I was contacted by the lovely people at TOAD diaries. They produce a great range of personalised diaries and notebooks in all sizes and with plenty of customisation options.

Are you a pen and paper person or do you like to keep your diary online? I do have a digital diary for mine and the childrens appointments, but I also like to keep a journal style diary for writing the general stuff that pops up during the day, notes of meetings, daily to dos and so on.  So I was very pleased to receive this invitation from TOAD diaries to review and personalise one of their products.

They sent me a code to order a book of my choice and they have also allowed me to give away a personalised book to one of my regular readers. So look out for the competition below.

Toad diaries produce diaries and personalised notebooks in a dizzying array of formats, including a very snazzy leather covered sketchbook


I decided to go for a diary though. My first dilemma was which format to choose. I am a big fan of A5 so I discounted the A4 options straight away.  But what layout for the pages and did I want hardback or spiral bound?

In the end for myself I chose a simple, lined day to a page diary as I don’t really have many appointments and I like the simple journal format.

Toad diaries


The next thing which is great is you can choose your start date and have either six months or a year.  I quite like to start my diary in September, and I know that there are mid-year diaries designed for that purpose, but so many of them are aimed at the educational market and give you a whole lot of stuff you don’t need, like a page for your school timetable. Plus you often find they are 16 month diaries and for me that is wasting 4 months of paper as I buy then at the same time every year

Typically though, this year I had omitted to buy a new diary in September, so this one started on September 25th, and it runs through until October 7th 2018, which will give me ample time to replace it.

I chose wire bound in the end and chose a snazzy cover too. You can’t really see in the photo but it has sparkly gold bits.

The diary arrived very promptly and the quality of the paper is excellent. I will definitely be recommending these to my friends. Even though it is a wire bound book they have put in a page finding ribbon – it is little touches like this that make things special in my opinion.

I may buy some of their music manuscript notebooks for my daughter too as she is always looking for those.

So here is the giveaway where you can personalise and order a diary and notebook of your own from TOAD diaries


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The Prize is a code which can be used to personalise one diary or notebook at Toad Diaries. Shipping charges may apply . There is no cash alternative to the prize

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