Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sweet New Zealand

Today marks the first day of my work's fit24 challenge. This means, for the whole of October, all competitors must try and last the month with:

1. at least 10,000 steps a day
2. at least 7 hours sleep and..

This is a great attempt at getting everyone in the office more active, less stressed and more aware of what they are eating. I'm told there are prizes so my hopes are high.

Needless to say, I'm going to find the last item super super hard! So while I'm not to let sweet temptations pass my lips, I will be calling on all the New Zealand bloggers to submit their delicious sweet treats to me for October's Sweet New Zealand so I can live vicariously through you.

Sweet New Zealand is a monthly blogging event started by Kiwi food blogger Alessandra Zecchini and I am delighted to be hosting this month. It's a great way to share recipes and meet new bloggers. In fact, it was through this even that I "met" last month's host, Carmella, and tap into a huge list of New Zealand bloggers I never even knew existed! 

For her August roundup, come here for inspiration and I can't wait to see your entries! For those who are new, here's how to enter:

1. This event is open to all bloggers living in New Zealand (even if you're not a Kiwi), as well as all Kiwi bloggers living and blogging overseas.

2. You can enter anything sweet: cakes, biscuits, slices, desserts, even drinks. You may submit as many entries as you like, including old posts if you want. 

3. Your entry must contain the phrase Sweet New Zealand, the Sweet New Zealand badge (choose your own size), a link to the host, and to this post - so if you are submitting an older post remember to update it accordingly.

4. To submit your entry email me at lucyeats@gmail.com by 28th October 2013 with:
  • your blog name
  • a link to your blog
  • a link to the post you’re contributing (and name of recipe)
  • a photo from your post (not more than 250 kb if possible)
  • your name

I will be doing a roundup of all the submissions at the end of the month so get your entries in!


  1. Wow Lucy, lots of challenges this month! And I quite like the idea of the no sugar (for the whole month?) to help I will think of a dessert without sugar for Sweet New Zealand!
    Thank you for hosting!!!

  2. Good luck with the no sugar challenge! I don't think I could do it but I don't think that I'm cut out for that sort of thing :P

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