Teapigs Peppermint Tea

Teapigs Tea

I love a cup of english tea, ordinarily black with 2 sugars, but when I saw the range that Teapigs offered I had to try a few out!

The first thing I love with this brand is the design of the packaging, website and marketing material. It’s so fun! Making drinking your morning cuppa that little more exciting.

I chose to review their Peppermint tea first because it is described as a “Tummy Tonic” and after being ill all weekend it was just what I needed!

I have had mint tea before and although refreshing you can taste that it is slinky artificial and there is that powder residue hint to it too. With Teapigs there is none of this. Their biodegradable “whole leaf temples” are almost too good to throw away! They allow the tea to slowly diffuse and turn your cup of boiling water in to the best tea you will ever drink!

I am so impressed with this tea. It is refreshing, fresh, the right amount of minty and I want to drink cup after cup!

The Peppermint tea retails at £9.95 for a box of 50, which I don’t think is bad considering that’s 20p per cup! You can also pick up 2 to try for just £1.19!

How do you take yours…?

The Dial Bar Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Whilst staying up in London for LFW I was lucky enough to go for afternoon tea for two at the Dial bar & restaurant in Covent Garden. This wasn’t somewhere I had been before, despite loving Covent Garden and afternoon tea, but I was pleased with my decision.

The restaurant itself was fairly quiet, which was nice, and I loved the decor of the place – really modern and clean. Once seated it didn’t take long before we were served a pot of tea each.

Shortly after our afternoon tea was delivered and as it arrived so did a smile on both mine and Matt’s faces. The selection was fantastic! With 8 sandwiches each, more than I have had anywhere else, we were suitably satisfied with savoury goods before moving on to the sweeter scones with clotted cream and Tiptree jam.

These scones were the perfect size and delicious too! After this we moved swiftly on to the dessert plate – a large selection of various sweets all with their own individual flavour. I especially liked the shot glasses of jelly and fruit!

I would highly recommend paying this place a visit and hope to sample their afternoon tea again!

You can buy this experience for £35 from ASDA gifts, perfect for Mother’s Day or as a treat for yourself!

London Fashion Week Outfit

London Break

Hello! I hope you’re all well and loving London Fashion Week, those of you attending! It’s such a great atmosphere and I am totally in love with some of the outfits I have seen on the catwalk and in the courtyard!

Today we spent most of the morning wondering around Hyde Park and then headed in to Covent Garden for afternoon tea, which I will feature on the blog next week. It was really nice, especially as the sun was shining!

London Fashion Week Outfit

I bought this dress from ASOS last week and I love it! It’s really on trend with the monochrome colour scheme and fits perfectly too. I snapped the jacket up on a last minute shopping trip for LFW outfits. It was just £35 so I took it straight to the checkout, only for it to ring up at £25! Even better.

These boots ended up cutting and hurting my feet so I had to buy some new pumps from Topshop half way through the day, I know – any excuse, but they looked cute for the first few hours!

Jacket – Peacocks; Dress – ASOS; Boots – Primark; Bag – See By Chloe

Essex Bloggers Goody Bag

Essex Bloggers Event

This Saturday I organised an event for the bloggers of Essex. I have always taken a look at the other events organised for bloggers across the country and they looked like so much fun. There doesn’t seem to be too much happening for bloggers within the county so I decided that this would be a great way for us to meet up, get to know each other and have a nice afternoon.

We met at 2pm in Missoula, Chelmsford. There were 9 of us in total and we spent the afternoon sipping cocktails, wine and orange juice (for the drivers amongst us!). The food was wonderful and everybody had a great time.

I am really pleased that everybody enjoyed themselves so much and especially proud to have received so many thank you’s and well dones! I love organising, something I seem to have inherited from my Mum, so I was in my element arranging it all!

A great big thank you to all of the brands that got involved to help me put together a goody bag especially for all of the #EssexBloggers! These were really well received and the products are all wonderful.

Essex Bloggers Goody Bag

We’re hoping to get together again in the Summer and I look forward to it!

Sadly we didnt get too many pictures of the event, as it was difficult for many to get a word in edge ways there wasn’t much of a chance to start brandishing a camera around!

Vinyl Clock

Vinyl Clocks Review

Guest post by Matthew Dean

Vinyl is one of those things in life that is hard not to love. Personally, I find everything about vinyl cool. The look, the feel, the smell. As a DJ living in a now digital age, but having learnt on turntables and vinyl, I have developed a respect for the medium that will never leave me.

My girlfriend and I have recently moved home and I’m still in the process of arranging my home studio exactly how I want it. So when I came home from work and Katrina presented me with a Vinyl Clock, I was over the moon! What a perfect compliment to my beloved studio!

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The box it came in was nicely designed and contained the clock securely in a polystyrene case, making it extremely difficult for any accidents to occur during transit!

Upon opening the case, I was presented with a Beatles 7″ single featuring ‘She Loves You/I’ll Get You’ – very cool! On this occasion, the vinyl was selected at random but on the Vinyl Clocks website there is a huge range to choose from of both 12″ and 7″ vinyls, picture vinyls and even cover artwork.

The clock mechanism itself is very securely attached and contains a hook on the back to easily mount onto any wall. The hands of the clock are gold which looks great in contrast to the black vinyl. Not much more to report there – it does its job and that’s to tell the time!

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The website is smart, nicely laid out, easy to navigate and conveniently it uses PayPal as payment method. Considering the time it takes to source vinyls in good enough condition to use for display and to then mount the clock mechanism securely without damaging the vinyl, the pricing is very reasonable indeed starting from £13.95!

So, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not grab one now for the music lover in your life? Or even just for yourself! I am delighted with mine and know that you will be too.