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#TennisCrazy? Here’s a Chance to Win Your Very Own illy Coffee Machine

All you’ve got to do to be in with a chance to win your very own espresso machine is to follow @espressoCrazy on Twitter. Yeah, that’s it. The giveaway has been going on since Wimbledon kicked off and will continue until the 2014 tournament ends. So you’ve got a few more days to play but only just! Continue reading

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Bis Später Basel

I really had a fantastic time during my city break in Basel. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the highlights of my visit. Continue reading

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Sleep Basel: The Passage

During my Basel City Break, I stayed at The Passage. Only open since February of this year, the sleek and minimalist four star hotel served as a conveniently positioned base for exploring the city and a comfy HQ well worth returning to. Continue reading

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My Basel: Taking the Make My Switzerland App for a Spin

Obviously you’ve heard about Switzerland’s stunning panoramas of and from its mighty Alps. But for my first of hopefully many more visits to this friendly little Alpine nation, I found the views shared via a handy Swiss app to be a real wonder to behold as well. The free to download app, called Make My Switzerland, is available via Google Play and Apple’s App Store and offers a wealth of insider knowledge about the things that savvy locals love best in seven Swiss cities – Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Lugano, and Zurich. I gave the app a whirl over an especially fun weekend in Basel, and I’m more than happy to recommend the city and the app to anybody keen to explore a delightful and compact destination that’s big on culture. Continue reading

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Win a Discover the Origin Hamper Worth £60 Filled with Quality Food and Wine from Across Europe

Over the past few years I’ve been “discovering the origin” of five of Europe’s yummiest creations: Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, and Port, five fine foods and wines with Protected Designation of Origin status. It’s been a lot of fun and definitely one of the most delicious topics I’ve ever written about. To celebrate the arrival of summer, a time for picnics and dining alfresco, I’ve teamed up with Discover the Origin to share more than just my words and offer one lucky reader a hamper full of exquisite products for free. Keep reading to find out how to play for a chance to win. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Handcrafted Baked Goods from Genesis Crafty

As Genesis Crafty’s Blogger of the Month, I’ve been having a blast sharing my ideas for recipes to pair with the handcrafted baked goods made by this family run Northern Ireland bakery. Now here’s a chance for you to have a go at whipping up your own tasty creations to enjoy with yummy Genesis Crafty scones, pancakes and more! Keep reading to find out how to win a generous assortment of treats from Genesis Crafty. Continue reading

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Win a Carnaby World Cup Shopping Spree + Dinner for Two at Whyte & Brown

Want to watch the World Cup in style? Carnaby’s a smart place to do it … especially if you’re the lucky reader who wins my latest comp: a shopping spree worth £100 and dinner for two at free range chicken and craft beer haven, Whyte & Brown. Keep reading to find out how to win along with details about all the great World Cup action taking place in the heart of Soho. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery

Just opened at Lisson Gallery is its third solo exhibition of works by Ai Weiwei. Featuring a “monumental new installation of bicycles” alongside a number of “hand-carved, domestic-scale copies” of highly personal objects, the show offers some of the best contemporary art I’ve seen in quite awhile and was a real inspiration for me to view during last week’s private view. Continue reading

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Win a Mixed Case of Codorníu Cava Limited Edition Bottles

Heard about the Cava Revolution? Well, here’s a revolutionary idea – a chance to win a mixed case of Codorníu Cava Limited Edition bottles for free! Continue reading

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Win a Free Pair of Tickets to Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Ah. Summer’s almost here and that means festival season will kick off soon. One of the biggest and best is the famous Isle of Wight Festival. Keep reading to find out how to win free pair of tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival, compliments of sponsor BT. Continue reading

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First 100 Corn Dogs Free – 23 May at Shake Shack Covent Garden

First 100 Corn Dogs Free – 23 May at Shake Shack Covent Garden: Consider the Shack Corn Dog, a “Vienna beef hot dog dipped in Shack-made corn batter and fried crisp, served with Rick’s Picks sweetcorn relish.” It’s going on sale tomorrow at Shake Shack Covent Garden for a super short limited run until the 1st of June. The treat will be priced at six quid. But from 11am tomorrow morning … Continue reading

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More London Free Festival at The Scoop (OneTravel)

Returning to London for its twelfth year this June is the More London Free Festival. All summer long this free outdoor festival takes place in and around The Scoop, a sunken riverside amphitheatre near the southern end of Tower Bridge. … Continue reading

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Win Dinner for Two at The Portman Pub & Restaurant – Courtesy of Zomato

Looking for a great night out in Central London? The Portman Pub & Restaurant near Marble Arch features a lively pub downstairs with a more subdued tablecloth serviced restaurant upstairs – not to mention an excellent menu and wine list. And thanks to a team up with online restaurant discover guide, Zomato, I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to enjoy a free dinner for two at this fine Marylebone gastropub. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to LIMBO at London Wonderground

LIMBO fires up the Southbank Centre once more from now until the 17th of August with circus as you’ve never seen it – wild, wicked and out of this world! Hot on the heels of an international tour, the stunning original cast returns to whisk audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, nail-biting stunts and staggering illusions. Sounds like a blast, right? Keep reading to find out how to win a pair of tickets for free. Continue reading

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Win a Bijoux Afternoon Tea for Two at The Langham London

London’s historic home of the afternoon tea, The Langham London, is preparing once again to launch its annual Bijoux Afternoon Tea with Champagne Laurent-Perrier. To be served in the refined and elegant setting of the hotel’s Palm Court, the specially themed “Summer Season” tea will be available from 15 May to 6 July and priced at £52 per person (£65 with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut). But guess what? Here’s a chance for one lucky reader to win tea for two for the price of a tweet. Continue reading

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Win a Journey of Discovery Hamper Worth £40 from Bart Ingredients

From the sunny shores of Portugal through to North Africa, India and Thailand to Indonesia, the chefs at Bart have been on a Journey of Discovery to source delicious regional ingredients for an exciting new series of spice blends, which quickly and easily add character to everyday dishes. Here’s a chance for one lucky reader to win a Journey of Discovery hamper worth £40 and have a taste of these blends without even having to leave the kitchen. Keep reading to find out how. Continue reading

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Win Dinner for Two at Notting Hill Kitchen – Courtesy of Zomato

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been blogging a good deal about a recent trip I took to Portugal, especially about how much I enjoyed all the great food and wine while I was there. Well, thanks to a team up with online restaurant discovery guide, Zomato, I’m offering one lucky reader the chance to have a taste of some of the best Portuguese cuisine in London with a free dinner for two at Notting Hill Kitchen. Continue reading

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App Review: Cruising with “Two Taps” from Addison Lee Minicabs

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to this blog over the past couple of weeks, then you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been bouncing round between airports a lot more than usual (and having an absolute blast between each bounce). On the ground here in London, the new and improve iPhone app from minicab maestros Addison Lee has been significantly simplifying how I’ve been getting to and fro my flights as well taking a chunk of hassle out of more locally-minded jaunts around town. Continue reading

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Win an Extra Thick Easter Egg from Hotel Chocolat

Easter’s almost here, and luxury British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat has launched its 2014 range of Easter chocolates. Tiddly Chicks, Goose Eggs, a Neapolitan Easter Egg Sandwich and lots lots more – there’s something special for all lovers of fine chocolate along with plenty of gifts and treats for egg hunts and family fun. Keep reading for your chance to win one eggspecially luscious Extra Thick Easter Egg. Continue reading

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Win a Sushi Kit for Two

COMPETITION IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING TIKICHRIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR LOTS MORE FUN AND FREEBIES TO COME! Have you ever wondered how sushi is actually made or wished that you … Continue reading

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Win New Chocolate Drink Treats from Mars, Galaxy, Maltesers and Milky Way

COMPETITION IS NOW OVER AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING TIKICHRIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR LOTS MORE FUN AND FREEBIES TO COME! Fancy receiving a bundle of the latest addition of goodies from the Mars, … Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of Hilarious Children’s Book for Adults: GO THE F**K TO SLEEP!

Parents with small children, are you in need of a good honest laugh and a moment’s peace? Adam Mansbach’s “children’s book for adults” – Go the F**k to Sleep featuring funny colourful illustrations drawn by Ricardo Cortes helps to soothe an excited child to sleep*, while humour the annoyed parent! And guess what? I’ve got a copy to share with one lucky reader. Good luck and sweet f*****g dreams ;-) Continue reading

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Win a Free Afternoon Tea for Two at Harrods

Hey everybody, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Buyagift to offer one lucky reader the chance to actually win a gift! The prize in this case is an opportunity to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea for two at the world famous department store, Harrods. Keep reading to find out how to win this fantastic day out in London. Continue reading

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Win a Seven Dials Shopping Spree Worth £100 + Dinner for Two at Flesh & Buns

Wanna shop like a chic Brit and chow down like a Japanese rock star in one of London’s most stylish and centrally situated locations? And all for FREE?!? Check it out – I’ve got a £100 Seven Dials gift card plus dinner for two at Flesh & Buns to share with one lucky reader. Keep reading for your chance to win. Continue reading

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Free Italian Cooking Class for Two at Cookery School This Saturday

Do you love Italian cooking but find that your version of al dente leaves you and your dinner guests feeling all disappointed? Here’s a chance for you and a friend to participant in an All Day Italian cooking class worth £300 in total this Saturday at Cookery School near Oxford Circus. Keen? Keep reading and buon appetito! Continue reading

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Win Hotel Chocolat’s From Sunrise to Sunset Giftbox Worth £50

Hotel Chocolat’s From Sunrise to Sunset giftbox has “everything you need to create the perfect day for the one you love, from a sensual shower at sunrise to a sparkling drink at sunset”. An ideal Valentine’s gift for the fine chocolate lover in your life, the Sunrise to Sunset giftbox runs at a very reasonable £50 – but I’ve got a freebie to share with one lucky reader. Keep reading to find out how you can score one of these all-day fantastic and romantic chocolate gift sets. Continue reading

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Win a “Heart to Heart” Artisan Cheese Gift Set from Godminster

Just in time for Valentine’s, artisan cheese maker – Godminster – has launched a new Heart to Heart gift set. This “loving combination” of 200g Vintage Organic Cheddar and 150g Organic Brie, features these two heart shaped cheeses packaged together in a special gift box. Do you ♥ cheese? Keep reading for a chance to win a free Godminster Heart to Heart gift set. Continue reading

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Win New Chocolaty Treats from Mars, Galaxy, Maltesers and Milky Way

Fancy receiving a bundle of latest addition goodies from the Mars and Galaxy range? Keep reading for your chance to win a free assortment of thick shakes, squeezy spreads, hot chocolate and mocha lattes. Continue reading

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Win a Degustabox Surprise Box of Foodie Goodies

Here’s your chance to win a Degustabox surprise delivery for free. Continue reading

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Win a Free Bottle of Appleton Estate VX + How to Make a Mai Tai

Appleton Estate VX is one of my favourite rums, especially when it comes to mixed cocktails. So it’s a pleasure being able to spread some Christmas cheer with my readers and offer a free bottle to one of you. I’ve only got one bottle to give one lucky reader though. For everybody else, I thought I’d share not one but two recipes for my favourite rum cocktail, the Mai Tai! Keep reading for a couple of ways to mix one of the world’s tastiest cocktails along with your chance to nab a bottle of excellent Jamaican rum! Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard provides unparalleled 64km (40 mile), 360 degree views of London. Almost twice as high as any other viewing point in London, it is the only place where you can see all of London – all at once – making it the perfect first stop for visitors to the city and a brilliant place to take anyone who loves this city. Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Why not give that special someone the whole of London – in one great big sweeping panoramic perch from atop its newest and sleekest icon? Keep reading for details about The View gift certificates and for a chance to win two free tickets to share or keep for yourself. Continue reading

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TONIGHT: Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Christmas Shopping Night Out

Tonight, Seven Dials will be transformed into a pedestrian shopping haven with the entire area closed to traffic. There will be live music including performances by “vintage pin-up singer” Roo Savill and urban pop trio Mama Do as well as other bands and DJ in shops and around the area; street food from Urban Food Fest and sweets from Merinuqe Girls; free cocktails at St Martin’s Courtyard; a Champagne & Fromage pop-up bar; in-store parties; free makeovers; exclusive one-day offers; comps and giveaways; a festive spirit in the air and lots lots more … there’s even a tikichris special! Check it out. Continue reading

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Win a £150 Voucher from Zalando: UK’s Largest Online Wardrobe

Online shopping for top brands with guaranteed free deliveries and returns – that’s not just a Yuletide offer from Zalando, the UK’s largest online wardrobe, but what they provide to customers year round. With a great range of festive styles, a smart selection of Christmas gifts, and of course vouchers to give that friend or loved ones who might be a little more difficult to shop for, now is a great time to browse Zalando’s online aisles – especially since I’ve got a Zalando gift voucher worth £150 to share with one lucky reader. Continue reading

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Reminder: Win Seasonal Pasta Christmas Hamper from Carluccio’s Today! #BuonNataleUK

Okay. So I’m just back from a rather epic week-long foodie ramble across the north of Italy. Yes, I had an amazing time. Soon enough, I’ll be writing about all the delectable highlights I experienced and sharing some top tips learned along the way. Keep an eye out for plenty more posts about my trip. Until then though, if you have a craving for some cibo Italiano but can’t getaway before the festive seasonal, don’t forget to enter my latest competition for a pasta hamper from Carluccio’s. Continue reading

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Win a Seasonal Pasta Christmas Hamper from Carluccio’s

Carluccio’s is a fantastic one stop resource when Christmas shopping for the foodies in your life, whether you’re browsing for authentic Italian foods in-store or shopping online for the best of Italy brought straight to your door, with a new next-day delivery service. Treating friends, family and colleagues to Carluccio’s selection of hampers, gift boxes, cakes, biscuits, sweets and chocolates is an excellent way to ensure the people most important to you have a deliciously buon Natale this year. To find out more about all the yummy festivities happening this Christmas at Carluccio’s plus the chance to win one especially scrumptious Christmas hamper for free, just keep reading! Continue reading

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