They are my leggings”. “No they ‘ain’t they are mine we got them from Tesco”. “Yeah that’s where mum got mine, I wore them the other day. Look at the size, they are mine!”

Does this sound all to familiar? Quite often this was the scene of the battlefield in our house with our two girls Hannah (12) and Cerys (11). It got to the point where I was half cutting all labels on one girls clothes. Then being reprimanded by my other half for defacing the washing instructions.

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Then…..I came across these guys mynametags. Now I have dealt with name tags before, if I am honest: I don’t like them. Not because they are not practical but they are (for me at least) too much bother. You have the stitch in ones, yeah right! Then you have the iron on ones, these are…..kind of OK. But they take time especially if you have just brought a haul of new tops and skirts for the kids. You got to get the iron out, iron them on then pick slightly at the side to see if it’s stuck. And then go and run the top of your finger under hot water, after burning it on the molten lava hot label.

So… I was saying, I came across the company mynametags. The whole idea is a revelation, you could be right in assuming that they are just stick on labels, but I think they are more than that. I was asked to pick a design and type in the name that I want on the labels, this is dead easy by the way and there is a wealth of designs on the site. The delivery was really quick, so much so I was quite surprised to be honest. They come in a sheet of 56 and they look fantastic. It might just be me but, there is something very warming in seeing your child’s name printed in a product.

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I expected these to have a plastic type feel but they don’t, at least when you put them on the clothing. They advise you to put them on the wash label, so that’s what I did. Straight away they feel as though they are meant to be there. No sharp edges, no roughness and they do feel like part of the label. They also advise you to wait 24 hrs before washing. Well……me being me I thought, what would actually happen? They stayed in place! Although I would say, stick to the guidelines guys, they know best. What I am trying to say is they work.

I wanted to wait a few weeks before I posted the review, I wanted to give these little labels a hammering. They have been washed, spun, tumbled at really high temperatures and they are still standing.

I asked my daughter if she can feel them rubbing or if she knows they were there…a resounding “no dad” means that my angel is happy. She loves them! I gave her the sheet after I tagged her clothing “fill ya boots Cerys”. They are everywhere, inside her school boots, on her bag, her pencil-case and that’s just it they stick anywhere. Her pencil-case was one of the first things and some 3-4 weeks later it’s still stuck fast.

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And most important of all: “Cerys, these are your leggings, they got your label on them” “thanks Hannah“.


These are bang on! These ones were complimentary, our other daughter now wants some, so I will be purchasing another batch. Do your self a favor guys:

Peaceful wash day=a visit to mynametags.

If you get some come back and let me know how you got on. Would love to see what designs you got.

Happy sticking readers

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Today I had the pleasure of speaking to the guys at MYCARCHECK to find the back ground of a car. Now I know the background of my car, so what better way to test the service. We have all bought a used car, and we all try to use judgment to determine if it is a good buy. Well let me tell you, I have had some nails in the past.

I bought one car a Peugeot 206 some years ago, it was that bad when I took it back they offered me another car. The Peugeot had some illegal points to it, I feel the offering of another car was a hush gesture. Many times we may lose money on a car we once thought was a good buy, that’s where MYCARCHECK comes in. Give them the reg of the car you wish to find out about and they will give you the full background of its existence. A text message will be provided and a downloadable PDF report will be whizzed over to your inbox.

For privacy i have blacked out items. This can be printed out and taken to the seller
For privacy i have blacked out items. This can be printed out and taken to the seller, i didn’t give full details as it was my own car.



Many a dealer could take this as a mere mock-up that you have just printed out. However, the emailed report comes on headed format from a reputable company that has access to a wealth of databases. One of them databases is the DVLA, and them guys tell no lies! I can’t stress the importance of a safe and sound vehicle, I spoke to David McLashan (one of the service agents) at length with regards to the scams that people pull in a bid to get your money without giving you anything in return and the contents were eye watering. I have to admit this is the first I have heard of this particular company even though they have been around since 2005 and they have some major companies as their associates, TESCO NO LESS BEING ONE OF THEM.


So what is the catch I hear being bellowed from just about every car dealers forecourt…………..

Well there isn’t one really, prices start from £1.99, but for a mere £9.95 you can get a full bells and whistles check. In the long run this may save you thousands, even better give you sound of mind that you have a vehicle to transport your loved ones that is safe. The service agent I spoke to was delightful and polite, and it felt like he went out of his way to explain the details of the PDF. I have to say I wish I had known if there was a service like this when I was buying some of the cars that I have had in the past. Services like this are beginning to pave the way in stopping scammers duping you out of a large amount of money.

Think that £9.95 is a lot every time you want to check your car? Think again when you buy a used car and have to end up shelling out a tidy sum to put something right.

I know I’ll be using the service in the future.

Come back to this post if you do have to use them. Let me know what happened but let me know of any NAILS you have bought and what happened.


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