Barbecue : Mummy vs. Daddy (includes wine giveaway)

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We love having a barbecue at our house. As soon as the weather gets above freezing (slight exaggeration but not by much), we break out our trusty family-sized barbecue and get cooking!

But there are definitely some differences between the way that daddy and mummy think that a barbecue should be run…

Mummy’s Barbecue vs. Daddy’s Barbecue


Mummy: Choose simple foods that the kids will enjoy – hot dogs and burgers will go down a treat.

Daddy: Empty the supermarket’s entire meat counter – lamb chops, spare ribs, pork belly, a whole chicken, rump steak, bacon, Spanish chorizo, chicken drumsticks, pork sausages (thick and thin), lamb burgers, beef burgers, venison burgers

Side Dishes

Mummy: Let’s get a little pasta salad or some couscous to go on the side. That will keep the meal fresh and give the kids a nice dose of vitamins.

Daddy: MEAT!

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Mummy: The kids normally eat at about 5:30 and will get cranky if they have to wait too long. Let’s be as efficient as possible and get this cooked and onto the table.

Daddy: You have to take your time with a barbecue – it’s all about the laid-back, summer lifestyle…


Mummy: “Lily, that barbecue is hot. Don’t go anywhere near it.”

“No the food isn’t ready yet.”

“Harry, if you kick that ball near the barbecue again, you’ll be in trouble.”

“I thought I told you to stay away from the barbecue.”

“I know you’re hungry but we have to wait for the food to cook.”

“I can’t help it if the smoke is making you cough. Go and wait inside.”

“No you’re not watching TV. We’re supposed to be enjoying time as a family.”

“If you go anywhere near that barbecue again, you’ll be going to bed.”

Daddy: [Music blasting out] Barbecues are so relaxing!

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Cleaning Up

Mummy: Let’s put that greasy grill to soak as soon as possible, and we’d better put the barbecue back in the garage in case it rains tomorrow

Daddy: [too stuffed to move] I’ll do it tomorrow (or at least that’s what I’ll tell you and then I’ll mysteriously forget and eventually mummy will get fed up and scrub everything down herself)


Mummy: You can’t beat a glass of sparkling wine to help you relax

Daddy: You can’t beat a case of sparkling wine to help you relax

– This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental… #NotReally –

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And we’ve recently discovered Premier Estates who sell a fabulous selection of sparkling wines on their website. So whether you’re looking for Grand Rosé, Cava, or Prosecco these award-winning bottles will help your barbeque go with a bang!

PLUS Premier Estates are offering Lucy At Home readers the chance to win TWO bottles of sparkling wine for themselves! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below (don’t forget to check out the terms and conditions first). Good luck!

Competition ends: Thursday 17th August 2017


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Terms and conditions

Premier Estates Giveaway

No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Thursday 20th July 2017 at 00:01 BST and ends Thursday 17th August 2017 at 23:59 BST. UK entrants only. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. The prize is one bottle of Prosecco (75cl) and one bottle of Grand Rosé (75cl). The Winner will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Premier Estates are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the winner regarding their prize and pass this information onto Premier Estates for the sole purpose of posting the prize. I will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received some bottles of sparkling wine for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.


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  1. 1

    After cutting down my alcohol consumption to zero for years, I’ve decided to take a more laid back approach recently and am having a couple of glasses with dinner now and then. This would be perfect to win for the summer!

  2. 5
    Jo Carroll

    Wow…that was an hilarious read – thanks! Can’t stop laughing as I recognise so much of what you say myself. I’d love a couple of bottles of wine to enjoy at a leisurely pace…thanks. x

  3. 6
    Angela Fitzjohn

    I would love to win the 2 bottles so I can enjoy them when I have put the kids to bed and I can sit in the garden, on a hot summer evening, with a glass of wine and a good book.

  4. 10
    Jodie A Green

    i would love to win as we love a nice glass of wine with dinner, we have a family birthday dinner coming up so they would be perfect

  5. 11
    Julie Smith

    I’d love these to share with my sister, love her to bits xx We use to fight like cat & dog when we were kids but as we got older became so close.

  6. 14
    Jade Pawley

    I would love to gift these to my parents. We’re looking at moving house so would save these for once we’ve moved as a little congrats present that we’ve made it.

  7. 17
    jo liddement

    I would love to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday in August with this wine as we are having a picnic together and i intend to pack lots of treats for him to make the occasion extra special.

  8. 18
    rebecca h

    I’d love to win these wines as a great treat for my friends and family! it’d be lovely to take them on a beach picnic and pop open some fizz in the sunshine

  9. 24
    Lindsey Stuart

    Oh wow i would love to win these beautiful bottles for my mum and I to share, she has just returned from Australia and a good catch up is in order, what a treat.

  10. 28
    Kayleigh Watkins

    My partner and I have three beautiful children who we don’t like leaving so our date nights are a take away and movie when our children are asleep this would be a lovely treat to go with our movie and take away xxx

  11. 36
    Kristie - Mammaprada

    This is hilarious! We’re a bit rubbish, my Italian Husband refuses to use a gas bbq and then refuses to use firelighters to help it light as they’re not real fire and then it takes about 7 hours for the thing to get hot enough to cook on! LOL! #blogcrush

  12. 37

    Well I must say I am partial to a side salad and I also do the washing up! But I can imagine how BBQs play out like this in many homes across the land! Now, if only the sun would stay out… #blogcrush

  13. 40
    Sheena Batey

    It’s raining at the moment but I know the sun will be shining again soon and i love a good book accompanied by a sparkling wine in the garden

  14. 47
    Liz Deacle

    Really love this! Especially the entertainment section! I must admit though, the cleaning up for us is the opposite…Me:” Night” (slump into bed stuffed)
    Him ” I’ll just get the BBQ scraper thingy and stand and scrape, polish and kiss the BBQ so it’ll be ready again for tomorrow.”

  15. 55
    Jane Willis

    I’d love to win them as my husband can’t drink champagne, being allergic to the chardonnay grape, so he never gets to join in when we’re drinking fizz.
    Loved your post, the his/hers BBQ comments are so very true!

  16. 59
    Mel Turner

    I would love to win it is the 6 weeks summer holidays and what better way to unwind after fun filled days with the children than a glass of wine

  17. 60

    Yay to barbecues and extra Yay for wine! I love a good old bbq,I laughed so much at this post especially sides..’daddy: MEAT!’ So true.xx #BlogCrush

  18. 63
    sarah m

    I finish my degree this week. It’s been a hard slog but I finally did it. Would love this as a little treat to myself! 😉

  19. 66
    Alison Johnson

    If it ever stops raining we have several BBQs to catch up on, 3 birthdays & 1 Anniversary, so some sparkling wine would help with the celebrations.

  20. 71
    Lindsey C

    I’m organising a birthday cake and bubbles afternoon for my sister and her friends: she’s struggled since her little one arrived so will be the perfect way to make her feel special and glam

  21. 74
    Judith Allen

    I love sparkling wine, and these look great. Don’t tend to bother with a bbq though, would rather put the oven on and make sure things are properly cooked. Then take it outside if we want.

  22. 80
    Emma Walton

    I would love to win this wine because spumante is a favourite of mine but I haven’t tried this one before. Great read btw.

  23. 85
    Emma Whittaker

    I would love to win these for my partners birthday on the 18th August 🙂 we can celebrate together at home with a movie and takeaway as we have a 5 year old nights out are rare these days!!

  24. 90
    Laura Corrall

    Haha, why wouldn’t anyone want wine. It’s half way through the holidays. That’s reason to celebrate with wine, right?!? – Although in all seriousness it would be lovely to chill with the hubby in the garden with some of this lovely wine.

  25. 97
    Anthea Holloway

    I would love to win these lovely bottles of wine so that this weekend, which is due to be warm and sunny, we could sit outside and relax and enjoy a tasty glass or two of wine!

  26. 99
    olivia Kirby

    It would save me a few quid! I only really drink fizz or gin so this would be lovely not having to go and buy some for the weekend!

  27. 101

    We had a BBQ recently and your story is so true. Would love to win while we still have a bit of sun so I can enjoy a glass in the garden

  28. 113
    Melanie Pennie

    Would love to treat my partner to a well deserved drink as they have been working really hard on getting our garden in tip-top condition for our summer BBQs 🙂

  29. 121
    Chris Hobbs

    I would love the wine to use for a girlie night with my three daughters. We would have an evening painting our toes and watching Bridget Jones’s baby.

  30. 138
    Claire Nelson

    We celebrate a special birthday for my mother over the bank holiday weekend and these would be the perfect drinks to have to toast her health.

  31. 142
    Fiona jk42

    my daughter & son-in-law are coming to stay with us next weekend. She loves sparkling wine, and since my husband & I will be having our little granddaughter sleep in our bedroom, my daughter & her husband will get a lie-in for a change so she can actually have more than 1 glass of wine.

  32. 143
    Sarah Fielding

    I have decided to go back to university as an older student and will be starting soon, so would love to win these to have a little celebration!

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