Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Gametag went to the Crows Nest Festival

Brett and I left the kids with mum and off we went to the Crows Nest Festival held in Willoughby Road Crows Nest.  The street was block off and all the stalls were down the middle of the street in a staggered fashion, everyone had to weave their way through the maze.  This made the festival feel like a carnival.

We wonder through the festival early in the morning just after setting up to see the most beautiful stalls filled with clothes of all kinds, bags, jewellery, beautiful handmade Australian chopping boards, stunning metal work, candles, small and large local businesses and of course Gametag. There were about 200 stalls, if I had the time I would have entered all of them.

Gametag at the Crows Nest Festival 

Girls coming around with dip 

Gametag at the Crows Nest Festival lots of stalls and a huge crowd

The crowd was huge all day of people bustling all over the place lots of kids all having a wonderful time the organisers did a great job with the crowd and stalls.  It was a really enjoyable day.

Gametag goes Amazon

We are delighted to say Gametag is listed on Amazon here is the link check us out and don't forget to share the link.

Warning - Gametag has been alerted to fake copies


We have been alerted to fake copies of Gametag, ensure you are purchasing a genuine original Australian Gametag. The fake product has poor quality tags and all purchasers have reported the games falling off within days of being attached.

Our customers are reporting that genuine Gametag tags have been in constant use for over two years and are still holding strong.

The one thing Gametag and I have enjoyed throught this journey has been the support of family, friends and total strangers when I posted the above on my facebook page these were the messages of support.

  • Lina I knew this would happen sooner or later Janene!!! Nothing is safe anymore! and we know who are the ONES who usually make the fakes!!!! Don't worry hun, we'' put the word out!!!
  • Gametag Hopefully people will realise before they lose the game and that they have bought a fake.

  • Takako It's crucial that we use a very good quality product like yours, isn't it? We don't tag $2 games, they cost fortune for us parents. It will end up much cheaper to purchase a genuine one for sure!!!. smile

  • Elisa that's terrible.

  • DaniceThe compliment is great, that an attempt (although a poor one) at copying Gametag exists...but like cheap copies of anything, they don't last and they are inferior's buyer beware...

  • BelindaOur 2 gametags (originals!! ) are still going strong with constant use of 4 very active & not so careful kids. Love the product and totaly recommend it to everyone. (BTW, thats how you know you have a successful product, when others start trying to copy it!)

  • Gametag OMG Thank you so much Belinda that is amazing feedback do you mind if I use it? xx

  • Belinda with pleasure!!

  • Michelle Someone once said "Imitation is the greatest form of Flattery"

  • Tracie bugger hun! sorry 2 read that mine R going great guns babe! I think I am close 2 the 2 year mark Xxxx
  • Gametag Thank you everyone, If you do come across any copies can you take a photo of the packaging (the company who made/suppled it) and the store where it is sold then email it to me

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Mittagong Markets

Today we were off to Mittagong 85km south of Sydney on the Hume Highway, as we pulled up at the Mittagong Uniting Church just off the main street I was so excited with about thirty stalls already set up and wonderful mixture of  produce, new items, handmade things and my favourite a little bit of trash n treasure.

I parked then quickly found Robert who directed me to my spot, all I wanted to do was set up and go for a walk. Up went the tent, up went the table out went the clothes on when my stuff and off we went to check out the other stalls the first one two ladies regulars apparently who make their own break from local ingredients and OMG NO! OMY GOLLY GOSH! the bread was fantastic we ended up with five loaves  their speciality was the Caramelised Onion bread with the Caramelised Onion made that is through the bread made locally by the man from Phatt Duck, well that loaf did not even make the trip around the market it was heaven.... so be bought another one.  Their other famous loaf was the olive and Pesto Rolly Polly chock full of Whitmarsh olives do I need to tell you it too was yum. 

The bread stall and the produce stall at Mittagong Markets.

The produce stall is also a regular at this market their spinach, beans, bok Coy and lettuce is all grown on their farm S & L Galea at Theresa Park so crisp and fresh, two stalls down and two trips back to unload at our stall and on we went.

Here all my greens being packed up so so fresh thanks S & L Galea
Just tucked away under the trees we found Jeanette who is a Volunteer for The Fistular Hospital Addis Ababa Ethiopia you may have seen it in the media from time to time, the hospital was established in 1974 by Dr Reg Hamlin OBE and his wife Dr Catherine Hamlin AC.  The Hamlin's first arrived in Ethiopia in 1959 to train midwives but their attention soon turned to the heartbreaking plight of the fistula sufferers.  

In Ethiopia, obstetric fistula is the common outcome of prolonged, obstructed labour which causes permanent internal damage and incontinence. Many patients become social outcasts and their suffering is life-long if untreated.

Jeanette and her friends knit blankets for the women and their babies the blankets are considered a prized possession and treasured for life.  If you love to knit or crochet blankets please check this charity out because your blankets could make a real difference to a woman lucky enough to be treated at the Fistular.  I think this is something I will encourage my daughters to have a go at, my grandmother taught me to crochet so I think I will show them and see if we can get at least one made and sent.   To follow them on facebook please like their page.  

Janette with one of the knitted blankets someone has made and donated

The last interesting stall was a lady who sells hand made little cloth toys.  These are so cute and made by a family she knows in Bali.  Her little stall also sold woven items on behalf of Tribes and Nations who are committed to empowering lives through fair trade.

I ended the day today with a long chat from one of my favourite customers John from Produced Locally.  It just doesn't get any better!  Such a great country market and it is so cute, check it out if you are in the Southern Highlands.