When I started back at work I knew I needed a new diary. Like most people nowadays I use my iPhone calendar which is linked to my husbands but obviously work stuff is of no interest to him. I wanted a physical planner that I could write in and access at work (no phone rule) and there is just something lovely about a new diary.
My friend introduced me to personal-planner.com. A Swedish company which makes unique diaries.
I loved that I could put a picture of my gorgeous baby boy on the front and back cover so when I am at work I can still see his cute face. I loved that you could pick different layouts and banner designs and that you could add extras like the weather, a 'to do list' and 'ideas of the week'. It comes with a ruler/bookmark and a sheet of stickers and you get to choose extra pages such as square/plain/ruled pages, sudoku, colouring and address book.
You can pick the Month you want the planner to start. So you can have it start in October for example. No more waiting until January or September to start a new diary or getting one and wasting pages.
I opted for the week days to be split half plain and half ruled. I have used the rules section a bit like a journal, just writing a few lines about what we have been up to that day.
It was lots of fun to set up and you can even input people's birthdays if you wish and they will be printed on for you. I didn't this time but may do in the future.
If you are after a new diary then definitely check them out!