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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 Best Way To Keep Your Feet Warm This Winter

Now the nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, there's definitely a need to wrap up in all kinds of soft and snuggly clothing.  I have my one of my crocheted blankets on the back of the sofa ready to tuck around me, a lovely fluffy dressing gown to snuggle up in when I get changed into my pajamas and my slipper socks to keep my feet warm and toasty. 

Yes, slipper socks are my current guilty pleasure (and I'm wearing my penguin ones right now) and much better than traditional slippers, so here are some recommendations. 

Fair Isle Pattern
The Fair Isle pattern is very classic and traditional but there's so many colour combinations that you can mix and match your splash of colour to help cheer you up. These slipper socks which I bought from Amazon are quite short but have a great grip on the sole to stop me from skidding across our laminate flooring! 

Cable Knit 
These cute cable knit slipper socks are just perfect with the bit of faux fur peeping out of the top.  I've also got a couple of pairs that have a decorative pompom to make things a bit more fun! 

Cartoon themed
Let's not leave the children out - there are loads of great kids slipper socks in fabulous patters themes and I found these "Minions" ones that my grandson would definitely love. 

Finally, if you want something a bit more traditional looking, slipper-wise, then how about some checked footsie style slipper socks that are fully lined.  

All of these slipper socks will definitely keep the chill off your feet this winter and will also add a dash of colour into your life too!  Let me know if you agree and what your favourite style is. 

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