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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 : ARRAN Sense Of Scotland

reed diffuser from ARRAN Sense Of Scotland
Who has run out of alternative gift ideas?  Mother's Day, Easter and my birthday are all really close together so I know my family struggle to come up with gifts for me that aren't a bottle of wine, a gift voucher or a plant.  This year, I've been happy to point them in the direction of ARRAN Sense of Scotland who have a variety of spring-inspired home fragrance products. 

We all love a scented candle and a nice room spray so these products are suitable for all the family and I was gifted the "After The Rain" reed diffuser which is one of their best sellers and is now wafting the aroma of rose, sandalwood and lime around my lounge.  What I love about reed diffusers is that they aren't overpowering and can really compliment your decor with their simple design. 


AARAN Sense of Scotland is a family-run company who have been creating their room scents, hand & body care and fragrances from their factory in an old dairy farm at Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran for over thirty years, always staying true to its island heritage. Take a look at their full range if you're searching for something a bit different as a gift. My reed diffuser came beautifully and carefully packaged. 


Disclaimer : I was sent a sample of the "After The Rain" reed diffuser for the purpose of the review. 
 Please see my disclosure policy for more details.