Buying a new diary is one of those rituals for me that's either painless or painstaking. Last year, I found a gorgeous diary in Paperchase that I fell in love with instantly - I think I bought it in October! This year, though, I didn't find any that I liked, and thought about just settling for a simple one but... I'm not like that. I figure, a diary has to last all year, and so it might as well be pretty.
Anyway, I scoured the internet, fell madly in love with the Frankie diary as featured by Carrie but refused to pay £30+ for it on eBay (although I think this is a great idea - I wish Lula, Oh Comely, ASOS and Topshop would produce diaries!), and then, in my travels, found the Illustration Now diary. I pondered a bit, but in the end I couldn't resist and picked it up from eBay.
And of course, I put the most important date in first. ;)