Thursday, 25 June 2015

Downton Abbey-esque giveaway (c/d 25 July 2015)

As my little man and I walked to school this morning, we took the longer route through the fields and the bridge. The birds were singing so beautifully, the sky was clear and the day promised a warm weather. It was one of those perfect moments when you want to repeat after Faust "Stop time! thou art so beautiful".
Later I enjoyed my cup of tea in the garden, admiring the roses (and trying to ignore the weeds).
I've been also enjoying a new book "One summer in Venice" by Nicky Pellegrino which I recently won on Facebook.
My wins this year are pretty much non-existent. My younger son is doing much better winning prizes for sending his drawings to magazines. Just yesterday he received a surprise remote control car from Kraze magazine, which he absolutely loves. Since I'm not winning much, the next best thing is running a giveaway and making someone else smile, when I let them know they have won.

If you miss the doze of Downton Abbey, I have just the right little prize which might cheer you up. On the last visit to Cogges, I picked up a couple of Downton Abbey mugs. Cogges, a 13th century manor house appears in the TV drama as Yew Tree Farm, which played host to many farming scenes as a home to the Drew family. 
Here is your chance to win a mug as well as a box of my favourite Russian caravan tea from Whittards (a reference to Dowager Countess's love interest, the Russian Prince Kuragin). I couldn't quite tie in these Earl Grey flavoured almonds from M&S to Downton Abbey theme, but let's say, they are posh enough to go well with the tea.



If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this little prize, please fill in the Rafflecopter form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

T&Cs:
Only the first step is mandatory: all you need is answer the question by leaving a comment (if you login as Anonymous, please leave you Twitter name or Facebook name, so that I could identify you, I do not suggest leaving the email address in the comment)
All the other steps are optional, you don't have to do them all. All it takes to win is just one entry. 
Only one entry per person is allowed (however, you can tweet daily to increase your chances). 
The giveaway is open to the UK residents only. Once the Rafflecopter picks the winner, I will check if they have done what was requested. I will contact the winner, if they do not reply within 28 days, the prize will be allocated to another person. 
I will send the prize as signed for. 
If Royal Mail fails to deliver, I will fill in the Royal Mail form the size of War and Peace, but I wouldn't hold my breath that they would rush to do a refund.
I would also appreciate if the winner lets me know when the prize arrives, though of course, this is not a condition of entry.
This prize is not sponsored by any brands.
The giveaway ends on 25 July 2015 (midnight).

Good luck!

111 comments:

  1. We will be going over to our family holiday home on the Isle of Arran and we will hopefully be going on a few picnics, having a few bbqs and getting out walking along the coast or into the countryside as much as possible :)

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  2. We are off to Disneyland Paris for our family holiday and have lots of fun days out planned and play dates

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  3. Lots of days out and picnics!

    Ashleigh

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  4. Working most weekends and taking a couple of holidays in the winter.

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  5. Long warm evenings in the garden xxx

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  6. Holiday in Normandy for week in August

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  7. We have a trip to London, the beach and lots of days out.

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  8. Off to the West Country for a few days but happiest at home with my dogs and garden.

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  9. Sadly I will have my holidays in September to celebrate my 30th birthday in France so no summer holidays for me as such. Still hoping for sunny weekends for seaside getaways.

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  10. Relaxing with lots of books! :)

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  11. not a lot yet, just a few day trips to the lakes xx

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  12. We're going on a summer family trip to France next month. Should be fun.

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  13. Paula Readings27 June 2015 at 19:09

    We are going to Florida later in the year.

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  14. Have the plaster cast removed from my poor ankle so that I can paddle in the sea again

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  15. A few local days out / 2 holidays.

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  16. A family holiday in Cumbria and some days out.

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  17. Nothing much planned, just to relax and enjoy nature.

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  18. Unfortunately I'm working. But I am enjoying my summer flowers and the great weather.
    @lkebar

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  19. got a night in Blackpool booked for my hubbies birthday

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  20. Spending a lot of time in the garden with my family, with the wood burner on :)

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  21. We have already had our main holiday this year. We will have lots of family days out and play in the garden lots

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  22. Some time off to get our house ready to sell as we are having to upgrade!

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  23. Hopefully have a break away somewhere.

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  24. lots of bbq and trips out hopefully

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  25. Go to somewhere sunny and sit around

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  26. spending as much time as possible with my grandaughter x

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  27. Off on my first holiday abroad to Turkey, I can't wait.

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  28. Complete overhaul of the garden.

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  29. Relaxing with a nice cup of tea !

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  30. Gardening, enjoyng walks with my dog (in the cool of the day!) - and at the minute watching Wimbledon

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  31. Lots of days out with the kids, trips to country parks, woods, beach with picnics

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  32. Scotland would be lovely, as well as plenty of relaxing breaks in the garden. .

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  33. Elizabeth Hinds11 July 2015 at 13:34

    We're going to Wales for a week and hopefully will have some nice days out too! Also having a big family get together for my sister's 30th :)

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  34. days and long light evenings in the garden

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  35. we are going to London and scotland x

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  36. Im going to be visting my mom & going on a few day trips

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  37. We're getting a couple of UK camping trips in and hopefully a city break somewhere at the end of the summer. We're also having family stay next month and need to get a lot of DIY in before then.

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  38. Already had a week away in the Lake District. Next stop A relaxing holiday in Ibiza.

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  39. off to a cottage in the lakes - leanne w

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  40. New York for a week in August

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  41. We have already been away but looking forward to seeing lots at the Edinburgh Festival

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  42. go outdoors as much as possible! trips to the beach and picnics!

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  43. we haven't made any plans, but lots of days at the beach weather permitting

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  44. Mainly brewing a baby and trying to keep up with my toddler!

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  45. as little as possible!

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  46. I plan to do some DIY work around my flat. I've had some works done like new boiler, new extractor fan. This works have left some holes on ceiling/walls and I do not want spiders coming in!

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  47. lots of different day trips and go exploring

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  48. Lots of long walks and picnics

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  49. Getting the garden in order, caring for my dad who is recovering magnificently from a hip replacement op and hopefully getting away for a break end of September

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  50. Were going to Wales for a week :)

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  51. I don't have much planned, just lots of relaxing and family time!

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  52. Spending as much time on the beach as possible come rain or shine1

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  53. Trip to London and then a family holiday to Grange

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  54. Days out, picnics, fun in the sun (hmmmm...), oh, and watching the Ashes!

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  55. getting on top of the allotment , it has been a difficult year has i have had a operation on my foot and now need one on my other so we where late putting our produce in the ground now its going to be difficult has i need to make sure it his all ready for when i have the other op with my winter veg . but it will be worth it all in the end. Barbara M

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  56. Sorting out the garden and spending the time with the family! :)

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  57. enjoying the garden with family

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  58. Hopefully getting our first house :)

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  59. I'm still working as I work from home but am hoping to go to Snowdon with the family on my week off

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  60. Lots of playing sports and going walking

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  61. Spending as much time as I can outdoors

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  62. Lazy days spent on the beach, interspersed with boring dull work!

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  63. Lots of days on the beach

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  64. Working mostly but taking our caravan to Camber Sands for a week will nicely break it up! Pray on the weather!

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  65. I hate to use a four letter "W" word here but I'm afraid I must! I have to work!

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  66. Spending time with the kids and looking forward to our holidays at the end of August

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  67. We are hoping to get lots of days out, just hope the weather stays nice

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  68. we are spending summer at home as putting the house on the market ( very scary )

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  69. I am off back home to visit my family down in Midsomer Norton/Bath for a few weeks. Can't wait. Love Downton Abbey

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  70. Enjoy the garden and read more books

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  71. I'm working all summer but I am going to Orlando in September :)

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  72. We're getting married and having a party in the garden

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  73. beach holiday with kids

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  74. Hopefully going to Ireland and I have never been before so I am really excited about it.

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  75. Relaxing in the garden.

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  76. Enjoying the warmer weather on my walks

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  77. Days out exploring our region

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  78. Visiting family in Devon & a trip to Legoland.

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  79. various days out and car shows :)

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  80. Sort out the Garden if weather allows.

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  81. A couple of days up in Pitlochry, sun and peace, and walks

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  82. A staycation with lots of trips out

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  83. Camping, day trips oh and work

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  84. We aren't going away but plan to have a lazy summer enjoying the garden (weather permitting!)

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  85. Going to weymouth for horseriding

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  86. Hopefully a bbq with friends and family, but with the weather as is is now I think it might be something to eat indoors!

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  87. We are having lots of day trips out, sealife centre this week, hatton park next week and a pj day today with dvds and board games to keep us occupied while it rained

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  88. Walking and working

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  89. we've just bought a caravan so we're going to take the kids to explore Ireland.

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  90. I'm planning an epic 4th birthday party!

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  91. Just working

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