There’s something special about that first moment of putting pen to paper in a new diary. I’ve stuck to an online diary for the last few years in the hope that the ability to have my diary on my phone, iPad and laptop, as well as being able to share it with the rest of the family would help me stay on track. It doesn’t! Appointments can still vanish or be miswritten or misread … or totally ignored by the other person! So, this year I’m trying paper again, with the Organiseher diary from Organise-us.com.
I picked the largest diary in the hope that I can fit in appointments for three children, term dates and events for two different schools, alongside my work and course commitments. It’s a big ask!
The leather-bound diary runs from September 2014 to December 2015, with a summary section for months at a glance, then a page per month section at the front. It retails at £70, which is probably more than I’d pay for a diary, but the leather cover, silk inner and quality paper definitely mean that you get what you pay for. The diary also comes in a presentation box, making it more special than the average diary. The soft-bound book is definitely what I prefer – I can fold or roll it to fit into a bag if I need.
I’d like to see tear-off corners in the diary to help track the current week, but there are ribbons which allow you to mark two pages. I still end up folding corners! That’s a very minor criticism – it has contacts pages, notes pages, pages for finances, and to plan ahead into 2016 … a lovely diary overall and a pleasure to use. I’ll let you know if doing everything on paper helps solve my missed appointments and diary clashes!
The large Organiseher diary is currently on sale at £40, reduced from £70, and the pellaq version is £24 reduced from £40, or browse The Big Sale page for small and medium versions starting from £15. There is a wide selection of bright and beautiful colours still available. You still get a year’s worth of diary, which makes this a good month to give it a try if you want a fabulous luxury diary to use for the rest of the year.
Disclosure: I was sent this diary to review.