Countdown to 2010 #8: New Internationalist Planner

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Looking back at my previous entries you will know I am a big fan of BOLD, VIBRANT and COLOURFUL. Enter: the New Internationalist Planner. The planner is brilliantly designed (done by many different young artists), and not like anything I’ve seen this year so far. The planner style is weekly view and is available from their website.

For more photos (internal) see here and here.

Countdown to 2010 #7: National Trust Diary Collection

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National Trust Desk Diary 2010: £13.

I originally spotted this National Trust Desk Diary in John Lewis. The beautiful cover photo caught my eye immediately and it became a contender for one of my 2010 diaries. Each month there is a different stunning photograph of a National trust property – very similar in style to the amnesty international diary.

However, when I went to check out the website I was amazed by the selection of diaries (and calendars) available. The most notable being the similar pocket diary (£7). The site also features the previously mentioned Sarah Raven Diary (£13).

(Photo Credit: National Trust Website)

Countdown to 2010 #6: Moleskine Colour-a –month planner

(Photo Credit: Notebook Stories)

I’ve had my eye on one of these for a while and have of course been waiting for the new year to debate whether to make such a purchase. However, help is on the way if you are like me and lust after one of these babies:

Notebook Stories has done a great another great review of this planner and even has some to give away. So check it out if you haven’t done so already.

Good Luck Everyone.

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Countdown to 2010 #5: Amnesty People Diary

(Photo Credit: Amnesty International UK website)

Another gorgeous diary. Beautiful colourful and vibrant photographs of people, make this a charming 2010 diary. The photos act as month dividers to the A5 sized diary. The cover is made from recycled leather and is a mottled black colour, but a smooth feel. There is also an elastic band that wraps tightly round the book (across the centre rather than down the side).

Available at the UK Amnesty shop for £9.95 (although I originally saw it in the Shared Earth shop).

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Countdown to 2010 #4: Life Book

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A while back while perusing my local John Lewis I spotted a range of diaries from Organised Mum known as Life Books. The Life Book diaries come in a range of colours and sizes, my favourite is the one below – the A5 week to view diary (although some people may prefer the pocket/purse version:

(Photo Credit: Organised Mum website)

The life book looks like an ordinary diary, but it is actually quite clever and very organised – aimed at keeping family life under control (there are also family planners and calendars available in the same range).

Although the diary is a week to view diary, there are also monthly and yearly planning pages, as well as extra pages for planning Christmas and the holiday. But the key feature which I love about these diaries are the perforated weekly shopping lists, menu planners and to-do lists. Not to mention the beautiful blue colour. 🙂

Countdown to 2010 #3: Sarah Raven Grow Your own

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A bright and colourful diary from Sarah Raven that immediately caught my eye even though it wasn’t elegantly displayed in the shop.

There are bright vibrant photography of food and flowers throughout the diary which is a5 in size and spiral bound. A week is spread over 2 pages with plenty of space to jot down notes.

The attractive thing about this diary (as well as the stunning photography) is the tips for the garden and cooking if you are a “grow your own” enthusiast. Well put together and a great purchase if you are a fan of the garden, alternatively may make a great present idea at £12.

(Photo Credit: Sarah Raven’s Website).

Countdown to 2010 #2: Handmade Diaries on Folksy

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A couple of the cute finds on Folksy found in the Stationery section, which could be possibilities in my choice for a new diary:

From PipSqueak:

2010 UK Diary with inspirational quote on the front by Edith Lovejoy. A5 in size.

£12.50 (£1.90 Shipping).

From Dolly Dearest:

Cute, page-a-day diary with big bow.

£5 (£1 Shipping).