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Take a selfie with Elfie part three

COMPETITION
Dawsons Take a selfe with elfie competition to win a Christmas HamperThroughout December we are posting a picture of the Dawsons Elfie on 50 Property Marketing Boards at homes all over the Swansea Area. We encourage you to stop, pop out your phone, and take a selfie with Elfie. Then you just need to post it onto one of our Social Media platforms and during w/c 17th December we shall pic our favourite selfie, and the winner will receive a Dawsons Christmas Hamper of Goodies* in time for Christmas. Click the icon to go to our social media pages:

Dawsons Twitter Page

Dawsons Property Facebook Page

Continuing on from Blog Two (Days 7 to 12) which you can read HERE

 

 

#THURSDAYTANGLE

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 Day 13 of his adventures: There is nothing Elfie loves more than shiny things and a massive selection of keys has caught his eye. When the maintenance team come into work on Thursday, they are met by Elfie say upon a pile of keys! Which opens which door! Naturally, Elfie thinks it is hilarious and chuckles back home for a little rest.


 


#FUNNYFRIDAY

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Day 14: Elfie woke with the best idea yet, he has seen the boards and doesn’t know how he hasn’t thought of this before, sneaking a Sharpie into his belt he scampers of to find a “to let” sign, barely able to stand as he is laughing so much he turns to let into TOILET!


#SATURDAYSCRIBBLES

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Day 15 of Elfie’s adventures: Having a new-found love for grafitti, Elfie waits for the office to close and makes his way back to the sales floor with a bottle of tippex. Elfie proceeds to leave a message for

the team to find on Monday Morning.


#STICKERINGSUNDAY

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Day 16 of Elfie’s story: Elfie is feeling that there isn’t quite enough elf promotion going on around here… He rolls a few stickers up under his arm and sets out on a quest, and finally tracks down the fancy car that he has seen driving around …..thinking this is a perfect canvas and bound to be seen, Elfie stickers up the Maserati!


#MONKEYMONDAY
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Today is day 17 with Elfie: Time for Elfie to stretch his legs again, he had heard a story about a HUGE monkey named Morris and Elfie really wanted to meet him. This monkey lives in Morriston apparently so off Elfie went on his travels. Morris is a really good, well-behaved monkey. When Elfie met him he was a little a disappointed that Morris didn’t want to cause chaos with him…..Morris also wanted to let someone know how naughty this elf was planning to be, Elfie couldn’t allow this and poor Morris found himself strung up in the Christmas tree!

#TRIUMPHANTTUESDAY

JVOpkDay 18 of Elfie’s story: Feeling the need to expand his circle of mischief, Elfie sets out to find another one of the three partners of the firm, making his way to the marina office where Tim works, with his sharpie under one arm Elfie sits quietly surveying the office for a little while. With his sharpie in hand, Elfie goes on another graffiti trip.

Elfie's adventures in Swansea

Take A Selfie with Elfie Part Two

C O M P E T I T I O N

Dawsons Take a selfe with elfie competition to win a Christmas HamperThroughout December we are posting a picture of the Dawsons Elfie on 50 Property Marketing Boards at homes all over the Swansea Area. We encourage you to stop, pop out your phone, and take a selfie with Elfie. Then you just need to post it onto one of our Social Media platforms and during w/c 17th December we shall pic our favourite selfie, and the winner will receive a Dawsons Christmas Hamper of Goodies* in time for Christmas.

Click the icon to go to our social media pages:

Dawsons Twitter Page

Dawsons Property Facebook Page

Continuing on from Blog One (Days 1 to 6) which you can read HERE

Day 7:
#FRIDAYFUN
Elfie whizzes down a zip-wire in the Dawsons officeThrilled from his adventure yesterday, today Elfie decides he wants an adrenaline rush. After much thought, he decides the best adventure would be to zip-line through the office without a worry for his safety (he didn’t even put a hard hat on!)
As he moved through the office, he thought maybe this was a little too adventurous for such a little elf, and although he had enjoyed himself, he thought he better take the rest of the day nice and easy from here on in.
Day 8 and counting for Elfie:
ELFIE TAKES A DAWSONS CAR FOR A RIDE AROUND SWANSEA
After a restful Friday afternoon, Elfie decides he needs to experience the sights of the city around him.  Over the past few days, Elfie has noticed a set of vehicles driving past the window, all bearing this same logo “Dawsons”. It was Elfie’s task of the day to find these cars and he decided he was going to borrow one to take it down to see the wonders of the Gower.
(Hopefully not drive it into the sea – he doesn’t have his full licence as yet)!
Day 9 of Elfie’s adventures:
#SELFIESUNDAY
Selfie with Elfie Competition at Dawsons Property in Swansea
Whilst out on his adventures yesterday, Elfie counted the marketing boards and he was pleased to see his happy little face beaming down from 50 boards as he drove by! Elfie knew he simply had to stop and take a “SELFIE WITH ELFIE!” to share with his friends. Posting it on all his social media feeds and hoping his elf friends back home would like and share!
We are now on day 10 with Elfie:
Elfie finds a pile of glitter and cannot resist diving in“What a busy weekend,” Elfie thought to himself as he made a nice hot chocolate. It was time for Elfie to start to think about sending Christmas cards…  He looked at his supplies and realised he was missing a vital aspect… glitter!
Now he is sure he saw the Dawsons team member they all seem to call “Chris” carrying some glitter around earlier (Chris rolls everything in glitter!).  Hearing Chris leave his office momentarily Elfie sneaks down the stairs and climbs up onto the desk to find a huge tub of glitter!  Elfie grabs this with some haste and not realising the lid was loose knocks the pot over. Looking at the huge pile of glitter in front of him, Elfie squeals with delight and dives into it producing a lovely “glitter” angel.
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Selfie with Elfie in Swansea

Take A Selfie with Elfie Part One

C O M P E T I T I O N

Throughout December we are posting a picture of the Dawsons Elfie on 50 Property Marketing Boards at homes all over the Swansea Area. We encourage you to stop, pop out your phone, and take a selfie with Elfie. Then you just need to post it onto one of our Social Media platforms and during w/c 17th December we shall pic our favourite selfie, and the winner will receive a Dawsons Christmas Hamper of Goodies* in time for Christmas.

Click the icon to go to our social media pages:

Dawsons Property Facebook Page

Dawsons Twitter Page

Dawsons Take a selfe with elfie competition to win a Christmas HamperThe Adventures of the Dawsons Elfie

As the sun rose on Saturday 1st December 2018, Elfie woke full of festive spirit. He stretched and took in the last sight of this room, today was his moving day and he was heading to a bigger and brighter place, you see. He was off to see the lights and wonder of a big city (not too big a city mind, as we must remember he is a very little elf!).

Santa had promised young Elfie that if he was a good, helpful elf all year he would be able to spend this Christmas in Swansea! All Elfie had ever seen of the sea was on the back of toy boxes as he walked through the great toy warehouse, so Elfie was careful all year to make sure he behaved well and worked hard because he knew that Santa would always keep his promises to his elves. And Elfie so wanted to see the city!

Although for the past eleven months Elfie had been good, he is actually one of the cheekiest elves you are ever likely to meet! He is the kind of elf that would point and laugh if you slipped on a banana peel. You would often find him playing practical jokes on his brothers and sisters before he was old enough to work with Santa… He found it hilarious to put a big hairy plastic spider in his sister’s soup one day, Elfette hasn’t eaten soup since! Though this may sound mean Elfie never meant to cause any harm, he wouldn’t want to upset anyone, being an elf he has a kind heart but he just loves a little bit of mischief. He would never like to be called an evil elf though, he isn’t that bad.  Also, SANTA wouldn’t allow an evil elf in his workshops and warehouses and certainly never allow them to venture to Swansea!

#NEWMONTHNEWBEGINNINGS

Day One of Elfie's adventures in SwanseaDay 1: With a spring in his step Elfie jumped out of bed and started to pack the last few bits and bobs ready for the big move. He tucked his sleeping bag into the car, slid into the drivers seat excitedly opening the directions to his new home. He looked at the address and it was as Santa promised….SWANSEA! Elfie put the radio on and sang his heart out to ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’, ‘Jingle Bells’ and many other songs all the way to his new home. As Elfie pulled up outside his new house, he felt really lucky, Santa had fixed him up with a beautifully decorated home with a sea view for his stay in Swansea. Elfie looked up at the house and knew all his hard work had been worth it. Elfie decided he was going to like it here and he set about unpacking his belongings, knowing all to well that this month was going to be the most exciting of Elfie’s life and he couldn’t wait to start!

#SIMPLE SUNDAY

Day Two of Elfie's adventures in SwanseaDay 2 of Elfie’s Adventures:

Elfie spent all of his first full day in his new home unpacking and looking out of the window at the wonderful view. As the sun went down Elfie shuffled off to bed, he did have one box left to unpack, but he knew this would wait until the morning. A little grin appeared across his face as he glanced at the box before curling up and getting some well earned sleep!

 Day 3 of Elfie’s adventures:  
Opening the final box was going to be fun, Elfie was so excited to get to the contents that he nearly fell over his own feet on his way to it, chuckling to himself, it would have been funny if anyone had fallen over their feet. Elfie gently opened the box and peeked inside, he reached in turning the item over in hands with a little glint in his eyes. Elfie quickly put the item back into the box and put the box back into his car, Elfie set off to do something that some may consider naughty but Elfie just wanted to announce to Swansea that he was here. Elfie had decided that he was going to go and find some Estate Agents “boards” like the one that had been outside his new home, and he was going to leave a little happy picture of himself on a few of these as everyone will surely want to come and see the new Elf in town!
Elfie snuck from board to board putting his little picture on his favourites giggling to himself as he went….
 
 
 
 
 
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Day 4:

Since running around all of Swansea yesterday, Elfie has decided to have a quiet day today, whilst looking through his move-in pack he came across a Dawson’s “Reward Card”… This little card can give Elfie discounts at local participating businesses. Elfie decides today is going to be a relaxing day and he heads to “The Optimist” cocktail bar in The Uplands, where he uses his Reward Card on a couple of drinks and some snacks. Watching the people walk by outside Elfie is content… . But what is he planning?

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Day 5 of Elfie’s adventures:

Sunshine wakes Elfie up this morning, but Elfie isn’t in his bed, or even in his house! Perhaps he had one too many in “The Optimist Bar” last night…

He’s woken up surrounded by forest creatures and really wants to know how he got here and also how a panda got to Swansea? Answers on a postcard, please!

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The walk home yesterday and the making of a few new furry friends (especially Rusty the naughty red panda) has inspired Elfie to return to his cheeky roots.

As he passes through the office where his new home is located, Elfie tripped over a roll of Christmas wrapping paper and an idea popped into his head:  He was going to find the most important looking doors and Christmas wrap them (the ones with the locks must be the important ones, right?). Elfie giggled to himself as he taped up the doors, gave a quick high-five to Rusty and a look back at his work… Elfie headed to bed.

To be continued on BLOG 2 HERE

*Hamper in the competition photo is a stock image and contents of the hamper prize will be different (but still amazing)!

Cake entries for Dawsons Cakesmash competition

Cakesmash Competition Winner Announced

Firstly thank you to absolutely everyone who entered a cake for our Cakesmash competition this year.  Genuinely we have a lot of amazing bakers in our location, I think we should consider The Great Wales Bake-Off #GWBO and see if the BBC are interested!  (Not C4).

So please put your hands together and give a warm round of applause to our most liked and loved cake, the CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD by Amanda Morgan!

Dawsons CAKESMASH competition winner

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Andrea has won a FREE Cake Smash photo shoot (worth £150) with the amazing Safelight Images of Swansea – or voucher equivalent – to gift it as a present.  We must say a huge thank you to Safelight Images, who have been incredibly generous and we cannot wait to see the results of the photo shoot!

Thank you again to everyone who participated, we hope that you all had a good time baking and we very much enjoyed seeing your designs!

 

 

 

 

Design our next Comapny Car for the Dawsons Property Fleet

Design one of Dawsons Company Cars

Our last Dawsons fleet company car (our Sketty sales branch car) was designed using old pictures donated by David Roberts of Bryngoldbooks, but for our next pool car we are looking for something brand new for our design, and are seeking the help of local youngsters.

The winner will see their design wrapped around a new Volkswagen ‘Up’ by Hansign Custom Graphics when it arrives in November. Any participating schools, community, youth groups and individuals will need to get their designs in by no later than Friday 26th October 2018 ready for the winner to be announced on the agency’s social media sites on Thursday 1stNovember 2018, allowing the competition design time to take place during October, in order for the car to be wrapped early November.

Angelia wins school design competition for Dawsons Property Services

This year we are looking for our local young artists to showcase their talents, and have the chance to see their design brought to life, and whizzing around town.  We are, therefore, appealing for local schools, community groups, youth groups or anyone between the age of 7 years to 15 years (inclusive) with a flair for art, to participate in a competition to decorate our next company car.

The winner will see their design wrapped around a new Volkswagen ‘Up’ by Hansign Custom Graphics when it arrives in November. The participating schools, community and youth groups will be announced on the agency’s social media sites on Monday, October 22nd  2018, allowing the competition design time to take place, before judging early November.

This year there is no set theme to the drawings, you get to freestyle and give us something from your imagination!

Any individuals or groups interested in participating should email naomi.webborn@dawsonsproperty.co.uk to express interest and Naomi will send an information pack and design specification by return.

All competition terms of entry can be read here.

Iconic Images for Dawsons Company Car Fleet

Something Old, Something New for Dawsons Fleet of Cars

In recent years Dawsons Estate Agency has used its fleet of company cars as innovative canvasses to catch the eye of people as they pass by. This has resulted in the creation of an array of attractive designs which reflect the communities surrounding each of its local offices and these can be seen driving around Swansea, Llanelli, Morriston, Gorseinon, Mumbles, Sketty & Killay.

The latest of these ‘mobile canvasses’ has appeared on the newest sales car to join the fleet at the firm’s Sketty branch. This time however, instead of eye-catching landscapes something a little different has been designed.  This new vehicle is wrapped with historic images of Sketty.

Dawsons contacted former journalist and now publisher, David Roberts, who for an amazing 21 years has been compiling pictorial nostalgia books which reflect the City and include photos of many locations where Dawsons sell and rent property, and have offered a well-established service for many decades.

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David, whose latest publication, “Swansea – The time of our Lives”, by Bryngold Books, hits the shelves shortly, quickly responded to the request for Sketty-linked photographs to adorn the new VW Up city car.

DAWSONS CAR with DAVID ROBERTS IMAGERY

David (pictured with staff member Christine Adams from Sketty office, who will be seen driving around the area) said “Having spent many years contributing articles to the Swansea Evening Post’s Property Publication I  knew at first hand how professional Dawsons approach to the property market is. As a result I was delighted to assist.”,

David and Bryngold Books provided Dawsons with a number of iconic images of Sketty Cross from many years ago. Two of these were chosen and enlarged and printed in vinyl to wrap the new car. Most noticeable in one of the photographs, making the area instantly recognisable, is that of The Bush Public House, which will, no doubt, jog many a memory.

Chris Hope, our Dawsons senior partner said: “We would like our fleet to be unique, and take great pride in the fact that this new car is designed to be meaningful within its local community.”

DESIGN OUR NEXT CAR:

Our next company car design will be chosen from competition entries from all children aged 11 or under.  If you are a budding artist and wish to showcase your talents and see them turned into real moving pieces of art, find the details of our competition HERE.

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THE MUMBLES RUGBY CLUB CRACKERS’ 7’S WEEKEND

Friday 24th August 2018 to Sunday 26th August

Preparations are in full swing for the 30th annual legendary rugby festival The Crackers’ 7’s over the August Bank Holiday in Underhill Park, Mumbles.  The schedule is as follows:

Friday 24th August from 6pm

  • Mumbles Youth .v. Swansea Uplands Youth
  • Tom Pugh Memorial Game – Mumbles XV .v. Swansea Uplands XV

In memory of Swansea Uplands player Tom Pugh who tragically passed away at such a young age. Proceeds of Programme sales on the night will go to the chosen charity of Tom’s family

Saturday 25th August from 9.30am

  • Mumbles RFC Junior Section morning of rugby fun & games
  • Mumbles RFC Youth hosting a 7’s Tournament k.o. 12.00 Noon

Sunday 26th August from 11am

  • Crackers’ 7’s with the Men’s and Women’s tournaments running in parallel during the day.
  • Live entertainment from 7pm from local band ‘The Contenders’  in the Premier Marquee

There will be a beer tent and BBQ on all 3 Days plus loads of family entertainment including a bouncy castle, giant children’s slide and (wait for it….) zumba classes with Sion throughout the day

 

We at Dawsons are, again, so proud to be headline sponsors of this event and our director James Dawson explains why

Having sponsored this event for many years as a company, and I myself playing in the tournament many times over the years, never successfully I might add, we understand the importance of the annual event to those living locally and those who travel from further afield to take part. The Crackers’ 7’s is a firm date in our calendar, for which we are proud to be the principal sponsor.  The work that the rugby club do for the local community and for various charities is second to none and that is why we look forward to supporting MIND, this year’s chosen charity, to raise both awareness and much-needed funds for the work they do.’

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Please try to come along if you are local, and share this with your friends as you wouldn’t want to miss such a great event!

 

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Schools out for Summer – week 1

Yes kids! It’s that amazing time of the year when you don’t have to get up for school and can spend long days playing with your friends and having a whale of a time.

Ok parents, it’s that time of the year when you are pulling your hair out and wondering what the heck to do every day to keep the kids amused, and you relatively sane.

So over the next few weeks we will be helping you out with some of our favourite local children’s events happening over the Summer holidays and whilst we are at it, we will try to give you a little break at home (so you can get to watch at least a re-run of last night’s Love Island) by providing you with a picture to download and get the kids to colour in.

So this week our ‘Schools out for Summer’ theme is PIRATES!

‘Oohhh Aarrggghhh Me Hearties’

As you may already know Wales is celebrating its YEAR OF THE SEA and so the museum has a FREE family-friendly exhibition on all through the Summer holidays from 10am to 5pm daily.  You can find out all about the history of pirates and buccaneers all over the world, hear tales of treason and treachery, not to mention treasure.  Check out the museum website for further details.

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NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM PIRATE EXHIBITION

Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, SA1 3RD

Daily 10am to 5pm until 30/9/18

Photos by Natalie Dare
Photos by Natalie Dare

We would love to hear about your visit, did you dress up, if so post us a picture using #SCHOOLSOUTFORSUMMER on our Dawsons Facebook Page. If you want to download our colouring pic, we’d also like to see your efforts, so make sure you post it on our page so we can see your pencil skills.

See you next week for more Summer Fun in Swansea!

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Mark Matthews - the winner of Dawsons' Sell your House for Free competition

Nurse Mark named as Dawsons’ winner of ‘sell your home for free’ competition

Dawsons Property is delighted to announce Mark Matthews as the winner of their ‘Sell Your Home for Free’ competition.

Mark, who has put his house on the market with Dawsons in Heol Islwyn, Penyrheol, for £120,000, will get his fees for free from the leading south Wales estate agent.

A nurse at Neath Port Talbot hospital Mark was the lucky winner who was randomly picked out ahead of scores of eligible Dawsons clients. Anyone who put their property up for sale were entered in to the competition with the winner paying no agent fees.

“I was absolutely delighted to find out I had won this competition especially as I have just had a bad experience with an online agent.  It’s a win-win situation for me,” said Mark.

Mark Matthews' home in Heol Islwyn
Mark Matthews’ home in Heol Islwyn

“Dawsons sold a house for me a few years ago but this time I decided to go with the online agent after being seduced by their claims of low fees, which I now massively regret, as has left me ‘out of pocket’ and my property not sold.

“Dawsons are especially pro-active with that personal touch and I think that goes a long way when you are selling a property.”

Jo Summerfield-Talbot, Dawsons’ Director of Sales, said: “We are delighted Mark has emerged as winner of our competition especially as he has had such a bad experience previously.

“Being a Hight Street agent it is all about the close-knit communities we work within, so we decided it would be a great idea to try and give something back to the lucky winner by selling their home for free. It has been a great success and congratulations to Mark.”

MAIN CAPTION: L-R Competition winner Mark Matthews with Nicola Fulford, Dawsons’ BranchManager at the Gorseinon branch, and Simon McClaren, Dawsons’ Senior Sales Negotiator at Dawsons’ Gorseinon branch.

Dawsons present high vis jackets to schoolchildren in Loughor

Dawsons donate high vis jackets to Loughor schoolchildren

Dawsons estate agent has donated 27 high vis jackets to Tre Uchaf School in Loughor.

Head Teacher Christine Hewitt said the school were delighted with the contribution of the high vis jackets from Dawsons’ branch in Gorseinon.

“The high vis jackets are a very welcome gift from Dawsons. They will be used regularly by our younger classes while out and about in the community and on school trips and they will help ensure that the children are seen and safe,” she said.

Dawsons’ staff in Gorseinon Amanda Bamford, Sales Negotiator, and Simon McLaren, Senior Sales Negotiator, went to the school in person to present the jackets to Mrs Hewitt and the children.

“We were delighted to be able to go to the school and present the infants with these high vis jackets. It is very important for the children to be as safe as possible when they go on school visits,” said Amanda.

While they were at the school Simon and Amanda also judged the Infants’ Easter Bonnet Parade and the Juniors’ Easter Decorate an Egg Competition (see pictures below).

MAIN CAPTION: Pupils modelling their high vis jackets. Front row: Cole Morgan, Molly Pompa, Lily Puddefoot, and Jackson Beavers. Back row: Maisie Harris and Olly Thomas, with Simon McClaren and Amanda Bamford.

Infant Easter Bonnet Parade winners: Theo Thomas (1st), Kacey Rose (2nd), Sandro Jones (3rd)
Infant Easter Bonnet Parade winners: Theo Thomas (1st),  Sandro Jones (3rd), Kacey Jones (2nd)
Junior Easter Decorate and Egg winners: Grace Harries (1st), Jac Kavanagh (2nd), Jaydon Taylor (3rd)
Junior Easter Decorate and Egg winners:  Jaydon Taylor (3rd), Jac Kavanagh (2nd),  Grace Harries (1st)