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Pimp My Gingerbread House 2014

November 27, 2014 | Leave a comment

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It’s that time of year again…. Time to get super creative with the Gingerbread House Kits from Anna’s.

Every year we run a great competition:

Take one basic Gingerbread house kit and pimp it up to the best of your abilities. Think outside the box – be creative, be crazy, be super attentive to detail: Whatever is your strong side, put that into the little house.

When you are done, send us a picture of our house and we will put the best ones up on Instagram and Facebook and the blog during December.

This year, we once again have 4 categories:

Adult – Beautiful: This is the main award. The most beautiful house you can make from a very basic kit of gingerbread house.

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Adult – Super Creative.   This is the crazy house – like the house eaten by dragons, murder scenes, brothels, discos – whatever you can do to pimp up your house to silly standards with great use of imagination.

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Child – up to 7 years old. It’s okay that you Mum and Dad help out, but here we do want to see real kids efforts. We know what seven year olds can do with a ginger bread kit – we want to see kids being allowed to unleash creativity. It’s fine to add Lego men and other toys to the mix or make a gingerbread house for your favourite dolls.

Young person 8-16 – We want to see your imagination run wild here. Make the house your own.

THIS YEAR’S PRIZES:

First prize this year is an amazing T Tab Table Lamp donated by Skadium Design Shop in London (worth £239) – it is an amazing piece of design and will make any desk look super stylish.

We’ve also got a selection of great products from ISAK Design as the second prize for the Create Adult winner. ISAK are the people who make those great mugs we use at ScandiKitchen – see more about them here

Children under 7 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January.

Young person 8-16 prize: Sweeties. And more Sweeties. So many sweeties your Mum will be quite annoyed with us all the way through till January, probably.

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The rules:

  1. All entries MUST be made from a basic Gingerbread House kit. We stock the one from Anna’s, which is the preferred one, but if you use the IKEA version that is also fine (they are similar in shape and size). Basically, the basic shape of the house must be the same so we can see just how creative you can be with a pre-fab kit. Any entries not made from the similar in size and shape to the Ikea and Anna’s kit will not be accepted, sorry.
  2. When you submit photos, you need to state what category you are entering into.
  3. Only one entry per person
  4. If more than one person submits the same entry, the prize will be shared (if you win the lamp, you will have to fight).
  5. No alternative prize, no cash prizes, no exchanges.
  6. Entries must be received before 18th December 2014 at noon to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk
  7. Employees of ScandiKitchen ltd not eligible to enter (No, Rebekka, you can’t…)
  8. Winners will be picked by a jury of lovely people (most likely a selection of our customers – we usually pick 5 judges from Twitter to help us out).
  9. The judges decisions are final.
  10. Prizes for pick up from café store

Send your photos to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before 18th December at noon to enter the competition. We look forward to seeing your creations.

Love

The Kitchen People x

 

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Nordic Film Festival London: 26 Nov – 7 Dec 2014 (on tour Dec 2014) WIN TICKETS

November 21, 2014 | Leave a comment

WHERE? Hackney Picturehouse, Arthouse Crouch End, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Proud Archivist + Broadway (Nottingham), Filmhouse (Edinburgh), Glasgow Film Theatre and Tyneside Cinema.
Nordic Film Festival returns to the UK with another diverse mix of fresh and classic features, docs and shorts, showcasing some of the most celebrated and emerging filmmaking talent of the Nordic region. This year’s theme is ‘horizons’ as they explore the diverse and ever-expanding landscape of Nordic culture through cinema – from explorations to journeys, to cross-cultural experiences and collaborations.There’s a packed 12 days of great films in London with exciting events and a number of special guests from the world of Nordic film and culture, before the festival goes on tour around the UK.
We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the OPENING SCREENING on Friday 26th November in London:
Nordic Film Festival opening film:
I AM YOURS: 26 Nov @ Hackney Picture house, 8.30pm (dir. Iram Haq, Norway 2013, cast: Amrita Acharia, Ola Rapace)
A moving portrayal of a young woman’s struggle with love, motherhood and being caught between two cultures. More info about the film here
Fancy being in with a chance to win? Just answer this easy question:
Which of these is not a Nordic movie?
a) My life as a dog
b) The Idiots
c) Pulp Fiction

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday at noon.

Winner will be notified by email. Usual rules apply. No cheating. No alternative prize, no alternative showing, only ticket for the opening event in London. Any discussion about the prize you’ll need to have with the promoters, not us, we’re just the messengers.  Also, no cheating. We hate cheating.

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WIN a Scandinavian Christmas hamper

November 13, 2014 | 3 Comments

Our annual ScandiKitchen Hamper box is now available to order online (Edit: sold out). Every year we put together a lovely pan-Scandinavian selection of goodies – perfect for you to send to any scandophile or homesick Scandinavian. All the coodies come wrapped in a really nice red box with a fancy white silk bow.

UPDATE: Check back near Christmas for 2015s version!

We can deliver it all over the UK.

Fancy winning one? Just answer this easy peasy question to be in with a chance of getting a box sent to yourself or one of your friends (what an easy way to sort the presents, huh?)

When do Scandinavians usually open their Christmas presents?

a)  5th December

b)  24th December

c)  25th December

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday at noon. Winner will be drawn at random from all correct entries by a lady wearing a sparkly dress and a man wearing a fancy top hat. There may be music. Winner will be notified by email. All usual rules apply and no cheating allowed. No alternative prize. One winner. No substitutions. Deadline 18/11/2014

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Your great cinnamon buns

October 8, 2014 | Leave a comment

Thank you to all of you who sent in great photos for our bun week.

We’re so very impressed by the home baking skills of you guys.

Here’s a selection of the pictures we received.

If you fancy having a go at baking buns at home, try this recipe.

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WIN Tickets to see Nephew at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

July 17, 2014 | Leave a comment

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Nephew, the Danish band, is playing Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17th August – and we’ve got a pair of tickets and a greatest hits CD to give away to a lucky winner.

A hugely popular Danish band, this is the first time they are playing in London and tickets are expected to sell out.

Here are some Nephew facts:

– Nephew usually tours in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Russia and have received more than 40 national and international awards including MTV European Music Award, 9 Danish Music  Awards and the Nordic Music Award.

The band has had a record breaking 11 no. 1 hits in a row and has collaborated with Timbaland (USA), Polarkreis 18 (Germany), Lars Vaular (Norway) and L.O.C. (Denmark)

Here are the details for the gig:

NEPHEW

17 August 2014 

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 

Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/artist/nephew-tickets/106363 

Price: £25

Doors open: 7:00 PM

To be in with a chance to win tickets for this gig – as well as a Greatest Hits CD, just answer the following question:

What is the word ‘Nephew’ in Danish?

a) Nevø

b) Søster

c) Tante

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before next Friday 25/7 at noon. Winner will be chosen at random from correct entries. Usual rules apply, no cash alternative, one date only, no alternative prizes offered, no cheating.

 

WIN: Liquorice from Johan Bülow LAKRIDS

July 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

We love the amazing liquorice from Johan Bülow and have been stocking their wares for a long time at our cafe and web-shop. From the delicious chocolate covered sweet liquorice (A) to the salty chilli and cranberry (no 5) – and we use their raw liquorice powders in our coffee, too.

This week, to celebrate our liquorice weekend, we have a treat for you: Win a presentation box with four jars of Bülow Lakrids (value approx. £30). Yes, you even get to choose which flavours go in there.

To be in with a chance to win, just answer this super easy question:

The really salty components in most Nordic liquorice is often referred to using the Finnish word…

a) Salmiakki

b) Porkkana

c) juokaamme

Answer to iloveherring@scandikitchen.co.uk before Tuesday (15/7/14) at noon. Usual competition rules. No cheating. No alternative prize. No nonsense and no cash alternative. Winner chosen from correct entries. Randomly.

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