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 homemade meatloaf, and my potato salad.
A nice bottle of wine with plenty of snacks
I love pork pies and i only eat them on days out.. Really love Gala pie but can never find it .
Along with lemonade, crisps,flapjack, grapes and egg sandwiches, I'll always pack my coat as I'm a grumpy thing if I'm chilly!!
Scones with jam and clotted cream, nom nom!
Cold bbq chicken drumsticks are the best for picnics - can't have one without!
cheese and crackers and lets not forget the wine !!!!! xx
Homemade shortcrust pastry sausage rolls for me. And ssome nice cold beer.
Homemade scotch eggs and egg mayonnaise sandwiches, yummy
I'm loving everyone's comments, they're quite inspiring! My husband thinks me a bit odd as I love curried eggs! I think they're the perfect picnic food.
My picnic essentials are strawberries and a cheeky tipple! AND potato salad is a must!!
Has to be a chunky samosas
Curried egg mayo sarnies always go down a treat with us although me and my nephew do fight over them especially if there is only one left! We also make sure we take plenty of soft drinks and dessert has to be my home made banana and walnut loaf cake
hmm feeling a bit peckish now reading all these comments!
Scotch eggs, egg and onion sandwiches and strawberries
Prawns, coleslaw, potato salad and a bottle of champagne.
smoked salmon saled with a creamy dressing and a bottle of bubbly oooh dream on.
A big bag of Tyrell's crisps and some bucks fizz!
My essential picnic items to pack would be some of my home grown strawberries,spicy couscous,thick granary bread,Cornish Yarg cheese and stilton and a mixed salad.Elderflower cordial to pack for a drink.
definitely melton mowbray pork pies!
For my family it is cheese selection. We all love cheese on any meal!!
I love lots of different types of sandwiches. And they have to be cut into triangles because that really does make them more tasty!
Hi, I love to take buffet type goodies to pick at like dips and vegetable sticks, chorizo, cheese and crisps. To finish i love a nice cold glass of prosecco and some fresh strawberries. yum yum. Bring on the sunny weather.xx
Home-made scotch eggs if possible, or if not, then some from the local deli - picnics are just not the same without them.
Homemade potato salad and Cajun chicken bites with homemade coleslaw yummy!!
Strawberries and cream....if feeling a bit flush champagne...but in reality fizzy wine
My picnic essentials are cheese sticks and fizzy non alcoholic drinks. Dxx
Quorn scotch eggs and cheese and onion pasties or rolls. Great for a veggy picnic followed by strawberries and cream, it is summer after all. xx
Mini scotch eggs
My picnic essentials are simple sandwiches and stunning scenery!
French stick & hummus...delicious & absolutely no cooking involved!