“ Manufacturer: Funky / Type: Calendar „
I can hear the sighs already from the people that are going to read this. Yes, there is yet another Robert Pattinson fan, obsessed enough to hang a calendar dedicated to him up on her wall. I got this for Christmas last year and have treasured it ever since, although always slightly ashamed when friends come round as they see how much of a stereotypical teenager I am.
I'm not going to dumb this down to much for you as I'm sure you're aware of what a calendar is however, ill just give you an idea of what may make this particular one different.
The calendar itself is square shaped and quite big once opened it up so it does take up a lot of space on my wall (not that I'm complaining at all). When you first open it you will get the last few months of 2009 which I found quite handy for the few days after Christmas as I was so eager to pin it up. After this, the months begin.
For each month, you will get a different picture of (gorgeous) Robert Pattinson which takes up roughly three quarters of the page. Although this means a lot less room for the boxes underneath but for those like me who just want it for him, you cant really complain about this size. Below this picture you will then get a coloured strip (changing colour through each month for added variation). Inside this strip you will have the month and two handy smaller calendars with the days and dates of the previous and next month. Always handy for extra organisation! And finally, at the bottom of the page are the boxed days of that month. The boxes are relatively small so you can't write too much inside each but so far or me; I haven't had a problem with this size. Occasionally, like most calendars, it will remind you of special occasions although you don't get some unrelated holidays from Canada or china but it's always nice to know I suppose.
I wont go into to much detail for the pictures themselves but I will say that for some month, I can't understand why they have been chosen for this calendar. Some o the picture makes him look a big drugged up or homeless (not the best description, I hope you don't mind...).
The only problems I've come across with this calendar (and id like to add, this may be entirely my clumsy fault) is it's quite easily breakable. The paper is quite thin so when my partner takes it down and hides it, I usually find it ripped in places and tattered. Although the quality of the paper does let it shine slightly, its thinness has also caused the small hole that allows me to pin it up to tear on some pages so regularly falls down.
Seeing as it was a gift, I don't know how much mine was however, looking online, it's around £10. But for the obvious reason, better to wait for next years edition if anyone is interested.
This is a calendar well worth buying or all those other fans out there.
Robert Pattinson is the 23 year old London born actor who is now known world-wide for his role as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga films. My daughter is a huge fan and so, not surprisingly, this calendar found it's way onto her Christmas list. She debated between this one and the New Moon calendar for a while but decided that there were photos on the other one that she didn't like.
This calendar is still available from Amazon at £9.25 but I have no idea how much it was purchased for before Christmas as it was a present. It is produced by a company called Trends International LLC.
This claims to be a 16-month calendar which I noticed on quite a few calendars whilst Christmas shopping this year. This consists of Sept-Dec 2009 all produced on one page but there were small boxes in which to make notes if you have very tiny handwriting!
When hung on a wall the calendar is 58cm long and 29 cm wide. The months for 2010 each carry a large, clear photograph of Robert Pattinson which covers about two thirds of the calendar and the details of the month are at the bottom of the page. His name is written down the side of each page just in case you had forgotten who he was! There are reasonable size boxes on each date to allow note-making and there is also a tiny previous and next month box to allow you to count on days if needed.
The photographs are all of a good quality, very clear and with good colours. These are obviously all quite recent publicity shots and there are none of him in his Edward Cullen role which makes a refreshing change. The paper it is printed on is nice and thick and has a good sheen without being too glossy. I must say that in my personal opinion the photos for October and December make him look awful but I wouldn't dare tell my daughter that!
The main problem with this calendar is that it is American and so the information dates are not all correct for what we need. I can see me getting a Mothers Day card in May this year instead of March! It also has things like Presidents Day and Thanksgiving but not our Bank Holidays. This would annoy me but it will have no bearing on my daughter as she will just be looking at the photographs anyway!
Overall I think this is quite a nice calendar, I always prefer one that has space to write and one where the paper is not so glossy that most pens don't work so this one fits the bill perfectly. Although I am far too old to appreciate Mr Pattinson in my daughter's eyes I would quite happily put this up on my kitchen wall to brighten my day but would have to find something to cover it with in December when he looks like the morning after the night before!