Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Blog & Competition



A Family Against the Flow is a year old, hurrah! A whole year of blog posts, eating sandwiches, taking pictures, petting cats, making things, eating plain foods, walking for miles, days out, simple pleasures, complaining and making the kids do the washing up. We've really enjoyed sharing our life with you and hope you've enjoyed reading about what we get up to.

To celebrate we're giving away some blog-related prizes so you can share in the glory. Here's what you could win:

Make the Bread, Buy the Butter book - we own this book and enjoy trying to make our own versions of the foods we love.Still not that great at making bread though, bah!


A homemade pamper hamper much like ones I enjoy making for gifts for family and friends.

The ingredients to make the Homemade Cocoa recipe from the above book plus a cute owl mug to drink it out of. It's the best Hot Chocolate I've ever had.



All you have to do to enter is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget below. You can just leave a comment or you can also follow the blog via Google Friend Connect. This competition is only open to UK residents aged 16 or over. I will contact the winner by email on the day the competition ends. Good luck all :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

119 comments:

  1. day to day life, what it throws at you and how you handle it.

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  2. Ideas of where to visit & things to make ( Melanie M )

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  3. local places to take the kiddies

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  4. daily life the good and the bad and what youve done that week

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  5. I like reviews on time saving products!

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  6. places to go and take the kids

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  7. I would love to win this ^_^


    Abigail Daniel

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  8. I particularly enjoy reading about the funny side of family life.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  9. I particularly enjoy reading about the funny side of family life.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  10. Days out, recipes, funny stories.

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  11. Days out with children. Life and how you cope.

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  12. What topics do you enjoy reading about on a family blog?
    all the 'silly' little stories that make life so interesting

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  13. reviews on day out things to make etc

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  14. craft ideas to do with the kids, product reviews and recipes for busy mums to cook or bake for tea and ideas for baking with the kids!

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  15. days out, things to do, things to make

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  16. days out, craft ideas, recipes

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  17. recipes and general random stuff

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  18. Pregnancy stories & reviews of days out

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  19. Product reviews are always a good read & informative too

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  20. Things to do with kids e.g. craft ideas, baking etc

    Ashleigh

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  21. Love your blog and would love to win your lovely prizes

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  22. Ideas for activities (Samantha Wheeler)

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  23. Some advice & ideas of what to do on rainy days mainly!

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  24. I like reviews on products be it household or childrens things I also like places to go reviewed.

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  25. reviews, days out, things to do

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  26. Recipes, healthy living, places that you have visited, and I like pictures.

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  27. Recipes, healthy food and days out. X

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  28. A wide range of reviews of family, kids toys, makeup and food

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  29. places to take the children on days out

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  30. Everyday life, ups and downs, experiences, adventures and funny moments

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  31. Discounts or vouchers for days out or activities to make it more affordable to take the whole family out

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  32. Advice on difficult behaviour, and, of course, the giveaways!!

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  33. I especially enjoy reading about family days out :-)

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  34. I like reading about peoples normal days, and also family day outs & crafts, recipes etc

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  35. Cheap shopping for families, days out, crafty arty things, day in the life! (the really boring stuff, but I find it really interesting about what people do on a lazy day!) x

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  36. i love anything crafty, diy make it yourself kind of thing :)

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  37. general life crafty stuf and reviews

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  38. I love anything to do with cookery.

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  39. Cooking and baking on budget, healt issues, how to eat healthily, gardening.

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  40. I enjoy the everyday funny little things that happen. For accidents I will either think -"oh I'm glad that I'm not the only one" or "thank goodness that hasn't happened to me, YET"

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  41. I enjoy the everyday funny little things that happen. For accidents I will either think -"oh I'm glad that I'm not the only one" or "thank goodness that hasn't happened to me, YET"

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  42. Family days out - I love hearing about places that are great to take the kids to :)

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  43. money saving ideas especially with kids

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  44. Family recipes and adventure stories

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  45. Day to day life, humerous moments, days out

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  46. I like product reviews. It can be about something you have not heard of before. It also saves you risking your money to try something out when someone can do it for you.

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  47. Money saving ideas, competitions and recipes.

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  48. Days Out, Reviews and Money Saving Ideas.

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  49. Product reviews and gift ideas for children (I am useless at present-buying!).

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  50. I like to read a little bit of eveything

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  51. reviews of days outs - always good to know if worth putting yourself through the trauma

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  52. Meals Ideas & craft actvitys

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  53. Ideas to keep the kids entertained

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  54. Free and cheap days in/out. Things to keep kids occupied basically!

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  55. Days out, cheap fun ideas for entertaining kids, things to make for babies.

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  56. Things to do with the kids that inspire me

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  57. How to make meals/lunchboxes fun

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  58. I enjoy reading about days out, cooking and reviews.

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  59. i love the recipes, and having a go myself x

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  60. I love seeing recipes with pictures / videos of the masterpieces :)

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  61. Days out and exciting things to do with vegetables - culinary or otherwise

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  62. Day to day life. Good, bad and the funny.

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  63. Fun activities to do with the children in and outdoors

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  64. funny posts about family and what happened

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  65. I like to read reviews about days out :)

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  66. Family recipes and days out together

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  67. Things to do with kids and reviews

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  68. reviews on products and recipes to make with the kids (especially if they are accompanied by photos and anecdotes about the complete mess made by the kids when helping!)

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  69. reviews and funny things that happen in day to day life

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  70. Activities for kids during the holidays

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  71. family activities!

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  72. Cheap or free activities with little kids

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  73. quick, cheap, healthy and easy family meals

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  74. As I;m currently first time pregnant I;m reading a lot of baby related blogs

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  75. Little ways to get organised and trip ideas

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  76. new recipe ideas, money saving tips and trip ideas

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  77. Every day life. Love reading reviews too.

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  78. funny things that happen in everyday life.

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  79. Just wanted to say thanks for these prizes - I'm particularly enjoying the owl mug - it makes me smile. It's nice to have bit of pinkness about he house now my daughters have left home

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    1. Glad to hear you're enjoying your prize, Stephanie. Thanks for posting and letting me know :)

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