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
Strawberries, grapes, salad and cake!
Strong Farmhouse Cheddar and Cider...
Has to be my mum's homemade sausage rolls. She has been making them since I was a child and nothing is better than homemade ones!
It has to be good quality pork pies with a pickle topping
Scones, clotted cream and fresh strawberries. Preferably with some prosecco
I love quorn scotch eggs - I can eat a whole tub full, and they are ideal for a picnic.
quiche and strawberries
For me it hard boiled eggs. They have to be peeled just before you eat them at the picnic and have the salt handy!!!!
My picnic essentials always include dessert in some form. Usually homemade cake or biscuits, I'm fond of shortbread ^_^
I love pies, so any type of pastry filled with apples or chicken or cheese.
And, elderflower cider, just to get into the rustic mood xx
got to be tasty sweet tomatoes,
My homemade potato salad, quiche and sausage rolls plus some lovely bubbly
We always have Melton Mowbray pork pie in our picnics
mixed salads with mini sausages anl rolls
A strong Cheddar cheese
For me it's roast beef sandwiches, salt and vinegar crisps and a coffee to wash it down with. Not very exciting but it's what I like!
cupcakes and wine x
Cheese, lots of different types of cheese. And wine if I'm not driving :) x
salmon and cucumber sandwiches with a flask of black coffee and I am content rain or shine .. we often go for winter picnics too where we sit in the car looking out at the scenery
Definitely a picnic blanket so you don't have to sit on wet grass. Also prosecco and definitely some chillis stuffed with mozarella. Is that too many?
My picnic essentials are walkers crisps and bread and butter...come on, everyone loves a crisp sandwich don't they!
New potato salad with chopped chives from the garden
Egg mayonnaise baguettes, crisps and dips to share and some nice cake and a flask of tea for later
I do love a nice pie on a picnic, and some crusty bread.
I love all the usual picnic treats like sandwiches, sausage rolls and quiche, but the best bit is the strawberries and cream
Homemade pasta salad x
Couscous and salted crisps, while wine and a picnic blanket
sandwiches plus champagne and strawberries :)
Sausage rolls, sandwiches and strawberries
Egg Sandwiches, if eaten on the beach, with sand