Hello Summer

Do you remember those blissful pre-kid summers?  Your biggest concerns were how to fit 6 of you into your mate’s Ford Laser, and scrounging together enough change for petrol to get to the beach and a feed of fish and chips.  Your essentials list was pared down to a towel and a bikini, and maybe a bit of coconut oil.

Summer is slightly different these days.  There are people to feed and kids to entertain, and your idea of a good time is a lot more book than it is beach party.  (Don’t worry, we still think you’re cool).  That’s why we know you will love to laze away a few hours on your beautiful Recline Turkish Beach Towel, (after applying your Neutrogena Beach Defence sunscreen, of course.  Your days of frying with coconut oil are over!).  In between naps you can dive in between the pages of your new summer reads, Tell You What and If I should Die.  Eventually there will be murmurings about food, but not to worry, whipping up the perfect summer barbie will be a breeze thanks to Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube BBQ Book, and your gorgeous gift pack of Borges olive oil.  For delicious summer desserts OOB has got you covered with a range of premium berries and ice-cream.

And while your teenage summers were fun, your tastes have evolved somewhat from the Tearaway and Dolly posters, which is why you will fall in love with your very own piece titled “Piwakawaka” by New Zealand artist Jeremy Shirley.  It will make a stunning addition to your home – the only problem is deciding where to best show it off.

Of course nothing says Summer like an outdoors concert, and when it’s a winery with kiwi artists, you know it’s time to call the baby sitter.  Grab your partner, your bestie, or your sister and head along to the The Winery Tour for a summer night to remember.  Actually, you can grab them all because we’ll be sending 4 tickets your way.  (You might even all fit into the Laser).

This competition has now closed.  Thank you for entering.  

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  1. Leigh

    December 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Another great line up of prizes …. Love to win this one!

  2. HelenJ

    December 8, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Oh these prizes are divine, we would love the fantail print especially to give to my mother as it is her favourite bird.

  3. Michelle Pini

    December 8, 2014 at 11:44 am

    All sounds devine! Would love to be in for a chance to win one of these fantastic giveways from fantastic Mums on Top. Merry Christmas!

  4. Melanie

    December 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I would love the winery tickets!!! Been dying to go to this for years but usually poor after Christmas!!!

  5. Cathy Philips

    December 8, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love the Jamie Oliver book

  6. Ngahuia Young

    December 8, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Yes please <3 This pack sounds exactly like I need it. I would love this please :) please :) please :)

  7. Lisa Preston

    December 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I would love to win this wonderful prize please!

  8. Fleur Matthews

    December 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

    What a great prize – would love to win!

  9. Sheralee Cleland

    December 8, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Awwww, Anika is a special person who has captured the kiwi vibe and has translated the specialness of family into her music. Please enter me into the draw

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    paula hudson

    December 8, 2014 at 12:05 am

    would love to win :)

  11. Bayley

    December 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

    WOW! Would love

  12. Sarah

    December 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    it was fun reading this – and you are spot on – so much time spent in the kitchen these days, when all I really want is a good book and a shady spot. Tearaway id forgotten all about – and Dolly was a complete favourite. Thanks

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    Dianne Peakman

    December 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Sounds Perfect

  14. Emma

    December 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    That’s a perfect beaching pack! Yes please.

  15. Dianne Peakman

    December 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Sounds perfect.

  16. Profile photo of Edie Olivier
    Edie Olivier

    December 7, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    wow yes please :)

  17. Kim Marples

    December 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Ah…sounds like absolute bliss :)

  18. Profile photo of Sarah Blair
    Sarah Blair

    December 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    What a fabulous prize! Yes please

  19. Hayley Berendsen

    December 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    This prize would be perfect for us! My parents bought a batch this year (yay!!!) but due to super busy schedule we haven’t been able to spend any time there yet! But we now have 10 hopefully sunny days booked in for January with the he whole family. Relation is the main thing on the agenda! I just hope the kids all get that memo too!!!

  20. Margretha VanDijk

    December 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    This brings back so many fond memories – so definitely yes please! :-)

  21. Jessica Tasker

    December 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    This would be perfect for my wee family’s trip to Gisborne this summer :) What a neato collection of cool stuff!!

  22. Profile photo of Anna King
    Anna King

    December 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    This would be wonderful to win, fingers crossed.

  23. Jude arbuthnot

    December 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    This would be like winning the lottery. And like how you plan how you would spend the millions, I have already planned in my head who to take, who to get to babysit!

    All of these awesome prizes would make a perfect summers day…no, wait, the perfect summer! Fingers crossed!

  24. Natalie

    December 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Sounds like the perfect summers day!

  25. Liz M

    December 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    perfect summers day here

  26. Profile photo of Naomi Whalley
    Naomi Whalley

    December 7, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Mmmm what an awesome prize :-)

  27. Ange Beaumont

    December 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Hello Summer!! So excited to see you!!

  28. Vicki Cotton

    December 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Books, an outdoor concert and icecream – sounds like the perfect summer!!!

  29. Cath

    December 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    reading reading reading ….. I can’t wait to stop and put my feet up

  30. Anna-Marie

    December 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Summer has arrived! Hope everyone enjoyed the sun today :)

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Sure did – was lovely in the Waikato

  31. Profile photo of Georgina Gellert
    Georgina Gellert

    December 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Can’t wait to chill out at the beach with my four little ones – surf and sand here we come!

  32. Profile photo of Kirsten

    December 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Would love to have a blissful summer…

  33. Amy Cudby

    December 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Another great prize! Would love this :)

  34. Profile photo of Teena Haddon
    Teena Haddon

    December 7, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Sounds great

  35. Profile photo of josephine Holmes
    josephine Holmes

    December 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I am in love with that artwork!!! It would go perfectly in my living room!!! Fingers and toes crossed!!!

  36. Profile photo of Frances Anderson
    Frances Anderson

    December 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    What a great selection of prizes for Summer. I am a grandmother, so I think in terms of “post” children Summers or “pre” grandchildren Summers!

  37. Nicola

    December 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Maybe I’m odd, but I love summers post children so much more… the best excuse to take the summer off work to cover the school holidays, multiple trips to the beach to indulge in swimming, sandcastles and general frivolity covered in sand and not caring what you look like, evening picnics at the park, bike rides, camping in the back yard (for all of three hours), and icecreams, any time of day, just because it’s hot…

  38. Corrine Lynskey/Frock And Roll

    December 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    What a competition! I’m *so* excited about summer. These snippets of warm weather have been a tease!

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    Jay Lou

    December 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Being a first time mummy all these memories of summers past totally came back to me reading this post.. All I can say is yes please <3

  40. Profile photo of Bekz Tschurtschenthaler
    Bekz Tschurtschenthaler

    December 7, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    excitement! look out kids….mummy might win some “me time” prays to the heavens above :p

  41. Profile photo of Kathryn Pulman
    Kathryn Pulman

    December 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    That sounds blissful, and my daughter would love the artwork :)

  42. Kirsty

    December 7, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Ahhhhh summer, I can’t wait for you to arrive

  43. Profile photo of Annette Hynes
    Annette Hynes

    December 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    It does sound like bliss, things change quite quickly when little people arrive on the scene!

  44. Judy

    December 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm


  45. Claire Lambert

    December 7, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Summer should always be fun!

  46. Kerry

    December 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    great prize thanks for the opportunity to win.

  47. Rebecca Girvan

    December 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I’d like to try Jamie’s BBQ recipes!

  48. Kate @ upsidebackwards

    December 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I’ll tell you a secret… I’ve *always* preferred a book to a party. Books & berries & icecream – and all the other lovely stuff – just perfect! :-)

  49. Rachel Henderson

    December 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm


  50. Profile photo of Jackie

    December 7, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Something for the family here, be good to try some new BBQ ideas.

  51. Profile photo of Kim

    December 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    This prize pack screams summer, my favourite season.

  52. Profile photo of renata rossi
    renata rossi

    December 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    all this with a gin and tonic ….A dream come true!!!

  53. Profile photo of Emma Bedford
    Emma Bedford

    December 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Dad’s got BBQ fever already and we brought Miss4 a pool for Christmas, so lots of sunblock required… And we had a 30 degree day here today so some icecream might just come in handy too! ;-)

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      30 degrees? Wow! Where are you?

  54. Claudine

    December 7, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Love summer! Although got my first burn today :-(

  55. Andrea Kelly

    December 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I love this prize. Every item is perfect to entertain the beach Christmas we are having this year. The Piwakawaka is even more special. I had a fantail visit me on a regular basis this year and sing at the top of his voice. Such a friendly and social bird. I would treasure this artwork.

    • Profile photo of mumsontop

      December 7, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      It’s a stunning piece…such a talented artist

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    kimberley rusbridge

    December 7, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Sounds exactly like my teen summers except it was a mitsubishi. I was actually reminising just today about those days with my hubby! Great days back then but now I’m older a trip to the beach, a picnic with the kids and a good book is much more my style.

  57. amanda bul

    December 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    would love to go to this :)

  58. Miriam Makgill

    December 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Nice that you think I’m still cool even though I prefer book to party – you’re probably the only ones! Although the BBQ book might entice me to have a small gathering (would we call that a party?) I’m a real summer girl so this all look great.

  59. Profile photo of aimeeandstella

    December 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Another great one!

  60. Amy Krissansen

    December 7, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    yes please great prize

  61. Katrina Gray

    December 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    oooh, yes please

  62. Cala Paenga

    December 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Sounds like bliss

  63. Sonia Wilson

    December 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    What an awesome prize for summer and soaking up the sun
    Some yummy hints to BBQ for dad and reading for their mum
    Some sunscreen which is always great at this time of year
    When it’s just so hot you can’t help getting off your gear

  64. Glenys

    December 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Wonderful! Yes please

  65. Profile photo of Emily Lee
    Emily Lee

    December 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    more ice cream :) yum! another great prize!

  66. Profile photo of Julie McDonald
    Julie McDonald

    December 7, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    yes please :) what an amazing prize

  67. stacey gower

    December 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Ahh this would be amazing!!

  68. Carolyn Warren

    December 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Sounds like bliss .. being able to read a good book without someone asking for something/looking for something .. in a hammock under a tree would be heavenly :)

  69. Nikkki

    December 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    this would be awesome!

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    Jaqui Dyne

    December 7, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Sounds amazing!! Would love to get stuck into a new book this summer!

  71. Profile photo of Aimee

    December 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yes please, would love a couple of books to take away to the beach

  72. ems

    December 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Amazing Prize.

  73. Profile photo of Cheryl

    December 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I used to have a kip on the lawn with a glass of wine and a book or mag… 3 kids later no wine… but I wouldn’t have it any other way :)

  74. Maria Boyd

    December 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    We live near the beach so this would be amazing.

  75. Profile photo of Deb

    December 7, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Wow what an awesome prize, love love love :)

  76. Anne

    December 7, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Oh my yes! The towel, the lush sunscreen and “Tell You What” = summer bliss.
    Though some actual, you know, summer would be nice too …

  77. Profile photo of Angela Sicely
    Angela Sicely

    December 7, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Sounds amazing – yes please!

  78. annemarie Zylstra

    December 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Christmas presents with my name on it…? this would be awesome

  79. Profile photo of Kath

    December 7, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    another fabulous collection – i’m in!

  80. Profile photo of Danielle Duncan
    Danielle Duncan

    December 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Oh this sounds Amazing!! yesss please!

  81. Profile photo of LINDA

    December 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Love to bbq would love new inspiration and a nice towel to lay on and read with the family at the pools after applying sunscreen and afterwards enjoying yummy dessert Would love to go to the winery concert with hubby and some friends.

  82. Michelle

    December 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Sounds fantastic!

  83. Craig Kilpatrick

    December 7, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    yes please love to win

  84. Profile photo of Erin Sawyer
    Erin Sawyer

    December 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Oh yes please!

  85. Kelly

    December 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Yes please – sounds great!

  86. Profile photo of Liz Foster
    Liz Foster

    December 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Yes please, then when we fall asleep on the winery tour because our kids are with nana, we won’t get crispy with the help on the sunscree

  87. Anne Mansfield

    December 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Looks like it might be a long hot Summer up here so will be needing all those goodies!

  88. Profile photo of Haley McLaughlin
    Haley McLaughlin

    December 7, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Yes Please ;-)

  89. Melissa Jack

    December 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Beach girl here from w a y back, not as relaxing as it used to be that’s for sure lol

  90. Mandy Phipps-Green

    December 7, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Gosh, I hope we actually get a summer here in Dunedin to enjoy these prizes!

  91. Profile photo of Angela Pickering
    Angela Pickering

    December 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Fantastic summer prize. The hardest decision will be do I take my husband or have a girls day out.

  92. Profile photo of Debbie snell
    Debbie snell

    December 7, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Oh that all loos so amazing. :)

  93. Nemisha

    December 7, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Perfect for a summer beach escape

  94. Profile photo of Emma Black
    Emma Black

    December 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    We’re finally getting a beach holiday so this would be amazing!

  95. Megan

    December 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Fingers crossed, but if summer continues like this, I’ll be using the towel and books as fire-starters and putting myself on the BBQ for warmth…

  96. Jodz Clarke

    December 7, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Amazing prize <3

  97. Megan

    December 7, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Fingers crossed, although if this summer continues like this I’ll be refashioning the towel as a fire starter and putting myself on the BBQ for warmth.

  98. Leanne Le Sueur

    December 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

    What a wonderful prize :)

  99. Lesley McIntosh

    December 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Yes sounds great!!! we all need a summer holiday .

  100. melissa Giles

    December 7, 2014 at 9:44 am

    that me all over

  101. Michelle

    December 7, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Ahhh pre-kids summers; when you could actually lie down on the sand and shut your eyes without the worry of drowning children, lost children or children body-slamming you whilst covered from head to toe in sand. When sandwiches weren’t filled with sand from tornado children tearing through the beach tent looking for a spade – and when you could just pop down to the beach and into the water without a suitcase full of gear and baby accessories. Ahh pre-kids summers, those were the days.

  102. Nola

    December 7, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Such busy days organising everybody but its worth it in the end

  103. Lattejunkie

    December 7, 2014 at 9:21 am

    I remember having lemon juice in my hair to lighten it and sunflower oil all over me to get a “good” tan before piling into ute and bbqing on the beach for dinner…. those were the days

  104. Tui Amohanga

    December 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Oh my, that all sounds sooo blissful :)

  105. Claire Birks

    December 7, 2014 at 9:14 am

    perfect!!! And hubby loves Jamie!!!

  106. Profile photo of Meg Cumberpatch
    Meg Cumberpatch

    December 7, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Oh lovely things again thank you!

  107. Margretha VanDijk

    December 7, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Yes please, it sounds fab!

  108. Profile photo of charlotte nicholson
    charlotte nicholson

    December 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Oh this would be awesome sounds like summee

  109. Profile photo of kasey potter
    kasey potter

    December 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Sounds like the old days would love to go back to them :)

  110. Profile photo of Tiffany

    December 7, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Books, food and music. Neccessities of life!

  111. Melissa

    December 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Pre kid summers were relaxing! Waiheke Wine Festival, going away for New Years, Big day out and actually sitting still at the beach.

  112. JoCee

    December 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    This would be lovely to win.,

  113. Penny

    December 7, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Bring on a real summer!

  114. Profile photo of Alison Pollock
    Alison Pollock

    December 7, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Lovely prize pack, I like the towel :-)

  115. Jules

    December 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

    OMG! Yes please, sounds like a little slice of heaven to me.

  116. Karla Byrnes

    December 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Sounds lovely and relaxing

  117. kim

    December 7, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Sounds great, I love relaxing with a good book

  118. Profile photo of Boni

    December 7, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Looking forward to the season! These would be lovely accompaniments

  119. Profile photo of Andrea Callender
    Andrea Callender

    December 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

    mmmmm ice cream!

  120. Natasha @ SweetMamaM.com

    December 7, 2014 at 7:25 am

    More books? Yes please!

  121. Meredith

    December 7, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Sounds like bliss…

  122. Profile photo of Michelle Cleaver
    Michelle Cleaver

    December 7, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Ive got fingers and toes crossed that Dunedin gets a summer this year

  123. Karen Coghlan

    December 7, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Ahhh summer

  124. Profile photo of Charmaine Willis-Croft
    Charmaine Willis-Croft

    December 7, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Sounds amazing! Had me giggling away though, my how things have changed since then.

  125. Jenny Brears

    December 7, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Oh yes please!

  126. Profile photo of Rachael Humphries
    Rachael Humphries

    December 7, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Oh to spend sunny arvo’s sitting outside with a drink; reading or spending time with friends. Uninterrupted!


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