The joy of having a proper diary
Call me old-fashioned, but I like to greet the new year armed with the right stationery. Make that a Margaret Howell calendar and a proper diary. Electronic versions might be quick and easy but I spend far too much time staring at a screen already – and where’s the beauty? I much prefer to keep dates and notes in a Moleskin diary or a more decorative, handbag-friendly planner (the one above is by Katie Leamon). The transition from one year to the next used to involve an afternoon spent scribbling down friend’s birthdays and wistfully reflecting on the past twelve months. But for some reason (lack of time/ head stuck in Instagram) I’ve stopped doing this and consequently, am prone to forget dates. This is something I intend to address in 2018. And, so what if the calendar remains on the January page for the entire year, I can sleep at night safe in the knowledge that I’ll still know what day it is, even if my iPhone has a seizure.