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UIN footwear comfy shoes with style

It’s summer and like me you’ve decided it’s time to pimp up your wardrobe. You might of gone all out, bought a new bag, couple of t-shirts and new jeans that you just can’t wait to wear on your travels. However the only thing that might be letting you down is your shoes. If you’ve gone for a new look, you can’t let it down with your old boring plain footwear. Bin those shabby boring looking shoes and pimp up your feet with UIN shoes in whom sell an array of arty designer shoes. Like no other shoes on the market their shoes are a testament towards travel and art bringing positive feelings through colour and design. There is a design suitable for everyone, for me it is their Ferry Well shoes as I love sailing the high seas.

On a PR basis I was gifted a pair of shoes to show how stunning, unique and comfy their shoes are.

UIN footwear

UIN footwear was founded in 2015 by artist and designer Fernando Acevedo from Toledo, Spain. His arty designs highlight the enthusiasm of life, chase for freedom and love for traveling.  The shoes underline those positive feelings through colourful and artistic patterns. Every piece of UIN shoes tell a different story from new adventures and colouring stories expressing beauty, passion and freedom. UIN painted canvas shoes are crafted simply for free spirits who embark on all of life’s adventures in style.

UIN ships over 200 countries worldwide from within Europe, America, Southeast Asia, and Australia. With Amazon websites supporting the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan, and our resellers in Europe, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Middle Asia. The shoes are shipped from one of their warehouses located in the USA, China or Germany. UIN continues to thrive due to the company’s values in controlling the excellence of in-house production, aiming to provide the highest value of their shoes and dedication to quality and service.

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The Steam Dreams Rail Co cream tea on board 61306 Mayflower to Windsor

Have you ever taken a ride on a steam train before? Well even if you have or haven’t I highly recommend booking a seat on the 61306 Mayflower steam train in where you can take in stunning views upon your journey as well as tuck into a delicious brunch, tasty cream tea or even a luxurious dinner onboard. So if your looking for that something nostalgic and extra special be it for a romantic date, a treat for a friend or even to celebrate a birthday the 61306 Mayflower will be a memory which will stay with you and your loved ones forever.

Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for giving memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. This summer they are providing a vast array of trips across beautiful the British countryside, whether you choose to travel in non-dining or treat yourself to a delicious on board dining experience their journey will be a moment in your life which you will never forget.

I was invited down on a PR basis courtesy of Steam Dreams to enjoy an afternoon cream tea experience on board their 61306 Mayflower steam train which is one of their series of summer tours which leaves from London Victoria station.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co.

The Steam Dreams Rail Co. is renowned for memorable days out and holidays across the UK and Europe. Select from a vast array of trips and take a steam train journey across the beautiful British countryside and treasure the memory forever.

Under new management, having been acquired in December 2018 by locomotive owner David Buck, Steam Dreams Rail Co are delighted to have celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2019. Since its inception in 1999, Steam Dreams Rail Co has gone from strength to strength and now welcomes over 19,000 passengers on board each year on over 50 trips and stop at 100 stations across the UK.

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Fish To Your Door from the seaside to your door

You don’t need to live near the seaside to have fresh seafood, as Fish To Your Door can deliver a wide range of seafood straight from the sea to your door.

As I am trying to get a bit healthier after putting on nearly two stone due to all the lockdowns because of the Covid pandemic I have decided to cut down on meat and eat more fish, as fish is much healthier and not fatty. Did you know? that seafood is packed with nutrients which is needed for our health and wellness, including omega 3, iron, protein, and vitamins B & D.

Courtesy of Fish To Your Door I was gifted a few samples of their fresh seafood from tuna to lobster to try at home. I discovered it really does make a difference having fresh fish that comes straight from the coast as it is not only looks fresh, better in colour, but has great flavour.

Fish To Your Door

Fish To Your Door has been delivering fresh seafood out of Sussex for over 25 years and is family run.

As to ensure there is continuous stock for all their customers Fish To Your Door purchase fish from all major fish markets around the UK. They source the majority of their fish directly from local fishermen from Brighton, Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Portsmouth and Seaford. Plus they only stock responsibly sourced fish from aquaculture farms all over Europe and the Mediterranean.

All the fish they do source are from fisherman and coastal communities that are part of the ‘Under 10 Meter Artisanal Fleet’. The under 10m sector employs the highest number of fishermen nationwide while having the lowest environmental impact, creating jobs and food while acting ethically and responsibly with our shared marine resources.

Fish To Your Door sells only the freshest fish and their traceability system means that every product can be tracked all the way from the sea to the saucepan! Coupled with their new Sustainable Certification, this means that when you buy from them you are getting the freshest, most responsibly sourced fish money can buy.

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Paint Your Life hold onto memories

Paint Your Life is a great way to hold onto those cherished memories of yours be it the birth of your child, special birthday, wedding day, anniversary or something else you can have your special moment in time painted so you can relive that moment everyday. Simply provide a photograph of that special moment and within a few weeks you will have a professional portrait painted by one of Paint Your Life professional artists. Alternatively a great alternative unique personalised gift to give to someone special in your life.

In order to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary I decided to have a portrait of their granddaughter and grandson painted by artist Michael of Paint Your Life and they were extremely happy with it, in fact my mum cried when she opened it up and saw the painting.

Paint Your Life

Paint Your Life was established in 2006 to give people the opportunity to have your most precious memories painted to relive and keep forever.

They have an incredible global group of artists which all deliver high quality portraits transforming your special moments of joy into a masterpiece.

Paint Your Life is a team of makers, portrait artists, designers, developers, dreamers, and doers committed to bringing the best customer experience to the people they serve.

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Jean Patrique Stovetop Toastie Maker use at home or outside

We all love cheese and toast and that is why so many of us love cheese toasties. A cheese toastie is the ultimate comfort food and are really easy to make. However when it comes to cooking a cheese toastie it can get slightly messy if using an electric cheese toastie machine with cheese and butter oozing out from the sides. Thankfully Stovetop Toastie Maker by Jean Patrique has made cooking a cheese toastie that much simpler and cleaner.

I was gifted a PR product* of Jean Patrique Stove Toastie Maker to review. It requires no electricity, it is portable and can be used indoors or outdoors either on a gas stove, electric hob, over a campfire or BBQ.

Jean Patrique

Jean Patrique is a direct consumer cookware company that delivers great quality products at affordable prices.

Founded back in 1998 French Chef Jean Patrique supplies a range of kitchenware to restaurants within the UK his products soon became a success and very popular so with that he started to sell and supply to home cooks.

20 years on Jean Patrique has sold over 450 exceptional kitchenware products all of which are sustainably and responsibly manufactured to just over 500,000 happy customers including many chefs, hoteliers and caterers.

From 2019 Jean Patrique is now also available not just in the UK but also within the USA.

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Cheaze cheese makes me smile

Cheaze allows me to explore the world of cheese in the comfort of my home one bite at a time. Whether you’re a cheese connoisseur or a complete novice Cheaze has a cheese suitable for everyone. Cheese can be enjoyed anytime of the day be it breakfast within an omelette, or a cheesy soufflé for lunch, or perhaps a cheesy gratin or just simply on it’s own. Cheese can be enjoyed in so many different ways and for me always brings a smile to my face. Now Cheaze has a new subscription service in place so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

Courtesy of Cheaze I was gifted one of their new subscription boxes to sample at home. The beauty about their subscription boxes is that not only will you receive five different cheeses which have been hand selected from around the world but also you’ll receive crackers as well as a few free mystery surprises.

Cheaze

Cheaze sell a selection of a great tasting range from British to Continental cheeses providing customers an exceptional cheesy experience at home.

They deliver a range cheese that have been produced all over the world, so there is no need for you to dash around the supermarket or surf the net to discover a decent cheese. With Cheaze you can also learn how to pear and eat each cheese with their handy instruction cards taking you on a Cheaze journey.

Apart from a selection of cheese boxes Cheaze now sell subscriptions so you can enjoy five different cheeses on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis.

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AmazingCo mystery picnic adventure around Camden & Primrose Hill

This summer if you are looking to have a picnic but want to explore new areas and learn interesting facts along the way then check out AmazingCo whom provide a variety of great Mystery Picnic Adventure within London and beyond.

With London being so huge there are still many areas which I am still to discover and explore and so it can be a little daunting in where to start but thanks to AmazingCo they provide a unique and fun way to explore some London boroughs thanks to their Mystery Picnic Adventures. London is full of history dating back to the ancient Roman times to modern day and the streets are filled with hipster cafes, ancient buildings and so much more to explore. AmazingCo tours helps all discover boroughs in a fun unique way from clues to solve, interesting facts about the area, and provide tasty food to collect along the way.

Courtesy of AmazingCo I was kindly given the opportunity to experience along with friends their Mystery Picnic Adventure which I discovered some amazing eateries and even learnt some interesting facts about Camden and Primrose Hill on my tour.

SPOILER ALERT: I have listed the cafes / restaurants and food in which I collected along the way plus a few interesting facts I learnt upon doing this tour via AmazingCo so if you are planning doing this tour then STOP reading as so you don’t spoil the surprise for yourself.

AmazingCo

AmazingCo are a global team of creative dreamers and designers delivering unique days out and special celebration experiences and activities to help people connect and have fun.

Their mission is to help you live a more fulfilling life, and they believe the most important place to start is to help all connect with your city, and with the people important to you.

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Waagyu Burger and Haar at Home sell luxurious Lobster Brioche helping to pimp up your lunch

If you are a fan of MasterChef the Professionals then you will be pleased to know that Chef Dean Banks who made it to the finals, not only did he open up his own restaurant Haar back in 2019, but in 2020 he joint forces with Waagyu Burger which he helped create Waagyu burger home kits which can be enjoyed all across the UK. Now for 2021 Chef Dean Banks has created a luxury Lobster Brioche home kit giving hungry diners a very pimped up lunch of succulent lobster within soft tasty brioche buns all at an affordable price. The Lobster Brioche can be purchased either at Waagyu Burger or even Haar at Home.

Courtesy of Waagyu Burger I was given a Lobster Brioche home kit to try myself at home to show how easy it is to make a lobster roll and how delicious a lobster roll can be.

Chef Dean Banks

Chef Dean Banks has worked in many top class restaurants and since appearing on MasterChef Professionals he even opened up his own restaurant Haar Restaurant  in 2019 bringing diners a sensory experience like no other. Haar stimulates all your senses as you dine. After launching Haar, Dean quickly became one of Scotland’s leading Chefs. 2020 Dean launched Haar at Home delivering a seafood focused fine dining home experience. All of which the seafood comes from Scotland. Followed shortly on he launched Waagyu Burger delivering DIY burger kits across the UK which are burgers that are made from delicious high quality Waagyu beef but at affordable prices.

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Chocface relive and eat your memories

For all us chocolate lovers who loves receiving a box of chocolates will love Chocface. Chocface is a chocolate box like no other as memories can be printed upon the Belgian chocolate slabs, literally as “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”. You can personalise your box be it for yourself or as a gift with several of your most loved or funny memories be it your wedding day or past holiday memories. No matter what you decide there will be no other chocolate box in the world like it making it a very unique box of memories and sweetness.

I was kindly gifted the opportunity to create my own personalised chocolate box of memories courtesy of Chocface. I chose to make a box to relive my most precious memories from my wedding day.

Chocface

Chocface unique boxes are made from a small family run bakery within Derbyshire. The artwork and technical spin comes from a team based within the Orkney islands.

Chocoface chocolates come:

  • packaged within a red DVD sized box with a gold Chocface stamp
  • a personalised custom name slip
  • six slabs of chocolate made from milk and white Belgian chocolate each which can be personalised with your photos which are printed on using edible coloured ink

Chocface is like an edible scrapbooking gift. Personalise your chocolate page full of memories. Lick your own face, eat your friends, whatever you decide you can relive those happy memories and have some fun eating them in anyway you desire.

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Yee Kwan Ice Cream tasting flight box of Asia

We all love ice cream especially in the hotter months as a nice cold ice cream is the perfect way to cool down. Most ice creams are made from dairy with Italian and Cornish ice cream being the most popular but have you ever had Asian ice cream? Yee Kwan produce a range of different ice creams made from milk and cream but combining flavours of Asia resulting in tastes that are punchy and full of flavour.

Courtesy of Yee Kwan I was gifted a flight box of ice creams to try at home and I was highly impressed.

Yee Kwan Ice Cream

2010 Yee Kwan Ice Cream was created by founders Yee Kwan and Anthony who are on mission to introduce authentic East Asian flavours into ice cream, sorbet and desserts to make everyone’s taste buds tingle with delight.

Since 2010 they have gained a strong reputation for being the leading East Asian ice cream brand offering a range of innovative products that are sold in over 500 Pan Asian restaurants in the UK and Europe, as well as premium retailers within the UK, UAE and China.

They source the best quality ingredients, using British milk and cream to make the most unique and delicious ice cream and punchy sorbets. Some of their ice creams have even won Great Taste awards for their flavours.

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