Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tea Is Changing - Twinings New Blends



Hey, how you doin? (Sorry couldn't resist)

If you know me, I am a very big tea drinker. I have tried in the past to get into fruit and flavoured teas before but I will be honest, I haven't had much success. They are either too perfumy or have a mint flavour to them. But when I was contacted by Twinings to test out some new flavours I thought this is the time to experiment.

Twinings is undergoing a revolution this month in releasing a wide range of new and exciting teas.
As peoples palates are becoming more sophisticated beyond the basic flavours, Twinings want us to open up our senses and make a stir in our lives, even if it as something as simple as having a different flavour of tea or changing the colour of your mug.

Twinings new flavours are set to re invent the world of tea by giving more ways to engage your senses and making you think differently about what teas are available. They have new green teas, chai lattes, black and loose leaf tea that include everything from a fruity Passion Fruit Ceylon, Bollywood Chai Latte, a Popcorn Green Tea and a Nutty Chocolate Assam to name a few.

Did you know that Twinings have over 300 years of experience in tea so they know quality. The blenders that come up with these flavours have to do five years worth of training!! The selection I was very kindly given is just a smidgen of what they have to offer, So far 27 different flavours will be released from the 26th October, so check them out.

The first flavour I tried was called Bollywood Chai Latte which is a blend of traditional Indian spices and almond. It is an Assam tea and reminded me of marzipan. I don't like the proper marzipan as I'm not too keen on almonds, but this was pleasant and not overbearing.





As I tried each one I was surprised at how unique they were but subtle in flavour. My favourite had to be the English Breakfast and the Apple and Elderflower. I may even try mixing the two together next time. 

If you are wanting to try these new flavours they are out now. 
For more information Click here Twinings new range

Have you tried any of this new range?

Which one is your favourite and have you mixed and together to come up with a tea cocktail?

Speak soon

XX



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

What I Love About Autumn - My top 5



Oh god how I love Autumn. Apart from the dark nights coming earlier and when it gets really windy, it's really great.  There are many reasons that I could write down that makes me glad it's here but here is my top 5 reasons why I love the Autumn.

1. The Great New Seasons On The Box

Well I don't think I watch too much TV, but there does seem to be some great shows that start or make a return in the Autumn. I never miss Arrow, Sons, Once upon a time and Revenge, but there is some good new shows too. Selfie and The Flash to name a few. I love snuggling up in my PJ's and a cup of tea and binge watching these. (I love the fact we have Netflix and Amazon too).







2. Wrapping Up In Lush Comfy Clothes

As the nights go a bit colder, we start wrapping up in big jumpers, cardigans and boots. It gives us a chance to bring out the old favourites and also invest in some new key pieces. I always go and have a mooch around the local charity shops to find a bargain or two as budgets for this can be a bit restrictive. But they are the best!! The number of tops etc that I have found have been amazing and at great prices too. 

New season next £35



3. When The Leaves Turn Golden

 One of the things I love is going for a walk with Juno amongst the fallen leaves and make that scrunching sound. We go picking for conkers, and we take them home to keep the house 'free from spiders' (doesn't work). 


4. My Local Fireworks And Carnival

Where I live in my little town of Burnham On Sea, every November we have a fireworks display and a carnival. It has always been a tradition of mine to make sure me and my family go, through time with different people. But it has always been great. The fireworks display is based on the seafront so overlooks the sea, last year we lived on the seafront so didn't have to leave home to watch it. This year will be even special because Juno is old enough to see it and understands that it's fireworks. The Carnival, is on the Monday and goes through the high street. Overall it's a great weekend, and a tradition I intend to keep up as long as I can. I love the fact I end up being silly and completely weird when they are on. Let's just see what happens this year. (Will let you know)




5. It's Nearly Christmas!!!

Of course the Christmas bug has well and truly hit everyone by now, especially after Halloween ends. The thing for me is trying to find the Christmas bargains and presents. I will be getting Jerome in a Christmas jumper whether he likes it or not.

What is your favourite thing about Autumn?

How far are you in the lead up to Christmas? There isn't many weeks left.
 
I'd love to hear them. 

Speak soon

XX



Thursday, 2 October 2014

Heinz Tomato Ketchup 50% Less Sugar

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Hey, long time no speak
Change of jobs, family life and Juno made it time for me to take a back seat in my blogging for a while. Will chat about that later, but I am here to tell you about Heinz's new Tomato Ketchup with 50% less sugars.

If you are like me, I am constantly trying to find products with less sugar in for me and my family to try and eat a bit more healthily. Trying to get Juno to eat dinner is a challenge without having sauce, so finding Heinz 50% less sugar tomato ketchup is brilliant.

Heinz have replaced their sugar with sweeteners made from natural sources (so none of those artificial ones) Some of it has been replaced by a plant called Stevia which the extract of which has 300 times the sweetness of sugar and has been used for hundreds of years.

We sat down last night to home-made fish pie, broccoli carrots and sweetcorn, Juno always has sauce on the side. She tried some and I asked her what she thought of it and the words were saucy. Me and Jerome both thought it tastes like ketchup, and couldn't tell the difference. So it would be a great alternative that the whole family could enjoy without missing out on all the original taste.

Check it out in stores now, priced at £2.00 for a 500ml bottle its great value for money. Also check out the advert you'll be seeing alot more of too.







Thursday, 29 May 2014

My New Kitchen Essential

Well hello there Hope you are well. There comes a time in a persons life when the little things (that may sound sad) make me very happy. One of these things was the anticipation and the arrival of my new frying pan!

You see as you may have noticed I don't get out a lot, so when I got my new Green Earth Frying Pan from Ozeri delivered I was so happy. 

  
It's called the Green Earth pan because it uses a non-stick coating which also keeps it free of chemicals such as PTFE which can be harmful to the environment. 


The first thing i did when it came was make a bacon sarnie. Our old pans make the bacon or anything stick but this was great. The same night I made a Spanish omelette (fritata). 

It doesn't need a lot of washing, and it is a great pan. But, at £28.99 it could come across as a bit on the extravagance side for a kitchen utensil. This I am assuming is because of the technology used in it. 

Overall, I think it is of a reasonable size for us and a great price too and I have already got my money's worth. When you buy one you also get a limited lifetime warranty too. 

If you want to find out more or get one of these here is the link   

I have some great plans for my blog soon, so keep your eyes peeled

Speak soon  

XX

*I was contacted by Moderna to review this product, although all thoughts and reviews are my own.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Nails inc with Alexa Chung


Well this kind of links in with a new series I would like to try out called my inspirational icons. Where I will let you into some of my favorite people that I admire, respect and love.

Alexa Chung has been a fashion inspiration for many people including me. Her style can be classic and sophisticated but also casual and elegant. I love how it looks like she can just be herself.


Well any way, Nails Inc has teamed up with Alexa to celebrate their 15th anniversary as the new face of Nails Inc. She has created a collection of six polishes priced at £15 each. 

The range will kick off with Alexa Lace in red which will be released in June. Then in August follows,   Alexa Cashmere In Mink, Alexa Silk in Black, Alexa Leather In Black, Alexa Sequins In Black And Gold and Alexa Camouflage.

They look really cool, I love the idea of a leather effect polish and the cashmere in mink is a simple polish that I could see myself wearing everyday. 


If you want to get your nails on some of these head over to Nails Inc now. I think these will be put on my birthday list. 

Do you have a favorite nail colour?
What is your best tips on nails?

I would love to hear them.

Speak soon

XX 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Just the I.T girl

Just the I.T girl
Well I've been obsessing over Arrow at the moment and I love Felicity Smoak's style. I thought if i was here for a day what would I wear. I chose the binary dress and the shoes as there seems to be a bit of colour blocking in her outfits. also she would not be seen without her tablet and glasses. Note the Queen necklace I thought may show her love for Oliver Queen. I really wan't the dress and shoes so if anyone wants to get them for me for my birthday, that would be nice. LOL

Speak soon

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Are You a Little Miss?


Well me and Juno love to sit down and have a story or two, and her favorites at the moment are Charlie and Lola and also the Mr Men and Little Miss books. So how excited was I when i found out that today is the launch of a new character, Little Miss Hug. 

This will be the 35th book in the Little Miss series and doesn't she look cute. Little Miss Hug Is an expert hugger who knows how to give hugs in time of need and also for fun, to her friends. 

For the first time ever, there is a free app to download for your android and I phone that lets you and your little ones unlock a special game, take a picture with little miss hug and upload it to your social media sites.

I can't wait to get my hands on this book, and I hope you can get a teddy of it too as I think it will be Juno's new favourite. 

You can get yours from all good book shops also click here for Amazon and it will go straight there.

What is your favorite children's book to read to your little one (or yourself)?

 I'd love to hear some Ideas.

Speak soon

XX