Forget me not

Sorry its been a while hasn’t it? I just really struggling to find time to blog at the moment. Anyway let’s get down to business straight away, I was sent some labels from Forget me not 

Here’s what they say about their products

It was not long after we met 3 years ago that we started talking about wanting to put our ambitions, creativity and positive energy into a web-shop together. We both became mums for the first time and that was where we wanted to get our inspiration from. What would benefit other mums in this region? It was when our firstborns started nursery that we found what we were looking for!

At forget me not we strive for simplicity and fun. Who said that labels have to be boring! Besides labels you will find other fun personalized products and we are making every effort to expand our collection. Contact us if you want your own ideas incorporated in any of our personalized products!

I did panic when they arrived, how on earth was I going to review stickers????? However its possible as they’re pretty awesome, I sent the ladies the children’s names and within 48hours these beautiful, brightly clouded fun stickers and iron labels had arrived.

Pick and go labels

Pick and go labels

LPV got to work immediately sticking them on his snack box and his water cup for nursery, this I have to say has come in super handy this week with him being at Spring camp and with teachers and staff that don’t know him as well. Everyday the “right” cup has come home. The camel bak water cup boom has proven to be the bain of my life at times, with not the widest range available here in Dubai you can bet someone else has the exact cup, in the park or school or soft play.

ooopps now you know his name

ooopps now you know his name

The iron labels are fantastic, they’ve done a great job they stayed on and survived several washes too…and they’re still going!! You can order split pack so you don’t have to buy separate if you have more than one child,

Their labels are fair beyond boring I can tell you, you can see for yourself they are attractive, the font is easy to read and the clouds are great, the pick and go labels are good if you are not feeling particularly creative and don’t want to design your own labels. However if you want your own bespoke label you can do that here. All the labels are microwave safe dishwasher durable and UV resistant, for us living here this is a must as EVERYTHING fades in the sun……mostly my energy.

Forget me not have awhile range on their website, you can get lunch boxes with names printed on, plates & cups for dinner time, wall and bedroom stickers!! They also do an allergy range which is extremely useful, we are luckily in the fact that at the moment neither of our children have any allergies touches wooden desk but you never know when they could sneak up and make your life difficult.

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I think by far though the best product they offer in my humble opinion is information re-usable wrist bands. As the mother of road runner (that’s what I was called too) this is a MUST, LPV runs off all the time, most of the time its in a shop or supermarket but this year we are planning on taking the children to the rugby 7’s. My heart will still be in my mouth the whole time but If he’s wearing one of these at least I know if a decent human being find him they will contact me!! I will be purchasing some immediately. Priced at only 25dhs it’s very reasonable,however who could put a price on your child’s safety?

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All of Forget me nots prices are reasonable, costs do vary depending on what type of stickers/packs or labels you order, for me the only disappointment would be that shipping within the UAE is 25dhs however if your weigh it up against the hassle of charger around the various malls in Dubai only to come home without what you need it’s not that much.

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Porker of a competition!!!!!

It’s a first on expatbabyadventures, Im popping my competition cherry!!! Courtousy of the lovely Sean over at Paultonsbreaks I’ve a humdinger of a prize for you lovely lot.

Paultonsbreaks are the geniuses that launched the place that a few of you may know as just a little place called “PEPPA PIG WORLD” heard of it??????

So wanna go to Peppa pig world??? You do? Ok so it just so happens that I’ve got 4 tickets to give away, two adult tickets and two childrens tickets that are valid until August 2013.

I dont know about you but sometimes I find family days out stressful, fun….. but stressful and sometimesI could do with a complete survival guide to get through it.

So thats it, thats all you have to do to win this fabuloso prize, is tell me your tops tips for surviving a family day out! Whitty or sensible, long or short, whether its common practice for you or just and idea for your first family trip, I want to hear them.

So you’ve got until the end of January to enter, I not going to rattle on and set alot of rules, however there are a couple, firstly you’ll need to connect with moi on twitter. I’m easy to find @expatmammy, this will be how I’ll contact my lucky winner. Please be aware, that the prize is just entry ticket only, no transport or refreshments are included. The judges choice is final and the judge will be Expatdaddy, this is purely as he is imparticial and doesn’t know or follow you like I do. I want to keep it as fair as I can.

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So there’s nothing else for me to do but wish you luck, I will announce the winner on 31st Jan 2013.

Baby friendly

Although I do say in my contacts section that I do product reviews, I rarely do them most of the time I really can’t be arsed. Today I going to recommend not a  product per-say but a place.

Now the follow post is all my own words opinions and thoughts, I recieved no payments/backhanders etc unfortunately.

So last week we spent an amazing week together as a 3 person family, our family dynamics will change soon enough so this was a period of time that we’ll cherish, next year we’ll have new memories. We’ve never really had a family holiday alone, we’ve been away as a family but most of the time that involves us running around like headless chickens.

We spent a beautiful week in Italy, being in Europe we wanted to take advantage of the accessibility of it and also being able to drive, as airline tickets do not come cheap anymore. I was recommended a website called babyfriendlyboltholes. It was here that we found beautiful Alsagra, ran by an English couple called Helen and Stephen who moved to Umbria a few years ago. They renovated an old farm-house and turned it into a self catering apartments and their beautiful home. The couple themselves have two children so completely understand holidays with little ones in tow, I think until you’ve experienced this you’ll never comprehend whats involved.

I was so surprised at the accommodation, how spacious, modern and well equip it was, they was nothing we wanted for. On request you can have cots, buggy’s, highchairs, toys, monitors. The surrounding were also second to none, the view was just perfect, the family have 4 cashmere goats that LPV religiously said hello too every morning, Alsagra has a pool, a playground, complete with zip wire and an old gypsy caravan for the children to play on. it 20 minutes from the beach and only a couple of hours from beautiful Pisa and Florence.

This place is set up in the mountains on The Umbrian/Tuscan border surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, not too shabby I can tell you. You do absolutely need a car to get around also but that gives you so much more freedom to explore one of the most beautiful countries ever!!

Now you finished reading you can head on over and book your next years holiday!!

Arrivederci