I have kept a regular journal for over 20 years now. I started writing on Thursday the 28th of July 1998, when I was age ten.

In Feb 2002 I began to write the Daily Mumble, whilst continuing my series of what was by then 50+ diaries detailing almost every day of my life for 14 years.

These days my writing is all done on the keyboard. Whilst it’s convenient and ‘futureproof’, it does lack the interactive nature of real notebooks.

Here’s my first ever diary entry dating back over 20 years:

“Today I woke up at about 8.00am, looking out the window I saw that it was a misreble day. We got our Rabbits 13 days ago, today was one of the days we had to clean them out on, so eventuly I got around to doing that.

In the evening we set up a puppet show called “Whinnih THE Pooh’, but in the end we didn’t do it due to Jessie moaning.

The following day I describe going to the Jones’ and playing a game where we had to lock each other in the barns, then started playing a boring game where we had to steal each other’s codes.

The day after that I finished making my sugar paper tree at about 2.30pm, and went to see my rabbit, before making a cake with bright pink and green icing, ‘it looked horrrible’.

It’s a precious gift I’ve given myself. I just wish I’d started 5 years earlier!

Night.