April Giveaway

Wednesday, 24 April 2013



We're giving away 4 of our summery Scandi cotton cushions!
One each to 4 of our lucky followers.
All you have to do is tell us you favourite summer holiday location and why. 
Winners will be picked at random on Tuesday 30th April.
Either post your answers on the blog or email grace@donnawilson.com

60 comments:

  1. My favourite summer holiday location is my home, because I love my home :-)

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  2. My ideal holiday location it's Kailua-Kona, hawaii. I used to live there back in the 90's, that's where I met my husband and the last time we were able to enjoy that island was almost 5 years ago. My sister and her family lives there, so we always have free accomodation and food! Which it's a big plus :) We dream of coming back, it is a very special place for us…but being 4 in our family it got a bit expensive now! Hopefully one day...

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  3. my favorite summer place is an iland call : Belle-ile-en-mer on the west coat of bretagne in france.Landscape is beautifull and I use to worked there as summer job, the best summers evers:-) then you know every other summer worker it is like a community, big party/barbecue happend on the beach at night. have a look :http://www.belle-ile.com/

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  4. We love Cerdagne Française, in Catalan Pyrenees for summer holiday.

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  5. going to Iceland was a total life changer for my husband and I. It is the most beautiful, peaceful place on earth. You can drive for miles without any distractions and see the most incredible landscape along the way. Every single holiday I want to take is now back to this beautiful country. I can't wait to introduce my new baby son to this wonderful place.

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  6. hmmm, tricky one, gonna go old scool and say childhood holiday fave, ynas las ( near borth,wales) in the sand dunes x.

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  7. Bali ..... because I meet my soul there and realise that I AM.

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  8. My favorite destination so far must be Triest, Italy, a city with the authentic Italien charme, but relatively little tourists (up to now ;) )
    I saw NY and Stockhol in winter time, would love to spend a summer there too.

    What I would looove too? to win this great giveaway :)!!

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  9. ooh lovely giveaway, love the blue especially! my favourite holiday location is Gwithian, around the bay from St Ives in Cornwall. The beach and the lighthouse are beautiful, but if you climb along the coast path for a few minutes, you can see grey seals on the next beach below x

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  10. My favourite holiday destination would have to be camping in France. Lots of lovely food and wine and great to be outdoors. This year we have the pleasure of taking our 8 month old son. We've upgraded to a bigger tent, but really excited about all living a more simple life for 2 weeks. A brand new Scandi cushion may even turn us into Glampers! x x x

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  11. My very favorite holiday destination by far is Zakynthos. My husband's Greek family is from there, so for this Northern European girl it feels both like the best of holidays and like a cozy home all rolled into one. I love its blueest of blue seas, our tiny local beach, delicious food (fried cheese: YUM) and at the end of the day dreaming summer dreams in my own bed!

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    1. I agree! (Kim must be my sister :) as there aren't many European girls with Greek husbands on Zakynthos who love fried cheese)

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  12. This summer I'm spending my holiday in Austria, my home country. There are still so many places that I haven't visited and that are worth seeing. It's a shame that I haven't explored more of my own home country! This should really change.

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  13. My favorite summer getaway is Chincoteague Island, off the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Wild ponies, the beach and the simple pleasures of a small town. There I can really relax.

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  14. Hello! What a great giveaway. My favourite summer location is Norway. Because we were always going there when I was a kid. So much fun there... Thanks

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  15. As sad as it sounds, I love to stay at home when the weather is good. Nothing beats a bbq with friends in the back garden.

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  16. My favourite summer destination will probably be Scandinavia because i spent an amazing summer (well days of summer) there with my mother and everything was just perfect! I wish we can do it again some day!

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  17. Italy is one of my favourite summer holiday location; because of the food, weather and lovely atmosphere.

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  18. San francisco, because it simply rocks! And because it just happens to have the best vintage shops.

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  19. My favorite holiday location is Big Sur, California. There´s the greatest coast I´ve ever seen, beautiful beaches and amazing nature. And there is a awesome vegetarian restaurant, they make really tasty artisan bread...

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  20. As a mum with two boys, our favorite location would be Whity, Perfectly compact and it has something for all of us, plus it is only 20 minutes away so we can do a staycation and sleep in our own beds each night!

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  21. Well! well! Well!
    My favourite place for Summer Holidays is a little island called Ilha do Farol (Lighthouse Island) in the South of Portugal. The water is clear blue and the sand is white and very fine.
    This is the most relaxxing place on earth!

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  22. The French Riviera because it is just heaven. :)

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  23. At our new summerhouse, with the big garden, where all sorts of things needs a loving hand!

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  24. Wells in Norfolk - the sky, the endless beach and the old school pleasures of the town: proper fish and chips, watching the fishing boats coming in with the catch, and trying your hand at crabbing. And knowing that even if the sun is shining, there might still be a downpour in the next ten minutes!

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  25. My favorite summer destination is France, the Bretagne, because I Love the language, the food, the sea...
    Cheers, Tine

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  26. You know what? I have STAYCATIONS! I live in one of the most desirable vacations destinations of the world, so everyday seems like a vacation. I live in Southern California on the beach or known as Los Angeles to most. I feel very lucky to live here and have STAYCATIONS! I walk along the beach, breath in the sea air, discover all kinds of sea life like sand pipers and rooted up sea weed. Sometimes, I watch the surfers and sometimes, I play frisbee. Just awesome!

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  27. I love the Serengeti at Tanzania!! I'm loving the wild animals.

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  28. My favourite summer holiday is Maine, in the USA, which is where I used to go as a kid - lots of swimming, running around in the woods and toasting marshmallows over a bonfire!

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  29. My favourite summer holiday location would have to be my home sweet home in the beautiful countryside of Southern Ireland. I have been living and working in Berlin for a year now and when I think of the fresh air, the sea, beautiful mountainous scenery and fields that go on for miles nothing can beat that. It's amazing how much you can miss a place when you're far away from it and knee deep in Berlin snow :)! I love going home, although it is a rarity, as it's the one place I can go to where I know that it's going to be beautiful and my family and friends are there :)

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  30. That's easy! My dream get away is Death Valley in California! Wide open spaces, warm weather... cacti for miles and a whole lot of hiking. Sounds perfect to me... :)

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  31. My favorite summer holiday location is Zion National Park in Utah. I love camping out there because it makes me feel like I'm on a different planet... planet Mars.

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  32. My favorite holiday destination is deep in the woods of Skagen, Denmark, camping in shelters, listening to owls at night, sitting by the fire place. And yes, you do have to dig holes in the ground sometimes;-)

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  33. My favourite summer location is our little house in Tisno, Croatia and more specifically the terrace at sunset- there is nothing better!

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  34. My favourite summer holiday destination is Central Otago in New Zealand. It is where we have our holiday house which is an tiny old school. There is nothing for miles except for sheep, fields, and dusty roads that are perfect for bike riding :D

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  35. For me is Lovran,a small town on the Croatian coast..just amazing with all the old villas and caffes on see..and also because the view on the see from the little house we have there is just incredible and fills you with energy..and because my dog is allowed in the house :D

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  36. So many different places it's impossible to choose. The best holidays are in the tent waking up to the orange yellow glow of it's fabric and crawling out to another day of adventure!

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  37. Since I don't live in my home country, going home to the USA, specifically Maryland with the Chesapeake Bay nearby and the Atlantic ocean a short drive away, those very hot summers with family are the best vacations.

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  38. Riviera Maya in Mexico for summer! amazing blue shades in the sea, diving, sun, food...

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  39. I'm opting for a UK based holiday, I'd like to pitch up my tent on a summers evening in St David's South Wales and take a cliff top walk along the coastal path. Seagulls soaring and waves crashing! (If it's another rainy summer I wouldn't say no to sipping a cocktail from a coconut in Thailand though!)

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  40. Tricky, it would still have to be Paris. A girlfriend took me there about 6 years ago for my Christmas present. It was perfect, we were newly dating, maybe 4 or 5 months. The sun shon, we hired bikes out for the day and tracked down locations from Amelie. We actually danced in the street on one occasion after a night out. The kind of things that happens in a Hepburn movie. It was tragic to return home. 6 years later and the girlfriend is now my fiancée and have a 5 week old baby. That 4 days in Paris will always be 4 of the best.

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  41. Because I am perpetually a pauper, my favourite summer holiday spot these days is my room/home. Inspired by Xavier de Maistre's Voyage around my room, each time I feel depressed and stuck in my humble abode, I explore my surroundings and let my mind wander. My imagination runs, flies & leaps. You marvel at boxes you haven't opened in years, a tin full of odd bits and bobs, an old postcard address to no one or an oddly shapped rock. Such mystery and fascination, right in your own backyard. You learn to make do and take advantage of what you have when you have nothing much, right. :)

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  42. I used to spend all of my summers on a forested island in a little lake when I was growing up in Canada. Most of my waking hours were spent in the water. My mother would bring lunch to the end of the dock where she read books in the day and I would reach my arm up from the lake and take fruit or crackers to hold above the water and eat while I swam. And when not in the lake I was deep in the woods, wandering along old paths, pushing through thick undergrowth, or abruptly finding the lake shimmering through the trees ahead of me. We stayed in a sort of shack where the walls didn't quite line up at the corners, so you could look out and see the sky, and raccoons sometimes came inside to look for food, but I felt marvelously free.

    I have travelled a lot since then, and I have honestly never found a place I didn't like. But that seems maybe more like adventuring than holidaying though... I think that holidaying is more about coming to a place where your mind can wander and where the sort of exploring that Liarnie's comment mentions can happen. I am sure this could be in any place, though I suppose ideally it would be somewhere natural and beautiful.

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  43. Summer Time = Festival Time
    Holiday destinations should be planned around the fabulous festivals far and wide!

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  44. my favorite summer vacation location is menorca, a little island in the mediterranean sea and where i lived the first twenty years of my life. it's an amazing place with beautiful beaches and where you can feel the calm and slowness of its people!

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  45. Normally I would say Umbria in Italy, but since we bought this ugly duckling caravan near the water in Zeeland, The Netherlands I can't wait to spend the summer there. Just hope the weather will be Italy-like!

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  46. My favourite holiday spot is Camber Sands in Rye. Every weekend of my childhood in kent, if the sun was shining we were packing up the car and heading for the sand dunes. Many memories of fighting for a turn of the bucket and spade with my two sisters, as well spending hours on the trampolines on the beach, wish I was there now!

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  47. The north of the Island of Tenerife, an area called "Isla baja". The late summer is the perfect time. Nice temperatures, no wind, and a beautiful landscape with littles beaches, big mountains, bananas plantations and smalls typicals houses.

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  48. My favorite summer location must be sweden! , I love the nature and the milt temperatures.. Its not to hot! nice enough to go out and explore with the dog or go swimming in a nearby lake. Most of the time we rent a old red/white wooden farm. Ahhh! I love it out there! I wish I could go and live there some day :)!

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  49. My favourite summer holiday spot is my own city, Vancouver, Canada. Biking to one of the many beaches, swimming in the ocean, having wine and picnics in the parks. A mountain adventure on a hot day. A day at a lake in the woods. A gulf island adventure. It's simply beautiful!

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  50. KEFALONIA in Greece - stunning deserted beaches and always the possibility of meeting your own Captain Corelli x

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  51. Hi, my favourite holiday destination is St Ives in Cornwall, the sea is just such an amazing colour!!

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  52. Any British beach! Family and windy towels and ice cream and paddling for two minutes before you can't feel your feet any more. And - if you're in north Scotland - the odd flask of tomato soup.

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  53. Prague (or anywhere in the Czech Republic) :) So magical in the summer, with all the gardens and beautiful castles.

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  54. Iceland has my vote unreservedly. It's the perfect place to enjoy the sun, the swimming pools, the amazing scenary and the chill-out atmosphere. (And no MacDonalds or Starbucks in sight - what a joy!) Highly recommended.

    By "FL"

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  55. I have very happy memories of Pembrokeshire and hoping to create some for my kids there this summer... xx

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  56. I have to choose 2:china and reunion islands for the great hiking potential. China has also great vegetarian food, awesome ethnic diversity, loads of history and traditions while Reunion Island has great beaches, an active volcano, and you can spot whales while sunbathing.

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  57. Paris! I need to fall in love again...

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  58. Thank you for all your entries.
    The winners have now been contacted, so if you were unlucky this time then you can always try again in our next competition.
    Watch this space for details!

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