Last week, an email popped into the inbox about reviewing next years Dairy Diary. My initial well practiced reaction was noooo must say nooo to more books..there is just no more room but then logical brain side kicked in, I would be absolutely lost without my diary, so just maybe I can find room... also the sentimental side - I remember my nan having 'Dairy Diary's' when I was younger, stuffed full of notes, recipes etc. Whilst sadly she is no longer with us, seeing the diary makes me smile in reminiscence of nan.
So the logical side kicked in, and a few days later my copy arrived, with all its floral splendor covering. The diary is nicely sized, not too big..not too small and has a wipeable cover. When your'e as clumsy as me, these things matter!
Inside, the pages are ring bound which makes the pages easy to manouvre and are seemingly sturdy enough to withstand regular usage. And there's a ribbon. I love page ribbons, so helpful!! Another highlight is the first 'pocket' which has practical stickers in, covering a range from 'Birthday' to 'Holiday' (wishful thinking there!). Yes I may be 31 but surely that's not too old to enjoy stickers? If so I better go hide my Hello Kitty ones...
Then comes the content page, listing its recipes, useful conversion charts, national rail map, numbers and most importantly what caught my eye was 'Super Cute Mice'. Well of course I had to flick straight to page 38, only to discover they are crocheted ones. My heart sunk a little, I really can not crochet. I need to steal someones granny for a week and finally master it! My mum can crochet endless blankets, but is very impatient teaching me! They are indeed cute though...one day!! Maybe I could make an edible version instead...
Diary Diary has been running since my birth year of 1982, a good vintage haha, am sure its fate which brought us together! It originally used to be sold by our milkman but sadly there's not so many of them driving their little floats around nowadays, but you can easily buy a copy online or by phone.
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