Thursday, 10 May 2018

TURTLE BAY: RUM TASTING EXPERIENCE

OK, so I am officially the world's worst blogger and have been meaning to write this post for a long long time now. Honestly, I know its not an excuse but time really does just fly, especially with working in London - the commute takes an extra few hours out of my day. 

Anyway... enough about that, today I wanted to share the fabulous experience I had at Turtle Bay, Guildford for their Rum Tasting event. This happened to be on James birthday, who is a massive fan of Rum, so I decided this would also be a great evening for him too. When we arrived we were greeted with a Rum Punch (the drink), a new favourite of mine since visiting Antigua. We were then seated in front of a selection of 7 different neat rums for us to try- I knew I was definitely going to be leaving a little bit merry...

The place mat beneath the glasses indicated the brand and name of the rum along with the strengths - personally the way I look at it was the rums were becoming more and more alcoholic as the evening went on - not that I'm complaining!  

There were three different types of Appletons Estate with each being aged for different lengths of time. We had the original, an 8 year old and then a 12 year old. Each had a unique flavour, this is definitely something you pick up more on when drinking rum neat. We finished with one of strongest rums - Wray & Nephew 63% white rum, a little to strong for me personally, this literally burnt my mouth drinking it straight!!  



 The Koko Kanu white rum was definitely my favourite out of all as it was much sweeter with a coconut flavour. I also learnt this is the rum that they use in my favourite cocktail from Turtle Bay, the Koko Colada (picture below). 


We had also reserved a table in Turtle Bay for dinner to celebrate James' birthday. We ordered Jerk Halloumi to start - this is sooo good and isn't actually too spicy! 


For mains I had the Pulled Chicken Wrap and James had the Street Shack Burger, both of which came with fries! Both meals we're delicious! 



Lastly for dessert we shared the Banana and Toffee Cheesecake, something I'd had before at Turtle Bay and had to have again. 


We've also downloaded the new Turtle Bay app which means you can earn points and also receive offers per visit to Turtle Bay - we'll definitely be going back again soon!








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Saturday, 24 March 2018

FEATHER & DOWN: Product Review


I feel like I've been in need of a decent nights sleep for months now, so when I was given the opportunity to review some products to help improve sleep, I jumped at the opportunity. March is also known for it being National Bed Month / Sleep Month so what better time to try some new products and help to get a decent nights sleep. For me I have very little problems actually getting to sleep but instead often find myself waking numerous times throughout the night.
  



The Feather & Down Pillow Spray has an amazing scent, it has an infusion of Lavender & Chamomile which help to reduce an anxious mind. This product has been nicknamed 'sleep in a bottle' and retails at just £7.00. I've been using a couple of sprays on my pillow just before I go to sleep and this definitely helps me to relax and drift off. 


The Melting Shower Cream is my favourite product out of the three I've tried. I always find that having a hot bath before bed helps me to relax and this product has got that same lovely scent which really helps you to unwind. 



The last product I was sent was the All Purpose Sleep Balm. Again this gorgeously scented product is designed to be used on your pulse points again just before you go to sleep. 


I have been using all three of the products together throughout this week and have definitely noticed an improvement in my sleep. Surpisingly I've actually had two nights where I've slept the whole night through which is great. One slight disadvantage to this is struggling to wake up in the morning, this could be a sign that I am overtired or alternatively I am really relaxed through using these products. I will definitely be continuing to use these products though as I'm feeling a lot better for sleeping the whole night through. I would highly recommend the Feather & Down products to anyone who is struggling with their sleep.

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

FEGO: Lunch Review

 Today I had a lunch so tasty that I had to share it on my blog. Obviously its been a while since I last posted.. so anyway, today I got my car tyre fixed in the morning and then myself and James took a drive over to Sevenoaks in Kent. We stumbled upon FEGO, which is a restaurant we had visited before, except in Banstead. The Sevenoaks restaurant is just a beautiful with quirky interiors and super instagrammable bathrooms - although these do lack a good selfie mirror..

As for the food, it was lunch time when we arrived but at FEGO they give you options of all day brunch and encourage customers to eat what they like, whenever they like. I love this concept & I also love brunch at anytime of the day but I did decide to have a normal & pretty healthy lunch. 

I opted for the Vegetarian Curry from the 'Clean Eating' section on the menu. This was full of so much flavour with a little kick of spice, it was also surprisingly filling. James had the Diavola Pizza with fries as a side, I did try a slice of this and was again so so yummy! 

I can also recommend the Chocolate Deluxe shake, I had two sips of James' but it was absolutely amazing!

Until next time, scroll down for more food inspo...




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