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Adam’s Epic Adventure – The Great Escape!

This time last week I had a close call when I was attacked by a wild dog! Luckily I managed to wriggle to safety and escape the dog’s slobbery mouth. As I heard him panting behind me, I hastily climbed up a rock and ran as fast as I could to safety.

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I got higher up the edge of the cliff looking back anxiously at regular intervals and praying that I had lost the black beast!

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Eventually the coast seemed to be clear. So I decided to rest for a moment in this big cave. As my breathing caught up with me, I listened intensely for footsteps…

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I cupped my ear and angled it carefully into the distance. The blustery wind howled eerily and drowned out the noise of any looming danger. I sighed with relief during the occasional intervals of silence as the wind retreated. I felt reassured that the threat of any lurking monsters had diminished.

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After some hesitation I plucked up the courage to leave the safety of the cave. I knew that in order to survive the night I needed to find somewhere less windy on the other side of the cliff.

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I took a minute to nurse my wounds on a nearby rock. Look at those bumps and bruises!

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Traipsing through woodland I stumbled across a wishing tree. Having not had much luck recently, I considered it a good idea to take a moment to perk on the branch and make a wish. I can’t tell you what I wished for I’m afraid because then it won’t come true, but you’ll find out, sooner or later…

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At last, I had made it to the other side of the cliff, where the weather was calmer, the sun shone brighter and the safety of shelter awaited. I had experienced a pretty hectic couple of days but it was a blessed relief to be able to finally gather some firewood and settle down for the night.

They say that travelling leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller, I’m starting to see the truth in that…

 

 

 

Spring 2017 Gift Guide:

Winter is finally over and spring is upon us! The new season is the perfect excuse to buy some new gear. Check out our guide below for all the essential items…

 

SUNGLASSES

 

We’re optimistic that spring will bring plenty of sunshine so a new pair of sunglasses are definitely in order. Check out these trendy Ray Bans for kids. For adults, Meller’s range offers style at great value.

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UMBRELLAS

 

Even if it is a sunny spring, the occasional shower is unavoidable. Thankfully, this chic umbrella by Lulu Guinness should keep you both dry and fashionable. The kids will love this ladybird umbrellaFulton offer a classic, classy range for men.

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GARDEN TOOLS

 

With the garden in full bloom, it’s time to get back outside and find your green fingers again. This delightful floral tool set is perfect for clearing weeds, trimming back the bushes or making room for new plants. Now there’s no excuse. Get your little ones involved with this children’s tool set from Spotty Green Frog.Kid's tools

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VACUUM CLEANER

 

The garden isn’t the only place that needs attention. Inside, the time has come for the annual spring clean. Fortunately, Dyson’s powerful cordless vacuum cleaner will make light work of it. It can be converted between the full sized vacuum and a handheld cleaning device.

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WATCHES

 

After the arrival of spring, the clocks go back an hour on 26th March. Why not treat yourself and celebrate the occasion with a new watch? Check out this great option from Daniel Wellington for menOlivia Burton’s big dial watch for women offers luxury at an affordable price. Investing in this floral children’s watch from Swatch is the perfect way to help your kids to learn the time.
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MY NAMETAGS!

 

Last but certainly not least, make sure you don’t lose any of your new kit by investing in the real must-have spring item… My Nametags labels. Order them here.

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Adam’s Epic Adventure – Man’s best friend not so friendly

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Okay, so after that close call last week where I nearly got abducted by a human being, I’m glad to tell you that I’m back out in the wilderness, free to explore and not having to play dead all the time around people. It’s just the way I like it!

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You might be wondering how I got here… Well it was a bit of a paddle to be fair, but after a few hours floating on this boat, I arrived safe and sound, if a little bit damp.

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I decided to climb a tree since I am a bear after all. My friend Grizzly who has a bit of a bad temper once told me that the best way to climb a tree is by putting one paw in front of the other. So without further adieu, I climbed and climbed and climbed.

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I got so high up that my legs started to tremble with fear. I realised I wasn’t as strong as my friend Grizzly. I wasn’t used to this type of climbing and so with the story of Humpty Dumpty firmly imprinted in my mind, I decided to head back down cautiously.

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After a long walk on the beach, I decided to relax in the soft sand. Just as I was beginning to admire the view I heard footsteps coming from behind me. They got increasingly louder and this time, it didn’t sound like a concerned passer-by. This was something far more deadly approaching…

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All of a sudden… Boom! I had been savaged by a wild dog! He picked me up and shook me around. The humans stood around, laughing and pointing. I couldn’t work out what was funny. I was covered in gross dog slime and I struggled to wriggle out of the dog’s mouth desperately.

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Eventually the dog put me down and howled with pride. It was a lucky escape and I got away with nothing more than smelling of dog. It was time for a dip in the ocean to freshen up and find some shelter for the night.

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They say that sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination… So far I’ve learned to stay clear from beaches with dogs!

Adam’s Epic Adventure – A close encounter…

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Remember last week when I was getting drenched by a tropical storm outside the Sydney Opera House? Well I’m back and this time a little dryer! I was getting used to wearing my poncho but thankfully I can now be back in my natural cuddly state.

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I went for a walk along this wall. As I stopped to admire the view, a passer-by noticed my nametag shining brightly. As the man approached I could see the concern on his face gradually increase. He picked me up and held me tightly in his hand. He looked around to see if anyone standing nearby might own me. Gazing me up and down he searched for more clues. My heart was beating faster and faster. I didn’t want to be abducted because I was enjoying my holiday so much! He slowly drew me closer to his face. I looked him directly in the eyes, praying he wouldn’t steal me. As he paused for what seemed like eternity I saw a glint of discontent in his eyes. He couldn’t figure out a way to reunite me with my owner and so failing to establish a solution, he popped me back on the wall and slowly walked away, turning his head towards me every so often as he drifted into the distance.  I sighed with relief. “Few! That was a close one…”

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Little did he know my name was in fact Adam, not my owner. I’m not like your average teddy bear you see. I’m on my own journey, exploring every nook and cranny of the globe in an effort to enrich my experiences and feedback some epic stories to you awesome guys. I’m sure one day I’ll reunite myself with my owner, but for now the journey of discovery must go on.

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This park seems like a safe place for me to call home this week. It has my favourite type of trees and comfy green grass. So long as it doesn’t start raining again… Next week I’ll be heading somewhere far far away. Stay tuned to see my progress, I wonder what’s around the next corner?… Until next week folks…

Adam’s Epic Adventure – A Rainy day in Sydney.

Hey, you may remember last week when the good folks at My Nametags sent me off on a journey of a lifetime! I travelled on my first flight, swam in a lake and even climbed a mountain! Yes a mountain!! You saw me at the top looking pretty chuffed, but boy that was one hard climb down… My knees were so sore, so I decided I needed to get out of the mountains and head somewhere a little flatter… Sydney! That was my new destination…

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I hopped on a Ferry that was so big I couldn’t believe my eyes! When we approached the harbour I saw some big white triangles, people were taking photos of it so I’m guessing it was something important. It reminded me of being back at the My Nametags office and seeing all the dinner plates neatly stacked up in the dishwasher.

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All of a sudden, huge amounts of water fell from the clouds! It was so wet and I didn’t bring my coat to Sydney because somebody told me it was supposed to be boiling! So I reached for the nearest thing which resembled a poncho for my final selfie in front of the triangles.

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I think I wear it pretty well, so here’s one more selfie before I move on to the next destination. Remember to keep checking my progress on Facebook.

Adam’s over and out, until next week human friends…

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Adam’s epic adventure! And so it begins…

Hi, I’m Adam. You’re going to be hearing a lot more from me in the coming months. The folks at My Nametags decided to send me off on an epic adventure and you can follow my story on our Facebook where I’ll be posting each week from some pretty awesome places!

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I was so nervous before my first ever flight but what a journey that turned out to be! I watched my favourite movie, Paddington Bear and munched on loads of teddy bear crisps the entire journey.

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After my long journey I was certainly in need of a rest. So I found a nice lake to relax by in the sun.

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After my nap by the lake I did some climbing on some nearby rocks in preparation for my big climb up a mountain the next day.

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I know I’m still smiling in this one but honestly this was only the halfway point up the mountain and I was so tired, but I had to keep pushing on if I ever wanted to be as brave as my friend, Winnie the Pooh.

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Hey Look! I made it to the top and here I am feeling pretty chuffed with myself.

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Another smile for the camera one last time before I head off to my next destination. Stay tuned to see where I end up next…