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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

What's In My Bag | Mia Tui Review

I was super excited when I saw Mia Tui tease one of their new handbags on their Facebook page recently.  The style, shape and size reminded me so much of my Fossil Sydney Satchel (which I'm sure you are sick of me talking about now) so I was keen on comparing the two. 

What's In My Bag | Mia Tui Review  - the Jane in black with blue lining
I'm a huge fan of Mia Tui and own a number of their bags already. It's amazing to see this company grow and learn what their customers want and need as new styles are added. As ever, the build and finish of the Jane bag is excellent and the contrast between the outer faux-leather colour and the interior lining is lovely - this is the first lining I've had in one of their bags that hasn't been pink! 

As a straight comparison, there isn't much difference in what you can carry in the Mia Tui Jane and the Fossil Sydney Satchel.  What is great about the Mia Tui Jane is that their traditional internal pockets allow you to fully organise the contents of your bag and it doesn't feel like a black hole! Have a look at my video for a proper 'show and tell' and a nosy at what's currently in my every day bag. 

I'm going to live with the bag for a few weeks and I'll write an update in the New Year but it already feels like it's going to suit my needs 

The Mia Tui Jane is available in four colours and comes with a small matching pouch and the long detachable shoulder strap. It is currently £40 on the website - but have a look at all the other bags on there and the never-ending special deals or bundles.  I'm sure there's one to suit your lifestyle too! They've also just won the Mother & Baby award for 'best changing bag' so HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte and the team.

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