The Dine Taste Test

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to an Ambassador’s Dinner at The Mansion in Leeds. If you read my blog regularly, then you will know that I attended an event of theirs earlier in the year which you can read about HERE if you missed it.

The theme of this event was the “Dine Taste Test” with a different question for each course of the meal and the ultimate taste test at the end of the event featuring 5 sorbets of the same colour and the aim of guessing the flavours behind them all.

We were greeted with a drink upon arrival and introduced to Dan who headed up Dine at the venue. Once everyone had arrived, the canape’s started coming out and they all tasted and looked amazing.

The canape’s on offer were:

Purple Radish canape Shell

With Goat’s Cheese & Beetroot Caviar

Wild Mushroom Arancini

Saffron Aioli 

Fillet of Beef

Rolled in Pistachio

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#DiscoverOrigins with Em Sheldon

This week I had the absolute pleasure of being one of the lucky selected few to attend the #DiscoverOrigins event in the new York store hosted by the lovely Em Sheldon.

I will hold my hands up at this early stage and say that Origins was not a brand I had ever tried. I was familiar with them and had seen Em rave about their products but had never plucked up the courage to spend the pennies in case it didn’t work for me. If you’re familiar with York, then the store is located down Stonegate near Little Betty’s and occupies the most characterful building with impressive original beams and slightly wonky feeling. This is part of the charm of a lot of buildings located in York and is one of the many reasons I love living a stone’s throw outside the city.

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Ask The Midwife Review

Pregnancy is a rollercoaster ride of being super happy one minute, and then worrying about something the next.

I’ve found especially that when it’s your first baby and the pregnancy is classed as ok; you don’t get a lot of support outside of your usual midwife appointments when they test your wee, blood pressure and check you’re measuring on track in the later stages. You’ve got your green notes to carry about with you but the minute something doesn’t feel right or if you’re having a bit of a wobble, it’s hard to know where to turn and not feel as though you are pestering them or being a drama queen.

You should never feel as though you are being a burden, especially when this is their job at the end of the day and they are supposed to help guide you through your pregnancy in a way that is good for both you and baby. It is very easy to get sucked into the online world and start googling things which makes everything feel 100 times more magnified and you instantly think the worst case scenario. We have all been there! Upon looking for answers however, you might stumble across a site/app called Ask the Midwife.

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