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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

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas

Last year's "Last Minute Father's Day Gift Guide" was so popular that I felt compelled to write another simply because I've struggled for years to find the perfect gift for my own dad, my father-in-law and my husband.  Here are some quick ideas that you can get delivered this week to save you any last minute panicking! 

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5 last minute Fathers's Day gift ideas [click to tweet]

For the DIY addict... 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas - Sugru Rebel Tech Kit
I discovered Sugru about a year ago and we always have a couple packets in the house now. Simply explained, it's mouldable glue that hardens into flexible rubber within 24 hours and can be used to fix and repair almost anything (I even mended our dishwasher cutlery tray with it).  The guys at Sugru have now launched their Rebel Tech Kit for just £10 and this includes 14 project ideas to get you going.

For the music fan... 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas - EC Technology Bluetooth Speaker
We are huge fans of EC Technology products in this house as their tech gear is always (a) useful and (b) portable. This rechargable bluetooth speaker with enhanced bass (currently £14.99) lets you listen to music anywhere but also looks pretty stylish too.

For the stationery buff...

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas - Say Nice Things Stationery FlipFlop pocket notebooks
Notebooks will never, EVER not be useful but Say Nice Things Stationery have gone one step further with their latest product.  The FlipFlop pocket notebook has a unique reversible design and comes with lined and grid page layout - just simply flip the book to switch between the two.  They come in a set of three for £6.99 or as a single in three different colours for £2.99 each. 

For the fashion conscious...

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas - Hotter Shoes - Energise Shoes
I'm a huge fan of Hotter Shoes and own about eight pairs, all in different styles and colours. They are sooooo comfy - it honestly feels like you are wearing slippers.  Recently their men's range has had some great additions and I can recommend Energise Shoes range for that mid-point between formal shoes and trainers. They retail at £75 which is a fabulous price for leather and comfort combined. 

(as an aside : did you see the "Holiday Packing Tips" article I wrote for Hotter Shoes recently?)

For the fitness freak...

Father's Day Gift Guide 2017 - 5 Last Minute Ideas - massage roller, resultsport
All fitness fanatics have the occasional niggle and a massage never goes amiss.  You can always purchase a couple of sessions from a local sports masseuse or cheaper option would be an athletic massage or foam roller. I used a small one from ResultSport on Amazon that cost just £6.95 but there are lots of different sizes to choose from.

5 last minute Fathers's Day gift ideas [click to tweet]

Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments or let me know if you spot and great last minute ideas too! If you need further inspiration you can read last year's Father's Day Gift Ideas post too.


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