Tyranny of Pink

CLOSED!! Christmas in Africa – Fun in the Sun [Win with SPURT and Tyranny of Pink!]

Christmas is about SUMMER and SWIMMING and FUN in the SUN

Christmas has this reputation about being all about snowy weather and glowing fires. Here in Africa, in South Africa Christmas is all about SUMMER. In fact, nothing about it says let’s sit around a fire or build snowmen. Nope, instead, down here we spend our holidays at the pool, braaing and drinking cold beer or in my case, wine with lots of ice.

We get together with our family and friends on as many days as the holiday period will allow and we laugh and we swim and we soak up the African sun. Is it different from the wintry northern hemisphere, sure it is but is it a second-rate Christmas? No not at all. In fact, it’s my favourite time of the year! Even as a grown up, I literally count down to Christmas every single year! I love Christmas.

I love that I get to watch my son splash in the pool, it’s always a reminder of my own childhood. Sitting at the pool, drinking ice-cold juice and eating meat straight off the braai while the adults sat around laughing and talking.

This year, the wonderful people at Spurt are sharing the Christmas cheer with us. One lucky reader of my blog will win a Spurt summer hamper for their child including a pair of goggles, nose clip and a really cute swimming cap.



Spurt is the leading suppliers of swimming apparel in South Africa. The brand is loved for its innovative patterns and colours and comfortable fit.  With an extensive range of accessories and swimming aids for beginners and athletes.  Shop today www.spurt.co.za

Oden absolutely LOVES his Spurt mirrored goggles and shark swimming cap.

All you have to do to win is:

  1. Follow @Spurt_sa on either Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest
  2. Share this post on social media
  3. Tell me in the comments what you love most about Christmas in Africa

Easy as Christmas cake!

Then I’ll select a winner using a random number generator and send you your gorgeous new swimming kit compliments of Spurt and Tyranny of Pink!

Competition closes on December 23rd and the winner will be announced on my blog, so keep your eyes on the blog. Any prize not acknowledged within a week will be redrawn.

Happy Holidays

*This giveaway is in collaboration with the kind people at Spurt!

*Terms and Conditions apply! 


17 thoughts on “CLOSED!! Christmas in Africa – Fun in the Sun [Win with SPURT and Tyranny of Pink!]”

  1. : I love listening to Christmas carols, snuggling in a blanket with family and friends, and humming these tunes. It encourages a feeling of closeness, and leads one to feelings of joy. During festive season I love decorating a tree, buying gifts for loved ones. Family gathering/get together at my place for a big feast. Enjoying all the traditional dishes and sweets, the house full of festivities, we feel like one big happy family. good food and great family and friends for a wonderful festive season

  2. I love being warm for Christmas, and that you can forgo all that heavy traditional food. A day filled with braai, swimming, awesome conversation and plenty of beer/wine? The only way it gets any better is by winning a great present like this!

  3. I have years and years of family holiday seasons in the pool with my cousins and aunts and uncles and even my grandparents. And Charly is SUCH a water baby! I would love to win this set for her ❤

  4. I love xmas ! It’s that time of the year where I look forward to my days off from work to spend days lounging in the sun watching my kids splash in the water and evenings with friends and family laughing, drinking and eating way too much.

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