Danny Goes to College! Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD

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This Personal Planner  and the competition prize have been gifted for purposes of review

This September Danny started at college.  As readers know we were told that he wouldn’t be able to go to school so to see him heart healthy and well enough to go to college is a huge privilege.  We are very lucky.   He had lots of struggles at school but so far college seems to be going really well.  He’s matured so much recently and I believe he was ready for this change.  When Personal Planner asked me to review a planner it was so tempting to personalise a new one for myself (since discovering them at Brit Mums many years ago I’ve always used them) but I knew it would be the perfect “good luck at college” gift for Danny.

Read on to see the planner I personalised for him and our thoughts- there’s also a chance to win a voucher so you can design and own a personal planner of your own:

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Designing a Personal Planner

Designing your Personal Planner is really fun and easy.  First choose between a Planner, Wall Planner or Notebook.  I chose a Classic A5 Planner for Danny as I find this size perfect for college and work.  Next you get to personalise the cover, customise the inlay and choose the extra pages you require.  If you’re unsure or short on time you can now even buy a ready made planner and just add your own name to it.

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The Cover

I browsed the cover designs.  If there wasn’t a design that I felt was right for him then I was going to upload a photo.  However, as soon as I spotted this night time forest design I knew he’d love it as it reminds him of his favourite hobby- camping in the woods.

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Monthly Overview

I added a Monthly Overview which is a handy way to plan monthly.

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Weekly Layout

In my own planners I like to space the days over both pages so I have lots of space for each day.  I knew that Danny would benefit from having a weekly page for notes instead so I opted for this layout and added lines to each day and to the opposite page.  I kept the suggested dark forest pattern to compliment the overall design of the planner.

There is the option to add a work, weather and or workout elements to each day of the week if you wish.  I just went for a “Work” box.

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Ruler Colour

There are six different colour rulers to choose from.  I chose clear for this planner.  You can add extra rulers too if you like.  I actually keep my old rulers from my out of date planners as I like having a couple of place markers in my own planner- one for this month, this week and one for my notes.

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Choosing Modules

Quotes

There are eighteen different modules to choose from to place across the bottom of your weekly planner, from meal planning to colouring in.  For Danny I chose a “Quotes” module which I hope will help encourage him at college.

To Do List

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I also chose a “To Do” list module as I always find this useful for myself.

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Tune of the Week

I also added “Tune of the Week” as he’s really into music at the moment and I thought it would be interesting for him to look back at what songs he loved during this time of life in the future.  I may add this to mine next time but there are too many good modules to choose from!

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Calendar

He also has a monthly overview calendar on each page.

Personal Dates

There is also the option to add personal dates to your planner.  I have my dates stored on Personal Planner so each year I can easily add them to my new planner.  I chose not to add personal dates to Danny’s planner as he wanted to do this himself.

Back Pages

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Lastly, in  your Personal Planner you get to choose your back pages from manuscript paper to colouring pages.  I chose maps for Danny so he can plan his future travels.

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I also chose squared paper pages.

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Finally, I chose lined paper for extra note making.

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Stickers

All Personal Planners come with a set of stickers that can be used to customise and organise the planner too.

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Plastic Wallet

These can be stored in the handy plastic wallet at the back of the planner along with other notes, tickets, letters and receipts etc.

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Danny loves his planner and it’s really helped him to keep organised at college.

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60 Comments

  1. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Alison Turner
    September 30, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    Ooh, this is great! Charlie would love one of these – perhaps it might help him to get a bit more organised for his upcoming exams!! 😂 So glad Danny’s enjoying college xx

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    Natalie Burgess
    September 30, 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Personal dates xx

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    James Silcock
    September 30, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    Great Prize

  4. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Margaret Gallagher
    September 30, 2019 / 10:29 pm

    It has everything !! Totally personal to the recipient – spoilt for choice

  5. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Solange
    September 30, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    To Do list.

  6. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD September 30, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    I love the quotes! It’s so cool how personalised you can make it.

  7. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Tracy Nixon
    October 1, 2019 / 5:40 am

    Looks a great planner thanks!

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    Ruth Harwood
    October 1, 2019 / 8:20 am

    Even when I know I’ll remember my appointments, it’s good to write everything down just in case! Even the to do lists need a little reminding at times!

  9. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Elizm
    October 1, 2019 / 9:38 am

    My favourite feature is a weekly planner so that I can see at a glance how the week looks.

  10. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    clair downham
    October 1, 2019 / 9:43 am

    having lots of space to write down notes and reminders

  11. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Karen Barrett
    October 1, 2019 / 10:36 am

    Things to do this week

  12. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Emma Walters
    October 1, 2019 / 11:05 am

    i love the stickers to personalise it

  13. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Annabel Greaves
    October 1, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    I love the detailed maps, they are really useful

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    charlotte isobelle
    October 1, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    i think the stickers and plastic wallet is a great shout! things wouldnt get lost then!

  15. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Laura Pritchard
    October 1, 2019 / 7:51 pm

    I love the ‘To Do’ list section.

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    Jennifer Toal
    October 1, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Stickers look fun

  17. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Rebecca Nisbet
    October 1, 2019 / 9:56 pm

    i love the tune of the week bit

  18. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Sally Collingwood
    October 2, 2019 / 10:22 am

    I love the To Do list

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    holly harmsworth
    October 2, 2019 / 11:12 am

    The colouring pages! When I am on the phone I tend to scribble little pictures or colour things in especially if i have been sitting with the phone glued to my ear for long periods of time. So these pages would keep the rest of the planner in tip top condition rather than a mess of little scribbles.

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    Susan B
    October 2, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    It is surprising how effective in life that a little planning makes. The personalisation is fab and the stickers are helpful.

  21. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Helen Arlow
    October 2, 2019 / 4:28 pm

    The “to do list” section is a great idea x

  22. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Tracy Nixon
    October 3, 2019 / 4:23 am

    Love the To Do list

  23. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Fiona jk42
    October 4, 2019 / 7:29 pm

    I like to record what I ate each day and what exercise I did.

  24. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Amanda Walsh
    October 4, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    I like that I can add all my birthdays to it, with a big family like mine there is a lot of them

  25. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Angela treadway
    October 6, 2019 / 12:42 am

    to do lists i think x

  26. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Carole Nott
    October 6, 2019 / 4:23 pm

    The planner looks very helpful with sticker reminders

  27. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Nadia Josephine
    October 6, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    I love that there is a to do list which would really help me for work and home i.e. SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS (which i always forget! )

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    CLAIRE WOODS
    October 6, 2019 / 8:23 pm

    To Do list.

  29. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    claire griffiths
    October 8, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    i love the to do list so i can keep organised and on top of everything and the weekly planner bit so i can see the week ahead at a glance

  30. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Becki Smith
    October 9, 2019 / 12:28 pm

    The to-do lists, I am always writing these on bits of paper

  31. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    cheryl hadfield
    October 9, 2019 / 10:38 pm

    I like how personal planners have lots of room for notes and reminders to stay more organised

  32. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Lia Burns
    October 10, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    I love that there is a to do list in it, I can be very forgetful sometimes so this is a handy feature for me.

  33. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Janine Atkin
    October 12, 2019 / 10:40 am

    id love a bills section to help me plan my finances

  34. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Charlotte G
    October 13, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    I like the calendar so I know when all of my appointments are and it’s easier to plan around them

  35. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Susan Smith
    October 13, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    Has to be the To Do List, would certainly use this alot

  36. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Julie Ward
    October 16, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    To do list, might make me more positive

  37. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Denise Dunn
    October 18, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Great tips on how to use this planner more effectively.

  38. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Emma England
    October 20, 2019 / 10:53 am

    I love the idea of personalising a planner. I love the stickers and the to do lists.

  39. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    paula cheadle
    October 21, 2019 / 2:20 am

    Perfect for my daughter

  40. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Tina Glover
    October 25, 2019 / 7:32 am

    Absolutely love this! I am a real list girl and have different notebooks for different lists and notes. Would love one place to combine everything. Love the fact that it’s personal and comes with stickers.
    Glad to hear College is going well for your son x

  41. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Kelly Morgan
    October 26, 2019 / 12:15 pm

    I love the idea of quotes on the pages

  42. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Kerry H
    October 26, 2019 / 9:46 pm

    I enjoy a decent section for my to-do lists.

  43. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Sheri Darby
    October 27, 2019 / 10:39 pm

    The fact that I can see at a glance what I have planned

  44. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Pippa Ainsworth
    October 28, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    I love being able to customise it so it works perfectly for me

  45. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Megan
    October 28, 2019 / 3:57 pm

    I love the stickers!

  46. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Susan Smith
    October 29, 2019 / 12:28 am

    Love the quotes inspirational

  47. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    James Travis
    October 29, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    The to-do list

  48. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Adrian Bold
    October 30, 2019 / 1:10 am

    I like lots of pages where I can make notes or lists.

  49. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Caroline Blaza
    October 30, 2019 / 7:12 am

    I love lists so it would have to be the to do list x

  50. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Hayley Todd
    October 30, 2019 / 12:02 pm

    I really love the mini to-do-list for every week, and I think the Tune of the Week module is fab!

  51. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Alison
    October 30, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    I love the way it can be personalised and also the weekly view.

  52. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Pauline Black
    October 30, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Loving the bills section.

  53. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Kim Neville
    October 30, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    I like the to do list and then ticking if off 🙂

  54. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Pam Francis Gregory
    October 30, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    The To Do List

  55. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Tammy Neal
    October 30, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    To do lists

  56. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Rebecca Beesley
    October 30, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    the little stickers! they would help brighten it up AND stay organised!

  57. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Lynn Neal
    October 30, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    Love to win this for my grandson!

  58. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Lynn Neal
    October 30, 2019 / 6:05 pm

    I love the stickers!

  59. , Danny Goes to College!  Personal Planner Review and Giveaway #AD
    Troy Easton
    October 30, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    Cool giveaway.

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    Tracy Barber
    October 30, 2019 / 11:15 pm

    My favourite feature is that it’s a week to a view so I can see what’s planned for the week easily. I also like that there’s lots of space to write what’s on and the stickers are cool too

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