Quiz: Which Busy B diary are you? + Get a Busy B discount code

In association with Busy B

I bloody love a quiz. I’ve loved quizzes ever since I used to get Garfield magazine, (mainly for the pen pal section – did anyone else have a Garfield penpal??), and the quizzes would be about whether I liked lasagne. Aged about 13 I progressed to Just Seventeen, and the quizzes were very much focussed on things like ‘Does he fancy you?’ and ‘Do boys like you?’ and ‘What kind of kisser are you?’

There was no mention of lasagne, although on reflection I suspect there may be some overlap between whether or not you can make a lasagne and whether or not a boy will like you.

Today’s quiz though is about another of my lifelong loves – alongside carbs and boys – and that is STATIONERY. Dairies to be precise. Unlike boys, you know where you stand with a diary. They are never going to let you down or be late for anything, they simply couldn’t, they are punctuality and organisation in paper form. They are reliable, beautiful, useful – everything you always wanted a boy to be at a fraction of the emotional cost.


In celebration of the humble diary, today I am offering you up not just a quiz, but the chance to win a diary that has been matched, by science*, to your exact personality type. I know, what a day.

The giveaway is being sponsored and the prizes donated by the lovely people at Busy B. The Busy B team make all kind of notebooks, diaries, meal planners and more, all with attention to detail and practical design. I’ve loved them for years and I know you will too. If you see something you like, or fancy doing a bit of Christmas shopping, you can get 20% off all non-sale items until the end of the year with the code MAKO20.

Let’s get cracking with the quiz shall we?

Busy B diaries

The questions

Question 1:

How best describes how you use your diary?

A: I use it to prevent a nervous breakdown trying to keep track of myself, my three children and 14 cats.

B: I use mine to note key appointments, manicures etc, and keep it in my elegant clutch bag at all times.

C: I use mine to plan out the Christmas Of Dreams every year, plus of course my annual summer garden party, and all of our holidays with friends in villas in Greece.

D: I pretty much have to remind myself to shower and eat meals and can’t remember a thing without it.

E: It’s just a diary DAHRLING, for writing down lunch dates with all of my friends because I am so popular.

Question 2:

What are your childhood memories of keeping a diary?

A: It was basically a family history, a who’s who and who goes where of everyone I knew

B: I’d start with good intentions, but let’s say I didn’t need PAGES

C: I mainly used it to plan my dream wedding and make my Christmas list

D: I kept a very thorough record of everything I did, including every meal I ate, down to sandwich fillings.

E: Mine was a bit of a mix of day-to-day stuff, notes, lists, all sorts really.

Question 3:

If your diary were on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, who would it be?

A: Kris

B: Kourtney

C: Kim

D: Khloé

E: Caitlyn

Question 4:

Would you like a diary with super cool handy pockets for storing all those little bits of Important Stuff?

A: Yes please

B: Very much so

C: I couldn’t do without them

D: Well dur

E: I’d give a kidney for them

Which diary should I get?

The results

Mostly As: You’re a busy life diary! You’re a multi-tasker, so you need a diary that can keep up. Busy B busy life diaries have a unique dual schedule format so you can have two schedules running alongside each other, perfect for keeping track of the family schedule as well as your own. There’s extra space for reminders, lists and handy pockets. Basically this diary does everything bar make you a coffee.

Mostly Bs: You’re an A6 To Do diary! I bet you never knew it either. This is a sleek and stylish diary, small but perfectly formed, for easy planning at a glance, monthly overviews and week-by-week pages with lots of room for notes. Perfect for keeping in a handbag and pulling out at opportune moments to say ‘let me consult my diary’.

Mostly Cs: You’re a Perfect Planner diary! You love to plan. And I mean LOVE to plan. You don’t just want a monthly overview, you want to see the whole damn year at a glance, just to see how well spaced out your mini-breaks are. The Perfect Planner diary has expense pages too, because that’s just the kind of person you are.

Mostly Ds: You’re a Day a Page diary! Where the Perfect Planner sees the whole year, you see a single day at a time. Some people call you mindful, others say you’re a teeny bit of a control freak. You say you just like to know what’s happening from one minute to the next and honestly what’s wrong with that? Keep an eye on the bigger picture too with a year planner and birthday list.

Mostly Es: You’re an A5 To Do diary! Yep, you guessed it, it’s the A6 To Do diary but EVEN BIGGER. It does all the same stuff, but the A5 To Do is saying ‘yeah, I guess I’m just more important or have more friends or something?’ There are monthly overviews, weekly planners and of course the iconic Busy B handy pockets for tucking away all the phone numbers of the new and important friends you make.

Mostly Fs: Are you okay hun? Maybe go and have a lie-down.

Busy B diary discount code

How to win a Busy B diary

Once you’ve taken the quiz, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me which type of diary you are. (Or which you’d like if you didn’t get an outright winner.) Make sure you complete the email box as that’s how I’ll be contacting winners.

I’m running this competition across my blog and this Instagram post, so if you want some extra entries you can go and enter there too. I’ll put all the entries in a hat and pull out five winners after midnight on 31st October. As long as the witches don’t get me. UK entries only I’m afraid as I’m in charge of posting.

Good luck!

*And by ‘science’ I mean ‘my made-up quiz’





  1. Leann
    19 October, 2023 / 9:46 am

    Good morning! I was definitely D’s, the Day a Page Diary. I get picked x

  2. Diane
    19 October, 2023 / 11:03 am

    Great quiz! I was As – I’m the classic Momager ;-)

  3. Joanne Ross
    19 October, 2023 / 11:18 am

    A6 To Do, although I didn’t know which Kardashian to choose

  4. Adrian Smith
    19 October, 2023 / 11:27 am

    I had a mix of answers – maybe that means I need to get 1 of each? Or see a counsellor.

  5. Alice Dixon
    19 October, 2023 / 11:30 am

    I got mainly A’s so the Busy Life Diary

  6. Stacey
    19 October, 2023 / 11:30 am

    A6 to do diary

  7. JudithMarshall-Camm
    19 October, 2023 / 11:48 am

    I was all over the place but aspire to the Perfect Planner diary, thank you

  8. Paul Meaden
    19 October, 2023 / 12:01 pm

    I need this so I can check who I am each morning and to remind me that toast on the side of the head is not a good look.

  9. Isabel OBrien
    19 October, 2023 / 12:24 pm

    I’m busy life diary. I do have a very busy brain.

  10. Lisa Day
    19 October, 2023 / 12:30 pm

    A6 to do diary especially as it keeps me from forgetting things.

  11. Laura R
    19 October, 2023 / 12:55 pm

    I am mostly A’s busy as a bee!

  12. Tracy Newton
    19 October, 2023 / 2:54 pm

    I came out as A. I can certainly relate to that.

  13. fiona c waterworth
    19 October, 2023 / 5:15 pm

    definitely A’s and spot on who I am

  14. Jo Glasspool
    19 October, 2023 / 5:26 pm

    Mostly D’s for me, so I’m a Day a Page kinda gal.

  15. Wendy Lam-Vechi
    19 October, 2023 / 6:21 pm

    I’m a an A5 To Do diary!

  16. ashleigh
    19 October, 2023 / 6:58 pm

    I got A6 to do diary!

  17. claire woods
    19 October, 2023 / 7:09 pm

    Mostly Ds: You’re a Day a Page diary!

  18. Ali Thorpe
    19 October, 2023 / 8:54 pm

    I am B, the A6 diary.

  19. Marycarol
    19 October, 2023 / 9:23 pm

    I’m an A6 to do Diary and definitely agree

  20. Laura Wheatley
    19 October, 2023 / 9:27 pm

    I am a day a page diary – 100% me! I love Busy B diaries they are my go to and always on my christmas list to Santa (which is usually written in my Busy b haha)

  21. Jack Carlin
    19 October, 2023 / 9:35 pm

    Day a Page diary!

  22. Amy Green
    19 October, 2023 / 10:25 pm

    I definitely got Day a Page diary.

  23. Lesley Whale
    19 October, 2023 / 10:49 pm

    Mainly As so it’s a Busy Life for me.

  24. Jenny Rogers
    19 October, 2023 / 11:36 pm

    I had mixed results, but I like the look of the A5 To Do Diary.

  25. Bernie Tyrrell
    19 October, 2023 / 11:54 pm

    Mainly A but a few Es

  26. Danika Lloyd
    20 October, 2023 / 4:16 am

    A busy bee!

  27. Lisa Wilkinson
    20 October, 2023 / 7:50 am

    I’m a B

  28. Christine Lockley
    20 October, 2023 / 8:57 am

    I thought I was a multi-tasker but your quiz tells me I am definitely a “A6 To Do diary” , my hubby tells me I’m not a multi-tasker either I am more easily distracted/don’t finish jobs

  29. Victoria Prince
    20 October, 2023 / 9:44 am

    Mostly Bs, though I had 3 different letters (admittedly I did have to just pick a random Kardashian as I know absolutely nothing about them!)

  30. lorraine kirk
    20 October, 2023 / 10:08 am

    I’m the A5 to do diary but mostly because I love a bit more space to write in!

  31. coldi
    20 October, 2023 / 11:02 am

    I was both A’s and E’s but the A5 diary is probably more like me!!

  32. isis1981uk
    20 October, 2023 / 11:09 am

    B) Busy Life Diary….but I think I’m more of a list maker!

  33. Hannah Parker
    20 October, 2023 / 11:32 am

    busy bee

  34. Carol Brennan
    20 October, 2023 / 1:13 pm

    All Ds for me lol

  35. Tammie
    20 October, 2023 / 2:53 pm

    Mainly Bs – so A6 to do, which sounds about right!
    Thanks for the discount code I’d be lost without my Busy B family calendar.

  36. Lisa Davies
    20 October, 2023 / 3:37 pm

    I got mostly As so the busy life diary is the one for me!

  37. Alana Nash
    20 October, 2023 / 6:04 pm

    I was an A6 To Do diary

  38. Lauren Pilkington
    20 October, 2023 / 6:14 pm

    busy life diary so mostly As

  39. Natalia S
    20 October, 2023 / 7:17 pm

    I am C

  40. Carys S
    20 October, 2023 / 9:25 pm

    Mostly Ds, so day a page diary for me

  41. Angie McDonald
    21 October, 2023 / 12:22 am

    A6 To Do Diary

  42. Tayla Morris
    21 October, 2023 / 1:03 pm

    Perfect Planner :)

  43. Steph Lovatt
    22 October, 2023 / 2:59 pm

    I got A6 To Do diary although it’s a bit small I like to write lists

  44. Anne Plumb
    22 October, 2023 / 5:25 pm

    Mostly Ds – so the Page a Day diary would be perfect for me

  45. Rebecca F
    22 October, 2023 / 10:33 pm

    I ended up with Bs so mainly the A6 diary although ups love all Busy B diaries

  46. Katherine McDonald
    23 October, 2023 / 12:55 am

    A- The busy life diary

  47. Carla
    23 October, 2023 / 5:25 pm

    A – Busy life diary x

  48. Mrs Ann Goody
    23 October, 2023 / 9:20 pm

    Mostly B so an a6 to do diary, how strange this is what I used for the last two years. Highly recommended

  49. MP
    26 October, 2023 / 4:39 pm

    Mostly Ds

  50. emma kinsey
    28 October, 2023 / 7:43 am

    mostly As

  51. Jen
    28 October, 2023 / 11:11 am

    I got Mostly Bs and an A6 to do diary sounds (and looks) perfect for me! I do love a new diary to start the year…hopefully because it’s bag sized I’ll remember to use it more!

  52. Rach Pilkington
    28 October, 2023 / 1:42 pm

    I was mostly As, the Busy Life diary!

  53. 28 October, 2023 / 6:37 pm

    Mostly As: You’re a busy life diary

  54. Joanne
    28 October, 2023 / 11:16 pm

    Busy Life Diary

  55. karen dixon
    29 October, 2023 / 8:04 pm

    Mostly B’s

  56. Erica Hughes
    30 October, 2023 / 4:49 pm

    A6 To Do

  57. James Travis
    30 October, 2023 / 6:58 pm

    Mostly B’s for me

  58. Angie Jackson
    30 October, 2023 / 7:42 pm

    Mostly Bs

  59. Heather B
    30 October, 2023 / 10:12 pm

    A5 To Do Diary please :) xx

  60. Zoe M
    30 October, 2023 / 10:18 pm

    Mainly C perfect planner diary

  61. Stef Acaster
    31 October, 2023 / 9:48 am

    Mostly D, a page a day works for me

  62. Jennifer Rhymer
    31 October, 2023 / 11:59 am

    I got mostly A’s – it’s a pity I didn’t at school!! My life if definitely chaotic with 4 children, 3 dogs, a cat and a husband who’s possibly classed as another child!

  63. Rachael H
    31 October, 2023 / 4:09 pm

    I was A, which makes sense since I’ve got baby number 4 on the way!

  64. Hayley Todd
    31 October, 2023 / 5:06 pm

    I was mostly C’s : The Perfect Planner Diary!

  65. Christine Caple
    31 October, 2023 / 7:35 pm

    A6 to do diary

  66. Sheena Batey
    31 October, 2023 / 7:39 pm

    I am a B and probably agree with that I do need somewhere to wrute stuff down

  67. toni pearson
    31 October, 2023 / 9:21 pm

    I am mostly B, with a bit of A thrown in

  68. Alison Latham
    31 October, 2023 / 11:06 pm

    Think I’m a busy life diary kind of gal…

  69. Joanne OConnor
    31 October, 2023 / 11:26 pm

    A! Honestly, i am a disaster! Need this for my sanity

  70. A.E. ADKINS
    31 October, 2023 / 11:48 pm

    I am a B & have only started keeping a diary over the last few years, saves me double booking myself or others!!

  71. Ruth Amy Wollerton
    31 October, 2023 / 11:57 pm

    The busy life diary – but I was really a mixture of everything explains my chaotic life x

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