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COMP EXTENDED! WIN a Winter Warmers Pack!


By Jessie


Congratulations to our three lucky winners: bridgeforte, terrimacca and shy 3135 - you'll all be receiving an super-special YP Winter Warmers pack.

Thanks to ALL who entered the competition - such expressive and creative comments almost had me liking winter. Almost.

Please note that this competition was a random draw and winning entries were selected by a 'Random Number Generator' approved by the NSW Department of Gaming & Racing in March 2008. NSW Permit No. LTPM/10/00691, ACT Permit No. ACT TP 10/03859.1. 



Bye bye sunshine, winter has well and truly descended on us here in the YouPlay office and the grey days and gumboots are out in force. Ah-choo! Ahem. So between sniffles I thought writing a list of things I love – and loathe - about winter might be cathartic.


Things I Love About Winter

1. Cooking – and then eating. Delicious comfort food like soups and slow-cooked stews, puddings and pies and baked treats. Winter means always being able to say “why yes, that would be delightful” when someone offers you a dollop of whipped cream.

2. Snuggling, in general. On the comfy couch in my favourite ‘lounge apparel’ (trackies), with a hot water bottle and the crocheted blanket my mum made. Add a good book or movie, a steaming mug of tea or soothing glass of red, and a couple of hours left peacefully un-interrupted and you can almost reach nirvana. Conversely…

3. Abandoning the warmth of the roaring fire to revel in the great outdoors. You just can’t beat an appetite worked up through a brisk and bracing winter walk – and you’re allowed to add an extra marshmallow for every puddle you accidentally fall in.

4. Getting crafty. Well, it’s just ridiculous knitting scarves in 30 degree heat. And sadly, since scarves are ALL I can knit it makes sense that I keep my modest craft ambitions for the colder months.

5. Sleep-ins (all too rare). Extra points if it’s stormy outside.


Things I Loathe About Winter

1. Chapped lips, dull skin and dry hair

2. An explosion in the backyard leech population, with the main Leech HQ set-up alarmingly close to the Hills Hoist – eek!

3. Extra hours of darkness and more rainy days = major procrastination and getting nothing done

4. OUTRAGEOUS electricity bills

5. The ‘flu – and a thousand curses upon people who spread their germs [shakes fist].




So that's my list. I feel acclimatized already. But what about you? Post a comment and tell me what YOU love/loathe about winter. To make it interesting three entries will be selected at random to WIN a Winter Warmers pack, featuring a VERY spiffy umbrella, DVD pack, Lovatts/YouPlay tote bag and a copy of the latest issue of Lovatts Holiday Crossword Collection.

Jessie x

Comp Terms:
1.    Competition opens 1st June 2011 at 3pm (AEST) and closes Friday 10th June at 10am (AEST).

Competition Extended! New closing date is Tuesday 14th June at 10am (AEST)

2.    Three entries will be selected at RANDOM to win a Winter Warmers pack comprising of 1 x cased umbrella, 1 x tote bag, 1 x DVD collection and 1 x DVD collection. Each prize pack is valued at $60.00 ($180 total prize value).
3.    Winners will be announced on the YouPlay site and contacted by email
4.    The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

92 Responses to

COMP EXTENDED! WIN a Winter Warmers Pack!

nan6 said:
June 14, 2011 at 8:40 AM

I love winter when you see your children all snuggled up under the blankets to sleep, so warm and cosy.

Supersue said:
August 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

how come i cant get into chat room..anybody