I’ve been meaning to post this a little while, but I think I just lost a little steam. I was pretty excited when MoneySupermarket.com asked me to take part in their Charcoal Challenge a few weeks ago. It fell when the weather was brilliant and on a weekend when our friends, Dan and Kirstin just so happened to be in the area.
As there were only four of us and I’m much more of a foodie than I am a decorator, I spent the majority of the £50 budget on tasty treats for the early evening event. I actually went over by around £20, but I’m super grateful to Money Supermarket for giving me the opportunity all the same – plus for the amount I bought, I actually ended up getting two barbecues that weekend in the end, plus a whole lot more food to save up for the rest of the month!
My favourite purchases for the challenge are a toss-up between the Belvoir Fruit Farms Elderflower Cordial – it’s how I found out about their great photography competition (which you can still vote for!) – and the ice-lolly moulds, an absolute bargain at £2.50 from Sainsbury’s and we’ve used them so many times since we got them, even if we didn’t actually end up eating them for the occasion we’d bought them for.
I’m not sure whether I even have a shot in winning the prize, as I’m sure many others got way more creative, however, there are definitely few things better than a couple of drinks in a sunny garden with friends and it sure was fun to indulge for the evening!
Oh my, it feels like an age since our last barbecue, what with last weekend’s turning out to be a bit of a wash out (Thanks, British Summertime), hopefully we’ll be back on track by the time this weekend rolls around again.