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The Mother’s Day Anti-Gift Guide

We didn’t really need to put ‘Mothering Sunday’ in our Dodo Pad to tell you that this Sunday is a Mum’s special day, did we? Surely the violent explosions of pink in every shop and the excessive flowers appearing at petrol stations all around the UK were enough reminder that the time has come around to tell your Mum how much she means to you.

Mothers have an exceptional ability to know what we’re going to do before we’ve done them, often before we’ve even thought about doing them, such is the power of maternal instinct. Lord Dodo himself was often caught feeding his dinner to the dog under the dining room table before the breakfast pancakes were even served at the table.

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When you were small, your Mum cut off your crusts before she put your sandwiches into your lunch bag. She gave you ‘the look’ when you were about to say something embarrassing and she dutifully took you to all the parties you’d been invited to. She sent birthday cards on your behalf and stopped you from opening all of your advent calendar windows on the first day of the season.

We love our Mums here at Dodo Pad, and we felt that we could learn from the things that they’ve taught us over the years to give them priceless presents this Mothering Sunday. Here’s our anti-gift guide*. Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Lick a tissue and wipe your Mum’s face with it before she goes out. She always did it for you, it’s time to repay the favour
  • Take your Mum out for dinner and cut her meal up into bite-size portions. If she complains, give her ‘the look’
  • Apologise to people on behalf of your Mum when she’s making a complaint on the telephone, to a neighbour or in a shop, explaining that she’s “tired and emotional”
  • Now you’re tall and grown, take your Mum’s favourite snacks and treats from the cupboard and put them on the highest point in the kitchen so she can’t eat them in-between meals
  • Follow your Mum into the bathroom in the morning and say “30 more seconds” once she’s finished brushing her teeth, handing her back the brush
  • Insist your Mum finishes every morsel on her plate at dinner
  • Point to the soap if she swear
  • Threaten to knock her and your Dad’s heads together if they’re in a disagreement about watching Match of the Day

* Lord Dodo accepts no responsibility for smacked legs, groundings, mobile phone confiscation, internet unplugging or pocket money retraction that may come as a result of our fun Anti-Gift guide.

Do you have any fun anti-gift guide ideas to add of your own? Comment here and we’ll choose our favourite to win a special something from the Dodo Pad for you or your Mum – you decide who 🙂

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Twelve (24th December)

It’s the final day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Today we don’t have just one gift…oh no! We have a selection of Dodo goodies to treat you to this yuletide! A 2014 Dodo Pad diary will keep you organised in the new year (which is now only a week away! *Squeak*!) and the eyePad is a perfect pocket accompaniment to keep notes and numbers handy. The Dodo Book of Visitors ensures that you’ll never forget a visitor, and the complete package will have you very well organised indeed for the year ahead!
 
A very Merry Christmas from Lord Dodo #HoHoDodo!!

A very Merry Christmas from Lord Dodo #HoHoDodo!!


To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION THIS YEAR?

We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck! And a very Merry Christmas from all at Dodo Towers – enjoy! (hic!)

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Eleven (23rd December)

Nearly there! It’s almost Christmas and it’s the penultimate day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Today we have a great gift for those of you that like to stretch your wings and travel; the Dodo Travel Log. Perfect for keeping track of important information (we’ve popped some of the most important in there, from dialling codes to time zones!) it’s an ideal companion for jet-setters!
Dodo Travel Log - the essential travel journal
 
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Ten (22nd December)

It’s the tenth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! From the Big Bump to the Big Day  (or should that be the other way around?!!) – today’s giveaway is a Dodo Book of the Big Day! This wedding organiser will keep even the most flustered Bridezilla in check, with areas to note gift lists, guest lists and more!
 
 
Dodo Book of the Big Day - Wedding Planner
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: IF YOU COULD MARRY ANYONE AT ALL, FROM ANY PERIOD OF HISTORY (OR REALM OF LITERATURE…Mr Darcy! *Coughcough*), WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Nine (21st December)

It’s the ninth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Yesterday’s question about family organisation told us a lot about members of the family, but what about organising those that aren’t here yet?! The Dodo Book of the Big Bump is a pregnancy organiser that allows you to keep track of name ideas, birth plans and more.

Book of the Big Bump
 
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHAT DOES YOUR NAME MEAN AND DO YOU THINK IT REFLECTS YOUR PERSONALITY?
We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Eight (20th December)

It’s the eighth day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Managing an entire flock of Dodo’s (gaggle of Dodo’s…?) is a difficult task, and in Dodo Towers there’s only one thing for it… The Dodo Planner Calendar. Whether you’re a Dodo or a human, this calendar is sure to keep you and your family in check in 2014.
 2014 Dodo Planner Calendar
To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHICH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY IS MOST DIFFICULT TO ORGANISE AND WHY?

We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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Lord Dodo’s 12 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway! Day Seven (19th December)

It’s the seventh day of our  #HoHoDodo Christmas giveaway! Today we’ve got household organisation in mind (and once you’ve seen what the cat has done to your Christmas tree whilst you’ve been reading this, you will have too!) We’re giving a Dodo Household Stuff Book away to one lucky reader to keep the household in check – from the plumber’s details to the fridge receipt! 
 Dodo Household Stuff Book

To win this prize all you have to do is comment below, telling us in no more than 25 words: WHICH IS THE BEST ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE AND WHY?

We’ll pick our favourite and publish it over on our Facebook and Twitter pages tomorrow, so ‘Like’ and ‘Follow’ us (if you don’t already!) and keep your eyes open for the winner. Don’t forget to visit again tomorrow for a new question and another chance to win one of our favourite Dodo Pad products. Good Luck!

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Competition Rules

1. No purchase is necessary for entry.
2. To take part in this competition, all you need do is answer the question of the day in no more than 25 words. Be as amusing as you like (or not!).
3. The daily prize (which will be posted as a status on Facebook, as well as here on the blog and on Twitter) is a pre-selected Dodo Pad product as posted on the day of the competition. There is no cash or alternative prize available.
4. Only one entry per person is allowed.
5. Each daily competition closes at midnight that day. Entries received after this time will not be valid. Be sure to subscribe to follow-up comments so that if you win you will you know!
6. The daily winner will need to send us their full name, email address and a delivery address in the UK. We are sorry but we cannot post prizes to overseas addresses.
7. Dodo Pad Ltd. reserves the right to amend or withdraw this competition due to circumstances beyond its control.

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