Friday, 21 November 2014

Season to be jolly giveaway (c/d 5 December 2014)

Today is the 3rd day of the series of Christmas giveaways running on my blog, but this one will be slightly different. For 10 days I will be revealing a part of an overall prize, and each day there will be a new question. One winner will receive 10 days-haul of goodies.

Day 1: Today's prize is a lovely Her Ladyship mug and three Lindt Excellence bars (white, dark and milk to suit all tastes).
I have the same mug, and several of my blog readers commented on how much they liked it, so I bought one as a prize. As tea and chocolate are great companions, I also bought 3 bars of Lindt chocolate.
To be in with a chance of winning, please enter the Rafflecopter gadget and answer the following question
Question 1: What's the best Christmas present you've ever received or given?


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Day 2: Today's (23/11) prize is a stylish kitchen gadget from Joseph Joseph - TriScale folding digital kitchen scale. This useful gadget has an easy to read LCD display with touch-sensitive controls, add & weight function which allows you to measure multiple ingredients in the same bowl and folds for compact storage.
Question for day 2: Do you have any kitchen gadgets that you bought but have never used?

Today's prize has been provided by Wild Card PR, and I was very tempted to keep it. :)



Day 3: a jolly festive My True Love Kitchen Towel from Ulster Weavers. As soon as I saw it in the local linen shop window, I loved it so much, I had to buy it.
Question 3: What do you plan for Christmas dinner, is it a traditional turkey, goose, duck or ham or  do you prefer a vegetarian main like a nut log?



Day 4 (25/11): cute cookie cutters - Christmas tree and star, plus handmade Royal icing decorations from Cake Angels.

Question 4: Do you enjoy entering advent competitions? Did you win anything Exciting last year?


Day 5: a selection of Tilda rice including White & Brown Basmati, Hyderabadi Masala, Khichdi wholegrain basmati, Mexican chilli & bean basmati and Lime & coriander basmati rice.

For delicious recipes and to see the full range of Tilda, visit Tilda rice.


Question for day 5: What is your favourite rice dish?.


Day 6: Jordans Country Crisp (raspberries + strawberries)

For fab recipe ideas and a full range of Jordans products, visit Jordans.

Day 6 question: What is your favourite breakfast?


Day 7 (28/11): two Santa Maria spice grinders - Pizza & Pasta (perfect for Italian dishes) and Seafood & Fish (perfect for fish & vegetables).
To find out more about Santa Maria range, visit Santa Maria.

Question no.7: Which of the two spice grinders would you use first and what dish would you cook?



Day 8 (29/11): Clarks maple syrup (Pure Canadian and Original).

Question for day 8: Apart from drizzling over pancakes, have you tried a maple syrup as an ingredient in any recipe?

For exciting recipe ideas and more information about the range, visit Clarks Maple Syrup.



Day 9 (30/11): a selection of Santa Maria Mexican foods - Enchilada Kit, Ranch Style Dip Seasoning Mix, Taco Seasoning Mix, Chilli con Carne Seasoning mix and Cheese Dip Seasoning Mix.
For inspiring recipes and a full range of products, visit Santa Maria.

Question for Day 9: What is your favourite Mexican dish?



Day 10 (01/12): a selection of tea and chocs - Tetley Green tea in Mint, Peach & Apricot and Mango & Passionfruit flavours, Twinings Bold Kenyan tea, two Yorkies, Smarties and Rolo.

Question for day 10: What is your favourite Christmas song or Carol?


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T&Cs:
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only.
There will be one winner, who will receive all the goodies appearing during the ten days of the giveaway.
The only mandatory step is to answer at least one question.
The more questions you answer, the more chances you get to be entered in the draw. The same with the other options, they are not mandatory, they only give more choices to enter.
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you may tweet daily to increase your chances).

If you missed a day, you will have a chance to catch up on any other day until the end of the giveaway, as long as it comes in a SEPARATE comment.

Please note, if you answer 10 questions in one comment, it will count as 1 entry.

Once the winner is selected by the Rafflecopter, I will check if they have done what was requested (if it's a tweet, I'll check that the tweet is still there, etc).
I will contact the winner, who will have 7 days to reply with their address details. Due to the nature of the prize which I hope to dispatch in good time before Christmas, the time limit to get back to me is shorter than usual.

I will be posting the package at my own cost.
If the winner's away when the parcel arrives and is not able to rearrange the redelivery, and if by some chance it is returned to me, please do not expect me to cover the cost again. If that happens, the prize will be taken to the local food bank (foods) and charity shops (non-perishables).

The parcel will contain foods which were provided by the WildCard PR, with whom I often work on reviews, as well as products which I have bought myself (mug, chocolate etc).
And that's all, folks.
Good luck!



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1,015 comments:

  1. My first car - from my parents when I was 18!

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  2. a little notepad off my son, he chose it all by himself

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  3. My kindle. Didn't think I would like it as I love to read paperbacks but I am hooked! You can get so many novels on this gadget, that whatever genre you feel in the mood for it can be instantly at your fingertips. I have created collections - romance, suspense, classics, cookery etc and I get a daily email with the day's free e-books. I love, love, love it!

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  4. The best Christmas present I have ever given was a 10" digital photo fram with wi-fi for my mother-in-law who was always buying new photo frames to display her large family. Now we can e-mail photos straight to her photo frame and the new photos will appear ready for her veiwing! It's great.

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  5. Wind-up Even Knievel Stunt Motorcycle

    @stevieY

    FB- Stevie Young

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  6. I once gave my best friend a present, and made her promise that it wouldn't be opened until Christmas day. What she didn't know was that included in the bundle was an alarm clock, set to go off at 7.30 twice a day. It didn't ring, but played the theme to Match Of The Day. I gave it to her at least a week before Christmas. To this day I only have to start humming a few notes of the song to make her start twitching :D

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  7. A Laptop Computer many years ago

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  8. The best present I received was a four-week holiday to New Zealand to visit my sister and family who had emigrated two years prior. My partner arranged the flights, my time off work (not easy) and surprised me with them on Christmas morning. I had been very depressed after my sister emigrated and he know how much I was missing them so the best and most thoughtful present ever received x

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  9. my samsung galaxy tab my husband brought me last years

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  10. My first television, that I was allowed in my room

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  11. My son's first bike with stabilisers, he loved riding it so much.

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  12. My degus - Boudica and Cleo 5 years old this year, which is their average life span so heres hoping to many more christmas' with them

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  13. My sister and I were given a pool table when we were little, best present ever!

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  14. A doll house when I was about eight :)

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  15. my laptop my hubby got me a couple of years ago

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  17. A fantastic wristwatch that my dad gave me one Christmas ;)

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  18. My record player when I was a teenager

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  19. A charm bracelet from my parents when I was 16, with 3 antique charms on it. Its now so heavy I can't wear it but its still my favourite gift

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  20. the best present i've given was a movie night in a box, my sister loved it

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  21. Best Present was a pair of diamond earrings

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  22. Best present i received when i was little was a record player with records from kylie and jason :) I really did love my record player.

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  23. My dog Dottie, she's my best friend. Life without her just wouldn't be the same anymore

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  24. my best present when I was small was a Chopper Bike, I loved that bike!

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  25. The best present i've ever given was a WWE Hasbro limited edition HUlk Hogan figure to my boyfriend, 2 years ago. He'd wanted it since he was around 10 (he's 27 now) and there are only £10 in the world.. it cost me a small fortune but was totally worth it to see his face light up!

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  26. A signed book by my favourite author

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  27. Spa vouchers so I could indulge myself for monhs to come

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  28. In the past, a rolex watch which I have never taken off, but this year it will be my son home for Christmas after four months away

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  29. a block of chocolate that my little daughter had bought for me with all her saved up pennies

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  30. an Amiga computer, I loved that thing!!

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  31. My pandora charm bracelet from my boyfriend and children last christmas, they buy me charms on special occasions now

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  32. Still remember the thrill as a child I got one Christmas when I woke up to find a dolls house in my bedroom

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  33. Day 1 - gave someone an InterRail ticket so they could explore Europe

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  34. My IPAD mini is the best present. I have never used my paella spoon :)

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  35. A beautiful watch from my husband last Christmas!

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  36. a smartphone to my sister in law.

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  37. A new slow cooker, but I still haven't used it yet.

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  38. A trip on Concorde, great memories.

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  39. A camcorder just before my son was born

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  40. We never use the colander. We just use a sieve instead

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  41. I received a hot dog toaster a few years ago and have yet to use it!

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  42. Really snuggly winter boots that finally don't leak - it makes walking the dogs a lot more pleasant.

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  43. Weirdly enough i bought a new tin opener about a year ago but have never used it (because any tins i have used have the little ring pulls on them).

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  44. Best present I received was a tiffany braclet

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  45. i dont have many kitchen gadgets, i think i use all of them :)

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  46. A marriage proposal - and we're still (happily) married 18 years later :)

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  47. I can't think of any - we do have a smoothie maker that I never use, but hubby make smoothies for himself or the kids :)

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  48. best christmas gift me engagement ring at aged 19 .. still married 13 years later

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  49. many gadgets but the obv one is an ice cream machine

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  50. we have a bread maker that hasn't been used yet

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  51. best present i recieved was my lap top

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  52. a laptop - few years ago (now I need a new one...)

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  53. I use all my gadgets, they are all quite useful.

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  54. I think I've probably used all my gadgets, although some have been left in the cupboard after one use like a vegetable shredder.x

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  55. money---towards a house deposit 3 years running

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  56. i bought a strawberry huller ( i think thats the word) to pull the green bit out of the stawberrys its easier to cut the strawberrys!

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  57. My laptop was my best present

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  58. And the gadget I don't use is a vegetable/onion slicer thing, I keep meaning to use it but can't be bothered to put it all together

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  59. Probably my mobile, its nothing special but it was really needed

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  60. The best present I ever received was a guinea pig!

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  62. It was a birthday if that is ok? My other half got a pet bunny as a surprise. He knew i loved them and until then we only had fish. I adored this bunny!!!

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  63. Microwave egg poacher - never used!

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  64. a snow globe of my children as they chose it themselves

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  65. My First Dolls house, loved that for many years.

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  66. Digital weighing scales - Unsure why but i love the oldie weighing scales - cant stand digital.

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  67. Some green suede gloves that were so "me" - I was so chuffed my husband knew me so well.

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  68. Day 2: A Smoothie maker, it's such a hassle to clean! I have good intentions but am too lazy to properly use it!

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  69. Day 1 The best present I ever had was a Cindy house that my dad had handmade - it was amazing!!
    Day 2 - an icecream maker - useless it was

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  70. I have tons of kitchen gadgets that I don't use. Most of them find their way to eBay at some point. Taking up pointless space in my kitchen drawer at the mo is my egg yolk separator, for example. I think that has to go to the charity shop next week. It's probably passed it's five-year birthday, and never been used :D

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  71. Isabell Whitenstall23 November 2014 at 14:49

    My first watch, I can still remember it, it was a Timex with a leather strap

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  72. A potato ricer! Sounded like a good idea at the time! :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  73. No gadgets I bought myself but I have a coffee maker which has never been used as it was a duplicate wedding present

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  74. Loads of different moulds for chocolate making.

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  75. Mine would have been a gorgeous book on Disneyland Paris that i had been wanting for a long time!

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  76. And a item i have bought but never used is a Craft Gun for icing cakes!

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  77. Day 1; best present I ever received was my first camera, I was ecstatic.
    Day 2; popcorn maker I kept meaning to use but never did.

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  78. Day 1: a wooden Wendy house when I was little - I remember thinking Santa had come down in the night and built it.
    Day 2: way too many - bread maker, V slicer, nutri bullet, weird chees

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  79. A pogo stick. They weren't a popular toy at the time and my parents hunted far and wide to find me one in pre-internet days.

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  80. A popcorn maker....I use the microwave stuff instead.

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  81. best present was an engangement ring!

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  82. Something I never used was an electric steamer

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  83. A coffee machine, my husband insisted it was his perfect gift, that he would use it everyday and save a fortune on coffee from the coffee shops . . . it lasted 2 weeks and has lived in the cupboard ever since

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  84. My puppy Border Collie who is now my fully grown best friend!

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  85. Traditional fresh turkey from our local farm every year!

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  86. turkey is one of my favourite meats so def having a big one :)

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  87. vegetarian, so we have something like roasted stufffed peppers, roast spuds, sprouts, carrots etc

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  88. Days 1. Best present i gave was an XBox to my son x

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  89. Day 2. I have a coffee maker which is just stuffed in the cupboard.

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  90. Day 3. I think we will have duck this year

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  91. Day 3 answer: We were debating this yesterday. We always go for the traditional turkey, but we are considering trying one of those 5 bird roasts this year.

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  92. Day 3: We are having turkey and gammon

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  93. I always find Chicken and Turkey too dry so we have pork!

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  94. Day 1 - my best ever present was when I was 6 years old, a huge box of wax crayons with 64 colours in it. I think my parents must have felt hurt when I ignored the lovely dolls house they'd lovingly decorated for me and spent the whole of the school holidays playing with my crayons

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  95. Day 2 - I have a thing that you stick in the middle of a cucumber and wind round and round to make spiral slices. I've never felt the need for a spiral slice of cucumber.

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  96. Day 1 - Guinea pigs for CT - he was so thrilled! Long time ago now, but I shall never forget the look on his face.

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  97. Day 3 - Lentil & Nut Roast - love it or my mother's Mock Goose.

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  98. My best present was a bike when I was 10; I would ride for miles and miles and I was so proud of it..
    My worst present was a 6ft aquarium with big tropical fish. My partner had always wanted one; while I hated the idea. His mate was selling it cheap; so he decided to sell it to me.
    It really sounds cheesy; but the best present I ever gave was my time to help out at Shelter (homeless charity) on Christmas day and Boxing day. Those wonderful people had amazing stories to tell and made me realise how judgemental I had been for so many years. What amazed me most was how generous members of the public are; one family donated their whole cooked Christmas dinner.

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  99. I bought a Sous Vide; I have never used it and probably never will. I was impressed by those celebrity chefs a couple of years ago.

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  100. As a family we are not that keen on turkey so will be having a roast chicken instead with all the trimmings that we would normally have with turkey

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  101. Tobys proud mummy24 November 2014 at 22:43

    Day 1 ) Sindy House Day 2) steamer made of bamboo 3) Traditional Turkey

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  102. my gold and sparkly diamond ring

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  103. a potato ricer, have never used it myself lol

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  104. A Sindy Manor House when I was little it was amazing :)

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  105. I bought a breadmaker and never used it! (at least it was 2nd hand)

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  106. Yes I enjoy entering Advents and did win a few nice stocking fillers last year, though amny of then arrived in the post after Christmas - which is a drawback!

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  107. Day 3 - we have a traditional turkey dinner - there are 364 other days of the year to eat different things!

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  108. Day 4 - Yes, I love entering Advents and have won a lot of lovely prizes from them. My best was not last year but the year before, when I won the top prize in the origins advent - £1,000 worth of their products EACH for me and one of my daughters. Last year's best Advent win was a "Complete Christmas" - all the meat, veg, pud, wine, cake, mince pies and crackers, but I didn't get to eat any of it as I had to go away at short notice so the rest of the family had it without me.

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  109. i love entering advents, i won an xbox one & night away last year :)

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  110. Best Christmas pressie was a Kindle from my son (though of course, I bought it!!)

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  111. Day 1 Answer:

    I've bought my mum her favourite and very expensive perfume for christmas this year. I think she will love it as she's not expecting it.

    Best gift I received was a computer when I was about 15, I got given a riddle and had to work out what the present was before I was given it but I was too scared to say computer.

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  112. Day 2 - I have a big massive food blender but I never use it because by time I've got all the bits out and put it together I've lost interest

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  113. Day 3 - we aren't massively bothered by what meat we have christmas dinner just tends to be a Sunday Roast boosted with pigs in blankets and stuffing!

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  114. Day 4 - I LOVE advent comps, last year I won some Next vouchers, chocolate, dvds etc

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  115. Day 4 - Love advents - last year I won a £500 Jaeger Gift card and a Debenhams hamper

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  116. Day 1: I was going to America over the Christmas break and I bought my family a hamper from M&S full of treats for the festive season.

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  117. The best present I received was probably an iphone last year.

    I have a blender that I've never used.

    We always have chicken for Christmas dinner.

    I love advent competitions. :-)

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  118. Day 1 - best gift ive received has to be my wii u as it gets all the family together :)

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  119. Day 2 - I always use the appliances bought for me or that I buy but my mum is terrible for not using hers, loads in her cupboard :)

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  120. Day 3 - we will have a turkey, Gammon and salmon on Christmas day and a nut roast for my partner as he's vegan

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  121. Day 4 - I do enjoy advents, last year I won a reusable gingerbread man advent calendar, some baby food treats and some playboy nail varnish :)

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  122. A soup maker. Most useless gadget ever.

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  123. Day 2: I bought a magnetic knive strip to put in the kitchen but we live in rented property and are not allowed to drill into walls so I have never used it!

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  124. Never won anything last year

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  125. question 1 a bicycle with a basket

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  126. Roast venison is the norm in our house.

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  127. Day 3: It is usually a turkey roast with all the trimmings.

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  128. Last year I won a £100 ASOS voucher. Happy Days.

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  129. Day 4: I entered a few last year but didn't really win anything. I am hoping to win something this year!

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  130. A great big TV, I was so surprised!

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  131. Day2- my smoothie maker doesn't get used much!

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  132. Day 1 - I always wanted as a kid the Playmobil Victorian house (I was obsessed with everything playmobil) but we couldn't afford it. I'm 24 now and last Christmas my mum got me that.. It was just very cute that she remembered :)

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  133. Day 2 - We have a tiny kitchen with just a kettle and toaster on the counter. I have a long list of appliances I'd love (soup maker, bread maker, slow cooker.. etc.) but I won't buy them for precisely that reason!

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  134. My partner has a poultry & nut allergy, so we'll be having ham and beef.

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  135. Day 1 I was given my puppy

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  136. Day 4 - Its fun to enter competitions like this but I've never won anything.

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  137. Question 1) Family flying to visit me when I lived overseas

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  138. Question 2) electronic tin opener

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  139. Question 3 ) Traditional turkey

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  140. question 4) Yes I enjoy it, but I didn't win anything last year

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  141. I do enter the advents, the year before last I won a John Lewis Hamper that was fab!

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  142. Day 4. I do enter advent comps and last year won a few toys

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  143. Yes I enjoy entering advents but its hard work! Won some pjs for my son last year.x

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  144. My first motorbike from my parents when I was 17. Xx

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  145. Yep, my 8 in 1 multicooker. Xx

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  146. I got my first positive pregnancy test on Christmas morning - then I gave the news to my hubby :) 1 present for 2 people :) that was almost 17 years ago and it feels like yesterday

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  147. I love entering advent competitions though I'm not particularly lucky. Did win a spineless classic last year and chose Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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  148. I do enjoy the advents but I didn't win anything.:(

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  149. Day 1 - An X-wing fighter when I was a kid

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  150. Day 4 - I won a £300 voucher from Nikon last year

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  151. Day 2 - I have a juicer which I have only used once, but nothing I have never used

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  152. Day 3 - I love goose, but I will be having a vegetarian Christmas this year for the first time

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  153. Day 2 - A burger press, completely useless!

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  154. Day 3 - Traditional Turkey every time!

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  155. Day 4 - I love entering advent competitions, I didn't win any last year, hoping this year will be different

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  156. Day 1 - I got my partner a sword from the Highlander movie a couple of years ago and he absolutely loved it!! He was like a little boy playing with his Christmas toys!! :-)

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  157. Day 2 - I have a pie make that has been in the back of the cupboard for years!! :-)

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  158. Day 3 - We are having a lovely forerib of beef for Christmas this year

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  159. Day 4 - I love advent competitions! They get me in the mood for Christmas even though I haven't won anything so far!! :-)

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  160. sindys wall of sound when i was a kid

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  161. didnt have time last year for the advents but will try this year

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  162. As a bookworm it would have to be my Kindle

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  163. I've never used my omelette maker, it looks like it could get messy!

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