Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Win a bottle of Limited Edition Elephant Sloe Gin from 31DOVER.com!




Dry January? Whats that? Yeah so it's pretty obvious from my Instagram and Twitter feeds that I didn't even attempt to go dry for the first few weeks of this year but hats off to the lot of you that did!

Just in time to celebrate the end of a month of abstinence for many, artisan distillers, Elephant Gin, have launched a new variation of its London Dry Gin.

Introducing.... Elephant Sloe Gin. Created in small batches of 999, this delicious liqueur is made from only the best hand harvested, fresh, wild sloes which are left to macerate in Elephant London Dry Gin for several months. It's the most beautiful deepest of dark reds in colour, slightly cloudy - due to the fact it is unfiltered to retain it's incredible aromatic flavours, and tastes a perfect blend of sweet and tart. I am usually partial to a sloe gin and tonic but I personally think the Elephant Sloe Gin deserves to be savoured, neat over ice. As a pro-sloe gin drinker I can confirm it's very, very good indeed.


And with that in mind, I am very excited to have a small 100ml bottle of Elephant Gin up for grabs so that one lucky reader can try it for themselves! Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below, and everyone has seven chances of winning. The giveaway closes at midnight on 10 February 2016. Entrants must be over the age of eighteen and a UK resident. The prize will be sent directly from 31DOVER.com.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Elephant Sloe Gin is available exclusively online from 31Dover.com, and also in store at Fortnum & Mason in London. I was sent a sample for the purpose of this review.
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Family Friendly Travel: Visiting Norwich


The vibrant city of Norwich is packed full of things to do that both big and small can enjoy, making it the perfect destination for a family day out or weekend away. My blogging bestie, Ruth from RocknRollerBaby, is moving there from London later this month and the girls and I very excited about paying her, Florence and Jimmy a visit once they're all settled in!

As one of the oldest cities in the country, you’ll find a fantastic mix of the past and present in Norwich. Accompany that with a welcoming atmosphere and activities that your young ones are sure to get excited about, and you’re bound to have a great time.
To make planning your trip a little easier, take a look at this family friendly travel guide for all you need to know:

Getting There 
At only 110 miles from London and 160 miles from Birmingham, Norwich is well connected by both road and rail - meaning getting there could not be easier. If you’d like to drive for the freedom of exploring the surrounding areas, then you’ll find two large multi-storey car parks conveniently situated in the city centre. If you’d prefer to be whisked there from the comfort of the train, direct services run from London Liverpool Street taking just 1 hour 45 minutes. You can find out more about how to get there by taking a look at the Visit Norwich website here

Norwich Castle (Image Source)
Things to see
Take your little ones on a trip through time by checking out the Norwich 12. These historic buildings span the Norman, Medieval and Victorian eras and include landmarks such as Norwich Castle and Norwich Cathedral. If visiting during school holidays then be sure to stop in at the Castle as they run a number of exciting family activities.

Where to Eat
Finding somewhere to eat that the whole family will enjoy can sometimes be a struggle. Luckily, Norwich is home to a number of restaurants that cater to even the fussiest of palettes - situated in central Royal Arcade, Jamie’s Italian Norwich is one such place. Their seasonal Italian dishes and relaxed restaurant atmosphere provides the perfect location for an enjoyable meal with the whole family. We regularly visit our local Jamie's in Guildford (and have reviewed them here) - their award-winning kids' menu is a favourite with my girls. Chicken lollipops anyone? 

Eaton Park is the perfect place to spend a sunny day  (Image Source)

Picnic in the Park
Just a 10 minute drive or bus ride from the city centre sits Eaton Park, this beautiful historic park covers 80 acres and runs lots of activities all year round that cater to families. This is a great place to head on a sunny day for a picnic and afternoon of games in the park with the kids. Eaton Park also has its own model train ride and 18-hole crazy golf course as well as a playground and plenty of space to run around! 
With so many things to see and do, you and your family are sure to make Norwich a destination you will want to visit again and again.

This is a collaborative post.
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

#TheStyleProject - February 2016

January 2016 has been one of my favourite months in the history of The Style Project. Not only have we had record numbers joining in, we've also had some really wonderful feedback. We're so happy that people are enjoying taking part and, even more so, that they are getting so much out of doing it. It's not about spending a fortune on new things; its about looking to each other for inspiration and making the most out of what you've got!

Despite it being a leap year this year, February is a short month so I'm going to try my hardest to take part every single day and I really hope lots of you will do too.

And on that note, can I have a drum roll please!

I make it time to release the latest prompts!


Want to play? Here's what to do!

♥ Find the day's prompt on the month's list. We will publish these in advance, usually around the 28th day of the month.
♥ Interpret the prompt as you will - and incorporate your interpretation into your daily style. It can be an item of clothing you own, a piece you've seen and are lusting after, a beauty product, anything!
♥ Take a photo!
♥ Share it on Instagram. Don't forget to use the hashtag #TheStyleProject so that other people can find your pictures.
♥ Search the hashtag yourself and check out other people's photos. Like what you see? Tell the photographer! It's a nice way to get to know eachother and a lovely confidence boost too.
♥ You don't have to join in every single day. Sometimes it's just not possible - and that's okay! Dip in and out whenever you like, and even if you're not able to take your own photos, you can still look at other people's for inspiration.

RuthKaraCarissa and I will see those of you that fancy joining in over on Instagram! xoxo
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