Saturday, January 21, 2012

Manners and consideration, in public toilets of all places

Sometimes your faith in people is renewed in small ways in the most unlikely of places.  Most of the times these days, you can arrive home at the end of the day having witnessed and experienced rudeness, selfishness and even anger from others around us.  Road rage, people pushing in while queuing up, disrespectful and rude teenagers and children, bullying in real life and online, lack of service in shops, the list goes on.  Basic manners and consideration just don't seem to be values that are taught anymore.

But for me, the last few weeks have opened my eyes.  I am (if you didn't know) currently 31 weeks pregnant.  And yes getting rather large and whale-like.  But the point is, every time I have used a public toilet lately, the lady at the front of the line has offered for me to go in first (although admittedly, once, the teenager behind her got a very sour look on her face as if to say 'why would you let her push in... big deal that she is pregnant').  Each time I have said 'no thank you', but the point is how graciously it has been offered, and how unexpected it was.  Even though its such a small thing, I have really appreciated other ladies being so nice!  Because, as we all know, your bladder when pregnant holds about 3ml and its not long before feeling exceedingly desperate!

Have you experienced any unexpected kindnesses lately?  I would love to hear about them :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Teething Necklace GIVEAWAY!

I thought it would be fun to start the new year off with a giveaway, because what better way to start 2012 than by giving away 2 of the gorgeous new Teething Necklaces we are getting such amazing feedback about.

When one becomes a mum, it doesn't mean that your days of jewellery-wearing are over! Teething Pendants are an answer for both mums and bubs. Now, mums can continue wearing necklaces without fearing that their babies will bite, break or gnaw on it. Babies can now safely bite and chew on mum's pendants! Our MummaBubba Teething Pendants are made from hospital grade silicone that is free from BPA, PVC, cadmium and lead. So you know your baby is 100% safe with these :)

Up for grabs is 2 Teething Necklaces - 1 mint and 1 purple swirl (just like in the images below) valued at $24.95 each.

For your chance to win all you need to do is scroll down to the entry form below, fill in your details and tell me which Teething Necklace colour you love best and why it will suit your babies personality.  Also be sure to read the Giveaway T&C at the bottom of this post.

If you want some good karma for your entry be sure to pop over and like our facebook page too :)

Giveaway Terms and Conditions (please read):
~ Australian Entries only
~ One entry per person
~ Two winners will be picked from correct entries lodged via entry form.  Chance plays no part, winners judged and selected on answer provided
~ Prize includes shipping cost
~ It is a condition of this giveaway that your email address will be automatically added to the Your Cheeky Monkey newsletter list.  If in future you wish to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you can easily do this via the unsubscribe button on one of our newsletters
~ Winners will be notified on our facebook page and by email.  Prize will be re-drawn if winner does not respond within 3 days.
~ Entries for this giveaway close in two weeks time on Sunday 22 January 2012 at 11.59pm (EST)