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
Chicken rolls with cranberry sauce - yum
My favourite picnic accessories are family and friends, a sun drenched sandy beach, preferably Findhorn, or Nairn, and then lots of lovely things to eat, and something to keep them sand free!!
Our fave picnic ingredient is my cheese and red onion flan (slightly denser than a quiche).
My mums home made banana loaf, spread with butter. It yummy.
The picnic essential for me is egg and Mayo sandwiches - love them and my Mam always made these when we went on trips as kids
Blinis as you can put anything on them change.
For me it is all about the people you are with and the place you go. I have had some great picnics that have had nothing more than a few sarnies and some fruit.
The last picnic I did, I included frozen magnums in the cool bag. They were great until I bit on one and stick completely came out of the lolly. Still yummy though.
homemade spicy sausage rolls with onion marmalade :)
Homemade Scotch Eggs
Got to be homemade cake and sausage rolls! Yummy
Quite frankly my essential would be sunshine..............
baguette, antipasto, various cheeses, cold lemonade, white wine, potato salad, tarte tatin, strawberries and cherries to get started.....
Honey & Mustard Cocktail Sausages! Nom Nom!
Mini Melto Mowbray pork pies, no others compare. Fresh, sweet strawberries and some chilled Pear Cvider. Perfect.
I love to have hard boiled eggs
A Nice rug to sit on and yummy sandwiches
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels with a nice bottle of Rose wine make a perfect picnic.
I love scotch eggs in a picnic :)
pork & pickle pies!
Oh love a picnic
scone with jam and cream
Ha yes I have a very sweet tooth
potato salad, followed by strawberries
A bottle of red wine and a selection of cheeses.
Chicken legs, Strawberries and home made bread pudding ..... Yum!
Sandwiches, lemonade, chicken, salad etc. whilst we also love to obtain some fresh ice cream ( from local cafe) which we can have and enjoy with some summer strawberries. It is always nice to be able to eat and relax outdoors in the fresh air on Summer Days.
Picnic is just not it without my blueberry muffins, hence the reason my little ones get excited when mummy says:" We are having a picnic tomorrow!" :)
Battenburg. Or I am going home...
Definitely no sandwiches. My favourite foods for a picnic are cheese and onion quiche, scotch eggs and crusty bread with some chilled sparkling juice, or wine if I don't have to drive home.
Pork Pie & some Pickled Onions. Strawberries with cream for dessert.