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Finished the first three books in “The Mortal Instruments” series.  Really enjoyed them and happy to find that there are more in the series – they’re already nestled safely on my Kindle :0)

Film trailer is here:

Second month of the year and I’m still deciding on a planner system.  The above is the current choice – page per day with appointments and a notes page opposite for to do list.  I do find that I’m forgetting things I mean to do so this will hopefully help.

Lots of inspiring blogs and videos on the web – one of my favourites is this:

I’ve seen several films I’ve enjoyed recently:

Wind Chill, Expendables 2 and The Possession – I like action and supernatural films.  The Expandables sequel had Chuck Norris which was awesome.

I’m going to try and blog more frequently but that’s it for now



It’s been a very relaxing festive season.  Back to the grindstone tomorrow – it’ll be nice to catch up with colleagues.

I was very spoiled at Christmas – DVDs, books, chocolate and nice bath stuff.  I’ve started reading ‘City of Bones’ by Cassandra Clare.  It’s the first in the Mortal Instrument series which I bought myself for Christmas.  Really enjoying it so far and looking forward to the film.  The trailer looks brilliant – interesting casting.

Saw Jack Reacher yesterday – good action film but a little predictable.  Definitely worth a watch.

Still experiencing planner fail.  I’ve got a lovely Brush Dance planner which I’ll be using as a desk diary at home but not sure about a portable planner.  I’ve been looking at Collins Debden but we’ll see.

Hope 2013 is a brilliant year for all.

Christmas preparation is well underway.  I’m very fortunate to be going to a Christmas meal with family so I don’t have to worry about catering.  It’s about buying the presents (usually online shopping) and outings (Cathedral and traditional Christmas Eve curry).  Very much looking forward to the day.  Being a big Doctor Who fan, the Christmas special will round off the day very nicely.

I’ve been back and forward between different planners again and get very frustrated when there always has to be a compromise.  I love the A4 size and thought it would be simple and cheap to get refills.  A good theory but as the binder is 4-ring and I find these refills much trickier to get than 2-ring.  So I either have to order or hunt for 4-ring refills or holepunch each page which is somewhat inconvenient and time-consuming.  I am working on the best calendar printout from Outlook – again, there are compromises needed there.

Went to see Breaking Dawn recently and thought it was very well done in terms of being faithful to the book and a fitting ending to the films.  I re-read the book afterwards.  Looking forward to seeing The Hobbit shortly and also interested in the Mortal Instruments film – the book gift set is a Christmas present to myself ;0)

I’ll hopefully blog again before Christmas – hoping all my deliveries come through.