Hello everyone! How was your weekend, any nice wins to report? Can you believe that I am still waiting for my first June win – going through my worst dry spell in years! To top it all it was the Isle of Wight Festival at the weekend, and hubby and I must have entered hundreds of competitions between us to try and win tickets but all to no avail! We had to make do with catching a vague waft of music floating on the breeze, and catch up coverage on the TV – fail!
Still, at least the weather has been good the last few weeks, so can’t really complain. We have been able to get out and about as often as we can, and weekend activities really start to ramp up now here on the Island with the Round the Island Race at the end of the month and various other sailing events and festivals to go and see. It does mean that my comping time is taking a back seat again though, which is a drawback of the summer but one that I can deal with.
One thing I do love about the summer months is packing up a picnic and heading off for a Greer Mystery Tour. Nothing better than making a load of sandwiches, throwing them in a picnic hamper with crisps, homemade cakes, fruit and a flask of coffee and seeing where the road takes you – we always manage to stumble upon some great picnic spots this way! Did you know that this week (13-21 June 2015) is National Picnic Week – what better way to get the family outdoors for some al fresco dining and fun!
To celebrate The PrizeFinder has a fantastic exclusive competition for all our members to win a fabulous four person picnic hamper! The Buckingham Luxury Wicker Picnic Hamper comes complete with built in chiller compartment, blanket and enough plates, wine glasses and accessories to take four people on a picnic in comfortable style! To enter this competition you need to be a registered PrizeFinder member, logged into your account and leave me a blog comment below with what your picnic essentials are. For me it has to be homemade sausage rolls – infinitely more tasty and satisfying than the flabby shop bought varieties. One comment per person please and remember that comments are moderated and won’t appear immediately. One entry will be drawn at random after the closing date of 23:59 on Sunday 21st June 2015 – Good luck!
Happy comping everyone, and lots of Lucky dust to you all!
Terms and Conditions
- The prize is a Buckingham four person luxury wicker picnic hamper (prize may be substituted for another of equal or increased value if stocks become unavailable)
- The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Sunday 21st June 2014.
- Open to UK residents aged 18 or over
- Entrants must be registered PrizeFinder users and logged in to their account
- Entrants must leave a blog comment with their picnic essentials
- Only one entry per person
- One winner will be chosen at random from all entries
- The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must confirm their postal address within 28 days or an alternative winner will be selected
My picnic essentials starts with a decent rug with a waterproof backing. Granary baguette with lots of salad and cheese or tuna filling. Crunchy celery and pop to quench our thirst.
Yummy scones with homemade strawberry jam & clotted cream
Pasta salad is my fave :) x
Sausage rolls with plenty of sausage meat inside them. A crisp salad and definitely NO ants around.
some tuna mayonaisse sandwiches are a must for me and some strawberries
a waterproof mat to sit on, a nice chicken salad crusty bead and a rose wine
Egg and cress sandwiches, tomatoes, mini sausages and crisps.
It must be cheese and tomato sandwiches with mini pork pies
Veggie food and tapas, so lots of olives, sun blushed tomatoes, home us and tofu!
Our cold box will contain marinated roasted chicken legs, easy to eat salad celery sticks & baby tomatoes and pickled eggs. Homemade bread rolls and either sweet or savoury scones and flask of water to make tea.
Champagne and strawberries x
For me it has to be cucumber and a soft cheese sandwich and cloudy lemonade...uh I want a picnic now!
I like a big slice of ripe Brie and a fresh baguette to squash it in to.
Chicken drumsticks, lots of salad and homemade fruitcake. And homemade lemonade to wash it all down.
Variety of little sandwiches (crusts off cut into triangles), crisps, sausage rolls and of course little cakes!
Freshly baked Victoria sponge cake and champagne. Picnic in style...it has to be done
mini scotch eggs, and ham and tomato sandwiches(which must always be cut into triangles when we are on a picnic, also bags of mini cheddars, they are a family tradition
homemade cakes my dad is a chef so makes delicious food and nice cold drinks maybe ice tea.
A bottle of bubbly is a must for the grown-ups
Definitely a bottle of cold Prosecco for me together with some lovely sweet strawberries but before all that you have got to have a lovely scotch egg, you can't have a picnic without one x
Marks and Spencer Prawn mayo sandwich filler for the sandwiches and vol au vents!
Cake! I love a sweet treat or two for a picnic!
we adore a packet of smoked mackerel and a tub of olives with feta and a couple of crusty rolls, not everyones idea of heaven but we love it !
home boiled ham, roast chicken, salads, rolls and all the trimmings as well - fresh fruit and cheese
I love picnics! We always have ready salted crisps and cheese and onion sandwiches! best combo ever!!!!!
Sausage rolls, salad,sandwiches and strawberries. Yum!!
I'm not very creative I'm afraid (and the little ones are quite fussy) so we tend to stick to assorted cheese and ham sandwiches, a fruit salad and lots of cordial! Still tastes good al fresco!
Egg and cress sandwiches.
I like a selection of good quality antipasti (Italian cold meats, olives, rosemary focaccia), hummus, fresh salad, chilled fresh fruits and home made brownies.
Boiled eggs and salad sticks with dip. Yum Yum !!!!