Giveaway: Win a Kettler BBQ Worth £599

summer garden table

Can you smell it? Summer – just a hint of it – is in the air.

I can’t wait. Summer for us means taking time away from work and school, and getting outdoors. It’s also the perfect opportunity to spend more time with our favourite people.

Over the years, some of my happiest summer memories are of gathering outside with family and friends. In Brighton, we’d often take a huge picnic down to the beach after work, with juice for the kids and chilled beer for the adults. We would let the children play while we watched the sun set.

One of my favourite photos of Flea is this one, taken at a picnic when she was about seven. I’d gone down to Brighton for the summer and one day, I met up with three of my best friends and their kids, and we all went to the park for a picnic.

picnic park

I was missing Brighton badly then, having moved to a new town in Lancashire where I didn’t know anyone.

What I remember about this day was the relief and joy of knowing you’re with people who really GET you – and who love your child almost as much as you do. My friend Pippa had just surprised Flea with a birthday cake, and swept her in for a big cuddle.

I’m not sure I’ve ever found anything as special as my Brighton ‘tribe’ and it’s a big part of why I am so sure we’ll move back there, one day.

Last summer was the first time we really had a usable garden in our Lancashire house. After eight years. What can I say, I bought a fixer-upper and the garden was pretty much last on our to-do list.

My parents bought me a set of garden furniture for my birthday. We’d just had our rickety old garage removed, with flags laid and sockets put in. My Dad built me some wooden planters, and we filled the garden with flowers, and a herb garden.  Of course, it’s a family garden, so we added a trampoline for Flea, and a basketball hoop.

It’s now the perfect place to spend a summer’s day, and there’s room for Flea to play with friends, or to have a drink on a summer evening with friends. Heck, the WiFi even stretches that far, so I can do a bit of work, or stream music into the garden.

This year, I’d like to get some trailing plants over the walls, and some lighting up, so we can sit out as the sun goes down.

FORCE Lifestyle barbecue

Of course, the perfect way to christen a new garden is with a barbecue – and if you’re going to cook for friends, why not do it in style? I love the look of the new Everdure range from Kettler, designed in partnership with Heston Blumenthal.

The Everdure Force (£599 RRP) is a two-burner gas barbecue that’s simple to use, and ready to cook in under 5 minutes. Made of die-cast aluminium, it won’t rust, it’s available in four gorgeous colours.

Win an Everdure Barbecue, worth £599!

If you fancy getting your hands on the rather splendid and stylish Everdure Force barbecue, I have one to give away to a reader of Who’s the Mummy.

win Heston blumenthal force

To enter, all you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter widget below, and complete as many of the entry options as you’d like. The more you complete, the more chances you have to win!

The competition will close on 5th June 2017, and one winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries. Please see this link for full terms and conditions. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • The prize is 1 x Everdure by Heston Blumenthal FORCE Barbeque worth £599 (RRP).
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About 

Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She's also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world's coolest ten year old.

103 Comments

  1. Tracy K Nixon
    2nd May 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Happy times for me are when my parents, my children and I enjoy a picnic in the countryside. We often go to a place a littl inland from us called Slayley. It is a lovely part of the countryside where my parents used to take me and my siblings when we were little. We used to picnic right by a steam and we would make a campfire to cook sausages and bacon for sandwiches then we woud go walking along by the stream. Now I love taking my own children there to enjoy the same!

  2. Hazely
    2nd May 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Any place by the water. A canal, a stream, a river, a pond… There is just something that sings to me and automatically relaxes me if I am by one of those. A perfect balm for the soul for this city dweller even if the weather is dire!

  3. Tania Atfield
    2nd May 2017 / 5:16 pm

    Walks in the woods geocaching with my kids is best time and fun ever

  4. Stephanie
    2nd May 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Happy times for me are summer evenings with the sun in the garden with friends and family. We have a bbq, play games with the kids, laugh, joke and catch up with each other. It’s a lovely time to relax and unwind with all the people closest to me.

  5. Sarah Mackay
    2nd May 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I love having lunch with my daughter and having close conversations with her.

  6. Kerry Kilmister
    2nd May 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I love Wednesdays and Thursdays, when my daughter is off nursery. We always plan fun little day trips to spend quality time with each other. It’s so much fun x

  7. angela b
    2nd May 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I love to sit in the garden with a cup of tea first thing in the morning listening and watching the birds. Idyllic

  8. Andrew
    2nd May 2017 / 5:41 pm

    It’s reading the morning paper at leisure when I’m well in time for getting to work.

  9. glenn hutton
    2nd May 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I love reading/making up stories at my daughters bedtime… She ends up giggling at my stories (not ideal) but they are magical moments that will not last forever! 🙂

  10. Barbara
    2nd May 2017 / 5:57 pm

    my little thing s are spending time on my laptop in the mornign woith a lay in with a cup of tea

  11. Jen
    2nd May 2017 / 6:04 pm

    My happy time is sitting down with my partner and a cup of tea after a long day and relaxing.

  12. Heather
    2nd May 2017 / 6:13 pm

    Any time I’m with my family relaxing, and especially in the sunshine, is perfect time for me.

  13. clair downham
    2nd May 2017 / 6:27 pm

    i love watching my children swim playing sports and having fun

  14. claire blaney
    2nd May 2017 / 6:31 pm

    going out for a surprise meal with my bestie when were feeling down is one of the greatest feeling, its all about the little things your right

  15. simon tutthill
    2nd May 2017 / 6:36 pm

    It has to be for me walking along a lovely deserted beach just as the sun was rising,lovely warm wind blowing and the smell of the sea tingling my nostrils,absolute bliss!

  16. Louise Smith
    2nd May 2017 / 6:47 pm

    We love going to Cartmel Races and camping there for a couple of nights, my daughter loves helping to cook breakfast on the camp stove and then we have a bbq on the evening after a fab days racing

  17. Amy
    2nd May 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I love spending time with family and friends,especially outdoors,which i love most about summer x

  18. Kerry
    2nd May 2017 / 7:07 pm

    The little things for me mostly involve my family – a surprise tea out with my husband when we unexpectedly get a babysitter, taking the little monkey to new places, having him tell me things of his own volition.

  19. emma
    2nd May 2017 / 7:36 pm

    sitting in the garden with the sun shining & drinking a cuppa whilst my little ones play happily together

  20. Laura Nice
    2nd May 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Having my birthday in mid august we have a BBQ every year, even the one year i thought we weren’t my dad surprised me with a Birthday BBQ, I was so happy i cried as i really wanted one. I hope every year we carry on to keep it up as its such a lovely way to get everyone together.

  21. Paul Wilson
    2nd May 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I like to sit on the patio and have my dinner as the sun goes down over the trees on a nice sunny day.

  22. Jo Richards
    2nd May 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Living in Southwick, Brighton the best thing is when the sun shines and I am sat at the park or on the beach watching my 2 playing happily with their friends. Listening to their happy shouts & screams & laughter

  23. laura
    2nd May 2017 / 8:23 pm

    having water fights in the garden with my son and hubby

  24. Katie
    2nd May 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I love going to the park with my niece and cuddles with my nephew 🙂

  25. Fiona
    2nd May 2017 / 8:37 pm

    I love spending time at the park with the wee man, just love seeing his smile when he’s playing

  26. Martina Pichova
    2nd May 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Happy times for me are when I am with my partner and kids – walking on Malvern Hills, kids chasing each other and then settling down to a picnic or buying an ice cream on our way down.

  27. mark
    2nd May 2017 / 9:00 pm

    peace and quiet, sunshine and a nice cup of tea – at the end of a long day

  28. Leanne V McKenna
    2nd May 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I love taking a walk on sunny day down by the canal with my husband, lots of people walk and cycle past most of who say hello and it’s a really nice feeling, it makes me feel cheerful and happy.

  29. Angela L Paull
    2nd May 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Happy times are lazy days chilling in the garden with a big jug of Pimms, the fiancé cooking up a storm on the BBQ and our son wearing himself out on his slide/climbing frame

  30. 2nd May 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I love picnics with my kids, whether it’s in the garden, the park or the beach, it’s just nice to eat outside all our favourite snacks.

  31. Matthew Warman
    2nd May 2017 / 10:58 pm

    When I get home and my 3 dogs are so excited to see me.

  32. Penny H
    2nd May 2017 / 10:58 pm

    I love to go down to the sea and have an early morning coffee, that makes me very happy to watch the ever-changing sea.

  33. Lyn Burgess
    2nd May 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I love it when the lawns are mown, wiith neat stripes. and the edges have been trimmed, so they look loved and cared for

  34. Cecelia Allen
    3rd May 2017 / 12:16 am

    I love seeing my grandchildren bringing their babies to visit, it is really special to hold them & see them smile .

  35. Solange
    3rd May 2017 / 12:19 am

    Spending time with my family and friends, reading a book, having a bath and getting a manicure.

  36. Judith Allen
    3rd May 2017 / 3:57 am

    Morning tea with my partner, with the French doors open and birds singing.

  37. Margaret
    3rd May 2017 / 7:59 am

    A walk along the cliff or beach, it gives me chance to think, whilst enjoying the fresh air.

  38. Dee Dmonte
    3rd May 2017 / 8:32 am

    I love the mornings in my house, even though I’m not a morning person! Everyone in th house, pets included are morning people and are so happy they cheer me right up everyday!

  39. Samantha Mann
    3rd May 2017 / 9:24 am

    Picnics are one of our favourite things to do as a family. Nothing swish… just sandwiches.. in a field, near a lake followed by a game of football.

  40. Sheena Batey
    3rd May 2017 / 9:42 am

    I love to read my book among the flowers and fragrance of my garden.

  41. Pat Stubbs
    3rd May 2017 / 9:51 am

    Lots of happy times but reading a good book is a top one

  42. Helen
    3rd May 2017 / 9:57 am

    Spending time cooking with my daughter

  43. Vicky H
    3rd May 2017 / 9:58 am

    I love the days we all snuggle on the sofa watching films all day with loads of popcorn and treats is the best.

  44. aj
    3rd May 2017 / 10:54 am

    every breath I take is my little thing, never take anything for granted.

  45. Graham Ross
    3rd May 2017 / 11:15 am

    spending time with my family

  46. Emily
    3rd May 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Sitting down with my mum when I get home to have a proper chat.

  47. Nicki Evans
    3rd May 2017 / 12:33 pm

    My little boy’s laughter and my dog’s wagging tail

  48. Jo Carroll
    3rd May 2017 / 12:42 pm

    Walking back and forth to nursery with my little fella is time I most enjoy. He’s a real chatterbox and the things he comes out with and does really makes me laugh. I remember those same walks I took with my mum so know they are special moments that create memories that really last. x

  49. Tracey Belcher
    3rd May 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Spending time with grandchildren – precious

  50. Louise
    3rd May 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Spending time with my 5 nephews at weekends

  51. Joanne Blunt
    3rd May 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I love cuddles in bed with my children, and a dog walk along the beach in Cornwall. Or just a good natter with friends makes me feel good.

  52. Susan Smith
    3rd May 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Walking along the beach or the cliffs, letting the wind blow away all the cobwebs, picking up pebbles, that i dont know what to do with, paddling and just enjoying the sea breeze and having some me time

  53. Heather T
    3rd May 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Walking the dog in the spring sunshine

  54. Emma Gibson
    3rd May 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Waking up to the sun shining and taking the dogs on a long walk.

  55. jo liddement
    3rd May 2017 / 8:04 pm

    My happy times are being able to have a day at home and get into arts and crafts especially needle felting when i enjoy making faeries and flowers and i love to make my own gifts to give out to friends and family.

  56. Gwyn Sharps
    3rd May 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Having a cup of tea in the morning and snuggles with my dog.

  57. 3rd May 2017 / 9:26 pm

    its getting a long lie when the alarm goes off

  58. Maria hackett
    3rd May 2017 / 10:15 pm

    taking my toddler twinnies and the eldest makes me so happy! i just love watching them play, feed the ducks and share ice creams!

  59. Alica
    4th May 2017 / 1:47 am

    I love spending precious times with my family in our new house and our first ever garden! We would love a brand new BBQ to enjoy even more special times together! Thanks for the chance x

  60. Rebecca Smith
    4th May 2017 / 7:41 am

    having lots of adventures with my husband and children

  61. Dawn Wilkinson
    4th May 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Stood at the kitchen sink watching the birds on the feeders also makes me smile

  62. Lindsey Stuart
    4th May 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I absolutely love the summer! 🙂 My favourite little things to do is have a day in the garden with my family, whether it be gardening or splashing in the paddling pool or having an awesome BBQ

  63. Emma Pattrick
    4th May 2017 / 1:13 pm

    I love taking time out to have a catch up with my sister. Both our lives are so busy bur at least once a week we spend at a least an hour putting the world to rights. Love her so much!

  64. Amanda Jaggard
    4th May 2017 / 2:06 pm

    That rare occasion when my other half gets up with the kids leaving me to have a lay in while he takes them to get pastries for us all for breakfast. Perfect.

  65. Louise Crocker
    4th May 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Seeing my children happy and laughing makes me so happy.

  66. Jules Eley
    4th May 2017 / 4:13 pm

    A cup of tea before all four children get up sets me up for the day!

  67. Caroline J Robinson
    4th May 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I love my first cup of coffee in the morning, sat in the garden listening to the birds and the flowers blooming, it sets me up ready for the day ahead

  68. Lori Mckillop
    4th May 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Watching my son when he watches funny videos. He giggles so much he cries, love hearing him laugh! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  69. Laura Pritchard
    4th May 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Waking up at 6am and thinking it’s almost time to get up, then realising it’s the weekend! Pure pleasure!

  70. Ema J Lowe
    4th May 2017 / 9:31 pm

    spending time with my 3 little ones, out in the garden when its nice and dry.

  71. Caroline Hunter
    4th May 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Going out for a walk with my daughter (who’s now left home) and chatting about nothing 🙂

  72. Mel Turner
    4th May 2017 / 10:10 pm

    Cuddling up with my little one for a story at night. Enjoy every minute because before you know it they no longer want that story

  73. Lisa King
    5th May 2017 / 10:40 am

    Exploring the countryside with my 3 children

  74. cheryl hadfield
    5th May 2017 / 10:48 am

    Relaxing in my garden with my family

  75. Maria Jane Knight
    5th May 2017 / 11:05 am

    Getting the washing off the beds, washing, dried on the line and back on the beds in the same day!!!

  76. Michelle Carlin
    5th May 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Family time – it’s so precious and gets rarer as they get older, so I make the most of it!

  77. Diane Wareing
    6th May 2017 / 12:27 am

    Depending how much time I have really. If it’s just a few hours then I love to potter around outside but if I have a day to spare then I love to go to country houses.

  78. Ruth Harwood
    6th May 2017 / 7:28 am

    Sitting in the evening with my kittens purring on my knee xx

  79. 6th May 2017 / 8:33 am

    Spending time with my 3 year old little grandson he’s my only grandchild and very precious

  80. samantha buntain
    6th May 2017 / 12:07 pm

    We love to have a BBQ party.. recently it’s been instant BBQ though as since we moved we’ve not had a chance to buy one, we get the bouncy castle out for the little ones and have the trampoline too, and the adults have a glass of wine or beer x

  81. Alison Macdonald
    6th May 2017 / 1:25 pm

    I love reading bedtime stories to my little (big) girl – won’t be long before she no longer wants me to read to her and i’ll be quite sad when that happens x

  82. Lisa Pope
    6th May 2017 / 1:51 pm

    For me, it’s the little things, family walks with the dog, a trip to the beach or just simple family movie night!

  83. This_islife
    6th May 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I cannot function without a coffee in the morning but my truly happy times are on the beach building sand castles or digging tunnels

  84. T Brailey
    6th May 2017 / 10:08 pm

    Early morning before anyone else is up. It is nice to sit in the garden with a cup of coffee and listen to the birds before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.

  85. Michaela Hannah
    8th May 2017 / 5:10 am

    I love seeing my children playing nicely together, that really warms my heart!

  86. Lorraine Mabbitt
    8th May 2017 / 7:32 am

    Having a Pimms in the garden on a really sunny day

  87. Iris W
    8th May 2017 / 8:00 am

    For me it’s when I take my daughters to visit or family in Switzerland, in summer we always go for a long mountain hike with picnic in our rucksack, we light a little fire by the stream and bbq sausages on sticks. Happy times and it has become quite a traditional thing for us to do

  88. Sam McKean
    9th May 2017 / 9:12 am

    We love to go camping in the summer, sitting together playing card games under canvas feels so special, especially if we treat ourselves to toasted marshmallows on the BBQ!

  89. Rebecca
    9th May 2017 / 1:49 pm

    A cuppa and a chocolate biscuit!

  90. 10th May 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Love spending time with my 3 year old grandson he’s my only grandchild and very special

  91. Hannah Ingham
    11th May 2017 / 10:54 am

    Being treated out to lunch by my grandparents and spending precious time with them.

  92. Simon C
    11th May 2017 / 9:27 pm

    I love watching my kids growing up. Something new every day. A constant joy.

  93. claire griffiths
    11th May 2017 / 11:33 pm

    i love spending time in the garden with m family

  94. Becky Duffy
    13th May 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I like to drink my first cup of the tea in the garden first thing in the morning, before everyone wakes up and it gets too noisy…my 10 minutes of peace before a busy day

  95. Kimberley Ryan
    14th May 2017 / 1:32 pm

    Has to be spending time with my children, they are growing so fast

  96. 15th May 2017 / 2:21 pm

    reading in the garden on a sunny day makes me happy

  97. Bridget Rayner
    17th May 2017 / 7:20 am

    SUndy dinner with the family

  98. DANIELLE VEDMORE
    19th May 2017 / 4:57 pm

    I love watching the birds in the garden – especially the little robins ♥

  99. Emma Walton
    19th May 2017 / 8:56 pm

    After a busy early morning, I like to settle down for 20 minutes or so, to play my favourite Facebook game and enjoy my first cup of frothy coffee.

  100. olivia Kirby
    23rd May 2017 / 11:36 am

    I love a walk around the lake with the kids or a trip to the beach, anything really that makes my children smile

  101. MANDY DOHERTY
    23rd May 2017 / 12:42 pm

    My grandchildren’s smiles and the funny things they say

  102. Alison Johnson
    23rd May 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Being able to spend time in my garden watching my seeds sprout & turning into vegetables & flowers. I get so excited every time I see a little bit of green!

  103. Stevie
    25th May 2017 / 11:23 am

    I love spending time with my nieces at weekends.

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