Giveaway: Dodo Acad-Pad Mid Year Diary


It might only be the beginning of August, but thoughts are already turning to going back to school. If you want to help get you and your family organised this academic desk diary from Dodo Pad is a great way to do it. I love to start fresh again half way through the year and these humorous and spacious planners are brilliant.

A diary with a yellow cover, ring binger, and a picture of a dodo on the front


Each page of the planner shows a weekly grid which is divided into 5 columns so you can divide it between activities or people. I find them really helpful to plan my blog and social media. Opposite each weekly grid there is a blank page for anything else you might want to note down. There is even a pouch to store my relevant receipts. It includes public holidays,  week numbers, moon phases and has quotes, illustrations and unusual anniversaries scattered throughout.

The sample page shows a blank page on the left and a grid view on the right for the week starting Monday 15th January 2018
A sample page from the Acad-Pad

If you haven’t heard of Dodo Pad before then you should check out their website. They have notepads, diaries, planners, to do lists, in fact practically everything you need to get organised. If they sold motivation too then they would be perfect, but the great quirky designs should be enough to encourage you to put pen to paper anyway. Impressively the Dodo Pad recently celebrated it’s 50th anniversary and it is still going strong.

Dodo Pad kindly provided the academic diary which I’m giving away so whether you are at school, university or just need a new planner to help you manage “the daily pressures of modern life” get entering via the Rafflecopter widget below to start September fresh and organised.

The giveaway will close on midnight Sunday 20th August 2017 and all my normal T&C’s apply (you can read them via the Rafflecopter widget if you want all the details).


As always I love reading all your comments and appreciate anyone who shares the giveaway with others. Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck.


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***Disclosure: Thank you to Dodo Pad for gifting the diary***


68 comments

  1. I uase bullet journalling and a monthly house schedule

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  2. I have a monthly planner
    It works well especially when I remember to read it!!

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  3. I have a notebook and write evrything down

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  4. I use a family calender and also write lists

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  5. I write to do lists everyday

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  6. Do one thing at a time until it is completed.

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  7. lists lists and more lists for me - plus post it notes stuck everywhere! My diary is a must for making sure we don't miss events and appointments

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  8. I write lists, write on my calendar and make notes on my phone for on the go

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  9. I have so many lists & my entire life is in my work Outlook calendar!

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  10. I have a planner and I use a lot of lists.

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  11. Write appointment on calendar. Write lists. Etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. I have to do lists everywhere, I even have a list on the fridge

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  13. To do lists and more lists and more lists !

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  14. Write everything down and keep a large wallet file to keep documents in theme order.

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  15. I always have lists on the go :)

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  16. I use a calendar I have hanging in the kitchen and also make to do lists but I could really do with a diary

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  17. I really need to write everything down.

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  18. Diary, Calender and storage boxes overload !

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  19. I use FAR too many post-it notes ;)

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  20. I've been known to write on my hand, I also use post-it- notes and lists.

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  21. I have a notepad on the fridge!!

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  22. I like to keep a journal.

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  23. I get my hubby t put reminders in his phone!

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  24. Get everything I need ready the night before

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  25. I use a calendar and everyone has to put what they are doing on it

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  26. I make my own online calendar every year then I can alter it every year and adapt it to suit me.

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  27. I keep lists in a notebook by my desk to refer to and cross off as things get done.

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  28. I write thins on the calendar and then forget to look

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  29. I write everything down to ensure I don't forget and I also check a week ahead which is just as important as the day ahead.

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  30. I make a list every morning and try to tick off at least half of the items and then I make sure I carry anything leftover to the top of the list the following day.

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  31. To do lists and reminders on my phone

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  32. I make lots of lists and sticky notes on my laptop to remember me to do things too.

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  33. I do keep a planner hanging up in the kitchen but I need a diary to carry around with me

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  34. Before I go to bed I plan my jobs for the next day.

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  35. Save notes on my phone bit this would be much more useful

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  36. Rolling hopping list in kitchen, e-calendar on phone with reminders

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  37. I use lists and a calendar to try and stay organised and keep a weekly to do planner on my desk.

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  38. being a full time carer i have to be extra organised i have a diary in my bag so i can got things down i also set alarms on my phone to remind me and wright everything on my calendar

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  39. I write everything down - regardless of how minor

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  40. I do write reminders on post-its for everyone and to do lists

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  41. I am a list-a-holic! I have list upon list upon list, 2 calendars and 2 diaries and somehow I still don't manage to get everything done or remember everything I need to do!

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  42. Keep notes of things to do in a file on the computer

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  43. I make lots and lots of lists! And I have a whiteboard at my desk at work.

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  44. Calendar for birthdays so its easy to look ahead, week to view diary near the door so family can add to or check existing arrangements + lists for shopping, holidays, Christmas etc

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  45. makes lists and use a diary.

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  46. I have a pocket calendar in my bag and a family wall calendar (which unfortunately has a shiny surface that isn't good for writing on). I do lots of to do lists, as well.

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  47. Keep notes, to-do lists and set reminders on my phone! Its a life saver!

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  48. Working shifts I like to know when I'm working so I can work out holidays and trips away

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  49. I have lots and lots of lists 😮

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  50. I need to make lists and reminders, otherwise I forget all sorts of stuff

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  51. I love to write things done then I will never forget them x

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  52. I love making lists. Anything from shopping lists to,to do lists xx

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  53. I make lists for everything. Even lists on which things need organising first!

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  54. i write a lot of notes and stick them everywhere. a calander also helps for important dates

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