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    What will your 2014 calendar say about you?  

    In a family or shared household, the wall calendar is God, allowing people to essentially ‘bagsie’ particular days or evenings. Write it on the calendar first and it’s officially happening, ergo anyone who might have made conflicting plans is going to have to fit in around you. 

    These things usually hang in public spaces in the house such as the hall or the kitchen, so you need to be sure that it’s giving out the right messages:

    Art gallery or museum calendar

    This is a small assertion of self-confidence and self-knowledge. A good way of expressing something fundamental about yourself to visitors or – if you only like the impressionists because their work has pretty colours and looks good on a tea towel – at least painting a public face. 

    One made online using family photos

    Firstly, congratulations. It’s the sort of thing most of us think we’ll get round to doing at some point – perhaps as a well-meaning present for gran – but simply don’t. Either you are super organised, or you have too much time on your hands. Are you on the PTA committee at school? You should be.

    Landscapes/natural history

    These are like living with a year-long BBC natural history programme, but without having David Attenborough or Neil Oliver in your kitchen. We’re guessing you spend a lot of time watching BBC natural history programmes, possibly repeatedly on box set. 

    Celebrities/cats 

    If you’re a teenager, fair enough, you are too young to know better. If you are doing it ironically, then it’s probably easier to pull off if you’re gay, own novelty slippers or habitually feed all the cats in the neighbourhood.

    Google calendar 

    Or similar online organisational app. You’ve taken care not just to organise your own life but also everyone else’s. With the ability to share a communal calendar and to input appointments wherever you are, so everyone can know at all times exactly where they, and everyone else, need to be at any one time. The flaw? It relies on everyone else being as efficient as you and actually updating their info.

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