Taste the Difference Chocolates #Giveaway #Review

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Tasting my Way to Happiness with Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference: It’s a well known fact that chocolate makes you happy. It contains tryptophan which helps to make serotonin, phenylethylalanine which combines with dompamine to act as an anti-depressant and theobromine which can make you ‘high’. Obviously eating chocolate is good for you. And if eating […]

#Win an Olive It Recipe Book

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WIN TWO OLIVE IT! RECIPE BOOKS Since Tapas is all about sharing, we’ve got one for you and one for your friend! AND there’s a total of 12 prizes – so everyone is in with a chance of winning! A delicious ensemble of olive marinades, tapenades and tapas, this beautiful recipe book will spark your […]

#Giveaway and Review – Catherine Green Designer Tea Towels

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Catherine Green Designer Tea Towels Do you need something to brighten up your kitchen.  I was lucky enough to be sent one of these beautiful nature inspired Catherine Green Tea Towels to review.  Digitally  printed on heavy duty cotton drill, it’s smart enough to frame and hang on the wall,with intense colours on a white […]

#Giveaway and Review – Personalised Football Book

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Personalised Sports Books from the Historic Newspaper Company: What do you give the man who has everything for his birthday? I must admit I struggle sometimes – my youngest brother has quirky tastes and it’s not always easy to think of something.   One thing I know he will always love is any kind of Manchester […]

The Hundred Foot Journey Giveaway

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The Hundred Foot Journey – Preview and Giveaway: I’m looking forward to the release of The Hundred Foot Journey on 5th September.  For me it sounds like a compelling film, with a storyline that resonates.  And, with stars like Dame Helen Mirren this dream project of Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, directed by […]

OnBlackheath – New Food and Music Festival #Giveaway

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OnBlackheath Festival 13th and 14th September 2014: So, sometimes it feels as if there’s a new festival or food event starting every weekend through the summer.  It takes quite a lot to make me sit up and take a second look, but OnBlackheath has done just that. There’s a stellar line up of music acts […]

Culture Vulture #Giveaway

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Culture Vulture Website and Giveaway: Like everyone who tries to photograph their own food, I have a mild obsession with pretty kitchen props. So, when I was asked if I’d like to review something from the Culture Vulture website I got very excited.  In the end I picked this pretty set of Mexican bowls, but […]

Chasseur Cast Iron Pot Review and #Giveaway

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Cast Iron Chasseur Cookware from Viking Direct: In previous lives I’ve used Viking Direct quite extensively to order a whole range of office staples.  And, while I knew they had a limited range of kitchen equipment, I didn’t expect to find what I regard as *proper* cookware there.  So when I was invited to pick […]

Castello Outdoor Cinema and Hamper #Givaway #CastelloMovieMoments


My OTHER Guilty Secret and a Giveaway from Castello: Of course my first guilty secret is a love of chocolate.  I’m not too bad until the packet is opened…and then, somehow the chocolate pixie seems to raid my cupboard and eat the lot really quickly.  In much the same way, I have an obsession with […]

#Giveaway Go Travel Card Guard and £50 Oyster Card #Win

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New Contactless Payment for Transport for London – Don’t get charged twice! While personally I welcome anything that helps me travel more easily, the introduction of contactless payment for TFL journeys via your credit card raises a whole new set of challenges.  If, like me, you are used to keeping your credit card and Oyster […]

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