Win a prize – every day – for the 12 days of Christmas
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
OK, so I’m not your true love but I do quite like you so I’m giving away a prize every single day for the 12 days of Christmas, starting today, Thurs 1 December. I’ll be posting a different prize each day here on the blog – and sharing on Facebook and Twitter. And I’m feeling generous so I’m throwing an extra prize in for luck – and I think it’s one you’re really, really going to like…
To enter the competition, all you have to do is:
LIKE Muddy Stilettos Somerset on Facebook, leave a few words in the comment box and SHARE
Or do both (you’ll double your chances).
Simple as that. I’ll draw a name out of my virtual hat at 11pm each evening and announce the winner for each day.
So let’s see what’s inside my goody bag…
First, the latest addition to the stash: a Large Christmas Chocolate Hamper from Choc on Choc – worth £60
Start drooling, this prize is a hamper containing six of Choc on Choc‘s irresistible chocolate collections: chocolate biscuits, chocolate penguins with salted caramel truffles, white chocolate sprouts, Christmas chocolate cup charms, milk chocolate reindeer and chocolate gingerbread men with snowflakes. It’s all handmade from dark, milk and white Belgian chocolate in the Somerset village of Rode, just outside Bath. I’m in love. Choc on Choc will post the hamper, worth £60, to the winner.
Two tickets to Grace Alexander Flower’s ‘Complete Christmas’ at Forde Abbey –worth £196Join psychologist turned florist extraordinaire Grace Alexander at Forde Abbey in Chard for a day of festive workshops. You’ll be using foliage and berries from the estate, flowers, Somerset willow and perhaps a vintage bauble or two to making a stunning Christmas wreath, a centre piece for the table and some gorgeous gift tags and place settings – everything provided, including mince pies and mulled wine. The prize is for two tickets for three 90-minute workshops, to the value of £196. If you don’t win the prize you can always buy tickets here.
Stunning pendant hand crafted by Frome’s gem of a jeweller, Eleanor Christine Jewellery – worth £75
Ellie Swinhoe of Eleanor Christine Jewellery makes bold, edgy, sculptural rings, necklaces and earrings in silver and gold and uses unique stones sourced from around the world. The prize is one of her signature designs, a cute Hermes Wings pendant worth £75. The pendant is made from sterling silver set with a 6mm diameter icy blue chalcedony and strung on a 40cm sterling silver rope chain. Can I enter my own competition?
A case of delizioso Italian wine from Arthouse Wine – worth £82
Somerset/Italy-based Arthouse Wine specialises in Italian wine from small, independent wine producers in Italy. Their wines are made from low-yielding, hand-picked, barrel-fermented grapes, bottle numbers are limited and they’re on first-name terms with their producers. The prize is their Welcome Case worth £82.00 including UK free delivery. You’ll get: 2 x Nemorino Bianco, a crisp Tuscan white; 1 x Nemorino Rosso, a fruit-driven Tuscan red; 1 x Refosco, a smooth, full-bodied red and 2 x Disperato, a tropical fruit-driven delicate white.
Family portrait shoot with award-winning photographer Emily Fairweather – worth £350Award-winning documentary film maker and photographer Emily Fairweather specialises in natural, fun images of families and children in vivid colours and striking black and white. She also takes brilliant wedding photos. The prize is a family portrait shoot lasting 1-2 hours, outside in a gorgeous rural setting at Emily’s home or within 10 miles of Taunton and will include 1 x 10×8 mounted print and 5 digital images.
Peregrine merino wool sweater from Merchant Menswear in Taunton – worth £90
Bristol-based J G Glover’s knitwear, who make the Peregrine brand, has been around for an incredible 200 years. It’s high quality, classic design – like all the other clothes in Merchant Menswear in the Riverside area of Taunton. The prize is either a fine merino wool sweater or a heavy gauge merino wool sweater (the choice is yours) – they both come in a range of colours.
Hand-printed cushion from Resident, Frome’s coolest homewares shop – worth £49
Those chaps who run the Resident on Catherine Hill in Frome have got the best taste! From their carefully curated collection of home wares, accessories and grooming stuff comes this prize, a cushion by Ferm Living hand-printed with a delicate ‘dottery’ print. The cushion is 100% organic canvas and filled with feather and down.
Two set of family tickets to Around the World in 80 Days, the new Christmas show at Taunton’s The Brewhouse – worth £116Christmas isn’t Christmas without a trip to the theatre and this year’s hottest ticket takes you on a journey by Chinese junk, a hot air balloon and even an elephant’s back on the trail of Phineas Fogg and his French valet Passepartout. The show’s at The Brewhouse in Taunton from Sat 10- Sat 31 Dec and we’ve got two sets of tickets for a family of four, each set worth £58, for two lucky winners…. so I’m counting this as two separate prizes.
Dinner for two at the newly opened restaurant and bar Sam’s Kitchen Deli in FromeAward-winning cafe-restaurant Sam’s Kitchen Deli on Walcot Street in Bath has been described as a cross between Yotam Ottolenghi and a country kitchen. Find out for yourself – Sam’s just opened up a brand new restaurant, bakery and bar at the bottom of the cobbled Catherine Hill in Frome and we’ve got a dinner for two to give away.
Super soft and snuggly Cyberjammies robe, from Amour Lingerie – worth £69
Amour Lingerie in Wincanton not only has the best selection of bras and underwear in the West Country but they also stock luxury fleecy robes like this prize, a cream fleece Cyberjammies robe with a hood. So slip it on, Netflix and chill (no really, just watch a box set and relax).
A luxury black leather purse from Allotment at Prockters Farm – worth £45Just one of the many gorgeous items stocked by Kirsten up at Allotment (the fashion and accessories shop on a farm, you can read more about it here) – you could win this bell & fox soft black pebble leather purse with four internal sections for credit cards, notes and coins. Allotment also sells an exciting collection of luxury knitwear, footwear, denim, jewellery, candles, notebooks, bags, belts… (it’s impossible to go there and not find something you like).
A made to order – and handmade – Christmas wreath from Kilver Court Designer Village– worth £50-60
Win a made-to-order Christmas wreath, hand made by the ever so stylish people up at the Wiggly Shed. That’s the shop in the Kilver Court Designer Village garden nursery. They’ve got lots of other festive greenery there too, including holly, mistletoe and Christmas trees: the Fraser Fir (silver edged leaves and a Christmassy scent) and the Nordman Fir (soft, glossy, non-drop needles).