This year I spent more than I'd usually choose to spend on a diary... but it was worth every penny.
Let me introduce you to the new love of my life:
This diary ticks so many boxes. It's light. It's small. It has a week-by-week view. It's sarcastic and - pardon the French - fucking hilarious. When you first open the diary, a couple of sheets of paper fall out. The first:
The second, in case - God forbid - the Disappointments Diary is.... disappointing. Imagine(!) They even provide return codes. I wish reasons like these could be used for the likes of Topshop, ASOS and etc
The publishers only printed a limited amount of copies and they log which number diary you've got:
As with most diaries, there's that obligatory first page for personal details such as name, next of kin, medical conditions and so on. I love the last couple of lines:
Every week you are provided with a pessimistic quote. Here are some of my favourites:
Because everyone needs to plan and sort their shit out:
.... and plenty of space for your contacts. You just have to decide which category they go under:
Being an aspiring writer, this next section really appealed to me:
I'm also an avid writer of To Do lists... which the diary "helps" you to prepare for:
To sum it all up, I love all the little details and silliness that you get with this diary. As you flick through, the pages become greyer and greyer which is meant to signify an impending sense of doom (apparently!). And the thing that really makes me laugh? The disappointment you face when you first remove the diary from that padded envelope. I found out about this diary through work as it was featured on one of our publications' websites. And on that website the diary looked pretty sizeable Remove it from that padded envelope and you'll find it's actually pretty small. It's all part of the fun though!
I paid full price for mine but they are currently on sale if you wish to purchase one for yourself / family / a friend / your cat. You can find them here: www.disappointmentsdiary.com
What do you look for in a diary?