Review and Giveaway: Talltape from Memories Of Growing Up

I am sentimental. I can’t help it. Keeping bits and pieces from the boys’ early years is something I love to do. In fact, the memory box my mum gave me when I was pregnant is overflowing already. I’ve kept all the congratulations cards, my pregnancy and baby journals. There are the boys’ first sleepsuits in teeny ‘up to 5lb’ size, hospital wrist bands. The cork from the bottle of champagne we sipped with joy on coming home, the four of us. Just when I thought I had everything a memory box could need, Memories of Growing Up got in touch and asked if I’d like to review one of their Talltape height charts. How could I say no?

Who’s behind Memories of Growing Up?

Memories of Growing Up was set up by Camilla Warren, a London mum of three who wanted to find a unique way of preserving childhood memories. Her first product, the Talltape, was inspired by two friends who were moving house, and sad to be leaving behind memories they’d made on the walls, marking their children’s heights. One actually just took the door frame with her! Three years on, Talltape is offered in 8 different designs with two sizes available, within an increasing range of other products. The Talltape is a portable, roll-up height chart. Marked from 0-200cm, you can record your children’s heights into adulthood. It’s made of durable non-PVC plastic and feels very strong, certainly not easily tearable by my toddlers! It also comes in a sturdy plastic tube, keeping it safe for years to come. We chose the luxury larger Talltape in the “Wild Animals” design because I knew my boys would find it fun to spot all the different animals! The illustrations are lovely and the measurements down either side are easy to follow. Each Talltape also comes with a dual-tipped marker to write on your measurements – it fits inside the tube so you’ll always have it to hand!

Memories of Growing Up Talltape Review

Douglas and Arthur had a good go at practising standing still to be measured!

I’m so pleased to have this new addition to my memory box. I also think it would make a perfect and thoughtful gift for a baby shower or first birthday. I love to think that when they’re older, Douglas and Arthur can pull the box out and we’ll look through it together. Them asking questions, and me reliving old memories. And wondering, as each year they grow, however they fitted into those tiny 5lb babygrows. As it stands, (boom boom), it’s level pegging with both boys measuring 85cm tall – I wonder who’ll be tallest this time next year?

Memories of Growing Up have kindly offered one their small Wild Animals Talltapes for us to giveaway!

To enter, simply leave a blog comment telling me your favourite childhood memory!

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Terms & Conditions:

1. The competition is open worldwide to adults aged (18) and over.

2. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.

3. To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget above and leave a blog comment with your favourite childhood memory. You can gain extra entries in the draw by completing the optional entries.

4. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.

5. The winner will receive one small Wild Animals Talltape.

6. The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on 31st May 2017 (GMT).

7. The winner will be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date.

8. The winner will be asked to provide a full postal address with postcode for delivery purposes.

9. The winner’s name will be available on request.

10. The winner should claim their prize within 10 days of closing or another winner may be drawn.

11. Address details will be passed onto Memories of Growing Up to post the prize out to the winner, and is therefore beyond my control. I cannot be held responsible for prizes being lost in the post although I will endeavour to liaise with the agency.

12. Entry to this giveaway confirms that participants have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

13. Two Little Misters’ decision is final in all matters relating to this giveaway.

This post is in collaboration with Memories Of Growing Up.

Wild Animals Talltape Review and Giveaway


Comments (53)

  • Tracy Nixon

    Picnics at Slayley. We always went to the same spot – a shaded spot by a stream where we would build a small fire to cook bacon sandwiches!

  • Liam Bishop

    Long sunny Saturday afternoons in the garden playing in the paddling pool and having BBQs. Can still smell the smoke and trees now!

  • Sally angel

    When my little sister was born! 🙂

  • Kelly Hirst

    Climbing trees at the park with my best friend

  • Hali kinson

    Chilling at the park, playing outside!

  • simon tutthill

    It has to be going into the sea for the first time,absolutely incredible

  • Kerry Kilmister

    I remember my dad taking me out to town to choose a present for my mum after she had my baby brother. I was so excited!

  • stuart hargreaves

    waiting for hours for my elder brother to come on from School

  • Hannah brown

    My favourite childhood memory has to be spending time at my nan and granddad’s allotment picking the runner and broad beans and then going back to their house to cut them up and de pod them xx

  • abigail edkins

    christmas day opening up my ‘pump’ trainers

  • Sarah Rees

    Sitting on a coffee table at Easter, surround by Easter eggs and my toys all around on the floor

  • Jo Curtis

    Picnics in the field near our house. The grass was so high and me and my brother would play hide and seek and climb trees. Simple pleasures.

  • Kim Neville

    Sneakily eating Easter eggs with my sister without parents finding out ?

  • Solange

    One of my favourite memories was probably my 9th birthday. We had recently moved and our house was filled with cardboard boxes as my parents unpacked household goods. I expected a little birthday party with a few school friends, but my parents invited the entire neighbourhood for a garden party. They spent all night assembling the millions of cardboard boxes into a castle in the garden, complete with a drawbridge, turrets, windows and doors that opened and closed, and a dragon drawn with a sharpie by my very artistic dad. The castle was huge…in my memory, it covered almost the entire garden, with enough tunnels and courtyards and towers for 30+ kids at a time. It was also a complete surprise! They did the entire thing after my little brother and I had gone to bed, cutting and taping and drawing by flashlight.

  • Jo Carroll

    My favourite childhood memories include being chased around the caravan park when on holiday with my nanny & grandad as a little girl. Grandad used to fill a bucket of cold water and surprise me and my brother as we came around a corner until one day he threw it over a lady and her son by mistake…his eyesight wasn’t brilliant! 😉

  • leanne weir

    I can remember summers of playing out with my friends

  • Laura

    My only sister being born on my 8th birthday! I remember wishing for a baby sister on my previous birthday, blowing out the candles and my mummy always told me wishes took a year to come true and there she was born on my 8th birthday!! I still remember jumping out of bed at nearly midnight when my daddy phoned my grannies to tell us the news and was so excited we would share a birthday! When I was younger I always called us birthday twin sisters! ?

  • Bilqees Bano

    I have very good memories with my granny ,I remembered when I spent my summer vacation with her in her home town. they were my best days of my life.

  • J.R

    Running around with my old dog in the garden – we were hopping over homemade hurdles.

  • Mary N

    Playing in a stream near my house with my siblings and neighbours during a very hot summer. We spent hours trying to catch tiny fish with empty jam jars.

  • Kerry Taylor

    Picnics in the garden with my Nana when she used to pick us up from school 😀

  • MARGARET gallagher

    All of us playing out together -back in for tea then straight out again -so much freedom and not a care in the world

  • Karen Barrett

    Being in the pens with the chucks, pigeons and geese at my Grandma and Grandads

  • Rich Tyler

    Being on my dads shoulders

  • Hazel

    My grandparents taking me to ride on an electric horse outside a newsagents while my 2 elder sisters were at Sunday school. My grandma always brought a carrot along to feed the horse, which she or my grandfather ate when I wasn’t looking!

  • Lillian Fisher

    Getting a dog for my Christmas. He was lovely and we had him for many wonderful years.

  • Zoe Payne

    going camping in cornwall with my family

  • Clare Hubbard

    Getting our family dog

  • MICHELLE Stewart

    Going strawberry picking

  • Trudi Walsh

    Every year without fail my mum taking me and my little brother to see Blackpool illuminations

  • Katie Skeoch

    A super hot summer picking blackberries & raspberries with my sister

  • Sarah Cogman

    Making dens in the woods at the bottom of the garden

  • Emma Louise Elliott

    I used to love going to the new forest show with my family every year xxx

  • Keshia Esgate

    Playing in my grandma’s garden with my cousins

  • Sam R

    being sat on the beach with my family eating ice cream! something I greatly miss now i live in London!

  • Jamie C Millard

    summers in blackpool – the beach, the tower, the swimming, so much fun

  • katie w

    building dens in the woods

  • Jemma Dwyer

    visiting africa when i was 13 😀

  • emma davison

    making mud pies

  • Emily Hutchinson

    Long summer days playing in the garden

  • Dale Dow

    Falling out the car when it was driving, don’t get me wrong that was a bad part, but my parents felt so bad I got the most amazing weekend ever, I also learned exactly why seatbelts are important and make sure my kids know x

  • gemma hendry

    getting my first pet is my fave memory and family holidays

  • Rebecca Lis

    Going on holiday to France, first time abroad and on a boat!

  • Jo Hutchings

    I have lots of special memories of going to the seaside when I was little.

  • Lisa B

    My first trip abroad to Mallorca. It brought out my love of the sea and of Mediterranean food, it encouraged me to learn Spanish, and it gave me amazing quality time with my grandparents, parents and brother. Something which I wouldn’t trade for the world

  • Lia Burns

    It would have to be my earliest memory which is receiving a huge little tikes play kitchen for my 3rd Christmas, I absolutely adored that kitchen I think I had it for around 5 years and would play with it every single day!

  • Holly

    My favorite memory as a child was visiting my great grand parents farm. So many good times ?

  • Diana

    Family walks in the woods 🙂

  • katrina adams

    My favourite memories are the Sunday walks we had to take before dinner. I used to hate them as a kid – until I was out and about but as an adult they are some of the best memories I have and a tradition I intend to keep going.

  • Louise Burgess

    walking our dog for the first time, he was my best friend 🙂

  • Natalie Crossan

    My first time going to the zoo – i was fascinated by the animals x

  • Gemma Cook

    One of my fondest #Memories was getting my little red pedal car for my birthday! ?

    It was my favourite Toy as a kid, I used to ride about in it for hours. ?

    I remember it was in front of the fireplace with a big bow on top! ?

    Best present ever!

  • Picnics in the living room on rainy days.

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