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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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