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#thanksabundle for an amazing school year!


It’s that time of year again where the sun is shining (hopefully!), sports day is just round the corner and we’re on the final straight for the end of another school year.

We all want to thank our children’s teachers for doing a wonderful job, helping them out and encouraging them to be the best they can be. I can still remember my primary school teacher, who made me feel on top of the world!

To help you, we thought we would run a competition with our ‘Thanksabundle’ gift set which includes our 2016/17 Acad Pad diary, a Dodo Blank Book, a crystal tipped pen and a pen loop (to attach to the Acad Pad and hold the pen!) – a perfect end of year gift for your favourite teacher and you can have a bit of fun at the same time.

All you/your child has to do, is simply tell us why that teacher is THE best – what have they done that makes you want to nominate them?

This is the fun part: to enter you or your child can be as creative as you like! You can either produce a beautiful picture, a handwritten note or a simple tweet to explain why your teacher is the best.

Please tweet us @lord_dodo and make sure you include the hashtag #thanksabundle together with your teacher’s name, the school your child attends and their age. We will share every single entry we receive. Lord Dodo will pick three winners who will be announced on Monday 27th June.

Thank you for taking part – we can’t wait to see your entries! Most of all have fun and be creative 🙂

Happy Summertime Greetings!


Dodo Pad ‘Thanksabundle’ Competition 2016 – Terms and Conditions

● The competition is open to all residents in the UK, excluding employees of Dodo Pad Ltd. and its affiliates or agents, the families of such employees and any other person connected with this competition. Please note condition regarding delivery of prizes below.

● There are three Thanksabundle Gift Set prizes available comprising a 2016/17 Acad-Pad desk diary, a Dodo Blank Book, a pen loop and matching pen.

● The competition commences on Monday 13th June and will run for two weeks until Friday 24th June.

● Entry is via tweets posted which include the #thanksabundle hashtag which must be posted by no later than 5pm (BST) Friday 24th June. Tweets must include the name of the teacher, the school and the age of the child commenting on why they are the best. This can be in words or via a picture drawn by your child.

● Dodo Pad Ltd. will not be liable for competition entries not received or delayed after the closing date and time.

● The three winners will be announced by Monday 27th June and winners must provide details to claim their prize by Friday 1st July 2016 for dispatch the following week.

● Winners are responsible for providing a UK delivery address to which the prize may be delivered at any time during normal UK working hours. The prize is as stated and cannot be transferred, sold or exchanged.

● Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability due to circumstances beyond their control.

● By entering this competition, winners agree to their email address being kept on a secure database for the purposes of future communications from Dodo Pad Ltd. Details will never be shared with any third parties for marketing purposes without express prior permission.

● Entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in the promotional material.

● Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to terminate or cancel this competition at any time without prior notice.


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How to customise a Dodo Wall Pad and magically turn it into a stand up desk calendar in less than 2 minutes!

The joy of a Dodo Pad diary or Wall Pad is not just about enjoyable organisation, it’s all about making it YOURS. You may doodle, design, write religiously within the boxes in the weekly grid or scribble across the page with gay abandon. There are no rules. So here is an instant recipe to make either of our week-to-view WALL PAD calendars (emphasis on the word ‘WALL’) turn magically into a stable stand up DESK calendar! Big thanks to would-be customer Rachel Armitage from Accrington for reminding us that it can be done!

Here you go – we tested the theory on an old Wall Acad-Pad:

Wall Pad as a desk calendar - back cover Wall Pad as a desk calendar - front cover


  1. A Wall Pad calendar (can be a 2015/16 Wall Acad-Pad or 2016 Dodo Wall Pad)
  2. Two strong pieces of card approx 23 x 10cms each
  3. Sellotape (or ‘sticky back plastic’ if you are old enough to remember Blue Peter on BBCTV from the 1960s and 1970s!)


Tape each piece of card to the covers (you can do this on the outside or inside covers – your choice. Bear in mind that when it is stood up you won’t see the covers, but for aesthetic reasons you may wish to use the insides – we tested it on the outside as it is easier to photograph!). Make sure to tape the card down firmly all around. Stand your Wall Pad up with the covers slightly apart and turn to this week’s grid page.

The finished article!

Viola! That’s all there is to it! You now have a new Dodo Pad product – a Dodo Desk Calendar – unique to you…

If you’ve done a Dodo-customization of your own please tell us here and any suggestions you may have to pass on are always appreciated!



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Show Us Your Groovy Covers and Win!

When I was at school it was “done thing” to cover your French textbooks and the like with old (but cool obviously) wallpaper to protect them and make them look individual. After seeing the following tweet from an avid fan, @thebandmum Lord Dodo was extremely tickled to see that this trend has not only continued; it has taken a huge stylish step forward.

Dodo Pad, Decorated Planner

All at Dodo HQ love to see personalised Dodo Pads and Acad-Pads. After all, the whole point of the faithful organiser / diary is to provide personalised organisation that suits individual needs, wants and of course styles. So tickled to see this fabulous funky stickered Dodo Pad (with QR code still exposed so the owner is able to visit DodoPad.com with ease whenever they like), it has been decided that perhaps a competition is in order.

Lord Dodo wants to see your uniquely decorated, jazzed up or bling festooned Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad and has promised that if more than six photos are posted on the Facebook page by the end of the week (deadline 3pm Friday) that he will offer a prize to the best designed entry.

If you want to show off your decorated Lord Dodo diary then simply post your photo and include a brief message about why you love your diary and you could be in with a chance to win.

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Exciting Times at Dodo HQ

You may notice the Dodevoted blog has not only a shiny new look but also a slightly less shiny but definitely new writer, me. Due to the delicate nature of WordPress I currently am unable to post as myself so have been allowed to don the mantle of Lord Dodo for a day or two. Worry not, I have have been assured by the WordPress powers that be, that I will get my own shiny new cloak soon enough.

Anyone who knows me on Facebook, Twitter or indeed in real life will have heard me chatter on about the range (I do this quite often). I firmly believe everyone should own at least one Dodo Pad product so that they can organise their lives in a practical, non-scary way and with good humour.

Well, it would appear that my shameless plugging of the brand has reached the ears of the exalted Lord Dodo himself who has asked me to take over the mantle of writing the Dodevoted blog when he is off doing important and mysterious Dodo-like business.

The aim of the new look and feel blog is to help you (the readers) get to know us a bit better and learn, hopefully, to love the dodo-ramblings and scribbles as much as we do.

Now, less of me and more of the important stuff.

The Dodo Range

Since its humble beginning in the days long before apps that crashed and programmes that failed to save properly, the Dodo range has expanded to include a great number of practical and fun organisational tools that are not for the faint of heart. These Dodo products are designed with one thing in mind, your personality. Everyone thinks differently, and therefore it stands to reason that they process information differently and remembers things differently. The Dodo range allows you the freedom to choose how you will organise your work, your family, your student life, your social life and more.

To view the (rather gorgeous looking) 2013 Dodo range click here, and while you are there, why not peruse the rest of the site where you will find calendars, notepads, organisers and, since the new school/college/uni year is very soon to be upon us, Acad-Pads that work with the academic year and more.

Quirky Dodo Offer
Unless you are living in a bubble that has no Wi-Fi access and no TV, you will know that this year Great Britain are hosting the Olympics. The opening ceremony was nothing short of amazing and such shows of patriotism brought a tear to the eye. In celebration of the Games and in support of Team GB, Dodo Towers has released an exclusive offer for its loyal customers…and because you are reading this, you too can ‘get in on the act’ even if you are totally new to all things Dodo!

We’re giving away products each time Team GB* strikes gold!

Here’s how it works: Whenever you place an order up to midnight on Sunday 12th August (for any number of items, of any value), simply enter the promotional code ‘DODOTEAMGB’ at checkout. You may order as often as you like to take part in the draw. All orders with the code are eligible. Each time a Team GB member picks up a gold medal, we’ll pull a name out of the hat from all the orders placed so far and we’ll refund the lucky winner with the value of the most expensive item in their order.

So the earlier you order, the more chances you have to win. As long as our TEAMGB athletes are winning then so are you! Last time around in Beijing, Team GB brought home 19 gold medals. This year it’s expected to be more.

That could mean two winners a day and we’re routing for the Team GB dream team!
We’ll post the winner’s details on Facebook and Twitter so, if you are into such things, then please either ‘Like’ Dodo Pad on Facebook or follow @lord_dodo on Twitter.

A bumper post to celebrate the new look blog, the Olympics and the commencement of a new member of the Dodo team! Do make sure you take a moment to sign up to ensure that you don’t miss any future news and offers.

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Beautiful new slipcover colours!

Hallooo Dear Dodopadlers! Miss Peabody here with some exciting ‘new-product’ news!

Our new batch of gorgeous slipcovers has arrived! There are new colours this year for the Italian leather slipcovers, and a new Nubuck line of covers that is positively divine.

Our slipcovers are uber-exclusive and there are very limited quantities of all colours, especially the natural hide covers in elegant Ecru and decadent Royal Purple (created in honour of the recent Royal Wedding):

Leather cover selection

The sensuous new recycled Nubuck covers have a suede-like feel making them wonderful to hold in your hands (and happily, unlike some suedes, are very stain-resistant):

Nubuck covers

The smooth recycled leather covers come in a variety of cheery colours:

Recycled leather covers

The faux leather covers are made of man-made materials and have a wonderfully leather-like look and feel. (You may have already seen my post about how much I love my iridescent lilac faux leather slipcover.)

Faux leather covers

You’re sure to find a colour that suits you!

The slipcovers come in the Desk and Mini sizes to fit your original or mini size Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diaryClick here and scroll down to see all the colours for each size in your choice of leather, nubuck, or faux leather.

These covers are perfect for protecting your diary all year, or for keeping the exuberance of your Dodo under wraps for those more staid environs.

The front and back covers of your diary slip into the cover, then slip out again to be replaced by the following year’s diary so you can enjoy using your slipcover for years to come.

(Here’s a secret: some Dodopadlers own several slipcovers in various colours to match their bag, their ensemble or even their mood and swap them accordingly!)

Production took place in a studio on the banks of the River Arno in Florence – lucky Lord Dodo got to see them being made! It’s finished for this year’s batch of slipcovers, which means all of these beautiful covers are Limited Edition and when they are gone, they are completely gone. So don’t hesitate to order the colour you want, we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed!

Which is your favourite colour? I can’t decide which is more stunning, the Ecru or Royal Purple natural hide covers, or the Aqua Nubuck cover!  They’re all fabulous, aren’t they??

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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2011-2012 Acad-Pad diaries available now, with a new addition to the range!

The 2011-2012 Acad-Pad diary range now available

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers, it’s Miss Peabody here with some thrilling news!

The 2011-2012 Acad-Pad diaries are now available to help you organise your academic year. Oh I do get so excited when the new diaries come out!

And this year I’m especially exuberant about the Acad-Pads because there is a newly added feature and a new A5 Filofax-compatible format!

The new feature is the addition of a very clever timetable that allows you to record your class schedule, activities and other recurring weekly events for convenient reference.

New Time Table page helps you keep track of your schedule

And, the new A5 Filofax-compatible format (already available in the calendar year Dodo Pad) has been introduced by popular demand!

Acad-Pad A5 Filofax-compatible format!

The entire Acad-Pad diary range now consists of the original Desk diary, the visible-to-all Wall calendar, the extremely portable Mini size, the Personal size Filofax-compatible diary insert and now the larger A5 Filofax-compatible diary insert. You’re sure to find an Acad-Pad size and format to fit your academic lifestyle needs!  Click here to see the entire Acad-Pad range.

This year’s cheery cherry-red cover will allow you to find your Acad-Pad easily on your desk or in your bag!

2011-2012 Acad-Pad's cherry red cover

Long-time Acad-Pad users will also notice this year’s version has an updated new look inside and out, whilst still retaining the original grid format and weekly-changing fun art (which is designed to inspire doodling, thus keeping your textbooks and classroom surfaces doodle-free).

Speaking of doodling, the 2010 winning doodle of the National Doodle Day competition’s Under 17’s category is proudly displayed alongside the entry form for National Doodle Day 2012, to inspire you to enter a world-class doodle of your own!

Our Acad-Pads are already selling fast.  Click here to select your desired Acad-Pad diary format(s).  Order yours soon to avoid disappointment, and enjoy planning your entire academic year!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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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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