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May Day picnic and giveaway

by Clare Mansell
May Day picnic and giveaway

We had a village get together yesterday to mark the May bank holiday. We are lucky enough to have a patch of land to hold these events on which is owned by the Chichester Harbour Trust but leased to the village on a peppercorn rent. I’m on the committee that looks after the land and also organises the events.
Yesterday’s gathering was a picnic for families with some old fashioned games like welly wanging and tug of war as well as tractor rides and live music from our local ukelele band. All laid on completely for free and with no fund-raising agenda.

The event was also a good excuse to share round the various batches of cider that have been maturing around the village since our apple day last autumn. Jim has turned our keg’s worth into a slightly sparkling cider, which actually isn’t half bad!

Some of the terracotta plates we used for our picnic are part of the new Dunelm Mediterranean Collection  and to celebrate the launch of the new dishes, I have a chip and dip plate and a ceramic tapas dish to give away to one winner. All you need to do to enter is either leave a comment below or like my facebook page.

Rafflecopter is open till Thursday at 12:30pm. I will pick the winner of Thursday afternoon. One winner gets both dishes, UK postal address only please. No cash alternative and if I cannot contact the winner within 3 days of doing the draw, I will pick another winner.

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Jo Hutchinson May 6, 2014 - 11:38 am

sausage rolls

Jane May 6, 2014 - 12:46 pm

This looks like a fab family day. I miss living in West Wittering although as we still have the house I know we will be back one day. My children spent their summer time sailing and camping at Cobnor. Many happy memories. Would love to win Dunelm the chip and dip plate looks fabulous!

Kim Plant May 6, 2014 - 4:39 pm

sausage rolls yum yum xx

suzanne cooke May 6, 2014 - 5:33 pm

I love egg mayo sandwiches with finely chopped tomato.

HillyT May 6, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Hi Clare, I just wanted to apologise for not answering your email way back last August about badge hosting. Please forgive my rudeness, I would have loved to join in! Unfortunately I have my blog set up so that emails from there go to an email address I seldom use and that’s why I didn’t notice it until now. Mostly I only get comments sent to there which I read on blogger.
I still read, and enjoy, your blog. Keep up the great work!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans May 6, 2014 - 7:22 pm

I love sausage rolls and scotch eggs for picnics – easy and yummy when cold!!!

Gill May 6, 2014 - 8:13 pm


Lynsey Buchanan May 6, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Ham & Cheese sandwiches

Coombe Mill May 6, 2014 - 10:42 pm

salmon sandwiches followed by strawberries! Looks looks like a lovely country day was had by all.

Helen Dickinson May 6, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Party rings

Linda May 7, 2014 - 6:44 am

Cheese and salad sandwiches and lemon drizzle cake.

frances hopkins May 7, 2014 - 6:57 am

scotch eggs x

Debra Carr May 7, 2014 - 8:27 am

Looks like the perfect way to celebrate May Day and the food looks pretty good too.

Nancy May 7, 2014 - 9:34 am

So Welly Wanging… that is a new one to me. Then again Canadians get in giant pumpkins in Windsor in the fall and paddle across the lake… Love it Clare. You look settled and happy.

kj19 May 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

quiche home made of course

Leanne Lunn May 7, 2014 - 3:49 pm

I love mini scotch eggs and quiches

Tracy K Nixon May 7, 2014 - 5:57 pm

I love Welsh Eggs! (They are like Scotch eggs but instead of sausage meat, they have mashed potato and cheese) Yummy!

Curlew Country May 7, 2014 - 7:22 pm

Hi Clare, thanks for your very kind comments x ) I’m off to visit you properly now too (love your profile pic I must say).

I’ve just overhauled my blog and thought I’d added a bloglovin button (the + one?) but will check it out. All that coding stuff made my head ache, bit of a technophobe me! Highly likely I’ve messed it up so thanks for pointing it out, much appreciated 🙂 see you at Blogtacular x

Natalie Crossan May 7, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Mini sausage rolls 🙂

Rebecca Phillips May 7, 2014 - 8:52 pm

egg & onion sandwiches!


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