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Blogtober 2020 – Back To Black

Today is Day 24 of Blogtober 2020 and the theme for today is Back To Black. With the theme in mind I am going to talk about two things in my life that is black.

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My FiloFax


My husband laughs at me as I use a FiloFax, but truthfully I could not live without it. It has my life inside its black leather cover.

I need to have my life organised, and use the diary section the most as apart from obvious birthdays and anniversaries.  I have to note if we are away, if my parents are away.  Also hospital appointments and follow up chase ups.  Medication alterations. It is impossible for me to remember everything.

  • Before I agree to any commitments I check the dates to make sure that I am free. I have to write everything down just so I know what is going on and what is coming up
  • Notes, I always have my FiloFax to hand when I am on the phone, as I take notes.  I then have these to look back at after the phonecall.
  • All upcoming appointment letters are also kept here, so that I have them to hand and not stored them in my safe place and find they have been moved.
  • Addresses of family and friends as I can never find my address book

Little Black Dress

woman standing ear plant

Photo by Alex Sorto on Unsplash

Something all us women know about, that all important Little Black Dress.  We never know when we will hae that occasion to wear one and no time to go shopping.

A Little Black Dress is something we all need in our wardrobe, I somehow seem to have a few more than just the one though.

Also a smart black dress or skirt to wear to a funeral, although this is something we do not do often.  When we are faced with a funeral we need to make sure out of respect to have the right clothes to wear.  Unless of course they have requested bright colours or something.

Blogtober 2020 - Back To Black



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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Jo
    24 October 2020 at 12:00 pm

    I live by my diary. I know lots of people live by their phones but I do like a hard copy myself.

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:22 am

      I do have some things on my phone but like you I prefer a hard copy

  • Anne Sweet
    24 October 2020 at 3:09 pm

    filofax, now that’s a blast from the past! I do have notebooks where i keep everything down and I keep a journal. But not one of those fancy ones that are popular these days, mine is appointments and things I need to remember. I also have a money book for all my finances.
    I do have a couple of black dresses, but I like to wear things with a bit more colour these days. I have tons of black leggings though as I wear them under everything for warmth and comfort.

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:20 am

      I have had my filofax a couple of years now and it really does help me keep on top of everything. I wear a lot more colour now but do have essential black items and more black leggings than I probably should have

  • Natalie
    24 October 2020 at 10:31 pm

    I totally agree with you about the little black dress. They are essentials to any wardrobe and never go out of style. Thank you for sharing!

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:16 am

      I think these are a necessity for any wardbrobe

  • Kim Carberry
    25 October 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Ahh! I would be lost without my diary. It sounds like your FiloFax is a great help to you.
    I have a black skirt but no black dress. Oops. x

    • admin
      26 October 2020 at 9:14 am

      I would be lost without my filofax it has everything in it

  • Jupiter Hadley
    29 October 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Gotta have a good organiser!

    • admin
      30 October 2020 at 9:38 am

      I would be lost without mine I have everything in there


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