It’s time to spruce up your pooch, makeover your moggy and beautify your budgie because Pick My Pet is back!
Following the excitement of last year’s competition (and because we loved seeing your pictures) we’re offering another lucky owner the chance to immortalise their pet on a Joules intarsia jumper.
We had over 1,000 entries last year, which we somehow managed to whittle down to finalists; Lucky Butterworth the hamster, Darcey the Vizsla, Mog the cat, Bambi the Shetland pony and, of course, the winner, Daisy the duck. The competition was high so choosing the finalists really was no picnic.
To save the arguments and keep the office harmonious the competition will be judged again by public vote; last year Daisy won with 1,721 votes; a close call as the runner up had 1,717! Proof, if it were ever needed, that every vote counts. The finished jumper that featured Daisy was our most popular intarsia to date. Proud owner Abbé Fox was thrilled with the finished result stating “I absolutely love the design and the colour .. And the little ‘Daisy the Duck’ label”.
So if you’ve got a good-looking goose, or a handsome horse then upload a photo via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #PickMyPet no later than Thursday 31st April. A 24-hour vote to find this year’s sweater star will be held on Friday 1st May.
So what are you waiting for? Get preening and grooming, find Buster’s best side and send us your picture.
We recently asked magazine writer, editor and mummy blogger Alison Perry to review the National Trust collection for Joules, and where better to do so than a National Trust property? Alison visited Morden Hall Park, an oasis of greenery and wildlife on the fringes of London…
A couple of years ago, if you’d asked me whether I’d go to a National Trust property, I’d probably have rolled my eyes and muttered something about not being an OAP. But recently? Those eyes have been opened to a whole world of amazing day outs that I didn’t know existed before.
Whether you have kids and want somewhere for them to run around (and, let’s be honest, tire themselves out) or you fancy a little daytime date with your partner (think couple’s stroll, tea and cakes) National Trust properties are PERFECT!
A couple of weeks ago, we went to Morden Hall Park for lunch and a mooch and we were awe struck by how beautiful it was – from the gorgeous white bridge and spring daffodils to the snuff mills and stable yard. Around every corner is something to look at. And the scones in the café! Such a treat.
When you read about the work that the National Trust are doing at Morden Hall Park – things like restoring the rose garden by planting varieties of the flower that were available in the 1930s (when it was originally created) and renovating the stable yard into an energy efficient visitor centre, you realise how much love they invest into their properties.
The wild British blooms design on the National Trust collection from Joules screams woodland walks and the designer Joanna has done an incredible job marrying up Joules with the National Trust. So stick on your wellies, your waterproof coat and get out into the fresh air of a National Trust property!
You can read more about Alison’s day out at Morden Hall Park here.