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#Win 2 VIP Tickets to Taste of London Festival 2013

Posted on 10th September 2012 in #WIN/ oats

Win 2 VIP Tickets to Taste of  London Festival 2013, plus one night’s accommodation in London with breakfast  and travel.

Recipe Entry  Requirements:

  1. The  dish also MUST be made with oatmeal and not rolled oats. This can be coarse,  medium or fine but it has to be oatmeal as per the rules of the Golden Spurtle competition.
  2. The  dish needs to be easily prepared in under 30 mins alongside the traditional  Porridge that The Porridge Lady will be preparing.
  3. All  the ingredients in the recipe mustn’t be too difficult to source.
  4. Closing date 14.9.2012.

For more information on the Golden Spurtle  Championships and to read the full rules, visit the website

The 19th annual World Porridge Making Championships take  place on Saturday 6th October 2012.  As Britain’s longest established miller of oats, Mornflake are inviting everyone to suggest recipe ideas to be entered into the competition.

They will select their favourite dish together with Anna Louise Batchelor, aka The Porridge Lady. The chosen recipe will then be cooked by The Porridge Lady for the 2012  Championships under the Speciality Selection category.

The Porridge Lady said: “I am really excited to see what  recipes people will enter.  Oats  Oatmeal are really versatile so I  am hoping that we see some creative ideas. Oatmeal can be used for more  than just basic porridge for example an American entrant last year entered  Black Bean Porridge Patties, which looked delicious.”


  • Two  VIP tickets to Taste of London Festival 2013 between 20th-23rd June 2013.
  • One  nights accommodation in a central London hotel for two people including  breakfast.
  • £100 towards travel costs.
  • Your recipe being entered into the Championships by  The Porridge Lady.
  • A  Mornflake hamper of goodies.

RUNNERS UP: A  Mornflake hamper of goodies will also be awarded to two runners  up.

#Win a box of luxury chocolates! *Updated 18.9.2012*

Posted on 19th August 2012 in #WIN/ chocolate/ competition

18.9.2012 – I am very sad to report that the winner of these chocolates has been in touch to say she hasn’t received them. In my efforts to look into this I have found that there is some doubt regarding the authenticity of Genevie and her chocolates. The photo of her below, for example, is an istock photo and not of her at all, if indeed ‘she’ even exists.

Here are the links that explain more: via @mummybarrow who also offered the prize –

and via Fuss Free Flavours –


I have recently had the pleasure of sampling some of the chocolates lovingly handmade by Genevie.

My personal favourite of this little selection was the bottom middle one which had a marzipan centre; it was gorgeous *salivates at the memory*.

Online shop owner Genevie, pictured above, says:

“Welcome to my chocolate gift shop where I hope you’ll find the perfect gift made with love by chocolatier Genevie. My Chocolate is only available from the online shop and you will not find any of the chocs in shops or on other sites. All of the chocolate boxes are delivered free post to the UK mainland.
All of the boxes are hand decorated with silk and butterfly emblems making sure that each box is special & unique. A gift card is included with all of the chocolate boxes and you can give a personal message during checkout.”

I have a gorgeous, red, heart shaped box of 32 handmade chocolates to give away to one lucky winner!

To enter, simply:

Tweet – “I’ve entered to win a box of handmade choc via @CoffeeCurls blog”

And comment below to let me know that you’ve done so.

Good luck!

Closing date 26.8.2012. Prize as offered, no cash alternative. CoffeeCurls is not responsible for the prize, it is the sole responsibility of the prize provider. If you don’t want the chocolates I am happy to eat them for you 😉

Win A Pair Of Running Shoes!

Posted on 15th August 2012 in competition

Win A Pair Of Running Shoes!

Feeling inspired by the Olympics? All you need now is a fab new pair of running shoes to set you off on the path to fitness.

You are in luck, because I’ve teamed up with to offer one lucky reader a brand new pair of trainers up to the value of £90!

With a huge selection of running shoes on offer, Sportsshoes ensures mums have plenty of options to look and feel fabulous. Why not view the range here and see which ones take your fancy:

Here’s how to enter….

Please comment below to state that you’d like to enter – and either tweet “I’ve entered to #win a pair of running shoes worth up to £90 from @sportsshoes_com on @CoffeeCurls blog

or share this competition on facebook.

The lucky winner will need to confirm their shoe size and address and choose a pair of running shoes up to the value of £90 which will be sent out them directly by the prize provider.

Please see the Terms & Conditions here:  1.      Competition is only available to individuals aged 18 and over.  2.      The prize will be sent out within 28 days.   3.      The prize must be redeemed within 6 months.  4.      The prize will be a pair of running shoes selected from up to the value of £90.  5. reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of a similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for reasons beyond its control. Cash or credit alternatives will not be offered.   6.      Sportsshoes reserves the right to amend, suspend or cancel the competition without notice and/or review and revise these terms and conditions at any time without giving prior notice.   7.      The publisher’s decision is final.  8.      Closing date: 31/8/2012.

#WIN The Chronicles of Narnia

Posted on 22nd June 2012 in #WIN/ books

I have been offered a giftset of The Chronicles of Narnia (rrp £90.93), containing seven hard backed books in a cloth backed slipcase, to give away!

As well as being wonderful to read, the books would make a fabulous gift and be an attractive asset to any book shelf.

To enter, please tweet “I’ve entered to win The Chronicles of Narnia gift set on @CoffeeCurls blog” and comment below to let me know that you’ve done so.

For an additional entry, you could sign up to The Works newsletter by emailing your details, along with the above phrase, to

The winner will be chosen, at random, by my cat Maisy… yes really, I will write the name of each entrant on a piece of paper, screw it up into a ball and then throw all the balls to Maisy – the one she bats back to me will win! I am sure that the lovely and oh so fair @SparkandFuse will let me know if this is an allowable system or  not and if it isn’t then I will be guided by them as to the correct way to randomly select my winner!

Closing date: 8pm on Friday 29th of June 2012. UK entries only, sorry.

Best of luck.

That’s all folks!

Chocolate Christmas Crackers!

Posted on 24th October 2011 in Chocolate Christmas Crackers/ competition/ Hotel Chocolat

I’ve found the perfect decoration for both my tree and table this Christmas!

Hotel Chocolat have added some Christmas crackers to their range. Here I am reviewing the set of mini crackers but they also do larger table crackers and a ‘rather large cracker’ which would make a great gift!

The packaging is lovely on these, the look and feel like a well made classy item. With standard Christmas crackers I always find the bits of novelty plastic under chairs etc for days afterwards whereas these little beauties each contain a scrummy chocolate which I’m quite sure will be immediately gobbled up!

To see the whole Christmas range click here – as a bonus, if you spend £60 or more they will treat you to a box of Winter Treasures worth £11. What more excuse do you need to get shopping!

Would you like to win a box of 10 mini-crackers?

If so please tweet – ‘I want to win crackers from @HotelChocolat in the @CoffeeCurls comp’ or state that you’d like to enter in the comments section below. 

A comment below and then a tweet or RT of this statement will count as 2 entries!

Winner will be drawn on the 1st December so that Hotel Chocolat will have plenty of time to get your prize to you before Christmas. Good luck x      

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