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These are the best mid-year diaries to refresh your desk

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Get back on track for 2020 with the help of these mid-year diaries - you can thank us later. 

For all of the complaining we did during our school years, there was one thing which made ‘back to school’ season something to celebrate: the inevitable stationery haul. There was something so satisfying about picking a fresh set of pens, choosing a new diary and getting everything organised ready to start again. It was like round two of #newyearnewme – a chance to reset and get your life together (kind of).

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But why should the school kids get all the fun? Why can’t we, the adults, join in too? Enter the mid-year diary. These beautiful planners give us the chance to refresh our desks and get back on track with all the goals we set long ago in January, even if we gave up studying a long time ago. 

And lucky for you, we’ve done all the work. Take a look through the list below to find the mid-year diary of your dreams. 

  • Papier Desmond & Dempsey Sansindo Tiger mid-year diary

    Desmond & Dempsey’s joyful prints don’t only cover their chic nightwear, but can be present on your desk too in the form of this planner. Papier supports lots of different designers, so there are many patterns to choose from if this one isn’t for you and each will see you through from 1 July 2019 to 5 July 2020.

    Papier, £21.99

  • Paperchase slogan Agenzio mid-year diary

    This one does what it says on the tin. Get ready for all of your planning needs to be met over the next year, and in a pretty pink casing. The diary runs through the academic year so kicks off in September so you can harness that ‘back to school’ feeling. 

    Paperchase, £14

  • Rifle Paper Co palette mid-year planner

    This art-inspired planner from the always-charming Rifle Paper Co will last you the next 17 months, running from August 2019 to December 2020. It contains both weekly and monthly pages and even has a sticker section and back pocket to old keepsakes. 

    Rifle Paper Co, £30

  • Busy B mid-year diary

    Small enough to pop in your handbag, this 17-month planner has four columns so that you can easily glance across multiple plans at once, checking out your week’s schedule in seconds. Not only does it look chic AF, it comes with timetables, useful birthday reminders and handy pockets.

    Busy B, £14.99

  • Kikki K linen mid-year diary

    Smart and stylish, this black linen mid-year diary from Kikki K is dinky in an A5 size, making it easy to carry around wherever you go. It runs from July 2019 to June 2020 and gives yearly, monthly and weekly views with list pages, too. 

    Kikki K, £21

  • Martha Brook mid-year diary

    Martha Brook does a range of luxury, personalised diaries that will make planning your week even more enjoyable. You can pick the colour, colour of your foiled calligraphy adorning the front, text and size to get something that’s perfect for you. This is an academic year diary so it starts in September and inside are yearly planners, weekly 2019-2020 diary pages and additional notes pages printed on thick white paper.

    Martha Brooks, £27

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