A few years ago I did something for the first time.
I used online photo printing services rather than using our printer. I registered on three or four different sites and used their free prints. It was actually quite useful because it was a good way to compare the quality of the prints. My favourite was Photobox and that has been my photo printing service of choice ever since.
Therefore when they offered me the chance to review one of their diaries I was more than happy to accept and try it out. I've had a small spiral bound diary before which was incredibly useful, but this time I was trying out their large photo diary with the premium black leather-style cover.
So, here's the product description: the large diary is 5x7inches and based on a week-week layout with a photo on each spread. The week-week layout has a line per 'waking' hour to allow for appointments, etc. Each page is good quality, printed on 140gsm premium paper. There is a year planner for that year and the forthcoming year, and seven blank pages for notes at the back.
It has everything that I need in it for school: space to write deadlines, hard-wearing, durable, adaptable and plenty of space for frantic scribblings when I suddenly realise that something applies to me (this often happens). And the best bit? That every time I despair of a class of children who just won't listen, or another impossible task lumped on me, I can look at my son and my husband, and smile knowing that there is something more to the drudgery.
The standard large diary is £14.99, spiral bound with an elasticated fastener, and a hard, matt, plastic cover front and wipe back. The premium, leather-style cover, which has a magnetic catch, has a pen loop and spaces for cards and additional loose papers.
One of the things that I love about Photobox is its simple uploading procedure, and the design process that is easy and straight-forward. The checkout is simple and without the need for a ridiculous amount of steps in order to pay; they accept the main credit cards and paypal.
This is a perfect gift for those that need their lives organised for them and can't be without their schedules. Photobox gets the thumbs up from me!
I was given a voucher code in order to purchase this diary. My opinion is honest and unbiased.