I’ve been using a Dodo diary for about five years now, ever since my dear friend Barbara gave me one for Christmas back in 2005 or so. And now I can’t imagine using any other sort of diary or planner. Ever.
So today was a grand day at my house. My 2011 diary was delivered. I swoon at the thought of all those gorgeous empty pages to fill up!
I use the DodoPAX system, which is a three-ring binder with a looseleaf diary in it, along with all the other information I need to run my life. All in one place. It sits in a place of honour on my kitchen worktop, and is the first thing I look at every morning. If I didn’t, I’m not sure I’d ever know where to go or when to go there!
I also have a pocket sized Dodo diary to carry around with me in my handbag.
And, over the years, I’ve invested in The Dodo Book of the Big Day (for planning my wedding), The Dodo Household Stuff Book, The Dodo Book of Dates and The Dodo Book of Christmas. There are also Dodo books for cooking, gardening, pets, etc.
I now have my eye on a gorgeous Italian leather slipcover for my diary. Damn you, Lord Dodo, for inventing so many lovely things!
The very best thing about Dodo pads is that there’s loads of room for doodling. In fact, that’s the whole point of them. For each day, you get a lovely big page, usually including a joke or some pithy quotation, and all the space you want for drawing pictures, jotting down phone numbers or just general squiggling.
Quirky yet highly-organised. The Dodo pad. Buy one now.