Memories of growing up – Giveaway!

One of my biggest reasons for blogging is, quite simply, to record our memories as the children grow. I love that one day, when I am old and grey and the children are parents themselves, we will have all of these memories to look back on, and that in itself is invaluable.
So when I was introduced to Memories of growing up, a gorgeous on-line gift shop whose focus is on creating unique ways to preserve childhood memories, it was right up our street. Camilla Warren, a London Mum of three, first came up with the idea of a portable, roll-up height chart after two friends were moving house. They were so sad to be leaving behind the memories they had made on the walls, marking their children’s heights as they grew, that one actually took the doorframe with her! After years of research Camilla launched her very first TallTape which is now one of Amazons best sellers world wide!
Over time Camilla expanded into other keepsake gifts such as the Memories Stick – the contemporary answer to the scrapbook. It comes preloaded with folders and ideas for storing childhood videos, pictures, milestones and even school reports.
The Memories Stick is the perfect way to document your child’s journey from birth to adulthood on one safe, portable and universal device. Beautifully packaged in a white presentation box with gift tag, this compact white leather and chrome hi-speed memory stick comes with masses of storage capacity.
Available in two sizes – 16Gb and 32Gb, priced at ยฃ23.99 and ยฃ29.99, it really does make the perfect gift. You can even record your own personal video message and add it to the USB to surprise a loved one.
You don’t just have to take my word for it, the Memory Stick recently won a silver award at Made for Mumsย which speaks volumes!
This is the kind of gift that I would have loved to receive when I had the children, far more than any number of baby rompers, and the perfect present or the Grandparents, loaded with photos of the children.
We have one Memory Stick to give away to one lucky reader! Simply enter via the link below. The winner will beย announced on Sunday 28th May! Good Luck!

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  1. May 11, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Aw this is such a nice idea and it would make a beautiful keepsake! I’ve certainly entered! X

    • Laura Dove
      May 11, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Good luck! xx

  2. May 11, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    This idea is so cool because none of us really remember all of our childhood!

    • Laura Dove
      May 11, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Definitely, and it’s so handy to have all of the pre-made folders too, such a good idea!

  3. May 11, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    This seems like a great idea. I can definitely relate to the height chart – my parents always made me stand there while they drew a line on the wall to mark how much I grew (or in my case, didn’t grow lol). This memory stick is a great idea in this time of technology and innovation!

  4. May 12, 2017 / 3:15 am

    Its great idea to store memories as nothing else can be captured except memories.
    Hope to get you giveaway ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Laura Dove
      May 12, 2017 / 4:28 pm

      Good luck! xx

  5. May 12, 2017 / 9:05 am

    This is splendid! Best way in today’s day and time to keep track of all those precious moments ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 12, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      I agree, Ive already been filing mine! xx

  6. May 12, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    Such a lovely idea for keeping memories safe (so you don’t have to destroy the house to take them with you when you move!). I also blog to keep my memories fresh, though for me it’s stories of my travels x

    • Laura Dove
      May 12, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Hahah yes! Way easier than dismantling your door frames! xx

  7. May 12, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    This sounds so lovely. I like how it comes with ideas for organisation ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Laura Dove
      May 13, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Me too! I am so unorganised! xx

  8. May 12, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    awwww that’s lovely idea for keeping memories I don’t even remember my childhood that much lol

    • Laura Dove
      May 13, 2017 / 1:46 pm

      Im the same. I love that my children will have so many memories! xx

  9. May 13, 2017 / 6:46 am

    What a lovely idea, lets hope memory sticks don’t go defunct in a few years like other storage methods have ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 13, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      I know!! I have so many video tapes that I have no way of playing! xx

  10. May 13, 2017 / 10:57 am

    I don’t know what I would do without my memory sticks, I store all our family pictures on them and nicely categorised so we preserve the memories and can carry them with us

    • Laura Dove
      May 13, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      I never thought of doing it before, they are all on the laptop but all over the place! xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Isnt it just! I love the idea! xx

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:18 pm

      Good luck! xx

  11. May 14, 2017 / 1:54 am

    Aww, I love this idea. It would be perfect as a special baby shower or christening gift ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louise x

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  12. Margaret gallagher
    May 14, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    All 9 of us PACKED into the car for our 3 week adventure to Ireland -was always great fun

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Good luck! xx

  13. May 14, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    That sounds like a really lovely idea. It’s nice you can add a personal message to give little ones something to look back on as they get older.

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      It’s a great idea, I’d have loved this as a gift! xx

  14. May 14, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    That was one of the main reasons we started blogging too! Recording memories is a great present and this stick is such a fantastic idea to give to loved ones.

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      It’s lovely to have this record of our lives when the children are young! Good luck! xx

  15. May 14, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Ahh what a great giveaway! LOVE the tall tape idea – we currently rent and so it would be perfect for us. Fingers crossed for the memory stick though.

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      I love the website Holly, they have some gorgeous little gifts. The talltape is such a fab idea, no more taking doorframes from house to house, hehe! Good luck! xx

  16. May 14, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    What an awesome idea. This will make a really good gift too! Memories are always worth recording.

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      I would love to receive this for a gift! xx

  17. Ali Rost
    May 14, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    A kindred spirit. I’ve said too that I blog so one day my children (and now grandchildren) will be able to look back and know a bit more about me. The things I thought about and the people in my life. Also, there will be family recipes, because so many good stories are told (and retold) around the dinner table. Love the idea of a memory stick too .. what a wonderful gift to give to friends and family

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Yes! I think our blogs will be an invaluable part of our legacy, hopefully for many generations to come to read and learn a little more about their Mum, their Grandma, or their Great Grandma! xx

  18. May 15, 2017 / 1:00 am

    I love this memory stick. What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for the great giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Good luck! xx

  19. May 15, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    This is such a lovely idea hun! This is also one of the reasons I started blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 12:55 pm

      Making memories is so important but remembering them is equally important! I would have loved to read my Mums blog, if she had one! xx

  20. May 15, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    My favourite memory is rock pooling with my parents on holiday, we go to the same place ever year and find lots of shrimps!

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      Good luck! xx

  21. May 15, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I would have loved the memory stick when I was younger but I like the idea of filling it with memories for future children x

    • Laura Dove
      May 16, 2017 / 12:37 pm

      Me too, it’s a lovely gift! xx

  22. Elanor Rice
    May 16, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    I have an 11 month old (rainbow baby) Hannah and this would be a fantastically handy gadget for us. I must have at least 1000 photos of her already & have even had to make her own (very private) Instagram page just to store them and leave some memory on my phone lol.
    Fingers crossed to win so I can keep making memories for her to look back on and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Elanor Rice
      May 16, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Oh and my own favourite childhood memories are of my grandmas metal biscuit tin box that all her old family photos where kept in. I loved to look at them with her and listen to all her stories of our family and the journeys they took through life. Gifts and toys are fun but memories like that are priceless

  23. Emma Louise Elliott
    May 17, 2017 / 10:01 am

    Seeing my baby girl for the very first time xxx

  24. May 17, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    What a great way to keep track of early, such a cute USB as well!

    • Laura Dove
      May 17, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      It makes such a lovey gift too Whitney! xx

  25. May 18, 2017 / 7:35 am

    This is such an awesome idea! I love these and would love to do something similar for my kids. Thanks for the awesome giveaway as well.

    • Laura Dove
      May 19, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Good luck! xx

  26. Sadiyya Maryam
    May 25, 2017 / 9:44 am

    My favourite memory will forever be holding my precious daughter for the first time after years of miscarriages and infertility holding her was a dream come true. I retell her that story many times and we both get so happy! The memory stick is such a beautiful and useful idea.

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Good luck! xx

  27. maria dhillon
    May 25, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    putting all my money together with my friends and having a picnic which basically consisted of sweets good times.

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Good luck! xx

  28. sheri Darby
    May 25, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    My youngest son first birthday with all the family there

    • Laura Dove
      May 25, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Good luck! xx

  29. Rich Tyler
    May 25, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Being on my dads shoulders when i was around 3/4 feeling on top of the world!

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Good luck! xx

  30. Solange
    May 26, 2017 / 3:53 am

    The best memories always include my husband, my children or the city of Chicago. And music. And food.

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Good luck! xx

  31. stuart hargreaves
    May 26, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Favourite memory so many, many are the simple things in life , like the last time I climb Pendle Hill and looked at the fields of green

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Good luck! xx

  32. Sarah Mackay
    May 26, 2017 / 7:37 am

    Climbing Ben Nevis with my parents when I was around 10, I felt like I could do anything.

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:49 pm

      Good luck! xx

  33. Jo Carroll
    May 26, 2017 / 11:46 am

    My memory is pretty hit and miss so I’m all for things like this that can remind me of special moments and special times. I find that certain smells and times of the day…like early evening in summertime trigger my favourite memories – like playing with my brothers in nanny and grandads garden waiting for mum and dad to come to collect us. x

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Good luck! xx

  34. Sidrah Ahmed
    May 26, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Going to the park and playing on my scooter

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Good luck! xx

  35. amy bondoc
    May 26, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    i have so many althouguh on e of my favourite is camping as a kid, it poured down with rainand my dad locked himself int he car!

    • Laura Dove
      May 26, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Good luck! xx

  36. Adrian Bold
    May 26, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    This would be fantastic to give as a christening gift.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Good luck! xx

  37. Kelly E Hirst
    May 27, 2017 / 8:01 am

    My favourite memory is my daughters being born

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      Good luck! xx

  38. Sheila Reeves
    May 27, 2017 / 10:30 am

    What a great new baby gift! One of my favourite memories was my eldest meeting his younger brother, would have loved to have that image captured one of these!

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Good luck! xx

  39. Laura Pritchard
    May 27, 2017 / 10:43 am

    The day we discovered a Malteser Tree in the woods on a walk (my dad had sneaked on ahead & hung packets off of tree branches)!

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      Good luck! xx

  40. Patricia Avery
    May 27, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    My blind date with the man I married 47 years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:16 pm

      Good luck! xx

  41. paula cheadle
    May 27, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    spending time with my Nan and Granddad

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  42. Louise A
    May 27, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Its one of my first memories of being in a dog bed with a nursing mum and her pups

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:15 pm

      Good luck! xx

  43. denise s
    May 28, 2017 / 10:00 am

    great idea , i keep trying to organise my photos but never get far with it .

    • denise s
      May 28, 2017 / 10:02 am

      favourite memory is my oldest meeting his brother for the first time so sweet.

      • Laura Dove
        May 29, 2017 / 9:10 pm

        Good luck! xx

  44. adeinne tonner
    May 28, 2017 / 10:28 am

    My all time favourite memory has to be my first camping holiday with my family it was good fun and even though we had a few disasters on the trip it was still fun.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Good luck! xx

  45. Kim Neville
    May 28, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Going to Mauritius for the summer holidays when we were younger and spending quality time with family that live there

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:10 pm

      Good luck! xx

  46. Deborah Mackenzie
    May 28, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    Being with my family in Mozambique as a child; playing on the beach and roller skating and catching crabs.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:08 pm

      Good luck! xx

  47. Kim W
    May 28, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    not sure, days out I think. We used to go to the beach for a treat a few times a year in dad’s ‘new’ car which was ancient! How odd isn’t it that you often remember the awful things that happen but forget the really good times when you are really little?

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Good luck! xx

  48. Natalie Gillham
    May 28, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I have a lovely childhood memory of rock pooling at the seaside on a beautifully sunny day with my dad and brother.

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Good luck! xx

  49. Tee simpson
    May 28, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    My favourite memory is the day my first born was born. Changed my life

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:05 pm

      Good luck! xx

  50. Diana
    May 28, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Births of my girls ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 9:03 pm

      Good luck! xx

  51. Natalie Crossan
    May 29, 2017 / 12:50 am

    Me and my daughter at Kemp town carnival. I can’t explain it. I saw her grow up that day <3 xxx

    • Laura Dove
      May 29, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      Good luck! xx

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