Giveaway & Review:
Betty’s Christmas Plum Pudding in Ceramic Pudding Basin
I know, I have mentioned the “C” word, but, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday have passed now, and it is only 43 days to Christmas day, so I think I am allowed! Plus, I have some lovely NEW Christmas Gift and Baking recipes to share over the next few weeks, as well as some old favourites. Now, I am a Christmas Pudding maker – every year I make my Traditional Victorian Christmas Pudding, and I always make it on Stir-Up Sunday too……but, when I was offered a beautiful Christmas Pudding to try from Betty’s, (my favourite tea rooms in the whole of the UK, and NO, I am not exaggerating, I LOVE Betty’s and I have a long and tasty relationship with this Yorkshire company) I decided I would have a year off making my own pudding and this Christmas we will all be enjoying this VERY luxurious Betty’s Christmas Plum Pudding. However, not only am I going to enjoy this pudding with my family this year, but so are one of my lucky Lavender and Lovage readers too, as Betty’s have very kindly offered me another Christmas Plum Pudding to offer as a Giveaway prize on my blog…..
“A proper pud, full of plums, apricots and sultanas and presented in a ceramic bowl.” – Ideal Home magazine.
This beautiful pudding comes in its own collectable ceramic pudding basin and is made with dried whole plums, cranberries, apricots and sultanas soaked in Yorkshire Stout……..I am sold already! One pudding serves 6 to 8 people and weighs 780g, which, in old money is about 1 and 3/4lbs, so a nice BIG plum pudding! But don’t take my word for it, this pudding is featured in “House Beautiful”, “Country Home and Interiors” and “Eat In Magazine”. It costs £19:95, but do keep in mind that is an artisan pudding and is stuffed full of booze and fruit, and does come in a ceramic bowl and not a plastic one, so I feel for the quality and size it’s well worth splashing out on one of these festive beauties. If you would like to order one anyway, the posting dates are as follows:
Last order dates for Christmas are: UK Mainland 19th December, EU 5th December, Rest of World 28th November.
Now on to the Giveaway, I have ONE of these Christmas Puddings to give away and all you have to do to win it, is the follow the instructions below:
To be in with a chance to win this Christmas Plum Pudding from Betty’s, all you have to do is the following:
1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries – THREE mandatory questions will appear, which you need to answer by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post, liking the Betty’s Facebook page and liking the Lavender and Lovage page, before going back to the Rafflecopter form and hitting “Enter”. (After this, you can complete the bonus entries as explained on the form to increase your odds of winning – you can also return daily to tweet this for more bonus entries)
2. Entries are by blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc
3. Closing Date: 12th December 2012 in order for the puddings to be sent out in time for Christmas.
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Jan Beal says
I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my husband and BOTH my sons. The youngest lives in Vietnam and this will be the first Christmas home in 3 years!
just my wife and 2 teenage boys
Kim Carberry says
With my partner & my 2 girls…
Jenny Leonard says
This year I will be celebrating Christmas with my partner and our 6 children, and the weekend beforehand we will have Grandma and Grandpa staying with us from Scotland… I can’t wait! 🙂
We’ll spend the week on the road visiting different family members. It’ll be the same as every other year but this year it’ll also be my daughter’s first Christmas so that’ll be very exciting for us.
Rainie Bish says
With my husband, kids, dogs, parents, sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew & girlfriend, another-brother-in-law & partner plus dogs. Another niece her boyfriend & dogs and just waiting to hear from the rest.
Louise R says
With my partner and brand new baby
Tracy Nixon says
With my parent, my children and my uncle!
Katie Skeoch says
my partner kids, parents & sister & binl – cooking for eight not too bad this year xx
My partner, little boy, mum, dad, nana & dogs 🙂
Gill B says
Close friends & no. 2 son home from the army
Here in Austria I will have two friends from Australia visiting and celebrating an Austrian white Christmas with myself, my husband & my in-laws.
Heather Walsh says
My husband, two daughters, mum and father-in-law.
just me and the V this year but lots of friends before and after… I was in Betty’s last week and I love it in there! Lovely giveaway!
I’ll be travelling home to spend Christmas with my parents and my mom’s family. A lovely plum pudding would make the 11-hour drive more palatable by giving me something to look forward to.
PS–I live in the US; I didn’t find a note saying this giveaway was only open to UK residents. I’m sorry if I’ve missed it.
This year it will be me and my partner and his brother and maybe his 2 daughters and their boyfriends
Carole Smith says
Family and friends – the usual crew
Camilla @Fabfood4all says
Oh, apart from my own immediate family we haven’t discussed this yet!
I’ll be spending Christmas with my family and especially my grandson 🙂
katrina day-reilly says
just my hubbie & boys
My Family !
hannah oneill says
My three boys: sons and hubby. And kermit the frog from the garden.
Friends and family:)
maddalena dalton says
family cant wait to see my son whos coming home for uni.
Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me says
all the family at some point over the festive period, parents, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousin and niece 🙂
Janet Dring says
My husband, my 2 daughters my son & his fiancee
Karen Whittaker says
After last year when I had parents, two brothers with wives and children, this year it will just be me, my other half and my two children. Probably still won’t be peaceful though!!
Lisa Pope says
We will share Christmas with my husbands family this year. It’ll be the first time in years thet I’ve not cooked for everyone at my house.
Mr B and I are hosting for the first time this year – mum , dad, nanna and any people from church who can’t get home
my family and friends
Natasha Corder says
We have lots of family coming over for Christmas. I love it when everyone gets together!
SARAH LAMBERT says
Every year we spend the 1st half of the day with my husbands family at their home and then in the afternoon my family come over to our home and we have a little buffett laid on for them.We tend to see our friends boxing day and over the new year 🙂
Gillian Holmes says
my parents, sister and hubby 🙂
Cathy Glynn says
All my family, I am the lucky one cooking dinner 🙂
Cherry Mischievous says
Close friends like I always have every year 🙂
Cassie Walsworth says
Im having 2 xmas dinners, friends and family
Jean | Delightful Repast says
Karen, not sure my entry will go through as I could only do the one thing – comment – cannot follow you or Bettys on Facebook, as I am not on Facebook and never will be. Looks like a beautiful pudding. I’m a longtime fan of Bettys too!
Yes, your entry will go through as the comment! I have checked and you are in the draw Jean!
Simon Collinge says
Mum Christmas Day and Boxing Day, friends the rest of the time.
Christmas day will be with my brother and mother, boxing day my OH returns from his parents and we celebrate again
We will be spending Christmas with the inlaws as its their turn..lol
my parents and my lovely children
Catherine Owen says
My two children 🙂
liz denial says
caroline Johnson says
Will be just me and wonderful hubby and our precious kitty kat. Will be lovely and relaxing too!
Lisa Williams says
My boyfriend it will be our first full Christmas together 🙂
Victoria N says
My husband and I will be visiting the in-laws this Christmas, although as we are expecting our first child, we will be spending next Christmas as a family for the first time.
John Banks says
I will spend Christmas with my wife and children at home.
All our family, minus the in-laws!
JO JONES says
Celebrating with my husband, daughter and her family.
Emma Jackson says
With my husband and two lovely daughters x
margaret whalley says
Spending Christmas with mum, dad, brother, my aunt and the dog Peanut 🙂
Emma Farrell says
With my parents, brothers and gorgeous niece
Kay Adams says
With my family.
Leah Wheatley says
My super gorgous family
Cheryl Edwards says
All the family!
Phil Darling says
All the family – 3 generations round the table- can’t wait
Lindsey Jones says
All my family we live all over the uk so will be getting together at my sisters it will be lovely.
Barrie Phillips says
On my lonesome
sand henderson says
All my family on Christmas Day about 15 of us then up to my hubby`s parents on Boxing Day.
Adele Hill says
All my family which is about 19 people.
STUART HARGREAVES says
suan watts says
With my husband
kayleigh Dawn says
ohhhh this year is going to be hectic! 3 sisters with their husbands, my parents and their 6 grandsons and 5 granddaughters!!! WOWZERS! @xxfluffywhitexx on twitter
anna fletcher says
with all the family
Andy D says
With close family
Peak Lee says
Probably my sister and nephews.
Kathryn Davies says
Family and friends
Karen Walkden says
THE IN LAWS then on boxing day my fella and 2 grown children
Jen Rogers says
Me hubby and our 20 year old cat!
Angela sandhu says
My parents, hubby and son on Christmas Eve and morning then cousins in evening.
Jill Webb says
my mum ,hubby, son , daughter and partner lovely
I will be celebrating with my family, who would all love to sample the famous Betty’s Plum Pudding.
Sally Carter says
Michele Hemmings says
Christmas day will be spent with my family and friends…..I cannot wait 😀
jennifer thorpe says
My hubby and 2 children 🙂
Paul Green says
We have lots of family coming over for Christmas.
Georgia McAllister says
My husband and five children.
Michelle Hughes says
We shall awake christmas morning I my hubby to be and 2 children then we go to my parents and spend the day with my grandparents, parents, two brother, 3 lizards, 2 children and the cat x
Sarah H says
This year it will be my boyfriend, my mum, my cousin and a close family friend who lost her sister this year and has no other family. In our house it’s the more the merrier!
Teresa Lee says
Family & friends
Verity Nock says
My wonderful partner and his family
Deborah Munn says
5 members of my family and 7 friends.
Helen Barton says
My own family and the in-laws
Hayley Bolt says
My family and partner
Suzanne Cooke says
My parents hubby and daughter as well as my sister and her family.
Cassie-Lee Stewart says
With my lovely friends and family.
Judy Wright says
Mum, dad, sister, brother-in-law, my son and nephew
Val Hartley says
Gillian Davies says
My family, I’ve missed my daughter away studying.
Allan Smith says
Stephanie @ Steph Loves Cake says
I love Betty’s! I have never tried their xmas pud though.
Stephanie @ Steph Loves Cake says
Ooops, forgot to say that I am spending Christmas with my hubby and 4 friends
shane weir says
My family and dog!
Janice Davison says
Just me and mum
Natalie Lee says
My whole family 🙂
My partner, kids and in-laws
I’ll be celebrating Christmas with my husband, mum and son this year; unfortunately my husband’s dad died a few weeks ago so we’ll be lighting a candle in remembrance of him on Christmas day and throughout the festivities.
Theresa N says
With my husband, daughter and the grands.
nicci cowdell-murray says
we always go to my mums where my sisters and their families go to . My mum usually ends up cooking for 13 of us lol 🙂
Julie Davies says
My husband, two fabulous sons, my best friend Caroline, her husband Geoff and her son Lewis – can’t wait
Leanne Lunn says
My partner, my daughter and the new addition my what will be 3 month old daughter.
DANIELLE VEDMORE says
We are visiting my cousins – should be fun! Hope the kids dont play up! xoxo
Annie T says
Dh, mum, dad and I, then the rest of the family a couple of days later.
Diana Cotter says
My mum and I are currently taste testing all the Christmas puds we can get our hands on – this looks amazing!
Amy Ripley says
My daughter and my husband!
emma cella says
Family and friends
Caroline H says
Lots of family and friends – it’ll be a madhouse but we love it!
Mickie Bull says
My family and my girlfriend’s family
My parents, sister and nephew
Gemma Mills / Chamberlain says
My other half and 6 month old Dexter x
Joanna Orr says
husband, sons and our parents!
EMMA WALTERS says
all my family together for the first time in years – can’t wait!!
Michelle G says
With the husband and children, Boxing Day is spent with the parents 🙂
All the family are turning up on Boxing Day, Xmas day its just the two of us
nicola t says
my fiance, children and mom
Lisa Wilkinson says
I’m cooking for both sets of parents. First ever Christmas dinner for me. Hope I can impress!
melanie stirling says
I will be spending it with my family
kay adeola says
my whole family some of who i dont see any other time of the year
miriam krutska says
all my family finally
Caroline Scott says
We’ll be heading up to Scotland to spend it with my husband’s family. There are 6 siblings, 7 nieces and nephews, countless uncles nad aunties and Xmas will be pretty much an open house! It will be an expertly controlled chaos
Husband, children and grandchildren
Deborah Wheeler says
Lots of family and a friend who is in his late 80s and lives on his own
Jenna Parrington says
I will be celebrating it with my future inlaws! We take turns in which family we visit each year. We will be having Christmas dinner with them but seeing my family in the morning thankfully!
Alice Hindley says
Friends and family
Jayne Bojang says
I’ll be celebrating with family who are hundreds of miles away
with all my friends at the marina we live on
Leanne Court says
my husband, daughter and son in law
My partner, new baby boy and some delighted grandparents
Ellen Griffin says
My family and partner 🙂
Karina Braekkan says
My parents and brother at the family home, but I am bringing my boyfriend with me. 🙂
Lani Nash says
With family 🙂
Esme McCrubb says
my husbands family
Paul Witney says
Sarah Parker says
my little family 🙂
Gemma Clark says
all my family 🙂
Just wanted to say Many thanks and Merry Christmas! Delighted to have won! 🙂