Something For The Weekend - Happy Summer Days

Hello again everyone!  Well, we had a mini heat wave here on the Island this week – had to break out summer dresses, plenty of sun screen and my mind got to wandering about what I need to get planned for the impending school summer holidays!  I have a bag hidden away from little prying eyes that contains various treats already – a new huge beach ball, a Frisbee, some stickers and little toys that have been won and squirreled away, ingredients for baking, a “make your own board game kit” and other bits and bobs that I have put together as some inspiration for the 6 weeks of “mummy, we’re bored!”  Even if you don’t have children at home, it’s the time of year that we all start to think about how we would like to spend our summer days – lounging by a pool, exploring the countryside, visiting a National Trust property, or just relaxing in the garden.  What do you have planned for summer?  Do let us know in the comments section, we love to hear from you!

On this theme, Mondelez (the company behind Cadbury, Kenco, Maynards, Ritz to name but a few) are running a fantastic on-pack promotion entitled Happy Summer Dayz!  By purchasing one of their promotional packs (full listings of what items are included can be found here), and entering a code online between 9th July – 27 August 2014 you can win a free family day out!  Not only that, but every time someone wins a day out, the company will also donate a free day out to one of three charities – Make a Wish, Barnardo’s or Variety – that’s what I call a win-win situation!  So, in the days running up to the launch of this awesome comp, keep your eyes peeled for promotional packs, and get winning some fabulous family days out this summer, and help to donate some summer joy to some very worthy causes at the same time!

Now we all have that warm, fuzzy summery feeling, here are some other summer-loving comps to keep it going!


  • Show your garden some love this summer with this great competition from House to Home and Tesco.  Register/login before midnight on 30th June 2014 for a chance to win a fabulous Tesco Direct 7 piece oval furniture set, worth £1100!
  • How about replacing some of your old, worn swimwear ready for the summer season?  The Beauty Pages are offering one lucky winner the chance to spend £100 in House of Fraser on womenswear, swimwear or accessories!  Visit the website and answer the question (Our Advice – c) £100) before midnight on 3rd July 2014 to be in with a chance!
  • In need of a new picnic hamper for the summer?  Enter the Morrisons competition before midnight on 6th July 2014 for a chance to win one with Jacobs Creek!  You can enter once per day by visiting the website and entering your details, and you could be heading off to the country with some lovely Jacobs Creek wine, strawberry & cream flavoured sweets and your picnic in a lovely wicker hamper!
  • Bucket missing its spade?  Beach ball got a hole in it?  How about winning a bundle of Quut Beach Toys with What's on 4 Little Ones?  Visit the website and answer the question (Our Advice – b) spherical) and enter your details by midnight on 25th July 2014 and you could be the envy of the beach!


Happy comping all, and lots of Lucky Dust to you all.

Kirsty x