Yesterday I wrote that August would be full of giveaways to celebrate my blog’s very first Birthday. I’m starting off with a giveaway from Lindam!
Lindam are such a huge name in the world of family safety products and a name that I have been aware of for years – I had Lindam products in my house when I was growing up and we chose Lindam products over competitors when we had LP – Lindam baby gates, plug socket covers and even a door bouncer. More recently we have had the opportunity to review a play pen and bed rail amongst other products from Lindam’s ranges.
Lindam are definitely a brand I am proud to be working with and a brand that have helped to keep my children safe at home, in the car and on holiday. I’m sure Lindam products will feature in our lives for years to come!
Choosing Lindam means parents have the assurance in knowing that all products have been designed with babies and toddlers in mind. Quality is second to none, designed and developed through extensive research, manufactured using the safest and where necessary strongest materials and tested in the best laboratories around the world to ensure they are the safest in the market.
So you can see for yourself just how great Lindam are, they are giving away a Home Safety Kit to three lucky readers! Three whole chances to win! To be in with a chance of winning please enter using the Rafflecopter below. To see the rest of the #AwesomeAugust giveaways click here.
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The Beginning of Us story for this week comes from Laura over at My Wee Sweetpea. You can also find her vlogging over on her YouTube channel and on Twitter @MyWeeSweetpea.
Over to Laura…
I was standing in a shopping centre with my Mum waiting on our friends. There was a Sky TV Stand across from where we were standing with the most gorgeous guy working as a salesman. We made eye contact a few times.
Our friends were running seriously late and I was bored. ‘Wait here’ I said to Mum and went over to the Sky stand. I asked the gorgeous salesman about broadband – I wasn’t really that interested in broadband to be honest! It turned out that it wasn’t available in my area and I thanked him and left.
Our friends eventually arrived and we went for lunch. I couldn’t stop thinking about the ‘Sky Guy’. I scribbled my name and number on a piece of paper and asked my friend to give him my number. I don’t know what came over me, I can’t believe I was forward enough to pass on my number to a random stranger!
My Mum and I left the shops and before I’d got home the Sky Guy had texted! It turns out his name was Chris. We arranged to meet at the cinema in Glasgow for our first date. Everything went really well, but we lived over 40 miles away from each other and for months we only met up once a week at best. We weren’t officially a couple and I really thought things would just fizzle out.
I’m not sure what happened but we decided it’s all or nothing and Chris moved in to my house. It was hard at first as Chris had given up everything to be with me. He had no local friends or football club. I felt guilty.
Fast forward six years and we’ve been happily married almost four years, with our wee sweet pea Hannah, who will be three in a few weeks. Chris plays for the local football team and has made loads of local friends.
I often wonder where my life would be if my friends hadn’t been late for lunch!
Thanks Laura for sharing your story – It’s a good job your friends were late AND you had the nerve to pass on your number!
If you would like to read the other posts in the series you can see them all here and remember to come back next week for another lovely story!
This month I have gone back to work, we have all adjusted to a new routine and we have made the most of every single minute we have together as a family. We have been to the park, to feed the ducks, on proper family days out and to the shops for a wander. We have met up with friends, gone to new places and we have tried to make the most of every opportunity.
July has been full of sun and we have tried to embrace it, spending time outside, in the paddling pool and just playing the garden. We don’t get nice weather often enough here in the UK that we really do need to make the most of it!
We have had picnics, barbeques and lazy afternoons. We’ve laughed with friends, enjoyed seeing family and overall had a really lovely, relaxed month. July has been perfectly ordinary and we have loved it.
Another Nonabox arrived this month and I couldn’t wait to open it! It still feels like Christmas every time I get a Nonabox arriving at the door. If you’re not familiar with Nonabox, where have you been?!
Nonabox is a monthly subscription service that follows you through pregnancy and up until your child is two. The boxes are tailored to your stage in pregnancy or you child’s age and gender to make sure you’re receiving products that are perfect for you. The boxes cost £25 a month or they work out cheaper if you subscribe for a longer period and you can cancel at any point. The subscription fee also includes delivery by courier and each month’s goodies come packaged in the statement Nonabox box which is great quality and easily reusable.
Inside the July Nonabox was the following:
- Snooze Baby Sweet Dreaming – RRP £12.95 (We actually reviewed one of these last year and love it!)
- Forever Aloe Vera Gelly – RRP £10.49
- Linn Summer Cotton Premium Bodysuit – RRP £17.00
- Arbonne Intelligence Rejuvenating Cream – RRP £29.00
- Palmers Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil – RRP £5.99
- Goodies Fruit Snacks x 2 – RRP £1.18 (59p each)
The contents of this box has a combined value in excess of £70 which is massively more than the cost of the monthly subscription. Although this box isn’t tailored to us it gives you an idea of the products available in Nonabox boxes – They are all premium brands and great quality and all things that we would use at some stage from newborn onwards.
This box is quite heavily beauty based with three different types of skincare and the June box also had a lot of beauty type products in. I would love to see a greater range of products in the next boxes as previous boxes have included toys, books and weaning items.
Disclosure: We were sent the above box for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.
In August Redhead Babyled will have it’s very first Birthday! This is something I will be talking about more during August but for now I wanted to let you know that over the course of the month I will be collaborating with some incredible brands who have worked with me and supported me over the last year. All of these brands have offered a prize for a giveaway and I will be doing a competition every day throughout the month!
The first competition will be tomorrow and you will be able to check in and enter all of the competitions by clicking on the Competitions page above. My lovely friend Life With Munchers has also created this gorgeous badge for me so whenever you see it, click, and you’ll be taken to the rest of our Birthday giveaways!
Thank you to all the brands involved and thank you to my readers for continuing to come back, read, comment and enter competitions. The whole of #AwesomeAugust is for you!