We’ve been alluding to something big happening on the blog for a few weeks now, and it’s time to finally reveal all!


Callum picnic

As you all know, we work quite closely with Allergy UK, and advocate the service they provide to the many people who suffer with allergies. Quite frankly, we would not be in the place we are in now without their support and guidance in the early days prior to Callum’s diagnosis.

Because of this, we want to do all we can to give a little back.

A couple of months ago, I was asked if I would be interested in helping Allergy UK to promote their #freefromfeast fundraising event. Making food I cook all the time, plus the opportunity to meet up with friends old and new, knowing Callum was able to enjoy the food as it would be totally safe for him, and watching everyone have fun whilst promoting one of our favourite charities – Of course I was going to say yes!

In my post a couple of weeks ago, I talked about what the #freefromfeast is all about. Here’s a quick reminder:

Every year, Allergy UK hold an event which is hosted by people up and down the country, to raise awareness of the charity, and also raise funds. This can be done in many ways, as long as the food involved is #freefrom - so it could be a picnic, like we did with Mel from Le Coin de Mel, a bbq with friends and family which could even become a street party, or you could even hold a cake and bake stall!

Callum Fundraising

Callum has been so excited about raising money for Allergy UK, he’s hosted a picnic with friends, a bbq with family, and also a cake stall at his big sister Chloe’s school – all of which have been a huge success!

He’s so very close to his target now, so if you would like to help him reach it, he would be so grateful (as would Allergy UK and I!) if you would visit the link here!

Want to get involved?

You could host your very own #freefromfeast too, there’s still time! This year, it takes place on Friday 12th June, and the weather is meant to be pretty good….! If you’re feeling inspired, why not register with Allergy UK now to join in. They will send you absolutely everything you will need to get started, and I promise you will have so much fun!

This year, the #freefromfeast is being sponsored by the wonderful ‘The Basket Company’ who have very kindly offered some pretty amazing competition prizes!

Fancy a discount?

The Basket Company are kindly offering my lovely readers a 15% discount code. Simply enter FFF15 when prompted.

Competition time!

Now for the exciting bit, we have one for you to win! Yep, we really do!

How would you like to win this gorgeous, handmade from green and brown double steamed willow picnic basket just in time for summer?

picnic 2

How to Enter

Just click on the link below. It is simple and you can get more than one entry! If you are not sure how to use Rafflecopter, detailed instructions are included below the link. Entries are open until midnight GMT time on 8th July 2015.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


How to use Rafflecopter?

The first thing you need to do is to log in with Facebook or your email address.

Once you are logged in, the first and mandatory entry option is to leave a comment on this post telling me what your #freefromfavfood is!

For extra chances of winning, check the instructions in the form. You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter.

You must click on the one asking you to leave a blog post comment to be entered into the draw. You must also leave a comment for your entry to be valid!


  • The prize will be supplied directly by The Basket Company, the official supporters of #FreeFromFeast 2015
  • The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18