UAE Mother’s Day Competition – Win a family photo shoot and matching ‘Mummy & Me’ Shoeqs


To all those fabulous mummies, step mummies, grannies, mummies-to-be and all the beautiful ladies taking care of children  –  Happy Mother’s Day! To celebrate, Sand in My Heels has some amazing prizes for one lucky mamma.

We have teamed up with the amazing photographers at Frog & Thistle Photography and the team at the trendy, fun and stylish Shoeq to give away a:

  1. one-hour beach family photo shoot; and
  2. pair of scrumptious ‘Mummy and Me’ Shoeqs (in a colour of your choice)!

See Terms & Conditions below on how to enter.

A little about Frog & Thistle Photography

My story with “Frog & Thistle Photography” began when they came highly recommend by a number of other photographers at the time I was looking for professional photos to be taken of my son’s first birthday.  I knew the photos were going to be great, but little did I know that they would capture beautifully the essence of what that day meant and actually give me photos that would preserve those memories in detail and bring to life that moment over and over again.

No staged photos (unless you have requested them). No cheesy smiles. No awkward poses.


Frog & Thistle is comprised of two amazing mothers who are not only professional, friendly and reliable but are absolutely creative.  They photograph birthdays, engagements, weddings (any parties really), families, corporate events and so much more.

What I love about their style of photography is that they capture the most beautiful and intimate moments so effortlessly.  Not that it is a prerequisite, but as mothers they are used to dealing with all sorts of situations involving kids (mine usually have ‘no-photo please’ moments on the day we have booked photo shoots and the ladies weren’t phased at all and took the time to make the kids comfortable). Their perspective is unique.

We have shared an amazing photographic journey together so far and can’t wait for you to do the same. Check out their Facebook page for more images.

A little about Shoeq

This little company had the foresight to bring exclusively to the UAE avarca’s made by the original Pons Avarcas, a family owned business located in Ciutadella and specialising in artisan Menorcan avarcas since 1945.

Avarca’s are a traditional style of Spanish shoes that have been made on the island of Menorca since the 1,800’s! The shoes are a must-have fashion item. The eco-friendly shoes are all handmade in the factory in Menorca. All Pons avarcas – for women, men, and children– pay homage to the authentic Menorcan avarca while serving as a go-to accessory to all those who love enduring style.

Shoeq has a whole range of colours available for men, women and children with matching Mummy and Me styles proving very popular and has just introduced their adorable baby range.

There is something to be said about sharing a little ‘matching moment’ with your child and have a Mummy and Me pair myself.  They are comfortable, fun and  a perfect accessory for the summertime .

The photos below don’t even begin to showcase Shoeq’s range. Check out their Facebook page to see more.

Good luck xx




Terms and Conditions (the boring but important stuff)

  1. This competition is being run by Sand in My Heels (SIMH). To validly enter the SIMH’s Mother’s Day Competition, you must ‘like’ or ‘follow’ (as appropriate) either on Facebook or on Instagram all three pages set out below and tag two friends:
  2. Double entry points will be allocated to any person who likes and follows the above-mentioned parties on both Facebook and Instagram.
  3. The winner will receive one free family photo shoot with Frog & Thistle Photography (Frog & Thistle) on a Dubai beach (Palace beach or Umm Suqeim at sunrise or sunset on a mutually agreeable date) and delivery of all best (as determined by Frog&Thistle) fully edited, non-copyrighted images (around 50+ images) on a disc in a mixture of colour & black and white. Winner to arrange own transport to and from the location.
  4. Date and location to be arranged directly with Frog & Thistle.
  5. By entering this competition, you hereby agree that Frog & Thistle can post a number of the images from the shoot on their social media pages – Facebook & Instagram.
  6. Winner will be chosen randomly and must reside in the UAE.
  7. Winner to pick up ‘mummy and me’ matching Shoeqs from location within Dubai to be notified by Shoeq to the winner accordingly.
  8. The shoes pictured are only used for the purposes of the competition banner. The winner will have an option to choose a colour and size of their choice (however colours and sizes vary from time to time and no colour or size can be guaranteed).
  9. Open to UAE residents only aged 21 and above.
  10. Competition will run until midnight on 22 March, 2016. Entries will not be accepted or counted after this deadline.
  11. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by 23 March, 2016.
  12. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 2 days of notification, SIMH reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  13. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  14. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  15. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered.
  16. The prize is not transferable.
  17. Neither SIMH, Frog & Thistle nor Shoeq (nor any of their personnel, representatives or any of their affiliates) shall be liable in any regard in relation to or in connection with any use or misuse of any prize item.
  18. SIMH’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  19. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  20. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  22. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook nor Instagram. You are providing your information to SIMH and not to Facebook nor Instagram.
  23. The information you provide will be used for this competition only.

9 thoughts on “UAE Mother’s Day Competition – Win a family photo shoot and matching ‘Mummy & Me’ Shoeqs

  1. These photographs are really amazing. Captured the essence of motherhood so well. Followed on both fm n Instagram. Would be so lucky if I am the random chosen one for the shoot. Fingers crossed. Happy Mother’s Day.

  2. Thanks for giving us opportunity to win this lovely prize. ….Big wish to win for my princess as well as whole family.

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