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DodoPadler of the Day: Laurie

Hallooo dear DodoPadlers!  Miss Peabody here!

We have a special treat today here on Miss Peabody Writes!  DodoPadler Laurie is an American living in Scotland with her family.  Laurie uses a Dodo Wall Acad-Pad to keep her family informed of everyone’s comings and goings throughout the week.  She was happy to share some details with me of how she uses her Wall Acad-Pad along with the Save The Day reminder stickers.  Here is what she has to say about her Dodo Pad:

Laurie's Wall Acad-Pad

“I hang my Dodo Wall Acad-Pad on the messageboard in the kitchen so that everyone can see it.  I’ve included a couple of photos of a recent week as an example.

I use the top page for To-Do lists, and this particular week my son added his representation of a Dodo, complete with stickers for the mouth and hats on his head!

Here is a close-up of the weekly grid so you can see how I use it:

Weekly grid

You can see that I use the first column in the grid as Today, which is for things like holidays, trash collection vs recycling collection day, or on Monday of this week our house guests were leaving that day.  Then each person in the household has his or her own column, so I can see who is doing what and when all week.  My kids love the Dodo stickers because they are cute and because they allow them to know what’s going on since they can’t read yet.  I like that this system allows them to be a part of planning the week for the whole family and encourages organization from an early age.

In the left margin I write the dinner menus for the week so that I can plan my shopping and I never have that awful feeling of looking into the fridge at 5:30 pm wondering what to make for dinner!

I also use the Dodo Pad diary A5 Filofax insert in my Filofax, which is wonderful for adding fun to my day.  In it I use the grid to block out different categories of tasks for each day: Appointments, Household (where I write my cleaning schedule), Homeschool, Work, Personal (where I record daily exercise and other goals).

I love Dodo Pad diaries because they are so fun and engaging and, they are different every single week of the year.  They are proof that time management doesn’t have to be boring!”

Many thanks Laurie! It is so fascinating to see how different people use their Dodo Pads in different ways – I think the dinner menu on the left hand side is pure, but simple genius – I shall be telling cook to do the same here at Dodo Towers!

Would you like your Dodo Pad to be featured here on Miss Peabody Writes?  Please do tell us how you use your Dodo Pad diary, send us photos of your diary doodles, or tell us a story about your Dodo Pad.  We love to hear from you!  If you would like to share something with us, please post a comment!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Toodle-oo for now,

Miss P


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November Discount!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  It’s Miss Peabody!

Goodness gracious me, is it really nearly November already??  Where does the time go?  At Dodo Towers we’ve been so busy lately that October has just flown by.  With the end of October comes plenty of Halloween fun, followed by lots of falling leaves and…. an exciting offer!

This is a truly wonderful offer my dear friends: During the entire month of November, from midnight on 1st November until midnight on 30th November you can get 10% off any purchases where your order total is over £30!  Simply enter the code 10MP at checkout to receive your discount.  So plan those purchases and get your Christmas shopping out of the way well in advance of the festive season!  Of course this offer does not include any items already discounted, such as our slipcover-and-diary discounted combinations which already have a 10% discount on the slipcover.

Speaking of which, our diary slipcovers are selling out at an alarming rate!  Several colours have already sold out completely!  The slipcovers are all limited edition and exceedingly exclusive and, when they are gone, they are well and truly gone.  So if you’ve been contemplating a colourful cover for your Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary (whether Desk or Mini size) waste no time in grabbing one for yourself (or a lucky friend)!  There are still many gorgeous colours to choose from.


Beautiful array of slipcover colours and materials

So, it’s the end of October and Halloween is nearly upon us.  How terribly exciting!

Happy Halloween from Dodo Towers!

At Dodo Towers this weekend we’ll have our annual Spooky Halloween Bash to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.  Long-time readers of Miss Peabody Writes will remember my story of a “Bash from the past” in which Bert Whistle had a slight mishap involving the fountain in the middle of the Hedge Maze in the gardens of Dodo Towers.  For those of you who missed that story click here to read all about it!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Toodle-oo for now,

Miss P

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Happy Anniversary to Miss Peabody Writes!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  It’s Miss Peabody, with a very special post today indeed!

Today is the first anniversary of Miss Peabody Writes!  Smashing!!  I can hardly believe it has already been an entire year since I’ve entered cyberspace and started writing to you dear readers.  So much has happened in this year!

The past year has brought loads of excitement and fun here at Dodo Towers.  We have celebrated several new products, perhaps most notably our new line of Filofax-compatible Dodo Pad and Acad-Pad diary inserts!  I am terribly excited by these diary inserts.


Dodo Pad Filofax-compatible diary inserts


We’ve even got our very own Dodo PersonalPOD to hold your personal size Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary inserts!


Dodo PersonalPOD


Also new this year is our “small but perfectly formed” Dodo Slim Line Address Book, which is purposely sized to slip into the back pocket of your desk-size Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad, and can be transferred to your new diary each year.

Another new addition this year is the crystal-clear write-on wipe-off page in the Dodo Pad Desk, Mini and Wall format diaries/calendars which can easily be moved week to week, eliminating having to re-write recurring weekly events!  Brilliant!  Lord Dodo never ceases coming up with fabulous solutions for our busy lives.

Other exciting events this year in and around Dodo Towers included the intrepid launch of The Doodle Car. Lord Dodo proudly sponsored The Doodle Car, in which three adventurous young men drove from the UK to Ulaan Batur to raise money and awareness for homeless children everywhere.  Lord Dodo decorated the Doodle Car with a doodle of his own!

We also celebrated National Doodle Day where Lord Dodo himself judged scads of doodles from Dodopadlers everywhere.  If you missed your chance to enter your doodle in the competition, fret not! It’s not too early to start practising your doodles to enter in next year’s competition. Find your entry form in your Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary in the week commencing February 7, 2011. Your doodle could be selected to win a prize!

I myself have had a terribly exciting year both at home and away. I was absolutely thrilled to attend the London Book Fair in April in Lord Dodo’s stead (after he was trapped in the Dodolomites when all aircraft were grounded due to the Icelandic ash cloud).  And I enjoyed a very snowy Hogmanay trekking in Glen Dodoe.


Snowy Glen Dodoe


It has been an eventful year indeed.  And there’s plenty more to look forward to coming from Dodo Towers very soon!  There are several exciting new dodevelopments on the way. Without giving away too much, I can tell you that there are some entirely new products coming soon, and you will also notice updates to some well-loved Dodo Pad products.

How has the past year been for you?  And, what would you like to see in future posts of Miss Peabody Writes? Do post a comment and tell us all about it!

Here’s to many more posts in the future on Miss Peabody Writes!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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Home Again

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  It’s me, Miss P!

I’m pleased as punch to report I have returned to Dodo Towers after my holiday away whilst my new quarters were renovated.  I must say I love my new living space!  It’s almost like being in a whole new place altogether.

The Grand Hall at Dodo Towers

It was delightful to walk into the Grand Hall at Dodo Towers after being away.  As much as I do enjoy my travels, it is wonderful to be home!  I spent a few minutes flipping through Lord Dodo’s Visitors’ Book and enjoyed reading the entries that had been written since I’d been away.  If you haven’t yet written an entry in the Dodo Towers Visitors’ Book, you should have a go!

During my absence, no one was sitting on their laurels! Everyone was hard at work as usual, as Dodopadlers everywhere are snapping up their 2011 Dodo Pad diaries and grabbing the few remaining 2010-2011 Acad Pad diaries.

Upon my return I discovered Lord Dodo brimming with new product ideas!  I won’t spoil your surprise, but suffice to say there are several very exciting new products in development that are sure to thrill Dodo fans!

In the meantime, I have a special discount just for you, my dear readers!  Many of you may have received an email from Lord Dodo recently with a discount code giving you 10% off all products through September 30th.  Well, Lord Dodo has generously offered a bigger discount and extended time just for Miss Peabody Writes readers!

From now through midnight October 3rd, when you order from www.dodopad.com enter 10MP at checkout to receive 15% off all products! (This does not include already-discounted items and cannot be combined with other offers.)  This is a great opportunity to take care of some of those Christmas gifts early, prepare for upcoming birthdays, or get a treat or two for yourself!

For even more notices of discounts and specials, don’t forget to follow Lord Dodo on Twitter and Facebook!

Autumn is a wonderful time here at Dodo Towers.  The air is crisp, the leaves are just starting to turn, and everyone is buzzing with excitement.  It’s a thrillingly busy time for us here!

I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful autumn! Please do post a comment and tell me about your autumn plans. I do so love to hear from you.

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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Get 10% off the Dodo PersonalPOD!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  Miss Peabody here with some very exciting new-product news!

As you all know, the 2011 Dodo Pad diary and 2010-2011 Acad-Pad diary now come in formats to fit your 6-ring personal organiser for people who prefer page-movability in a ring binder.

Now, Lord Dodo has created his very own personal organiser, the Dodo PersonalPOD! It is specially designed to house your personal size Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary insert in classic Dodo style.

PersonalPOD personal organiser

The Dodo PersonalPOD has a durable hard cover with a handsome faux-cloth textured finish in its go-with-anything Grape color.  “Dodo Pad” is subtly embossed in its signature script on the front, to show those in the know what lies within.  Inside the covers are pockets for tucking in tickets, cards, papers and other loose ends.  It’s all held together securely with an attractive elastic band for keep-shut security whilst in your bag or out and about.

And now, you can get 10% off the price of the PersonalPOD when you buy it together with the Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad personal diary refill!

The PersonalPOD works a treat with the Acad-Pad insert!

Click here to get 10% off the PersonalPOD when purchased with the 2010-2011 Acad-Pad insert.

The PersonalPOD is equally exciting with the Dodo Pad diary insert!

Click here to get 10% the PersonalPOD together with the 2011 Dodo Pad diary insert.

So don’t miss your chance to take advantage of this opportunity to receive your very own PersonalPOD for 10% off, along with your Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary insert.  You’ll stay organised and on time wherever you go!

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Toodle-oo for now,

Miss P

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Happy Father’s Day!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  It’s Miss Peabody!

Those of you using your Dodo Pad and/ or Acad-Pad diary will notice this Sunday 20th June is Father’s Day!  It’s the day to show your appreciation for your father (or stepfather, grandfather, or any other father figure in your life).

Father’s Day was first proposed as a holiday in 1909, by Sonora Dodd who wanted to show her appreciation for her father. The first official Father’s Day was celebrated on 19th June 1910 in Spokane, in the state of Washington, USA. Now Father’s Day is celebrated every year on the third Sunday in June.

Do you have a gift to give your father to show your appreciation? Might I suggest some Dodo Produce, which is always sure to please. We have something for every dad!

Does your dad like to garden? Is he a world traveler? Is he handy in the kitchen? Does he like to write? There is almost certain to be a Dodo organiser to suit his taste and interests.

Here at Dodo Towers, Lady Dodo will be hosting a grand dinner in honour of Lord Dodo with all of his children and grandchildren in attendance.  It’s a grand occasion each year with plenty of food and merriment.  Lady Dodo has a wonderful tradition of inviting each person around the table to state what they most appreciate about their dear father/ grandfather, Lord Dodo.  By the end of the dinner, he feels thoroughly awash with love and admiration!

How will you celebrate this Father’s Day for your dear old Dad? Do post a comment and tell us about it!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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Busy Bees

Bee collecting pollen

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers!  Miss Peabody here!

Those of you using your Dodo Pad and/ or Acad-Pad diary will notice on 12 June the notation indicating the death of Karl von Frisch in 1982.

Frisch published his book The Dancing Bees in 1953.  By then he was well-known in the scientific community for his research on the behavior of honeybees.  Through his many experiments he discovered that bees have colour vision, and also that they communicate with each other using the “dance language” that describes direction and distance to food.  Bees’ sophisticated dances include the “waggle dance” and the “round dance,” each imparting different information about where to find food.

Bees are not only fascinating, they are extremely important pollinators of flowering plants.  Why, without pollination many plant species that we use for food would be unable to grow!  So you see, we need bees for more than just honey; they keep the links of our food chain intact.

We here at Dodo Towers are busy bees, as usual.  We’ve just finished photography for our new leather and faux leather slipcover collection and new ‘personal-pod’ organisers – designed for our Filofax compatible  refill diaries!  Those of you attending the Royal Cornwall Show June 10 – 12th should be able to see samples on display and pre-order one of the limited collection. Look for a special representative of Dodo Towers attending in Lord Dodo’s abscence.  Lord Dodo himself is currently enjoying a sunny holiday in the Dodolomites and regrets that he will be unable to attend the show in person.  But his favorite representative will be there to display some exciting Dodo Produce – so don’t miss out!

Toodle-oo for now!

Miss P

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