Surely I’m not the only one to have little traditions that keep me ticking over during the year. One of these is very, very much loved indeed. The new diary.
Now, what I love about it is the whole entire process. First there’s the buying. The last couple of years, I got mine from Paperchase. I’m quite pernickety as to what it should be like, the size of it, the type of cover, the amount of space you have to write each day. This year unfortunately I couldn’t find a design that I liked in that shop. But last weekend, John Lewis came to the rescue with a diary which I will cherish for the next twelve months.
Yep, it’s a Cath Kidston diary. I own a couple of CK things and both were presents. I love her stuff, but I find that when I go into her shops, I feel overwhelmed with flowers, dots and mostly high prices. So I’ve never bought anything CK. Until now that is. Because this is only a little CK addition to my house, nothing too in-your-face. Just a little something which will keep me company, adding colour and joy to whatever bag I’m lugging around with me.
What I love most about the whole process though is filling it in. Filling it in with birthday dates and possible holidays. Birthdays is an important one and the main reason why I get it done so early on. I have a few important ones in January and I have been known to forget them when not keeping up to date with my diary. Rather embarrassing. And really, it just makes me feel good about the new year to come, full of promises, hope, surprises, the unknown and hopefully, fingers crossed, lots of happiness.
So, let’s enjoy the end of 2010 in style, but don’t forget to be ready for 2011! ;-)
Ps: I can understand how this might put people off but I guess it’s related to my pathological need to have things or-ga-ni-sed. Something else to cross off the list ;-)