Sunday, 3 July 2016


I'm a Comper! 

As a hobby I enter competitions on a regular basis.  I comp so I can treat my family and experience things I wouldn’t normally be able to afford.  I’ve also gifted some of wins, which is a great way to save money and treat my friends and family...of course they don't always know it's been a win.  I started comping back in 2009.  Since then I've won a fabulous amount of prizes totalling £25K plus

My very first win was a book worth £5 and then a very nice Kahuna watch worth £30, I went on to win a washing machine worth £579 and some VIP tickets to the Clothes Show.  From then on I was hooked and since that date I've comped on off when I can.

From 2009 through to 2015 my prize total was approx. £7,300 and  it wasn't until I discovered Super Lucky Di's blog  that my comping attitude and strategy changed!

Check out Di's blog for what I consider to be the best advice
you'll ever find when it comes to comping

After reading through Di’s blog posts on how to enter competitions and watching all of her tips and tricks on youtube, I won a £10 amazon voucher on a facebook competition.  
With this voucher I decided to buy Di Cokes book “Super Lucky Secrets” .  Since reading her book and taking her advice I have won…..this year alone a whooping total of £18, 500 worth of prizes, including a family holiday for all seven of us to go to Walt Disney World resort in Florida with a £2,500 Disney gift card!!

A big huge thank you to Di Coke for creating your blog, videos and book - they have been invaluable to me.  If anyone is thinking of taking up comping as a hobby go and check out Di's you tube channel  and her blog (link above)  I promise if you follow her advise, you won't regret it!

Comping doesn’t have to mean spending hours and hours entering competitions.  If you put effort and creativity into entering you are more likely to win and the feeling of accomplishment when you do win is immense!
Keep an eye out for the 3 letter magical word WIN - it might just be you next time!

Remember one of the most important things regarding competitions is to believe you can WIN!
I guess if you’re as nosey as I am you might want to take a peek at what I’ve won?
So here we have it a link to my Prize list  :0)

Tasty Fish Dish Recipe

Zingy Tuna Stir Fry
Serves 2 – Prep Time 15 Mins- Cooking Time 10 Mins



2 x 160g can of tuna in sunflower oil, drained
3 x spring onions, finely chopped
1x ½ red pepper, finely chopped
250g of courgette spaghetti (or 250g of courgette cut into thin strips, a vegetable peeler works well to do this)
325g of pre-cooked rice noodles
2 tbs of sesame seed oil (for cooking)



3 x tbs of set honey
3 x tbs of teriyaki soya sauce
2 x tsps of ground ginger

Add a table spoon of sesame oil to a frying pan, heat then add your chopped spring onion and red pepper, stir fry for 2 mins then turn the heat right down and add in the drained tuna, warm through for 5 mins.


Whilst the tuna is warming, add a table spoon of sesame oil to a large wok or frying pan – heat then add rice noodles, toss in the hot oil for 1 min, add courgette spaghetti, continue to toss in the oil for a further 4 mins – I like to add a little splash of soya sauce at this stage too!


Put the honey, soya sauce and ginger in a small microwavable dish and microwave on high for 10-20 seconds (or when melted and warm)



Take everything off the heat – arrange the courgette and rice noodles on the plate, spoon over the tuna mix and drizzle heavenly with the sweet zingy warm sauce and enjoy!