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Ban the Manic Moves

Manic moves does not refer to my dance style but the fact that I am moving house in under a month. Previously I have found moving a hugely stressful time and to be completely honest, a terribly uncoordinated state of affairs.

There is so much to remember to take care of, which has always been my downfall. There are those who must be contacted regarding your change of address for example, the gas and electric supplier, not just Aunt Maud so she can still send you a card every year. Then there are the details of the estate agent, the moving company, the solicitor and so on and so forth. You need to have quotes for the movers and other services done in order to save you paying over the top for something you desperately need and of course being disorganised when moving is almost certainly going to cost you money.

So much to remember and so little time, which is why the Dodo Book of the Big Move is a wonder of organisation in amongst the chaos of bubble wrap and packing boxes. Previously I have left a lot of the work until the last minute however this time I am moving not only myself and my husband; I am also moving two small children, a business and a hamster called Yoda at the same time. A slapdash approach to moving just isn’t going to cut it on this occasion and I have to say that the ‘having everything written down or stored in one place’ is making life a lot easier.

The Dodo Book of the Big Move has a section for everything. I can store to-do lists, financial details, quotes, company information, dates, reminders and more in this must-have mover manual. As always, the beauty of the Big Move book is that, as with all Dodo Pad items, I can doodle on it! Yay! I can scribble to-do lists and notes while on hold on the telephone (yet again) which provides me an enormous amount of creative satisfaction but also helps me channel my energies so I am less likely to bark at the thirteenth person to put me on hold during the call I’m on.

In short, the Dodo Book of the Big Move gives me the opportunity to have all the information I need at my fingertips when I need it. It provides a simple and effective alternative to the reams of pieces of paper and easily lost post it notes and in addition to this, it’s completely portable – and it has an elastic bandeau around the outside to hold the ever increasing pile of papers in it falling out. It is clear to see why without the Big Move Book my hair would be even frizzier than it already is, and I would likely be pulling it out in frustration anyway.

So thank you Lord Dodo for adding this gem to your collection. I am surprisingly calm and organised and feel in control of proceedings which is so rare when moving. With your help it appears that our move to our new home will be a relatively stress-free and seamless one.

If you or a family member or friend are about to embark on a house move journey, now is the time to pick up a Dodo Book of the Big Move as it’s currently being offered at the reduced price of just £14.50. Lord Dodo’s small, but significant, effort to get the housing market moving again!

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Remarkable Dodo Pad diary bargains on Ebay!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers! Miss Peabody here with some very exciting news about astonishingly low prices on this year’s Dodo Pad diaries!

I want to share with you some especially remarkable Dodo Pad diary bargains available now on Ebay! Lord Dodo has really gone above and beyond to bring you extremely low prices on his iconic diary in various formats including the fabulous new Filofax-compatible inserts. It is almost time to do our annual stock take or ‘take of stock’ as we like to call it – so you can ‘take’ it and we have less (if any!) to count at the end of the month…

The prices are SO incredibly discounted, it’s a great opportunity for those of you who haven’t yet personally experienced the delights of the Dodo Pad diary to try it for next to nothing. (However consider yourself duly warned: Dodo Pad products are highly addictive, and most find once they’ve enjoyed the mirthful organisation of the Dodo Pad they don’t want to be without it!)

Click here to see the 2011 Dodo Pad diary refill compatible with the personal size Filofax for only £1.50 (yes, just 1 pound 50!)

 

Dodo Pad diary for Personal size Filofax

You can also get the  Dodo Pad diary refill combined with the PersonalPOD organiser (click here) for an exceptionally low price!  The PersonalPOD ring binder holds your Dodo Pad diary insert in style. With pockets inside the covers and a handsome elastic strap to hold it shut securely, your PersonalPOD will keep you organised on the go!

Ingenious PersonalPOD for your Dodo Pad diary insert

For those of you who are interested in trying the 2010-2011  Dodo Acad-pad diary refill combined with the PersonalPOD organiser, click here for the product page.

Dodo Acad-Pad diary insert

Or you can get just the Acad-Pad diary refill (click here) also for just £1.50.

In addition to these excellent Filofax-compatible diary formats, you can also get the Dodo Wall Pad and Mini Dodo Pad Diary for very low prices (see below)!

Click here to get the 2011 Dodo Wall Pad (which I personally find absolutely indodispensible) for an exceptionally low price.

 

2011 Dodo Wall Pad

And be sure to pocket the very portable  Dodo Pad mini diary (click here) for a mere £4.25 – there are very few of these left though…

Dodo Pad Mini diary fits easily in your bag

You can click here to see all of Lord Dodo’s special Ebay offers.

Don’t miss out on these wonderful opportunities to get your 2011 Dodo Pad diary whether in Wall, Mini, or Filofax format at exceptionally low prices! But don’t delay because once they are gone they are well and truly gone.

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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2010/11 Acad-Pad and 2011 Dodo Pad Filofax-compatible diary inserts!

2011 Dodo Pad and 2010/11 Acad-Pad Filofax-compatible diary inserts!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  Miss Peabody here!

I am dreadfully excited about the new range of 2010/11 Acad-Pad and 2011 Dodo Pad diary inserts for Filofax (and other compatible) organisers!  Now you can have it all together: the personal organiser you rely on to keep you sorted and the wit and fun of your beloved Dodo Pad diary.

I am gleefully using my A5 Filofax-compatible 2010 Dodo Pad diary insert for the very first time this year.  It’s an absolute joy to have my Dodo Pad diary insert and all the rest of my notes and papers safely tucked into my organiser.  With everything I have to keep up on, my Dodo Pad-Filofax combination is indodispensible! You know, it was little ole me who gently nudged his lordship last year in the hope of developing these insert refills – and he listened!

There are still a few 2010 A5 diary inserts left and they’re to be had for an absolute bargain if you click here and buy through Lord Dodo’s Ebay shop. Make him an offer – but be quick – there are not many left!

2011 Dodo Pad diary insert for the A5 Filofax organiser

This year, due to popular demand, the 2010/11 Acad-Pad and 2011 Dodo Pad diaries are now also available to fit the Personal size Filofax organisers!  This portable size is very handy for people on the go and the familiar Dodo Pad weekly grid will keep you organised wherever you are.

All the 2010/11 Acad-Pad diaries, including the Filofax-compatible refill, are available now!  Acad-Pads sell out every year you know, so I suggest you hurry to get yours to avoid disappointment.  This diary insert will surely be a powerful organisational tool for any student, teacher or anyone relying on the academic year.  It will keep you on track with your studies, lesson plans and busy social life and help you keep your sense of humour along the way.

2010/11 Acad-Pad diary insert for personal size Filofax organiser

The 2011 Dodo Pad diary inserts in both the Personal size and A5 size will be available very soon.  If you wish, you can pre-order yours now so you don’t miss out!

2011 Dodo Pad diary insert for Personal size Filofax organiser

The Filofax-compatible diary inserts are identical in content to the Dodo Pad and Acad-Pad diaries, with some slight re-arrangement of page elements to accommodate the different page shape and size.  Take a peek inside the new diaries now to get a preview of Lord Dodo‘s clever wit and fanciful artwork.  You may be inspired to produce your own doodle masterpiece on your Dodo Pad pages!

As you well know, I am wedded to my Dodo Pad/Filofax combination.  Do you dear readers use and love a Filofax or similar organiser?  If so, do you use it for work, or play, or both? Do post a comment and tell us about it!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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Miss P’s London Adventure

Eyjafjallajokull volcano ash plume

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  Miss Peabody here!

My goodness, I’ve had an extraordinarily exciting week!  I have so much to tell you!

Lord Dodo had been due to attend the London Book Fair last week.  Unfortunately he became stranded in the Dodolomites (where he is oft to be found whenever he can escape for a few days) and he was unable to return to the UK due to the ash cloud from the erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland!  The eruption certainly caused havoc for so many air travelers attempting to fly to or from Europe.  It appeared Lord Dodo would not be able to return for some time.

So, he sent me to the Book Fair to represent Dodo Pad in his stead.

How exciting! I don’t often make it to London as I am usually the one left holding the fort at Dodo Towers when Lord Dodo is away.  But, due to these extraordinary extenuating circumstances, I made my way to our capital city and had a jolly good time of it!

The London Book Fair was a grand event, despite some people not managing to attend due to the aforementioned ash cloud.  It was terribly exciting for me to meet so many booksellers, publishers, illustrators – so many different people!  There was a huge amount of creative energy in the place that was simply thrilling to experience.

Many people noticed the colorful Dodo Pad display and came over to investigate.  I especially enjoyed hearing people’s Dodo Pad stories!  One woman told me how her entire extended family has used Dodo Pad diaries for generations.  Others told me how their mother has used a Dodo Pad diary for as long as they can remember.  Others told me how they find the various Dodo organisers indodispensible.  It was great fun to speak to so many Dodo Pad fans!

After the Book Fair I took the opportunity to enjoy many other delights that London has to offer.  All work and no play makes Miss Peabody a dull girl!  So off I went into the big city.

I made a bit of a pilgrimage to the Natural History Museum to – what else? – visit the dodo!  They have a couple of lovely taxidermy dodo specimens.  I enjoyed my lunch whilst sitting next to the skeleton of the dodo, to simultaneously nourish myself with my food and bask in the dodo’s magnificence.  Some may say it is an ungainly bird, but I find it quite elegant.

Natural History Museum

I also had the opportunity to visit the British Museum, home of countless amazing artifacts.  Two of my favorites are the Rosetta Stone, and the Lewis Chessmen.

The British Museum

The Rosetta Stone, as you may know, is the stone that allowed scholars to decipher the ancient Egyptian language.  The stone has on its surface the same inscription in three different languages: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphic and demotic (which was used at the time for everyday purposes).  Scholars were able to use the Greek inscription as a template to work out the Egyptian hieroglyphics.  Deciphering Egyptian opened the door for scholars and Egyptologists to learn about ancient Egypt in ways that were previously impossible!

Rosetta Stone

The Lewis Chessmen are absolutely charming little chess sets that were discovered hidden on the island of Lewis.  They are carved from walrus tusks and are presumed to be from around AD 1200.  Their little faces are quite comical!  I can just imagine medieval Vikings engaging in a game of chess.  My favorites are the “berserkers” shown biting their shields!

Lewis Chessmen

I had a grand time indeed in London!  But as exciting as my visit was, I must say it was lovely to return to the comforts of home and hearth here at Dodo Towers.  And I am happy to report that Lord Dodo made his way home again safe and sound at the weekend.

How are you dear Dodopadlers?  Were your travel plans affected by the ash cloud?  Do post a comment and tell us about it!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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