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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

The benefits of hand sanitizer when travelling

Whether you are travelling by train to the English seaside or by plane to a remote location in Italy, keeping a bottle (or two) of hand sanitiser in your bag will be the best decision you’ll make. This will guarantee that you can easily clean your hands after touching germ hot-spots, such as door handles, lift buttons, tray tables and escalator handrails.

The benefits of hand sanitizer when travelling - demonstration of how to wash your hands with sanitizer

As Ocean Free, hand sanitizer manufacturer, mentions on their website hand sanitiser kills 99.999% of bacteria and are also effective against viruses and germs. They supply travel-size hand sanitizer, as well as larger bottles to keep at home, in the office or to refill your portable hand sanitizer bottles.

Even after covid testing and vaccinations, one thing to keep in mind is that for hand sanitiser to be effective, you will have to use it properly. The FDA recommends rubbing “hand sanitizer all over your hands, making sure to get between your fingers and on the back of your hands.” Also, remember not to wipe or rinse off the hand sanitizer before it is dry. 

When travelling, water and soap are not available, thus hand sanitizer is the perfect solution to keep good hand hygiene on-the-go. Plus, hand sanitizers come in an array of sizes, are lightweight and convenient, so you can keep one in your purse, in your pocket and another in your suitcase. 

As this article on Sparkles and Stretchmarks says, “By killing any viruses, germs and bacteria that might be on your hands, the regular use of hand sanitiser will reduce your chances of being getting sick and will also reduce the spread of said viruses, germs and bacteria.” So, by using hand sanitiser you will be reducing infection and the spread of disease.

This article was written by Carolina Neves, lead copywriter at ecommerce growth agency Ad Lab