WIN a stunning Christmas Lampshade in our giveaway competition

Amongst all the yummy chocolate, Christmas puddings and other delicious Christmas delights I receive there is sometimes something that makes you stop and think ‘Ooooh, that’s different – fabulous different’! Rosalind Freeborn has had the brilliant idea of taking the lampshade shade and turning it into a work of art, creating her own papershades.  Her original pretty designs create a simple inexpensive way of adding a bit of colour to our often too beige lives.  These paper shades are cleverly designed in 5 pieces which you fit together yourself.  Luckily for us, she has a range of 6 Christmas shades and has kindly offered the Christmas Tree paper shade as a prize worth £25.  All you have to do to take part in our giveaway competition is subscribe to our newsletter and/or follow and like us on Facebook.

Christmas Tree Paper Shade

 

To win all you need to do is subscribe to my free weekly Christmas Planning Newsletter and follow us on Facebook – we will pick a winner at random from our combined list of Facebook followers and Newsletter subscribers – so if you do both you stand twice the chance of winning!

 

 

 

For more information about Papershades
Competition Rules:
  1. By entering you grant us the right to publish your name in print and online, making minor corrections and edits as required.
  2. The names of the winners will be published in a follow-up blog and in our newsletter in mid-October.
  3. The closing date for entries is midnight on October 9th, 2017 – only people subscribed to our email newsletter or who follow us on Facebook as of October 9th will be eligible.
  4. The editor’s decision is final and we will not enter into further correspondence.
  5. No alternative prizes or cash alternatives are available.
  6. The winner will be notified by e-mail or Facebook week commencing October 9th. – you will have 7 days to make contact with us and claim the prize. Prizes not claimed by October 16th will be placed into a second draw and offered to the runner-up.
  7. Sorry, but we can only deliver the prize to locations within the UK via Royal Mail.
  8. The name and address of the winner(s) will be passed to the sponsors who will make arrangements for getting the prize to you.
  9. This competition is being run in good-faith and on a best endeavours basis, we cannot be held responsible for failure to receive prize claims or failure for the prize to be delivered by the sponsor.
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Giveaway Competition: Win a pair of tickets for The Spirit of Christmas Fair at Olympia London

Spirt of Christmas Fair 2017 Olympia London

 

Christmas Fair 2017 LondonWe have 3 pairs of tickets, each worth £31 to giveaway for this year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair which is held at London Olympia between October 30th and November 5th, 2017.

 

There’s something for everyone at this ultimate home of Christmas shopping: gifts, home, fashion, baby & child, decorations, health & beauty to jewellery and men’s. Discerning shoppers will be spoilt for choice with never-seen-before items across seven straight days.
Visitors will also be treated to exclusive tips and tricks from the best in the business with the free interactive workshops on offer. From creating floral arrangements with one of London’s top florists, to tasting some of the world’s most decadent Champagnes with a Master of Wine, there’s something for everyone.

 

Food Festival London 2017
Foodies will rejoice in the gourmet heaven that is the Great Taste Food Market. A showcase like no other of the finest culinary delights from handmade Cornish cheeses, organic oils and preserves and the finest oak-smoked Scottish salmon, to luxury Christmas puddings, truffles and caviar. Not to mention the irresistible array of fine wines, teas, spirits and Champagne on offer.

 

To win all you need to do is subscribe to my free weekly Christmas Planning Newsletter and follow us on Facebook – we will pick 3 winners at random from our combined list of Facebook followers and Newsletter subscribers – so if you do both you stand twice the chance of winning!

 

 

 

For more information about the Spirit of Christmas Fair visit www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk

 

Competition Rules:
  1. By entering you grant us the right to publish your name in print and online, making minor corrections and edits as required.
  2. The names of the winners will be published in a follow-up blog and in our newsletter in mid-October.
  3. The closing date for entries is midnight on October 1st, 2017 – only people subscribed to our email newsletter or who follow us on Facebook as of October 1st will be eligible.
  4. The editor’s decision is final and we will not enter into further correspondence.
  5. No alternative prizes or cash alternatives are available.
  6. The winner will be notified by e-mail or Facebook week commencing October 2nd. – you will have 7 days to make contact with us and claim the prize. Prizes not claimed by October 9th will be placed into a second draw and offered to runners up.
  7. Sorry but we can only deliver the prize to locations within the UK via Royal Mail.
  8. The name and address of the winners will be passed to the event sponsors who will make arrangements for getting the tickets to you before the event.
  9. This competition is being run in good-faith and on a best endeavours basis, we cannot be held responsible for failure to receive prize claims or failure for tickets to be delivered by the sponsor.

Update: October 5th 2017, Winners Announced 

The three pairs of tickets have been won by

S. Gahan – London
K. Townsend – Essex
N. Robinson – Hertfordshire

We hope they enjoy this year’s Spirit of Christmas Fair. If you haven’t been lucky this time you can still get tickets for the event from the event website in the details above.

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Free Philip Kingsley Goodies – Find the Festive Wreath Competition

At the time of year when we are shopping for everyone else rather than ourselves, I do love some self indulgent freebies, so when Philip Kingsley told me about their ‘Find the Festive Wreath’ competition, I had to take a look.

Find the Festive Wreath Competition

Find the Festive Wreath Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All you have to do is log into Instagram and follow philip_kingsley and look for the ‘Find The Festive Wreath’ in their Treasure Hunt.  You can win a luxury haircare and skincare goodies from Philip Kingsley and expert skincare Sarah Chapman.

Philip Kingsley and Sarah Chapman Luxury pampering

Philip Kingsley and Sarah Chapman Luxury pampering

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having been a fan of the Philip Kingsley for many years and I can definitely say that their Elasticizer is the best thing I have used for my highlighted hair.  I have fine hair and usually I would think that such a product might weigh it down but it doesn’t.  It does dramatically improves the condition and leaves my hair look full and bouncy.  I think that this is because it is a pre wash treatment so you are shampooing and conditioning after Elasticizer has been washed away.  Even my husband notices when I use it and actually said ‘Wow, your hair looks shiny!’  Not bad considering I usually have to leap in front of him and announce when I have been to the hairdressers just so he says a lacklustre ‘Ah, very nice’.  So for your chance to win this fabulous pre Christmas treat which includes the legendary Elasticizer then enter today!

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Competition: What do you give someone who loves cooking for Christmas?

I could also have entitled this blog “What do you give someone who has everything for Christmas?”. Well if they enjoy cooking I have a great idea for you. Why not buy them some great ingredients and put them in a little gift box or hamper and give it to them as a lovely thoughtful gift this Christmas?

As a brilliant example of what I think will make a brilliant Christmas present for the buddying chef in your life, Cooks & Co have kindly given us 5 bottles of their speciality oils to give away.

Cooks & Co Speciality Oils

 

These are lovely products that no kitchen should be without.  I’ve been using their virgin sesame oil all summer in salad dressings and their olive oil with chillies is a great way to add some warmth and depth when frying a steak or even cooking an omelette. You can find these in all good supermarkets these days or online at Amazon.co.uk.  Cooks & Co have also produced a nice guide to their speciality oils that you can signup for and download here.

The five oils included in the competition prize are Hazelnut Oil, Olive Oil with Chillies, Roasted Peanut Oil, Virgin Sesame Oil and Walnut Oil as pictured above.  If you would like to win this set of five speciality oils so you then just enter our competition.

All you need to do is leave a comment below and tell us what you think would make the perfect Christmas present for someone who loves cooking. We are looking for a good range of ideas for all budgets so anything from ingredients to gadgets to particular cookery books.  Don’t forget to give your reason for picking the item you are suggesting.

Please note: This competition is now closed and the winner will be announced shortly

How to enter & rules:

  1. Read through the comments below to see what ideas other people have already entered.
  2. Use the comment box to leave your entry OR e-mail it to linda@christmascountdown.co.uk.
  3. By entering you grant us the right to publish your entry in print and online, making minor corrections and edits as required.
  4. The closing date for entries is midnight on December 17th 2012
  5. The editors decision is final and we will not enter into further correspondence.
  6. The winner will be notified by e-mail on December 19th 2012 – don’t forget to leave your correct e-mail address or we won’t be able to contact you to arrange delivery.  If the prize is not claimed within 14 days we will offer it again to a runner up.
  7. We agree to receive our newsletter e-mail to notify your of new competitions, winners of previous competitions and related offers.  You can unsubscribe at anytime.  Typically sent just 4 times a year.
  8. We promise not to share your e-mail address with anyone else.
  9. Sorry but we can only deliver the prize to locations within the UK via Royal Mail.
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