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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

Random Thoughts From Today

Why is today's earworm Ed Sheeran's "Sing"?
Has my contact lens gone behind my eye or on the floor? Why can't I find it!!??
How do we go through so much washing powder?
New diary on the way... I must practice my best hand writing
Why does a teenage boy need to use 14 towels per week?
Does anyone ever get an extra follow from a #followfriday mention on Twitter?
Holy shit, it's 11.45. I'd better get dressed. 
IT'S SNOWING... oh, it's stopped.
Am I ever going to catch up with Serial before the final episode?
How the fuck did I fail a 'Can You Speak Lancashire?' test on Buzzfeed (19/22)
Are "keks" trousers or underpants?
Planning. Yes, planning...  oohh distraction techniques...
The best thing about working for myself has to be that I get to watch Minder at lunch time.
What's the point of clearing my email inbox when another deluge of emails drops straight in?
Aaawww Vintage TV 80s tunes.  Awesome.
Vintage TV really does have the most random videos for some of their songs.
AAARRGGHH damaged memory card. *opens eBay* 
I wonder what theme I should create for the FridayTwiz tonight?
X-Factor is really pushing for Fleur to win. 
Plus, why is Andrea singing a different 'winner's song'? 
And why are the 'special guests' just people who have performed on the show in recent weeks?
Should I buy a Christmas jumper?
I should make a list and plan a new radio series.
I want a pair of denim dungarees.  No, no no no, I don't. 
MORE SNOW... oh, it's stopped again.
Today is going really slowly...
How did I just waste half an hour on Pinterest?
And another half an hour on StumbleUpon?
I know, I'll have a little practice on my ukulele.
Bejewelled Blitz? Wow, I haven't played on that for ages.
I'm crap at Bejewelled Blitz.  
What shall we have for tea? Probably take-away.
Why do I have so many websites bookmarked that I never visit any more?
Better not remove them. Might never be able to find them again in the future!