Tuesday, 13 August 2013

*NOW ENDED!* Win a Personal Planner...

My name is Angela and I am an addict.

I am a stationary addict! There is nothing I love more than a new notebook or sketchbook and the joy of writing (in my best hand) on the first page. Yes, I have my iPhone with it's notes, calendar and other fancy apps but I still prefer to have things written down on paper. I have so many things happening at the same time, deadlines to work to, and now Wiss has social engagements of his own to keep up with I find it useful to be able to see it all in front of me on the page. This usually involves post-it notes and many scraps of paper. But not now!

I was given a Personal Planner notebook at Brit Mums Live! and was instantly attracted to what they do - you are able to create your own planner or notebook exactly as you would like it. You can choose from 4 sizes, upload images for the front and back covers, choose the layout of the diary, add To Do boxes (love this option!), print your contact details at the front and even add all the birthdays and other important dates you have to remember so they will be printed on the relevant day.

I was given a free voucher to create a year planner for myself and it arrived this week! I chose an A5 diary, with equal spaces for the days of the week plus one for notes on each page spread. On the front cover is a picture of Wiss, and my husband and I on the back. Each planner or notebook comes with a rigid clear cover, an elastic closure, a ruler/page marker and a plastic sleeve for all those receipts and random bits of paper you always collect.

I love the 'To Do This Week' section at the bottom of each page as it has a box to tick for 'Started' as well as when you've 'Done'! There's nothing like ticking boxes to make you feel productive, in my opinion.

Another wonderful feature is you are able to customise the back pages by choosing from a range of options - I went for some squared paper and the 'colouring book' pages (great for keeping little ones entertained in an emergency!)
You are able to start the diary from any month you wish, which means it could make a perfect gift at any time of the year. The only problem I have is I made mine to begin in September so I've still got a couple of weeks to go before I can start using it!
It is clear that I love this product, and I think you will too so why not enter this competition to win a Personal Planner of your very own?
COMPETITION! It's really simple to enter: just leave me a comment below making sure that I can get in contact with you (so no anonymous entries please) and that's it!
Good luck!
The small print: The competition will end on Tuesday 20 August at 8pm (GMT) and the winner will be chosen at random from all the entries received. I will contact the winner within two days of the competion ending and I will also announce the winner on Twitter. The winner will receive a digital gift voucher for any size planner/notebook to use on the Personal Planner website. Prize could be worth up to £24.98
I have not been paid for this post and the prize has kindly been given by Personal Planner.


  1. Great giveaway :) I love your front cover, such a beautiful boy! xx

  2. What a brilliant idea! I love the colouring in pages too!

  3. It's a sweet idea isn't it? Good luck with the competition!

  4. Oh these are amazing!!!! I know EXACTLY who would get this if I were to win. If I don't they are gonna get one for Xmas anyway :-)

  5. I think everyone must be secret stationery - aholics!

    I adore everything stationery related - my bedside table is testament to my love! I have currently 4 notebooks and 9 pens and a drawing pad;)


    Thank you all for your comments. The winner, picked at random was Maria. Congratulations!

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