Can you identify 5 British birds by their songs? Click the video above and take the cottages4you Chirp Challenge to find out! Please post your answers as a comment below and we’ll reveal the results soon.
If you’ve been on a break with cottages4you in the past few weeks you may have been lucky enough to find Ted on your travels. Ted’s currently touring the UK and we’re asking people to take photos of his adventures.
The picture above is the first of our monthly ‘Where’s Ted?’ winners. Lindsey Clark wins a Kindle e-reader and gets entered into our final round, where she could win a £500 holiday voucher, for her pic of Ted living it up in London.
If you’d like to take our little friend away then become a fan of cottages4you on Facebook and keep an eye on our wall for Ted giveaways. You can also vote for your favourite photos and guess where Ted is in our weekly ‘Spot Ted’ contests!
The weather may have let us down recently but here’s something to cheer you up! This is Zack, the well-deserved winner of our recent Give us a Giggle video competition.
Now, over to Zack…
Inspired by National Limerick Day, we recently ran a competition on Facebook and Twitter asking for budding Edward Lears to submit their original compositions. Well, little did we know that our fans and followers were so gifted – as the quality of the submissions was really good, covering everything from holidays to toilet training(!).
In fact it was a shame that we could choose only one to win. But choose one we did, so congrats to Janice Dyson whose limerick was voted the winner – after much deliberation in the cottages4you office!
And here it is:
We needed some time away
Couldn’t find the right place to stay
Wanted a place with a view
That takes doggy too
And Cottages4You saved the day
The following entries – by Lisa Hughes, Vicki Murray and Stella Day – also get honourable mentions.
There once was a mummy so stressed
Who’s sell by date was way past it’s best
Clearing up snot, sick and dribble
Was making her wibble
She could dream only of having a rest!
There once was a woman from Cork
Who didn’t much like to eat pork.
But she liked gammon
and anything with ham on
and quite liked some bacon on a fork.
There are cottages4you to choose in the UK
There’s some in Ireland and further away
Take a ferry or a plane
To France , Italy or Spain
Or Portugal. You could book it today!
Well done everyone! And if you’re not a fan or a follower then visit our Facebook page (where you can see the other entrants) or Twitter page to keep updated on the latest offers and competitions from cottages4you.
We recently ran a competition with publishing house, Dorling Kindersley, offering cottages4you email subscribers the chance to win a copy of the fantastic Great Britain & Ireland travel guide: ‘Where To Go When’.
With an introduction from Countryfile presenter, Julia Bradbury, ‘Where To Go When’ offers a wealth of ideas for readers’ breaks. For example, you can find out where best to see dolphins off the Scottish coast, the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, the best places to go hiking and much, much more.
Mr A McDiarmid was the lucky winner of the book and should find plenty of inspiration for his next break in the UK and Ireland.
For a limited time, cottages4you blog readers can obtain a 20% discount on the book by ordering from the Dorling Kindersley website and using the discount code DK4YOU at the checkout.
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Thanks for all your entries to our recent ‘Guess the Item’ prize draw on Facebook. We had a fantastic response and a lot of entries: some correct, some very close and some that included items that we’d never actually heard of, let alone that you might find in a holiday cottage!
We’re really happy with the response and even happier to announce the results and the winner. In case you didn’t guess the item was a range cooker but we also accepted Rayburn, Esse and AGA cookers and stoves as correct answers.
The first correct answer was sent by Janet Kam from Blackpool who wins a case of wine. The overall winner was Diana Barnes from Heywood who wins £1000 of cottages4you vouchers.
Congratulations to both.