Giveaway (CLOSED): Luxury Weekend Brunch Hamper from TOTAL Greek Yoghurt RRP £100

Total Greek Yoghurt

At the end of January Fuss Free Flavours was 6, I was planning lots of giveaways to celebrate, and of course I got bogged down in something else and it did not happen.   I think, that given my tendency not to do anything until the last minute, my joke that on the 31st January 2007 I set up a blog so I could put off submitting my tax return for another hour or so, might just have had a grain of truth to it?

As a child on the last day of term I was the one at my desk, frantically scribbling my essays whilst my classmates were having fun; playing games and eating sweets.  I also know that people do not really change, and however much I want to become someone who does stuff as soon as it needs doing, rather than just before the deadline it is possibly never really going to happen.  I also know that when my mother – who is new to the internet –  finds, and reads this post she will nod in agreement.  At least I am self aware.

The lovely folks at TOTAL Greek Yoghurt have put together a breakfast brunch hamper worth about £100 to be won by one Fuss Free Flavours reader.  I have a recipe or two coming using TOTAL, but until then the new raspberry and pomegranate spilt pots are delicious and well worth seeking out…

Hamper Contains

  • A mixture of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt (split pots and plain)
  • A selection of fruits
  • A selection of compotes and chutneys, condiments
  • A selection of cheeses
  • Crackers
  • Granola

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Comments

  1. gareth stevens says

    Tele off and music on…..Pick an Album which lasts an hour and time your housework to it…Works a treat for me :-)

    • dubliner says

      I turn the phone off for a hour.Listen to my favourite music. (. Music while you work brill.) time flies bye work done.

  2. Clare Scammell says

    My top tip for getting things done: A cup of tea and an early start. That way, if you procrastinate there’s still plenty of time left in the day to get things sorted! :)

  3. says

    I’m a terrible procrastinator as well but when it comes down to it I find that being able to tick sub tasks off (either mentally or on paper) as I go along helps keep me motivated to finish whatever it is that I need to do

  4. says

    Coffee and no sleep. :( Alternatively, save all your chores to the weekend or whenever you have alternative childcare. Young kids plus chores = fun, mess and nothing done!

  5. Pav says

    Just start doing whatever it is I’m procrastinating right away! And, if they’re lot of things needed to be done, I usually just pick something randomly and somehow everything else just falls into place!

  6. liz denial says

    Be organised that way you’ll always know where something is when you need it. A tidy house is a happy house

  7. Tracy Nixon says

    I make a list and if I get everything ticked off I reward myself – with a glass of wine that evening, a new magazine – doesn’t have to be anything big – just a little treat! So when I am slogging away with chores I just think – bath then a glass of my favourite red wine later Ahhhh!

  8. Annette O'Brien says

    No point in putting things off, they just mount up and can leave you feeling miserable because you wasted valuable time in the first place.
    My tip? Just crack on with the job and you’ll feel better after you’ve accomplished something.

  9. Tracey Peach says

    Know what you need to do the day before, set alarm clock for a early start, put your head down & get through it lol xxx

  10. Helen Tyler says

    I am a list person. Everything goes on a list and is prioritised. I then get great satisfaction at ticking things off.
    This works really well in my job too as a nurse!

  11. Kirsten Murphy says

    My tip would be DELEGATE! If that’s not possible write a list with everything broken down into 10minute tasks & reward yourself after you complete each one

  12. Christine Constable says

    Make a ‘to do’ list. Prioritise it into urgent and non-urgent. Start with the former and enjoy ticking things off as you do them, but don’t give yourself an unrealistic target.

  13. Susan Crosswaite says

    I tell myself to just do one small task when I’ve got a lot to do – once I’ve done that I just seem to keep on going until I’ve done everything I needed to do

  14. Andrew Halliwell says

    step away from the internet. Too many distractions…
    note: not one to practice what I preach, I rarely get things done.

  15. kim plant says

    im a mum of twins so the ideal way to get things done and quik is to multitask don’t take one plate out of the room do 3 or 4 at the same time start 4-5 jobs at the same time but only do it if your going to finish x

  16. Sarah Birkett says

    make a list, at least you can see how much you have to do and a small sense of achievement once things are done. Also try and cut the items into small bitesize pieces that can be done in a realistic amount of time

  17. Hazel Rea says

    Make a list and start with the job you least want to do – you’ll feel great after that and whizz through the rest!

  18. dragonfly63 says

    Start by giving yourself permission to just do half an hour – often once you’ve started you will carry on.

  19. CAROL PATRICK says

    Make a daily to do list, but with realistic goals and, at the weekend, if I’ve completed all the tasks reward myself with a well earned treat (not necessarily chocolate!), sometimes a pretty pot plant, or a favourite magazine.

  20. anthony harrington says

    my Wife has got me organised over the years, there are post it notes all over the place. My wife does a weekly list, from which ever day she makes a daily list and things get crossed off as we go along!

  21. Amanda Hurst says

    I make all kinds of list’s……I must admit my Husband laughs at me when I make shopping list, then go shopping without it :-/

  22. anna says

    my tip that helps me get things done is to do a list and then just get on with it, and dont rely on others as doing it yourself is quicker

  23. ValB says

    I am a list maker – put jobs in order of importance. I have a weekly ‘to do ‘ list which helps me to keep organise my time.

  24. Meryl Rees says

    Write a list, have a piece of chocolate in the fridge, then do something on the list and reward yourself with the choclate!!

  25. Helen Thurston says

    Stick some music on loud and just get on with it – plan a reward for the end of the day if you get everything done you planned.

  26. Catherine McAlinden says

    I spend ten minutes on one job, ten minutes on another, then skive for ten minutes. I get loads done!

  27. K Mayers says

    Simply wait until there’s nobody – especially the g’kids – around. The peace and quiet helps enormously.

  28. Rachael G says

    Little and often – ad breaks are great for getting quick jobs done. If you do have a big blitz then make sure you’ve got a great playlist to do it to!

  29. Wendy Lam says

    Telling someone beforehand that I am going to complete this after a certain time and telling them to make sure I will complete it. I do tend to feel guilty if I haven’t done it as it will make me appear lazy and disorganised to them so usually the person I tell is someone outside my family and someone I respect. Music is good too as it makes whatever I do less boring and having easy eating snacks nearby helps so I don’t make excuses to get up and eat something.

  30. christina curtis says

    Plan and stick to it. Put on your favorite CD or radio station and have a boogie to keep you motivated.

  31. Emily Jayne Phipps says

    Lists!!!! Although – I spend ages making them :) They do really help get your mind organized though

  32. Rebecca Nisbet says

    Lists lists and more lists, and routine, I have the same routine every day but put an hour or 2 aside for visiting etc…

  33. WandaFish says

    I’m a terrible procrastinator so about the only tip I have for getting on with housework is to invite someone round for a coffee or one of my daughter’s friends for tea – I couldn’t bear someone walking into a pig sty!!

  34. Jacqui Williams says

    Make a list and tick them off, you can even add things you have already done to get a few ticked off to start!

  35. Cher Waite says

    By having a reward in mind for afterwards as a treat – say clean out the cupboards for a latte, getting together clothes for the charity shop for a kitkat (as you can see food is a real motivation, ha!)

  36. Susan Greig says

    Don’t sit down until you’ve done all you’ve got to – nothing worse than trying to relax knowing that the pile of ironing/washing up/dusting need to be done. Do all you’ve got to then me time is more relaxing.

  37. Caroline H says

    Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today! So don’t think “I must do that sometime”. Do it now!

  38. Sylvia Leaver says

    I tell myself that if I finish whatever job first I can then spend half an hour on the computer, entering my favourite competitions

  39. Janet Dixon says

    I have a list, but I have to be in the mood to do it so no point in even trying if I’m not. If I am then I’m really focused and crack on :o)

  40. Zoe G says

    I have a plan for the day when I get up and get started in the morning so it is out of the way and I have the rest of the day

  41. sian hallewell says

    If your making a list resist temptation to put everything on it and make it look daunting and reward yourself for your achievements

  42. says

    My top tip for getting things done is to make a list and plan out plenty of breaks in between; if i also set myself little rewards, it means I won’t procrastinate as much in between each break!

  43. melanie stirling says

    I just have to do it when I make my mind up to do something,if I leave it,then that’s it,I change my mind again!

  44. calypso says

    Concentrate on just one thing. Finish it and then move to next project. Do not multitask. Be there. And try to enjoy it, f you can.

  45. Lynne OConnor says

    For me, what works best is to simply not to sit down when I get in from the morning school run, but just get on with what is needed. If I sit down to check emails or anything, hours can pass with nothing getting done.

  46. Susanne Temlett says

    Make good use of any spare minutes instead of just wasting them, always try to take any rubbish out to the bin on your way to make a cuppa, put laundry etc at the bottom of the stairs so you remember to take it up with you next time you need to go up

  47. ROS Thompson says

    I set time goals and then reward my self with a break and something good to eat – before moving onto the next time goal

  48. Ana Wilds says

    Music on full blast in the house on my own and start my housework one room at a time, ignoring the phone and craving to sit down and chill.

  49. Valerie Dallimore says

    I get on better if I can do things when I am alone in the house whilst hubby is at work. No distractions!

  50. Judith Allen says

    To just do it. And if you need help from family or someone else, you have to SAY you do, no point in waiting for them to notice. Doesn’t work that way, just leads to resentment.

  51. jackie curran says

    I have to force myself to switch the laptop off, make a list and get on with it , otherwise I am just really lazy .

  52. Petra B says

    Make a list – start with something simple to get you going, then tackle the hard stuff when you are in the swing of things!

  53. Lemknip Pink says

    Every morning I make list, cross things off as I get them done. Seeing them all crossed out at the end of the day gives a great sense of satisfaction

  54. Beverley says

    I deny myself a cup of tea or a cigarette or a biscuit until the next thing on the list is done. I can get the bathroom gleaming in 16 minutes with the thought of a cup of tea at the end of it! It’s a great motivation.

  55. Rikka B says

    Sometimes the thought of doing something is worse than the job itself, so as a well known sport company says “Just do it”

  56. Joy Dehany says

    I’m not very well so I think about the one thing I have to do today, and get it done. It takes 100 little jobs just to do one thing for me so I have to really think how it’s going to be done, then just do it, and I try not to think about all the other stuff piling up. One task, one day, done well is better than going gung ho at everything and having to re do it.

  57. Ali Thorpe says

    Write a list the day before. In the morning, put your phone on divert to voicemail, laptop off and give yourself a timescale by which to work through the list. Then, just grit your teeth and get on with it, no excuses!

  58. Julie Booth says

    Mak e a list, but the vary the tasks, so do some energetic housework, then break to do some admin. I find that the things still get done, but it seems less onerous.

  59. Pauline Rendell says

    I always think just getting it done works! but small rewards – ie when I have done this I can have a bar of cholate etc

  60. says

    a to do list. Then use the Urgent/Important matrix. So first list the tasks that need doing. Number them 1 to 5 in scale of importance (NOT urgency at this point). Now check which are Urgent. You should end up with a list of the following:
    Important and Urgent
    Urgent not important
    Not Urgent but important
    Not Urgent and not important.

  61. William Gould says

    Make a list of jobs, in order of importance. Work your way through it! Don’t allow yourself a break or any hobbies etc (except meals) till the list has been completed!

  62. Sarah Morris says

    Write a list down of things to do, it helps to motivate you once you have crossed a few off, and try not to put off to tomorrow what you could do today.

  63. Jennifer Deavall says

    For me it’s definitely writing a list and sticking to it and crossing items off as I do them – makes me feel like I’m getting somewhere and accomplishing something.

  64. brenda heads says

    don’t over plan just do it. I used to spend more time thinking about how to do something than it took to actually do the job

  65. says

    Sorry to say Helen but I am just like you, I leave things till the last possible minute and then run around like a loon! I do work best under pressure!. ;)

  66. Cheryll H says

    For me it’s switching off the lap top :) I get soooooo much done if I just put the darn thing down (think OCD housewife when it’s out for srvice!!)

  67. Nicole-Melainie Squires says

    Get it all done as soon as you get up that way you are all fresh and then once it’s done it’s done and you can relax ;)

  68. Shelley Jessup says

    I write lists, I come from a list family however with times changing the lists are not just written down on paper they are also put into my mobile with an alarm to remind me.

  69. Sue Bowden says

    I get up extra early, then float around going from one thing to another and start on things that I never intended to do in the first place, then have to go extra fast to do the jobs that needed doing in the first place.

  70. Alison Macdonald says

    The ONLY way I can manage to get things done is to write an ‘achievable’ list!! I feel soooooooo much better as I tick off the ‘done’ things one by one :-)

  71. Christine Clarke says

    if you give yourself a reward to look forward to, like a cup of tea and a magazine ,you will fly through it have you will fly through it

  72. Francesca Light-Wilson says

    I make a list with my top priority tasks at the top, and I don’t allow myself any coffee or snack breaks until the I’ve done at least ten of the ‘write email’ tasks and two others. As I love my coffee, and food, this strategy works very well for me!

  73. says

    Congratulations Helen- six years is a long time.

    Not sure I have any tips for getting things done as I seem to ever have more hanging over my head, but I do try and deal with something as soon as I’m aware of it, because I know if I don’t it just slips. Currently have three blog posts I need to have written last week and ………

  74. lyn burgess says

    My top tip – set yourself a deadline, and offer yourself a small reward, then stick to it – ie – if I can finish doing the bathroom by 11, then I will have time for a cup of coffee.

  75. Simon C says

    I usually write a list of what needs doing and tick off when done – that way i can see the progress i`m making and it motivates me to carry on

    Simon

  76. Joanna Orr says

    I write a list, otherwise I fiddle around and nothing gets done.
    With a list, there is the satisfaction of crossing things off when you’ve done them and you tend to focus more on the tasks that need doing!

  77. melanie gregory says

    i have to write lists for everything, i carry a notebook around with me and I write everything in there straight away.

  78. rachel humphries says

    Don’t puit off the thing you’d least like to do until last. Get it out of the way first, everything just seems to go quicker after that.

  79. Tiff Jordan says

    I set the kitchen timer to 15 mins and dash round doing my chores. When the beeper goes, I reset the timer to 15 mins and change jobs. After 45 mins I’ve earns myself a tea break. It’s amazing how quickly you can do things if you know you can stop after a few minutes!

  80. Joanne Pilborough says

    buy yourself a delicious treat and dont let yourself have it untill you have done everything you need to. treat it like a reward

  81. paul baker says

    Dont be afraid to ask your children for help and do their fair share of tidying they often enjoy helping out and this make things easier for you also and prepares your children for when they grow up and start life on their own

  82. ClairejB says

    Make a list – and stick to it! Give yourself a little reward for once you’ve got things done like a nice relaxing foot soak or nice cup of hot choccie. :)

  83. Anna Coyle says

    Make a list the night before and set about it first thing, I always try and get everything done in the morning with no distractions so I can have the afternoon free to do whatever I want! It makes me stick at things!

  84. Lynne (@HonieBuk / HonieMummy Blog) says

    Dont just think about doing it – do it. Then it’s out of the way and you can get on with the things that are distracting you in the first place

  85. Deborah Wheeler says

    Write a list and then cross things off as they are done – keeps me motivated when I can see the list getting smaller

  86. Natalie says

    Don’t allow yourself to procrastinate and award yourself a little treat or rest when you’ve competed each task – works with me!

  87. sarah wallis says

    my top tip for getting things done- i make a daily list and work through adding any jobs that are not completed to the next days list. Having a list makes me focus on what i have to achieve and i can stop worrying about forgetting an important job.

  88. Becky John says

    Organisation & plan ahead, I’d rather get 2 or 3 things done properly than rush to get 6-7 things done half heartedly

  89. Judith Eddington says

    i break things down into small chucnks and set a timer for 20 mins. once i have done 20 mins i let myself have a 10 minute treat of, say reading blogs, and then go back and do another 20 minute job.

  90. Donna Jauncey says

    my tip for getting things done is an early night get up early do what needs to be done then have the rest of the day to chill :))

  91. ali mckenzie says

    have a decent breakfast, then plan what you want to do and how long it will take and outline a schedule for when you are going to do it and Goooooooo

  92. Sadie Jordan says

    I think there will always be things that I want to put off for another time, but having done that, I usually end up with 3 or 4 things that I have put off doing! When it gets to the point that there is a few things, a little treat becomes my incentive.

  93. Chris Fliss says

    Has to be a list and keep it small, if you write a small novel of chores/tasks you’ll never do it

  94. Sarah says

    Write a list and don’t give yourself any free time to yourself until you have crossed two things off!

  95. Kirsty Caffrey says

    Be organised and getting the children onside and helping! I usually set them challenges to assist with tidying etc!

  96. Joanne Mapp says

    Anything that’s important has to be dealt with first thing in the morning. I find that my motivation fades as the day progresses, so if the important things are dealt with, it doesn’t matter if I procrastinate for the rest of it!

  97. Catherine Thorp says

    I make a list, and then tick jobs off as I do them. It is very satisfying to get to the end.

  98. Diane Wood says

    Just do it – because then you don’t have it hanging over you until you do (now I just need to follow my own advice ALL the time)

  99. Elaine Savage says

    Break jobs down into 5 or 10 minute slots so that you always achieve something, even if, like me, you don’t have much staying power!

  100. says

    Lists! Menu planning and grocery shopping on a Sunday night (i.e. right now) and knowing that my family and the world are unpredictable so, however much I try, something will invariably derail me

  101. Susi Galley says

    make myself a list to tick off and put even the little things on – I feel a sense of achievement ticking them off one by one :)

  102. says

    Turning the internet off! haha – I always get sidetracked by a new blog post or a fab competition or article – this means very little gets done unless i switch my laptop off!

  103. Louise Comb says

    When I have to get stuff done I write a to do list and put a star by everything urgent. I do this daily until I have got things back to normal. It really helps.

  104. Barbara Cowley says

    Tick list done but never looked at just get on with it as my Mum always said you look after the four corners and the middle will look after it’s self

  105. Leanne Lunn says

    No tv no laptop and music on loud, and know that the sooner you get it done the sooner you can sit and relax

  106. says

    Self-bribery. Although it’s only effective to a point, and requires the self-restraint to not just eat the bribes and then continue to procrastinate. Yeah, I’m not great at getting things done..

  107. teresa jones says

    I am always last minute too. Other than locking me in a room with no other distractions i haven’t really found an answer. I will always find something else to do. The only other way is to get me angry, winding me up seems to work, it must be the adrenaline :D

  108. Caroline S says

    I make a list before I go to bed each night with everything in order of priority. Then, when I get up, I don’t have to try and remember what I need to do, I can just get on with my list!

  109. Phyllis Ellett says

    It has got to be a list, I have a list for everything. Also stick with one thing until it gets done.

  110. Sarah Peacock says

    I have a to do list app that other family members can add to – I get moaned at if jobs stay on there too long!

  111. katie thomas says

    Make a list then work through it methodically until it’s complete – don’t put off things that you don’t want to do!

  112. says

    My top tip for getting things done is a two phased list approach. At the beginning of each week I write a big “ideally” get done list and then each morning decide which ones I am going to tackle that day onto a shorter list. Sometimes it is all done by Thursday – great feeling!

  113. JUDITH LUSCOMBE says

    I time myself, give myself for instance 10 mins and see how much I can get done in that time, fill the washing machine, empty the dishwasher and fold up and put away the clean clothes from the airer. Then have a coffee and a biscuit!!

  114. Matthew Constance says

    Just try and concentrate on getting it done. No distractions to stop me and then focus all the way!

  115. Louise C says

    Start your day with a fab Breakfast.
    My fav is….
    Blueberries, oats, flaxseed & natural yog. This keeps me going all day & I gets LOTS done :-)

  116. Stuart Dunlop says

    It has to be a list. Crossing off every day, then transferring the ones not done to a new list, and so on…

  117. Helen says

    My top tip for getting things done is to compile a list of jobs in order of priority and complete them in 15 minute bursts throughout the day

  118. charlotte r says

    set a timer for 15 minutes, blitz the activity until the timer goes off, then laze about for 15 min and repeat until it is done

  119. Victoria N says

    I try and do things in stages, for example, to ensure tidier rooms with less clutter, never leave a room without picking up something that shouldn’t be there and putting it back in its correct place.

  120. Lesley Bain says

    Stress! I am just like you…a last minute wonder in everything I do. It’s only when the deadline is looming and I’m beginning to really stress about it that I will act x

  121. Lani Nash says

    Lists are the way forward! I use them for everything from work, to house work, to planning how I am to cook a roast!

  122. liz says

    Delegate! It’s much easier to get things done if you prioritise the really important stuff, and delegate the less crucial stuff. Don’t try to do it all – share the load!

  123. Marjoleine Kok says

    I am a ‘ List’ person, so my top tip for getting things done is to make a list of things you want to get done, and enjoy satisfaction of crossing things off. Don’t make the list too long !!!

  124. Donna white says

    As soon as my little girl is in bed I whiz around and do my chores, if I do it before I’ve sat down its more likely to be done!

  125. alison c says

    I have a great app on my computer called wunderlist – you can add as many jobs as you want to it then mark each one off as its done – I leave this on the main screen constantly so everytime i sit down at the pc im reminded I still have things to do – it works fr me and its a free app too :)

  126. Michelle Becker says

    I write a list starting in the morning and working out my day to the hour. I get so much done if I stick to it.

  127. Vicky-Louise Robinson says

    Hide my laptop in the cupboard! Make a list of things to do, put the music on & plough through the list!

  128. Laura Chapman says

    Write a list and tick things off as you go. Reward yourself with a treat after ticking say 5 things off the ‘to do’ list. I always like to treat myself to a coffee and a cake!

  129. Katie Harmer says

    I try to get things done first thing. It all depends on how much pain I am as to how much I am able to do. I often find I am too exhausted to do anything so things pass me by, which I can’t help but it’s very frustrating.

  130. Alison Johnson says

    I make lists – but I have to admit things like ironing even if I need to do it unless I’m in the mood it doesn’t get done.

  131. Sara Hill says

    Do it straight away otherwise you get sidetracked . If you are as old as me you forget what you were going to do anyway!

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