Category Archives: Competitions

Chocolate treats

Some of the earliest articles I had published were about entering consumer competitions. Some were advice pieces whilst others were about specific wins or types of prize. A number of these prizes have been for “a year of…” a product … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas -2016

I wonder how often your hobbies and interests actually throw up research for your stories and articles. I enjoy entering consumer competitions. Many of these are now run through blogs or on Facebook or Twitter. To help select the winner(s) … Continue reading

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Writing and Talking

Writing has taken on a different turn the past week as the speaker for a local group has had to cancel due to ill health and I have been asked to stand in. I only started writing non-fiction after someone … Continue reading

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There once was a …

I can’t remember the last time I wrote a limerick – possibly when I was still teaching – but this week I have written two. Actually I have written more than that but I now have two I am happy … Continue reading

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Competition ups and downs

Anyone who enjoys entering competitions gets used to lean periods when no prizes put in an appearance and even a key ring is greeted with a smile and others when there seems to be a mini bonanza. After a long … Continue reading

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May Day

May Day already and a sunny but chill day with a strong wind. I wasn’t in Oxford to hear the choir sing in May Day at 6 am but I did get to see the village celebration. Both the garland … Continue reading

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Upsizing and Downsizing

It was great to hear from a reader of the blog, Dan, who had won a prize in a competition after he followed up the link to the Prizefinder site. It is good to hear of others good fortune and … Continue reading

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Progress report

A few interesting emails in the past week. Two arrived within minutes of each other and both informed me of competition wins. Not writing related in this case but found using the Prizefinder site mentioned in an earlier post. Both … Continue reading

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Winter Warmers

I don’t often write about food although I have done on occasion such as my piece on Quince in Smallholder. However, food is something that everyone can relate to and perhaps comfort foods for the depth of winter are some … Continue reading

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Comping

Most of the competitions we enter these days are entered on-line. Even those appearing in magazines or on TV often have the option to enter on-line and it is certainly quicker and cheaper than postal or telephone entries. Last year … Continue reading

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