In The Bag

Mother’s Day soon and to celebrate I’ve got some prizes I’m hoping might appeal to anyone who’s either knackered, a mother or both. First up, sleep. Sadly not a week’s uninterrupted sleep in a kingsize bed but I do have a box of Spacemasks (thank you, Harriet) and they’re basically the next best thing. Next, wine. Obviously. One of my favourite wine retailers, M&S, has kindly donated a case of their Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (gorgeous!) worth £54 to the cause. And finally, a new handbag because as we all know happiness is a new handbag. This one’s a three-in-one with a smaller cross-body bag inside the big tote and a small zip purse inside that. You can pick whichever colour you prefer – pink, silver or yellow, see above – and my friend Sam from Pineapple Barn (check out her site for plenty more inspired gifts) will send it to you. For a chance to win all three prizes, leave a comment on the KMWC blog and a winner will be picked next week. Full T&Cs below. Good luck!

T&Cs: UK residents only. Must be over 18 years old to enter. Competition closes on 25th March 2019 at 11.59pm. The winner will be notified by email and prizes will be posted to the winner after that date.

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Current white in the fridge: Ferrandiere Pinot Gris

Price: £5.99 - Buy From Aldi

Like Pinot Grigio, only better. It’s the same grape actually, but this is a southern French take on it and it’s richer and riper in style than your average PG. Think melon and peach but with that same simple freshness. And it’s less than £6! Ridiculously good value. Buy some before I drink it all.

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Current sparkling in the fridge: San Leo Rosato

Price: £6.99 - Buy From Waitrose

Basically, this is pink prosecco – it’s made in the same way, from the same grape and from the same region – but Italian law hasn’t allowed pink prosecco to be a thing so you won’t find the p-word on the label. Actually, this is set to change so expect lots more appearing on the shelves in time but for now, this’ll do nicely. There’s a dash of the red Nerello Mascalese in the blend (hence the colour) and an added dollop of strawberry fruit on top of the citrus flavours. Dangerously drinkable – and currently on offer (normally £10.49). Just add crisps.

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95 Comments

  • Clare Dudley
    1 month ago

    I would love to win the fab prizes! Fingers crossed!

    • Gemma Seton
      1 month ago

      Prize perfection! As a permanently knackered mother I’d be grateful to win any part of this! Fingers crossed xx

    • Amber
      1 month ago

      Those prizes sound AMAZING!

  • 1 month ago

    Fantastic prize would be a lovely treat for Mother’s Day 🤞 recently did a talk on the KMWC book at my wine circle. So useful and easy to read.

  • Zoë Fyfe
    1 month ago

    Wonderful prizes for all knackered ladies !!

    • Birgitta Hancock
      1 month ago

      Wine, mask and a bag! What not to like. A mother’s perfect gift .

  • Charlotte Russell
    1 month ago

    Pick me! Pick me! Rose season is almost upon so it would have to be a pink bag!

    • Melanie collins
      1 month ago

      Fab prizes!Glass at the ready x

  • Jennifer Palmer
    1 month ago

    Ooh I would love this prize!!

  • Penny Arton
    1 month ago

    Looks like my kind of bag the pink one and should hold a bottle or two

  • Caroline
    1 month ago

    I would love any of these prizes..! Especially the wine of course 😃 👍🏼

  • Diane
    1 month ago

    Ooh lovely lovely my fantasies all in one foul swoop wine and handbags. I’m drooling 😊

  • Leyla
    1 month ago

    Fantastic bunch of prizes!

  • Ceri
    1 month ago

    Fab prize. Would be able to get a few bottles in these bags!

    • Louise
      1 month ago

      Amazing prizes! Pick me, pick me…. pretty please x 😜🍷🍷🍷🍷🤞

  • Tricia Adie
    1 month ago

    Oh yes, one of the bags would be perfect for taking a bottle, or 2, of Pinot Gris home from Aldi. I often refer to KMWC for ideas when shopping.

    • Terry Ryan
      1 month ago

      This post’s wines sound amazing!!! Popping off to the shops to buy them now! Going to the Birmingham wine weekend so won’t get chance to drink them for a few days. Should be well chilled by then. Thanks for the heads up. 👍🏻🍷🥂🍾

  • 1 month ago

    From one knackered mother to another….yes please! What a fabulous prize 🥂😊

  • Izzy
    1 month ago

    Ooh, sleep, wine and a new bag! Would love to win this please!

  • 1 month ago

    All ,or any,prizes would be useful this weekend. Going away with my friends from Uni – 20+yrs of friendship. Not got together in 18 months so wine and catching up the order of the day plus who doesn’t need a bag in a bag in a bag….in sunshine yellow obvs!

  • 1 month ago

    You are always a star in my internet feed. And thrilled to have picked up that pinot gris in Aldi yesterday (high-fives self)!!!

  • Rachel Quinn
    1 month ago

    Amazing prize!

  • Martina
    1 month ago

    Definitely a knackered mother here who bonds with other knackered mother’s via wine. Thanks for the ace recommendations.

  • Chiara Wilson
    1 month ago

    Love that you replyvwhen asked a question! Love that the wine choices are reasonable. Love the stories…..

  • Leah
    1 month ago

    Loving your work anxd the bags look awesome x

  • Leah
    1 month ago

    Love your work x

  • Rachael Pardon
    1 month ago

    Pick me!!!pick me!!
    Love to win fab selection of prizes. A real treat

  • Ruth
    1 month ago

    I’d love to win 🙂

  • Caro
    1 month ago

    Would love the sunshine yellow bag to detract from the purple bags under my eyes 👀 👜👜
    Definitely in the knackered part of the club with an ill 4 month and 3 year old!!

  • Sarah
    1 month ago

    I’ve just turned 50 ! I deserve a prize !! 😁

  • Liza Egan
    1 month ago

    Me, me i’d love to win one of these, *waves arm around frantically

  • Jo Harley
    1 month ago

    Ooooh la la, yes please ❤️ & your competition ends on my birthday! I would be over the moon with any of those lovely prizes 🌝 xxx

  • Annabel
    1 month ago

    I am very much a knackered mother right now, this looks like the perfect prize to perk me up! 🍷

  • Daisy
    1 month ago

    I’ve just had a baby and also have a 3 year old, i’m knackered and seriously in need of these goodies!

  • Emily Paul
    1 month ago

    Wine, sleep and a handbag (or 3). My sleep deprived mind and body needs nothing more. I’d love to win.

  • Claire Snape
    1 month ago

    Such lovely prizes! Fingers crossed.

  • Sarah
    1 month ago

    All of these bags are gorgeous and Provence is my home-girl 😍

  • Linda Dove
    1 month ago

    Perfect fir Mother’s Day 🤗

  • Jojo
    1 month ago

    All I can say is please please and please…

  • Lou
    1 month ago

    My weary eyes are in need of a replenishing space mask 🙂

    • Emma
      1 month ago

      ooh! I’d love to win! A bag big enough to fit some wine in 😉

  • Daria Loginova-Edwards
    1 month ago

    Oh how lovely!

  • Gemma Kettle
    1 month ago

    That’s a bag I’d be pleased to put over my head to hide the knackered face!

  • 1 month ago

    I would ❤️ to win…

  • Catherine Bowes
    1 month ago

    Great prizes, what knackered mother wouldn’t want them!

  • Georgie
    1 month ago

    I can hand on heart say I am a knackered mother….my saving grace is that glass at the end of the day. Thanks Helen for the recommendations….superb competition and loving that yellow bag!! Spring is on its way with that and wine in. X

  • Donna
    1 month ago

    My knackered daughter would LOVE 💗 to share these fab gifts with her mumma….🍷

  • 1 month ago

    I would love 💕 to win

  • Vicky
    1 month ago

    Such a lovely prize for Mother’s Day! Those bags are to die for, face masks percect for chilling and Rosé to bring in the summer!

  • Demelza Thompson
    1 month ago

    Oooh, I would love to win a one for my mum for Mothers Day! Yes please! Cheers! 🍷🎁💼

  • Kerri miller
    1 month ago

    Wine and handbags what more could a tired overworked mum need?! 🙌🏻

  • Melissa thomas
    1 month ago

    A knackered mother’s heaven!! Wine, space mask and a new bag to keep it in 🤪

  • Alex Golding
    1 month ago

    Amazing prizes! Would love to win and share with friends 😊

  • Ali Johnson
    1 month ago

    Love the 3 in 1 tote in canary yellow.

  • Jennifer Rea
    1 month ago

    Been a permanently knackered mum for 13 years +. Would love some glam in my life! Bags and wine..perfection! 😁

  • Katie
    1 month ago

    Ooh hello! You like wine too?! Marvellous! 🤪
    my sister has just sent me in your direction, she IS a knackered mother wine lover and she should do win your lovely prize !

  • Lizzy
    1 month ago

    Me please!! I’ve barely slept since 2015 and I still haven’t got around to having a night out this year so a case of wine at home would come in handy 😉 Plus I’ve been eyeing up this bag all week…

  • Rachel Clift
    1 month ago

    Ooh what a fab prize, I’d love to win!

  • Jacqueline
    1 month ago

    Fab, sleep, wine and bags, my idea of heaven. 😊

  • Clare Thorpe
    1 month ago

    Great prizes! Hoping I’m a winner 😁🍷

  • Alison Craven
    1 month ago

    I’m a knackered grandmother ( and knackered mother too )
    Hope this counts to be picked.
    Love the blog. Am off to Aldi later for that Pinot Gris.

  • Kate Carr
    1 month ago

    Yes please, I would love to win a prize, I’m a knackered grandmother but my love of wine, sleep and handbags is undiminished.

  • Joyce Scully
    1 month ago

    If I were to bag this prize, I would at least feel a tad less knackered.

  • Lesley Lewis
    1 month ago

    Wine sleep& handbags, dream come true for this very sleep deprived ( but very lucky indeed!😊)mummy of 7!

  • 1 month ago

    Love your wine recommendations. Will be buying the Pinot Gris today ! Always find your blog amusing!

  • Janet Readings
    1 month ago

    Yummy!! Pink bag, pink wine – are the space masks pink?

  • Carl Mitchell
    1 month ago

    I’d love to win this for my partner who as step-mummy gets all the grief but none of the recognition of being a mother

  • Alison Howell
    1 month ago

    I would love this 💖💖

  • Alison Howell
    1 month ago

    I would love the handbag & wine, a good way to start spring

  • James Griffiths
    1 month ago

    Knackered father here, and wine lover too, obvs. Would love to win the bag for my amazeballs knackered wife, and the spacemasks for a few minutes rest from the kids. Might even try it myself – the eyemask that is, not the bag….

  • 1 month ago

    Hi Helen, would love to win a prize for Judy! Mx

    • 1 month ago

      I love coming on your blog to find wine when I want something different to the usual pinot grigio! Plus it’s so handy how you can choose depending on which shop you are in. Also, I love bags and sleep and wine obviously!

  • kim chapman
    1 month ago

    You can wear the spacemasks whilst drinking the wine for a blind tasting experience = marvellous!

  • Rachel
    1 month ago

    Summers coming so I would love some rose plus it’s my birthday today so I am hoping my luck is in!!! 🤞

  • Rachel Daw
    1 month ago

    Definitely tired, definitely a mum and definitely interested in a prize including wine!

  • Lucy
    1 month ago

    I can face bagging the wine! $ 😉

    Lucy x

  • Louise
    1 month ago

    Thank you for great review and for a fab competition

  • Annabel
    1 month ago

    😍 the bags and the space masks are amazing + wine = fantabulous prize!!! Xxxx

  • Davina Mellon
    1 month ago

    The perfect prize for a knackered mum like me!

  • Beth Miles
    1 month ago

    What a fabulous prize and perfect for any knackered mother (is there any other kind?!)

  • Rachael
    1 month ago

    My goodness, those bags are _beautiful_… *gazes sadly at 30-year-old messenger bag with disintegrating lining*. Please add me to the list! Also the pink not-prosecco sounds _lush_.

  • Rachel Bailey Palumbo
    1 month ago

    Firstly Spacemasks are amazing
    Secondly drinking rose wine & pretending summer is around the corner is amazing
    Thirdly a bag that can clearly carry a bottle of wine is amazing
    Fourthly (embrace my new word) your blog is amazing

  • Jade Marie
    1 month ago

    This would be absolutely amazing for my birthday, me and the girls would have a wonderful pamper evening. Good luck all

  • kirsty scott
    1 month ago

    perfect mothers day gifts

    fingers crossed

  • Jackie Waghorn
    1 month ago

    I would love the wine because, as a knackered middle aged mother, I already more than enough bags across my body and can sleep for England!

  • Sazzerbear
    1 month ago

    I would love to win the prizes, my son is away on a ski trip on Mothers Day so I am painting the lounge but also planning some time to celebrate being a Mum with a bottle of San Leo Rosato!

  • Emma jones
    1 month ago

    Perfect prize for a knackered old bag lady!

  • Nina
    1 month ago

    Fab prizes! From a fab blog x

  • Susan
    1 month ago

    A knackered mother here who’d lOvE to win these amazing prizes 🤞🏻❤️😘

  • Susan
    1 month ago

    A knackered mother here who’d love to win these amazing prizes Xx

  • Kelly Rule
    1 month ago

    A knackered me on a Sunday morning has just discovered your blog. Genius. Wish I had found it last night when the wine ran out!

  • Carole Hazlehurst
    1 month ago

    I SO need a pink bag, but with 2 boys, I’m only likely to get flowers.. But I love them any way xx

  • Julia P
    1 month ago

    Recipe for the perfect Mother’s Day – wine, mask and the most gorgeous and colourful bag to brighten my world! Thanks for the chance

  • EK Woodhead
    1 month ago

    You’re one of the very few blogs I’ve never unsubscribed from as you often make me laugh out loud – please keep up entertaining us knackered mums!

    I’d love one of these bags – the gorgeous colours would be a great way to divert anyone from having to look at my tired old face 🙂

  • Toni
    4 weeks ago

    Love the blog! Fingers crossed for a prize xx

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