Sunday, 12 July 2015

Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary

I have a really busy job, well busy life to be honest with you and I tend to store most of it in my iPhone, relying on it to tell me which meetings are when and where, whether that is work life, home life or blog life and do you know what, it isn't the best method, I need a back up plan.

When Collins Diaries got in touch to see if I would like to try out one of their products I jumped at the chance and this little beauty came into my life.

Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary
Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary
Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary
Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary

The Collins Elite Planning System is a Mid-Year Pocket Week diary which starts in July 2015 and ends in July 2016.  The diary is fully refillable and wire bound with a removable personal directory within which you store all your important names, address and phone numbers.  I absolutely adore the padded case which protects my diary, it is quite retro in design and as soon as I saw it, I knew it is the one I would choose.

Inside the planner, the actual diary is week to view, which I find really helpful. There is more than enough space to record 4-5 meetings, events or even write reminders in each of the dates provided and it has a handy little cream ribbon to use a book mark so your diary opens on the right week.

Aside from the diary part, there is also a front section which contains all sorts of useful information.  In the front of the diary there is a list of International Holidays, A Conversion Guide, World Standard Times Guide so you always know what time it is somewhere in the world, International Dialing Codes.  Then at the back of the diary, as well as having somewhere to write notes, there is a Financial Summary which allows you to write a brief guide of incoming and outgoing monies, a list of useful numbers such as National Rail Enquiries, a London Tube Map (uber handy) and a Map of the UK.

Collins Elite Mid-Year Diary

The diary planner is the perfect size for any handbag and is so lightweight, it makes it much easier to transport around than a Filofax, which can be quite bulky.  For a hectic life in London, this for me is brilliant and it costs just £10.50.

What do you use to keep yourself on track, on time and punctual?

29 comments:

  1. I keep thinking now I need a proper diary to write and plan posts and my hectic life! I find the calendar on my phone is great for appointments but not for ideas planning.

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  2. I've not found the perfect solution yet, but I find a mid year diaries does most stuff I want.

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  3. Oooh I love the Daisy print! I use a paper diary too, writing things down is the only way to keep track of shifts at work, volunteering and my personal life...

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love the flowery cover! Looks like a really handy diary, week-to-view is always the most useful I find.

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  5. That looks like a handy diary - I love having one on me, although I much prefer day-to-day view.

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  6. A mid year diary sounds amazing! I love the look of this beauty and would happily purchase one for that price! xx

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  7. I love a good mid year diary! Love the cover too - very pretty x

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  8. This reminds me of those old fashioned diaries from days gone by, especially with the retro design. Love it! I'm like you - I use my phone's diary app but I don't think it's the most effecient way of keeping on top of my life. That's because I forget to put everything in there, which is worse than not using it at all, as it means I think I'm on top but I actually forget all sorts of thing. I like the idea of a summer-to-summer diary too. Tx

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  9. Collins do the best diaries, always so well laid out, with great inserts. Love the flowers too.

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  10. Great diary, the inserts look really handy. I've only just bought a diary. I never used to keep adding things to them. But after being unorganised and always double booking people I really needed to. It makes such a difference! I put everything I'm doing down in it. No more double booking!

    http://cutepandaa.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  11. I love diaries (and any sort of stationery really) I have a filofax myself :D xx

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  12. cute! I just got an Erin Condren planner which is way bigger than this planner!

    http://www.elizabethkathrynx.com/

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  13. Mid year diaries are awesome - I always like to get one as if you also get one in January (which I often do!) They get dogeared and tatty by mid year so I do love a fresh planner! Nice design you chose there - loved the flowers!

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  14. I love diaries and collect far too many of them, but I usually lose or forget them around mid year. These sound great! :)

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  15. This is so lovely! I'd really like a new diary with more space for organising as mine's a little small, so will have to check Collins' site out :)

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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  16. That looks like a lovely little diary! I keep buying diaries...then never use them!

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  17. I use a filofax, although out dated with people using phones I still find it a god send.

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  18. ooh, a mid-year diary is a great idea! I really need one of those as my resolution to get more organised this year has failed a bit! x

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  19. I still don't have a diary, and as an unorganised person, this isn't good! This one looks great and plenty of space for each day

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  20. This is SO cute. I have a thing about notepads and diaries lol. I need one of these in my life (even though I have a pretty decent collection, haha) Lovely post. xx

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  21. I do like my filofax but this looks more ideal to keep in your handbag x

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  22. I love a paper diary, it looks great. Happy birtday for next week. Mich x

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  23. I have a paper diary and it works really well - can't find it at the moment though #oops

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  24. I love a paper diary. I always use mine, for events and for jotting things down that I've done to remind me... work related and personal things! Not too personal lol I'm not a teenager!

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  25. What a lovely little diary I have to admit I do love diaries and trying to keep everything written down. x

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  26. This planer seems perfect to take with you on the go x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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