonable prices.

Serenata Hampers offer a wide choice of products including chocolate hampers, wine hampers, teatime treat hampers, Christmas hampers and newborn baby hampers.  All this is alongside a similar service for flowers and plants.

What I was really impress by was the delivery options. You can order by 10pm (or 8pm for flowers/plants) and have the hamper delivered to the door the very next day for free. If you prefer a timed delivery there are additional paid options for this. As you can see from my picture the hamper is extremely well packaged but also well presented which I feel is important.

Win a £35 voucher for Serenata Hampers [now closed]


I have two vouchers (worth £35 each) to offer as prizes from the very lovely people at Serenata Hampers. To enter this giveaway please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below (if you cannot see the widget please click through to the web version of this blog post). To enter you must comment on this blog post, answering the question provided. There are additional entries available which include social sharing. If you are a new visitor here for the giveaway, it would be great if you could stick around. There are some subscription options in the sidebar.  And finally, GOOD LUCK!




TERMS AND CONDITIONS * This giveaway will begin at 12:00 on 7th November 2014 and will close at 23:59 on 20th November 2014 * This giveaway is open to any of my readers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK. * There is no cash alternative to the giveaway * There is one compulsory entry which asks the entrant to comment on this blog..  You can gain additional entries using the options in the Rafflecopter widget * There are two (2) prizes in total * The prizes have been provided by Serenata Hampers *  The prize winners will be asked to provide their email address so that the prize can be delivered to them electronically * Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified * The winners will be chosen by using a random number generator built into the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted direct on the email address provided within five (5) days of the draw. 



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