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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

[REVIEW & GIVEAWAY] B Inspired Notebook Range

It's rather exciting to be reviewing a notebook range that hasn't even launched in the UK and even more so to be able to give my readers the opportunity to win a set too.

I was approached by Anker International (leading designer, supplier, distributor and category manager of stationery, creative play, licensed stationery, homewares and seasonal products) to review their new range of notebooks.

When I heard that the B.Inspired range carried very reasonable prices, I wasn't too sure what to expect from the quality, however, I was pleasantly surprised.  The whole range is very well made, has a great paper quality and will definitely stand the rough and tumble that is expected from a notebook in every day use.  

I reviewed the notebooks on my YouTube channel (you will need to watch this video to be able to participate in the giveaway) and you can see how sturdy they are, their additional features and my thoughts on how I would use them.

These notebooks are completely new.  They are not available in any shops in the UK just yet but will be sold in all the major stationery stores in the very near future.  Pricing is as follows

  • A4 Journal - RRP £6.00 (200 ruled, punched and perforated pages. Paper weight 120gsm)
  • A5 Journal - RRP £4.00 (200 ruled and perforated pages. Paper weight 120gsm)
  • A6 Journal - RRP £3.00 (200 ruled and perforated pages. Paper weight 120gsm)
  • A7 Jotter - RRP £2.00 (100 ruled and perforated pages. Paper weight 100gsm)


I have three full sets of these notebooks to give away. To win a full set of these notebooks please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. If you cannot see the widget you will be able to find it here or on my Facebook page. There is one qualifying entry and you will need to watch the video to be able to enter. Incorrect answers will not be valid for entry.  Additional entries are also available. GOOD LUCK! 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS * This giveaway will begin at 20:00 on 31st May 2015 and will close at 23:59 on 8th June 2015 * 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 answer a question. You can gain additional entries using the options in the Rafflecopter widget * There are three (3) prizes in total * The prizes have been provided by ANKER INTERNATIONAL * The prize winners will be asked to provide their email address so that contact can be made to arrange prize delivery * 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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