Friday, 1 May 2015

Get organised day - The Dodo Monthly Muddle Manager review and giveaway! *now closed*

Today is Get Organised Day and the fab people at Dodo Pad have given me one of their new Monthly Muddle Manager pads to review and an extra one for me to give away to you!  

Get organised day

First of all I have to say "Monthly Muddle Manager" rolls off of the tongue nicely, as I have said before I love a bit of alliteration!  "What is the Monthly Muddle Manager?" I hear you ask.  Well it is a large, A3 size pad for your desk that has an undated calendar printed on each page. You choose which month you want to start with and fill in the date boxes (Can you call triangles boxes? I mean, I am, but I'm not sure it's the right word?) and write the month in the top right corner. 

Each day has three sections for AM, PM and Evening so you can easily see what you have scheduled and which part of the day it is on.  There are some Dodo Pad style illustrations around the outside edges to make it more interesting and some blank spaces to add your own doodles, random thoughts or phone numbers too.


A month at a glance 

The Monthly Muddle Manager (sorry, I just like saying it!) is made from thick card so it is durable and hard wearing and has 30 calendar pages per pad so it will last you two and a half years!  "Oh yeah but bottom of the page will get all crumpled and the corners will curl up and look a mess!" I imagine some of you are thinking but no, no they wont because the people who make it are very, very clever!  They thought that could happen too so they came up with a smart idea, they glued the pages together at the bottom of the pad instead of the top so no matter how much you use it and write on it you wont "worry" or rumple the sheets.  

Glued on the bottom - what a great idea!

I really like being able to see my whole month at once without having to open my Filofax and flip through to the right section.  If I am on the phone and need to check a date or make a note of something it is right next to me and I can jot it down or scribble in the margin if it's a long call and I'm getting bored.  The size also means I wont knock it off my desk or miss place it like I have done before with smaller pads! 

If you would like to win your own Monthly Muddle Manager all you have to do is comment below telling me what year the first Dodo Pad diary was made, you can find the answer here.  I will number all the comments and then use random.org to pick a winner. 

The rules: 
  • Leave a comment telling me what year the first Dodo Pad diary was made - one entry per person please.
  • The giveaway ends at 12pm UK time on the 10th May 2015 - entries after this time will not be added to the draw.
  • The winner must contact me within 7 days to claim their prize or I will have to draw a new winner.
  • This giveaway is open internationally.

One for me and one for you

Dodo Pad are another of the official sponsors of National Stationery Week so if you would like to support them please give their Facebook page a like and follow them on Twitter too.

Come back tomorrow for Diary Day and another chance to win some more goodies!

46 comments:

  1. the first Dodo Pad diary was made in 1966 ^-^
    p.s. thank you for this opportunity <3

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  2. Love Dodo stationery! Answer 1966!

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    1. Me too Tracy! You are no.2 for this draw :)

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  4. 1966! What a great golden anniversary it will be next year!

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  5. The dodo pad was first made in 1966. That pad is awesome!

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  6. 1966!!!!!
    This looks amazing and would be an excellent companion to my midori.

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  7. 1966!

    Love this...especially the glued bottom.

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  8. The calendar is gorgeous! Definitely will get one of those for the office. Answer is 1966

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  9. The first Dodo Pad desk diary was published 50 years ago in 1966 :) Thank you so much for this great giveaway x

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  10. 1966 - what a great idea this organiser is!
    Sheila Reeves @CakeReev

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  11. 1966 ;) Love the idea of the pages being glued at the bottom!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win one!

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  12. 1966. What a super prize and so useful. I would love to win one.

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  13. 1966! I love that this is both pretty and functional :)

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  14. I love this calendar! The answer is 1966 :)

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  15. 1966. This looks great!

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  16. Yes, v handy for quickly noting down & for checking at a glance. Didnt realise Dodo had been going that long! 1966 that is xx

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  17. This would be fab for work! The answer is 1966 xo

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  19. It looks brilliant!! And the answer is 1966 :)

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  20. 1966
    What a great idea - and room for doodles too!

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    1. I am not Unknown. I am Christine. Sorry. Don't know how to work the internets.

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    2. Christine, this made me laugh so hard when it popped up in my email! You are no.21 for this draw :)

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