Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Giveaway. Show all posts

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Beach fun with National Trust #50Things and giveaway

As the weather has been so lovely lately we decided to take a trip to the coast, and what better place to go that the beautiful Rhosilli Bay which in on the South Gower coast.  If you've ever been there you'll know what I mean.  If you haven't here's some pictures of this fabulous place.

The coastline is owned by the National Trust so it was also the perfect place to go to catch up on a few of our 50 Things activities.

There were lots of caves and the boys even manged to explore a few.  My five year old was straight in there but my seven year old made me laugh as he was afraid of everything.  There was a really strange noise coming out of this cave though so we didn't stay too long.  I still don't know what it was.

Outside the cave there was an actual bonafide shipwreck.  It's called Helvetia; a ship wrecked in 1887.  The boys didn't believe me at first but I showed them the netting and part of the ship that is visible when the tide is out.  Isn't that amazing?  It's not often you get to see a shipwreck.

Then we had a very long walk down to the sea to jump over some waves.  We all had great fun splashing around in the sea, and even though my 2 year old was a bit wary to start with, he soon joined in with the fun. After getting soaked we decided it was time to collect some water for the moat around the sandcastle that we were planning to build, so we got that and headed off back up the beach.

We spent the next few hours climbing up the rocks, building sandcastles and some cool sand cars.  The boys had one each (you can see those in the first photo at the top.

We didn't manage to catch any crabs today, so that'll be something to do on our next trip to Rhosilli.  I'm sure we'll be back there before long.

Would you like to win a family pass to a National Trust property in Wales just in time for the summer holidays?   Just tell me where your favourite beach is in the comments section below, and don't forgot to say that you've entered in Rafflecopter.  Good luck.

You can find out more about National Trust Wales properties on Twitter and Facebook
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 25 March 2013

Giveaway: Win a £25 Sainsbury's voucher

The winner is.... Emily Jane Ann Nelson.  I have sent you a message on Facebook.  Congratulations.

As part of the Sainsbury’s Bank Family Blogger Network, I am offering this giveaway courtesy of Sainsbury's Bank loans.


  • Log in to Rafflecopter and enter the draw by leaving a blog post comment with your ideas for affordable family activities to do during the school holidays. You can also enter by tweeting about the giveaway, using the hashtag #SBschoolholidays, and by referring a friend to enter the giveaway.
  • The more times you enter, the better your chance of winning the £25 Sainsbury’s voucher!
  • Whether or not you're our prize winner, your affordable family activity ideas could also potentially appear in a future Money Matters Blog post.
  • The winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page.
  • The deadline for entering the giveaway is Wednesday 3 April.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to all readers in the UK.
Entrants must have a UK address to enter. No bulk or third party entrants.
The prize is non-transferable, and will be sent out from Sainsbury’s Bank.
The name and address of the winner will be passed to Sainsbury’s Bank, but will not be used for marketing purposes
All entries may be featured on the Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters blog post without further payment.
The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not respond within 7 days another winner may be chosen.
The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter (which uses and announced on this page.
Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

My very first giveaway

As some of you may know, I used to be a consultant for Virgin Vie Cosmetics (or VIE at home as they're now called).  I recently decided to end my 6 year career with them as I've just got too much on my plate at the moment.  Over my time with them I have accumulated quite a lot of goodies, so I have decided to use some of these to do some competitions, so expect quite a few cosmetic/skincare/jewellery related giveaways to come! (Sorry boys, I'll try to find something for you too :)

I'm going to keep this first one simple as I'm still trying to get to grips with the whole blogging thing.  If I've got anything wrong I would be very grateful for your comments and help.

So, I've got a fab VIE Capsule Colour Collection to give to one of my lovely followers.  It's a gorgeous little collection of summer colours for you to mix and match.  There's both shimmer and matte eyeshadows, blush and lip gloss.

All I want to to do to win this is to follow my blog over on the right side of the page, and comment below that you have done so with a way for me to contact you (Twitter name preferably).  If you're not on twitter then I should be able to contact you through Google (though I haven't tried this yet).  I will also announce the winner on this page.

As the whole purpose of this competition is to get more followers I would love it if you would share this post.  I'm not going to do give extra entries (as I said I'm trying to keep it simple) but I would be very grateful if you could tweet the following:

"I want to win a Capsule Colour Collection from @joanneblunt at"

Entries close at 3pm on Tuesday 21st June and I will draw a winner at random.

AND THE WINNER IS: niclon 26 (@n76seary). Congratulations!
I would love to be able to give everyone a prize, but the best I can do is get another competition started soon!