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Want to meet Lord Dodo at the 2015 Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair at the Eden Project next week?

Lord Dodo is about to don his pinny and dress his stall at his annual Christmas charity fair outing to the Eden Project in aid of Cornwall Macmillan.

Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair

On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November, Cornwall’s largest and most vibrant Christmas Fair aims to raise the largest single amount for Macmillan in Cornwall this year.

For two days the Eden Kitchen, between the two Biomes, will play host to a twinkling and glorious selection of Christmas gifts, home accessories, stocking fillers, clothing, jewellery, food and drink and there will be something to suit every taste and budget. There are over 50 different stalls so if you live in or near Cornwall (or even further away!), please join us for a magical event that hopes to raise the most ever for this wonderful charity.


The Eden Project is very generously offering FREE ENTRY for all visitors on Thursday, so tickets only need to be purchased for the Fair itself. All proceeds, including 15% of all stall-holder takings, go direct to Cornwall Macmillan Cancer Support.
Wednesday 11th November 2015: 6pm – 9.30pm
Preview Event Tickets are £25.00 and include supper and wine, preview and shopping! For tickets please follow the link.

Thursday 12th November 2015: 10am – 4pm 
Thursday Tickets are £15.00 and include a light lunch, shopping and FREE ENTRY access to the entire Eden Project for the day! For tickets please follow the link.

As well as showcasing our fabulous Golden Jubilee 2016 diary and calendar edition we’ll have a wide selection of leather slipcovers, twinkly Swarovski pens and pencils, pen loops and stationery gifts that should satisfy any stationery lover’s desires! We look forward to seeing you there. And thank you 🙂
2016 Golden Jubilee editions of the Dodo Pad in all formats will be on sale!

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Post-Olympic Planning

Is anyone else feeling the post-Olympic slump? I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I wasn’t excited about the Games at all (not being a sports fan myself) until I watched the opening ceremony. From that moment on I felt a fierce pride for our fabulous sportsmen and women and could regularly be heard yelling, in a not-so ladylike manner, “Go on Team GB!” through my lounge window.

Now that the Games are over for now and some decorum has been returned, I, like many others are filling the gap between now and the Para-Olympics by getting organised and setting myself on the road to losing weight, toning up and adopting an altogether healthier lifestyle. Inspired by the awesome show of discipline and positivity that radiated from the athletes, I have now decided that I too wish to enjoy that same healthy glow.

This is where the Book of Wellbeing comes into play. The beauty of this book, as with all Dodo Pad organisers and diaries, is that you can customise it to suit your particular style, needs and wants. I have been heard to say that I couldn’t run if my backside was on fire (much to Lord Dodo’s exasperation) and exercise, in any form, doesn’t come easily to me.  This is where the Book of Wellbeing becomes a Dodo-sent marvel for anyone who is starting fresh on the healthy living road.

Developed in association with Wellbeing of Women charity, it has laminated wipe-clean cards (and a wipe-clean pen!) for tracking progress, spaces for notes, a storage section for putting any articles, exercise cut outs, recipes, a food diary (with replaceable sheets), a pull out menu planner and more on offer in this fantastic 9½” x 8″ (240 x 200mm) laminated ring binder. With this you’ll have everything you need to enable you to set your sights on your own personal golden goals.

This Book of Wellbeing is the ideal tool whether you are an experienced exerciser or someone who is just starting out. I plan to use mine alongside Slimming World, tracking progress, storing articles and recipes, recording inch loss and, after some research, for devising a suitable exercise plan.

So, are you ready to plan your post-summer healthy living kick? Do you feel you’ve been inspired by the Olympics to review your lifestyle and make some changes? What goals have you set yourself? There are only 130 days now until you-know-when so, for those wanting to wow the seasonal guests in a new outfit, now is the time to start making changes!

Please note: Dodo Pad donates £1.50 to the charity for every copy of the Dodo Book of Wellbeing sold through our website and you can find out how to further support the charity at www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk

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Enter your doodle in the National Doodle Day competition!

Hallooo dear Dodopadlers! It’s Miss Peabody!

Today I want to “draw” your attention to a very important event this week.  Those of you using a Dodo Pad and/or Acad-Pad diary will notice this Friday 11 February is National Doodle Day!  Dodo Pad is very proud to support the charity Epilepsy Action to raise money to benefit those whose lives are affected by epilepsy.

This week (commencing 7 Feb) in your Dodo Pad or Acad-Pad diary there’s an entry form to submit your doodle to the National Doodle Day contest for your chance to win prizes! For more entry forms, click here for the Doodle Day website and click on their link to download more entry forms.

When you send your doodle to Dodo Pad, it will be judged by Lord Dodo himself! His favorite doodle from the under 17’s and over 17’s categories will each feature in a future edition of the Dodo Pad and/or Acad-Pad diary as well as being put forward into the national competition! Here is the Under 17’s winner of LAST year’s National Doodle Day competition in the NEXT Acad-Pad(2011/12):

National Doodle Day 2010 Under 17's winning doodle

Pollina Cant's 2010 winning doodle opposite National Doodle Day 2012!

So sharpen those pencils and send in your doodle entry for your chance to win!

Schools, businesses, groups and individuals can get involved, click here to register your interest and show your support of National Doodle Day by submitting your doodles.

And while you’re at it, have a look at www.nationaldoodleday.co.uk to vote for your favorite celebrity doodle!

Hurry to submit your doodles, the closing date for entries is Friday 4th March, 2011!  Don’t miss out on this chance to have your artistic talents recognised for the benefit of a very worthy charity.

And for those of you who are sadly without a Dodo Pad diary this year, you can remedy your Dodo-less situation AND have ten percent of the net value of your order donated to National Doodle Day. Click here for more details and scroll down for your special promotional code.

Many thanks to all the National Doodle Day participants! Your support is greatly appreciated.

Toodle-oo for now and Happy Doodling!

Miss P

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