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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

Life Hack : Easy-To-Make Origami Box

Life Hack : Easy-To-Make Origami Box
I get bored easily so was hunting around for new skills to learn and stumbled across origami boxes. It's a brilliant way to recycle magazines or brochures (I'm using my Woodland Trust seasonal magazines at the moment) and the boxes are really handy for collecting up vegetable peelings or tea bags or as temporary holders for your latest craft project. I've even stored some unopened boxes in a box so they are ready to use!

I've uploaded a handy YouTube tutorial for you to follow and have written the instructions below - just five steps to follow!!

  1. Fold your piece of paper into half and then half again
  2. Fold down the corners to form a triangle on both sides
  3. Open the flat sides and fold the corners in to the middle fold on both sides
  4. Fold up the edge twice on both sides
  5. Open out and push the bottom down to create your box.

Let me know if you give it a go and tell me what you use your origami boxes for.


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