The Dodo Book of Wellbeing
Lord Dodo is no bird brain
It's ceaselessly astounding what the human mind can come up with.
Every now and then, a truly great mind comes along to change the world. Just think: where would the world be had Isaac Newton not sat down by that apple tree one day and wondered why the apple fell downwards and not upwards, or had Albert Einstein not sat in the streetcar on his way home from work and pondered what would happen to his perception of time if the streetcar moved at the speed of light?
Likewise, in 1965, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) asked, "How can endlessly busy people save themselves from extinction due to the pressures of modern life?" His answer gifted the world with something so incredible that we believe he has cemented himself among the most revolutionary thinkers of our time.
The Idodeal daily organiser for the whole family
Lord Dodo, who today is chairman of Dodo Towers, conceived the Dodo Pad as an entertaining weekly planner to help the owner keep track of important dates and deadlines. Each edition of the spiral-bound diary is impossible to lose, thanks to the annually altering brightly coloured cover, and features Lord Dodo's extremely practical grid system, a true innovation of organisation.
Each week is clearly presented as a grid with each daily row divided into five columns. You can assign one column to each family member (with room at the side to 'marginalise' extra family members), or you can split the day into five because, let's face it, a single square is hardly ever enough room for an entire family or even one terribly busy person. By using the Dodo Pad, everyone can stay in sync and in the loop – coordinating family life has never been easier!
We have often wondered what humanity would have suffered through had Lord Dodo never concocted this ingenious invention. Friendships would crumble under the bitterness of forgotten birthdays; family arguments would erupt when parents repeatedly fail to attend their children's music recitals; and, frankly, just thinking about all those accidentally missed dentist appointments is enough to give us a toothache.
Thankfully, the Dodo Pad put an end to all these worries by providing you with a creative way to keep sight of your goals. Never again will you experience the sheer amount of stomach-churning stress that comes upon the sudden realisation that your super-important presentation was actually this Thursday and not next. Phew!
Lord Dodo's dodelightful doodles
As the descendant of a long line of distinguished doodlers, Lord Dodo is positively emphatic about drawing, spending his days scribbling and sketching away as he resides in his drawing room at Dodo Manor. The Dodo Pad has given him a way to put all his daydreaming and doodling to good use. His signature illustrations adorn every page of the Dodo Pad, giving each week a unique theme and allowing the reader a glimpse into his truly remarkable brain. His Lordship's favourite jokes, quotes, brainteasers, and unusual facts and anniversaries can be found throughout each Dodo Pad, and he even honours the Dodo dynasty with historical facts about his eccentric ancestors. Any appreciator of unconventional history and a good joke will feel at home in Lord Dodo's company.
Lord Dod's art may even inspire you to do some doodling of your own, which is why we've left a (mostly) blank space opposite each weekly grid for you to sketch your creations.
This Dodo's far from extinct
Initially starting with just the week-to-view spiral-bound diary, the Dodo Pad range has expanded and evolved throughout its 50-plus-year history to cater to every busy Dodopadler. University or college student with deadlines to keep track of and exams to plan towards? Our Acad-pad is perfect for planning out the academic year, from August to September. Prefer to see the whole month at a glance? Our month-to-view wall calendar is an excellent alternative to the diary. We also have looseleaf versions, Filofax compatible refills, and pocket- and personal-sized planners. Not only that, but Lord Dodo has finally joined the digital age and now produces interactive DigiDodoPads for use on your phone or tablet!
Whichever Dodo Pad product you choose, they all capture the buoyant spirit of Lord Dodo and his hardworking team at Dodo Towers. That's why the front cover of every single diary released, including the very first edition in 1966, proudly reads: "If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad". And every back cover, accompanying the picture of a mother and baby Dodo: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!'
So, don't face extinction! The Dodo Pad diary has everything you could ever want and more from a planner. Once you've become a member of the Dodo Pad family, you'll be amazed at how you ever managed to live without one of these infinitely helpful diaries in your home. It's no wonder why so many Dodopadlers are fanatic about our products.
The health and wellbeing planner vital to your vitality
Hoping for a fresh start? The Dodo Book of Wellbeing, created in association with the charity Wellbeing of Women, is here to help you become healthier and happier. Within this 24cm x 20cm laminated ring binder is everything you’ll need to get you on the road to rejuvenation.
Self-improvement is a marathon, not a sprint. Transformations take a tenacious can-dodo attitude, focus, and a lot of planning and organisation, which is where this brilliant book can help. So if you’re ready to lose the lethargic lifestyle and welcome the new you, read on to find out what fantastic features we have in store.
Get organised to get energised
The Dodo Book of Wellbeing contains 16 dividers that provide a section for every aspect of your healthy living regime, allowing you to plan, record and track your progress. Whether you’ve found a new healthy protein-packed recipe you’d love to try or an article from a magazine on the top ten Pilates poses, these dodelightfully illustrated pouched dividers provide a place for you to store all your notes and cuttings.
The organiser includes the following sections to help you achieve your aerobic aspirations and dieting dreams.
- Ten Top to Toe Tips
- Medical Notes
- Recipes & Foods for Fitness
- Exercise & Food Diary
- Inch & Weight Loss
- My (Healthy) Shopping List
- Checks & Scans
- Signs & Indications
- Complementary Therapies
- Relaxing Remedies
- Important Numbers
- My Treats
- Personal Goals
- Research & Articles
As well as the dividers, you’ll also find motivational advice and 80 pages to jot down any handwritten notes, lists, and ideas (and you can always add more pages to whichever section you’d like with this pack of organiser refill paper).
Plenty of features to unlock the new you
Our Book of Wellbeing has a few more fabulous features to help you improve your fitness with finesse. There is an exercise plan for arranging arduous activities, a food diary for noting down your nutritious nosh (which you can replace with these refills), and an inch and weight loss tracker to record the results of your efforts. There’s also a special pull-out card to create a healthy eating weekly menu plan and a place to plan your goals. The organiser also comes with a wipe-clean pen that you can use to write on the many different laminated cards to plot your progress.
In short, The Dodo Book of Wellbeing has everything you need to dodiscover your chi. Get started on the journey to better health and happiness today.
Dodo-ing our part for the Wellbeing of Women
Lord Dodo invented this combined organiser-list-planner book to help encourage anyone, no matter their fitness level, become the best they can be. But he didn’t do it on his own. He developed The Dodo Book of Wellbeing in association with Wellbeing of Women, a charity that raises money to invest in groundbreaking research in the field of reproductive and gynaecological health, fuelling progress in medical care and saving the lives of many women and girls. It’s the partner charity of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, and the staff at Dodo Towers feel extraordinarily privileged to have joined forces with such an incredible organisation. We will donate £1.50 to Wellbeing of Women for every copy sold from our website or via mail order.