#HowMuchMeat campaign with Riverford (& a giveaway!)


I was recently contacted by Riverford about a new campaign they are running called #HowMuchMeat.

There is evidence to show that many of us eat more meat than is good for us and for the planet – and from my own point of view, I certainly believe that to be true. I’ll be the first to admit that in our household we’re heavy meat eaters, more worryingly we probably eat far too much of what I imagine is the worst kind of meat – processed meats like ham, sausages, bacon. I’m never going to be a vegetarian, I enjoy a nice steak or lamb shank way to much for that but I’m sure there are many ways in which I could change my diet to perhaps incorporate more veggie-based dishes into it, which to be fair, would be no hardship – veggies are delicious!

Apparently there has been a downward trend in UK meat consumption since the 1980’s and Riverford recently carried out their own research into the reasons why people are eating less meat.

Did you know?

  • 27% of the UK population is eating less meat today than a year ago
  • 56% of people have meat as part of their main meal
  • 7% are vegetarian

The reasons behind it are quite simple – a combination of animal welfare, sustainability concerns, financial considerations and the biggest factor of all – health concerns.

Riverford have always put vegetables first because they love them but they don’t just cater for vegetarians – something I think I was surprised about when I first got to know them as I was sure they were all about veg, but not so. Riverford might be flying the flag for vegetables but in in short, their belief is, if we’re going to eat meat, it should be better quality, eaten less often, in smaller quantities and with complete confidence that the animal has been treated respectfully.

Here, here!

I think that’s possibly something we should all try and live by.

The new Riverford new #HowMuchMeat campaign has been designed to encourage people to think more about their meat consumption and to perhaps drop a day of meat eating once week or perhaps think about how they can stretch their meat further.   They recently held a live debate on the subject and you can watch the short video below to find out more about the campaign, what it’s all about and why it was started.


As part of this campaign there are a ton of resources on the Riverfood website to help you which include


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In order to help you on your way I have one of Riverford’s Vegetarian Recipe Boxes up for grabs.   This box will help you to create inspiring vegetarian meals – ideal for busy people looking for healthy, meat-free meal ideas. Everything you need to create 3 mouthwatering organic meals for two people is included in the box, meaning no waste, no missing ingredients and best of all – no stress!   To enter the giveaway, please use the widget below!

Riverford Veg Recipe Box


Good luck –  the winner will be drawn after April 30th 2016.

I’d love to hear your stories about eating less meat, so make sure to leave a comment below.

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Win: A big bundle of Ferrero goodies!



Yeah, yeah, detox, diet, clean eating, yeah, yeah, yeah.


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Who wants to get their hands on a big bundle of chocolatey goodness courtesy of Ferrero?  You do? Read on!

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I have a lovely prize waiting one lucky winner who will get their hands on the following:

2 x Ferrero Grand Rocher
1 x New design and recipe Raffaello
1 x Ferrero Golden Gallery (which includes the award-winning Ferrero Cappuccino)
1 x Ferrero Collection
1 x Ferrero Rocher (24 piece)

That’s some pile of chocolate isn’t it?

For your chance to win, all you have to do is enter using the widget below:

Ferrero Giveaway

Competition closes on 22nd January 2016 at Midnight GMT.

All that’s left to say is GOOD LUCK!

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Giveaway: Lots of Pombear Goodies!



Everybody loves a POM-BEAR right?

I know they are a firm favourite in my household – even with the grown-ups!

So how would you like to get your hands on some POM-BEAR goodies? I’m sure your children would be thrilled with these!

POM-BEAR first arrived on the scene in 1987 with the Original variety and has since been followed by Cheese, Cheese & Onion and Salt & Vinegar (though I can NEVER find the latter, ever, it’s a conspiracy).  They are made from top quality ingredients and are so light they really do melt in the mouth. Did you know they are also gluten free and contain no artificial nasties?


Today I am running a giveaway where 13 (YES THIRTEEN) lucky entrants will get their hands on one of the following prizes!

1  x Winter Goodybag 
2 x Winter Hamper Sets
10 x Pom-friends plush toy sets (set of 3)

For your chance to win one of the 13 prizes, simply enter using the widget below.

Pom-Bear Giveaway

Note: The annoying widget above says 10 winners, it won’t let me do 13, tsk, but 13 WILL be drawn!

Competition closes on 6th November 2015 at Midnight GMT.

All that’s left to say is GOOD LUCK!

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Giveaway: Win a Pure Pop Mini Radio

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It’s been a while since I have run a giveaway and today I’ve got a lovely little one for you!

How would you like to win a Pure Pop Mini Radio?

I’m a big fan of Pure products, their radios were the first digital ones I bought and I have one by my bed (which I’ve had for over 10 years!) and another in my kitchen, both get used every day as the one by my bed is also the alarm clock.

The Pop Mini is the smallest radio in the Pop family and is designed to take up as little space as possible on the kitchen worktop or the bedside table. It’s super mini design also means that it’s rather portable and nice and easy to move around the house wherever you go.  It has an alarm clock function – either radio or tone (I’m a radio girl – thanks Chris Evans for waking me up every day!) and either runs on batteries or you can get an optional charger for it.  The RRP is £59.99.

So, would you like to get your hands on this radio? It would make a great Christmas present for someone but I guess, you could always just keep it for yourself…

Win a Pure Pop Mini

Giveaway closes on 16th October 2015 at Midnight GMT.

All that’s left to say is GOOD LUCK!

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Win: Tickets to a Run or Dye event of your choice


Today on my blog I am giving you the chance to win a ticket for you and two friends to join in with a Run or Dye event of your choice.

Run or Dye is a 5K race with a difference, it’s a chance to enjoy the most colour-filled day of your life with family and friends as you celebrate life, friendship, fitness and fun! Running isn’t mandatory by the way, you can walk, dance, skip, hop….the event is for everyone regardless of fitness ability or age – kids are welcome too.


At Run or Dye, you become part of the rainbow. As you make your way through the course, you will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every km…turning you into a technicolour canvas of fun!  And then when you cross the finish line and you think you’re as colourful as you possibly could be you’ll find yourself in the middle of a colourstorm at the Finish Festival! You can bust some moves to the music as the count down begings, to the moment when YOU get to Tie-Dye the Sky and open your colour packet to share a bit of the rainbow with your friends, family, and everyone else around you.

Sounds like fun huh?


If you would like to win yourself and two friends the chance to take part in one of these events (normal registration fees are £30 per entrant) then simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.

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Good luck and if you have any questions, please ask!

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