Personal Planner review & giveaway

When your a busy parent like myself it can be hard to keep track of things such as school events, medical appointments, trips etc. In this day and age many people rely on computers and mobile phones to schedule their lives and events; but what if these electronic devices fail or break or get lost or stolen? Without a back up your precious notes and dates are gone. Even if the worst does not happen , if you are not a computer savvy person then small files can easily become lost or accidental deleted.

Many people think diaries and calendars are old fashioned or a thing of the past and some e be see them as plain or boring. Well I have to disagree as I was recently asked by Personal-Planner to create my own planner and they are certainly not plain. The name speaks for itself as the planners are definitely very personal and unique.

Firstly you are given 4 size options for your planner: small, medium, large and the one I chose A5. You then have an option to create your front and back covers which makes the planner extremely unique to yourself. This was really fun to do. There are lots of colours to choose from if you want a plain coloured cover with some personalisation on (your name/ year etc) you can also choose colour of your text. There is another option which I chose and that's to have photographs or pictures of your choice on the covers. This is what I chose both for front and back. You can also choose where to place your personalisation and when your planner starts (month and year). The planner comes with protective plastic binders both at front and back to protect your front page from dirt and tears.

Once you have created your first/last page options its then time to get creative inside. You can customise your pages to suit by inserting lines ( with or without colour) plus choose a design which is like a cool patterned banner at top of pages. I chose a lovely purple starry theme and opted for pink ruled lines in the day columns. You can have different languages too if English is not your first language and have inputs within the columns for weather and work outs. If you wish you can even have special dates such as relatives birthdays per inserted for you meaning no need to forgot those special dates. I had all my children's and families in mine. I think this is a very special touch to it.


A further option if you wish is to add modules to each page, you can have up to three modules which appear at the bottom of the daily columns. The modules to choose from include things like ideas, notes, graphs, work outs, blank sections and things for teachers too.

Once the yearly planner pages are complete there is another whole section of back pages which again you can choose to suit your needs. These back page options include yearly overviews with important dates, address lists, maps, sudoku, colouring pages, blank pages and lots more. I chose a yearly overview followed by maps as Ryan loves finding out what place is where in the world, followed by lots of blank pages for notes and doodles.


Lastly there is an owner info page where you write a short bit of text along with your details just incase your precious planner should become lost and this is inserted as the second page. You can even choose to have a small plastic ruler too and an elastic cord binder to find your page which you choose the colour of.

I absolutely love my new planner. It is so personal to me with my name, children's photos and per inserted special dates. The planners vary in price deepening on which size you choose and all e above options I mentioned are available with every size. Prices start from Β£14.95 and they take approximately two weeks to be made. They would certainly make a great personal Christmas gift.




One lucky blog follower will win their own personal planner and will be contacted with a code to create their own however they wish. To be in with a chance of winning this great prize, just follow the steps below.

1) follow my blog either by email, twitter or bloglovin

2) Share this competition on Twitter using the button below

3) Answer this question – If you could add an extra bank holiday to the calendar when would it be and why? (Comment below with your answer)

(T&CS – competition will end on 30/10/13. One winner will be contacted via email and must respond with their details within 14 days or prize will be offered elsewhere. UK residents only please and all entrants must follow steps above to be counted)



  1. October 1, 2013 / 11:53

    follow on bloglovin πŸ™‚ i would have my birthday off every year, not fun working 11 hours on your special day πŸ™

  2. October 1, 2013 / 13:38

    on my kids birthdays so i could spend time with them on their day

  3. October 1, 2013 / 19:23

    My kids birthdays, that way everyone will be able to celebrate.
    follow by email
    shared on twitter – @wkdjojo

  4. October 1, 2013 / 20:07

    followed via bloglovin as my little l blog

  5. October 1, 2013 / 20:07

    tweeted as my little l blog

  6. October 1, 2013 / 20:08

    i would add possible one more day during summer, no specific date, it could be random one but lets say in July

  7. Tammy Tudor
    October 1, 2013 / 20:44

    My mums birthday! She deserves to have it off to celebrate with everyone πŸ™‚

    I have tweeted – @TammyChernelle

  8. October 1, 2013 / 20:52

    My son’s birthday, so he doesn’t have to go to school!

  9. charlie rose
    October 1, 2013 / 21:06

    On my childrens birthdays so we could make a weekend of their celebrations

  10. julie smith
    October 1, 2013 / 21:11

    I would have it over the christmas new year period so get extra time with loved ones

  11. clair downham
    October 1, 2013 / 21:52

    my childrens birthdays to spend quality time

  12. clair downham
    October 1, 2013 / 21:52

    tweeted as xxgingerpumpkin and following clair downham

  13. Paulapants
    October 2, 2013 / 12:46

    I would chose an extra bank holiday so I could have an extra long weekend with my lovely children x

  14. October 3, 2013 / 13:08

    We need one between end of August and Christmas, Perhaps October, just to get us ready for the spending season.

  15. October 3, 2013 / 20:08

    On 12th May every year – it’s never a holiday on my birthday!

  16. Kati Gibson
    October 6, 2013 / 17:23

    Any day that I can spend with my family

  17. October 6, 2013 / 20:37

    My son’s birthday. January 27th! Obviously, most importantly to spend the day with him πŸ™‚ But secondly, because we could all use an extra holiday in January i think, to recover from all the Festive Parties πŸ™‚ x

  18. sharon oliver
    October 7, 2013 / 09:57

    my sons bday is 25 feb & daughters is 27 feb.. so the 26 feb would make a great day for an xtra bank holiday for us

  19. October 10, 2013 / 14:02

    One in autumn, so we could have a lovely autumnal family picnic.

    October 14, 2013 / 13:26

    The day after the clocks go forward so I could catch up on my sleep!!

  21. October 18, 2013 / 00:21

    any day! i don’t mind at all as long as i get one haha. luckily my birthday usually falls on august bank holiday weekend

  22. Annie Costa
    October 20, 2013 / 13:42

    I follow via email,
    I’ve shared this by tweeting @LaaMoii
    I would make 13th September a holiday as it’s international chocolate day!

  23. liz ferguson
    October 21, 2013 / 20:31

    I’d add it on the 3rd January … to give an even longer ‘New Year’ break!

  24. October 22, 2013 / 21:22

    Following on Bloglovin…

    I’m afraid I’m going to have to (predictably) choose my twins’ birthday, so that we’d be free to celebrate as a family!

  25. Anne Charlee Brookes
    October 27, 2013 / 01:56

    i think we should have an extra holiday around February so we can recover from Christmas.

  26. Thea Wilson
    October 28, 2013 / 14:19

    I would choose an extra one some time in the Autumn where there isn’t one!

  27. joanne holton
    October 28, 2013 / 14:34

    on mine and my brothers birthday!!!!

  28. October 28, 2013 / 14:49

    On the start of the October half term because there isn’t really one in Autumn and I want to be able to spend more time with the little ones


    Follow on twitter

  29. Janine Atkin
    October 28, 2013 / 19:23

    it would be nov 27th which is my birthday. id love to never work on my birthday again

  30. October 28, 2013 / 22:35

    4th august as thats our anniversary and we rarely are off on that day at the same time

  31. October 29, 2013 / 19:34

    following on email and tweeted @olivia280177
    I would have a bank holiday in February, to get us through to Easter and we would celebrate pork pies as I am from Melton Mowbray!

  32. Champaklal Lad
    October 29, 2013 / 21:01

    16th January
    My Birthday

  33. Karen wright
    October 29, 2013 / 23:15

    my kids birthdays so the family can celebrate altogether x

  34. Alison Johnson
    October 29, 2013 / 23:50

    July For my wedding anniversary which is also my sons birthday!

  35. Naomi Buchan
    October 30, 2013 / 01:34

    May 15th, for my sons birthday, following via bloglovin x

  36. Lynn Savage
    October 30, 2013 / 08:40

    The Queens birthday should be a bank holiday – 21st April

  37. Hayley Todd
    October 30, 2013 / 12:40

    I follow on twitter and have tweeted. I would make St. David’s Day in Wales a bank holiday! Because he is our national Saint, but also because there is such a long time from the Christmas festivities until the May bank holidays that this would be a very welcome one!

  38. jodie harvey
    October 30, 2013 / 16:27

    my parents anniversary, they never seem to both get the day off so hardly ever spend it together

  39. sara wilson
    October 30, 2013 / 16:28

    A holiday were someone sends a day helping a family a family with cancer,

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