No Croutons Required - December

This is my second of three posts today. I just wanted to pop on quickly and announce the next No Croutons Required challenge.

As tradition dictates, the December challenge is called Festive Photos. There is no need to make a salad or soup, although you can if you would like it to appear in your photo. I am looking for festive photos, that could be food, plants, snow, ice, family, decorations...... Just let your imagination take you to winter festivities and see what you can come up with. As usual, we only accept one photo per entrant and your entries must be in by the 20th of December 2011.

Email your entries to along with:

* The title of your photo
* Your name
* The name of your blog
* Your blog url
* Your post url
* Your location
* and last but not least, remember to attach your photo

I always love watching the entries come in for festive photos, it always gets me into the spirit for Christmas.

Here are the previous winning entries.

Wendy from A Wee Bit of Cooking won our first festive photo challenge in 2008. You can see all the entries here.

Wendy won again in 2009. You can see the full roundup here.

Sue from Our New Life in the Country won last year. Her picture will remind you of all the snow we had. The full roundup of last year's festive photos can be found here.

If you have a look through the roundups you will see a real diversity of topics, so get on your thinking caps and get out those cameras. If you have a wee story to go with the photo we would love to hear it.


  1. Mmm I like this challenge, lets see what the Scottish weather brings us - no more rain please!!!

  2. I have had enough of the rain too Shaheen, although the dark is just as bad :(

  3. Brilliant and lovely challenge thanks Jac! (I grabbed the link too!)

  4. what a lovely idea... now I cant WAIT for it to snow!... I may even get The Viking to enter this one!

  5. Thanks Karen, you are the best :)

    You don't need snow Dom, just something festive :)

  6. What a lovely idea, I'm off to a Christmas fair on Saturday so will take my camera :)

  7. Hello from the other side of the pond! I just discovered your blog - it's very lovely and your recipes look wonderful - I will look forward to checking it out in the future!

  8. I've already started to think about it - though the pic I want to take is somewhere I pass in the car but don't have time to stop - will keep on trying!

  9. Hi Farine, thanks for stopping by :)

    Hope you mangage to stop and take the photo Johanna, because now I am intrigued.

  10. I love a nice photo and looking back you have had some fabulous entries in past years, really very good. Would be hard to pick a favourite. x


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