Stand 4 Socks #Review

Stand 4 Socks Review: November 2017

The Manchester, UK based Stand 4 Socks Founder Josh wanted to make a difference and back in 2015 he said, “What if socks could change the world?” A large percentage of the population wear socks and if each pair bought had a positive impact so, “why can’t socks change the world?”  Now, the Stand 4 Socks brand proudly supports 12 global causes in 9 countries and currently support 11 out of the 17 United Nations Global goals for sustainable development.

Their super sock technology means that each pair have been uniquely designed, are tested for harmful substances to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ethically sourced via a Sedex audited supply chain which is one of the world’s leading platforms that supports business to manage their performance around health & safety, labour rights, business ethics and the environment, have a seamless toe closure, a reinforced heel & toe and Y-tech technology which means that the sock will cup around your heel naturally meaning these are lightweight, breathable and are a super cosy and comfortable wear.

Warm feet and a warm heart, tis the season of goodwill, so why not combine the pleasure of gift giving with a charitable benefit.  Well, you can do just that, as Stand 4 Socks are award winning socks which clearly have impact.

Water a fundamental human need and a resource often taken for granted, but for many safe drinking water is scarce and difficult to access.  Buy these Active Lightweight Black Water Sports Socks made with their twisted cotton design, in collaboration with, this pair helps to provide 1 year’s safe water for a household in a developing country.  Also, this will support United Nations Global Goal 6 “Clean Water & Sanitation”.

Environmental concerns continue to grow but can be overlooked in an increasingly consumerist driven society.  Buy these Stripe Navy Green Bamboo Socks made with their 100% biodegradable Bamboo technology, that supports United Nations Global Goal 13 “Climate Action”, and each pair helps to plant 10 trees on a degraded land.  Providing both more trees for the planet as well as refreshed soil for farmers in developing countries.  

Comfort, happiness and more importantly all for a good cause – what a  pair of super socks!

Merry Christmas and thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx


Gourmet Brownie Christmas Gift box #Review

Gourmet Brownie Christmas Gift box Review: November 2017

Founders Kirstyn and Andrew used their combined knowledge and creativity to launch this winning brownie brand which has received several great taste awards including their most recent win in 2017 for their homemade Gingerbread brownie.

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Mircrobarbox Vodka Cocktails #Review

Mircrobarbox Vodka Cocktails Review: November 2017

Offering a range of monthly cocktail club subscriptions and gift boxes the Microbarbox brand are bringing the party to you with this brilliant bar in a box – boom! This Marvellous mega MicroBarBox rocked up to blogging HQ jam packed with artisan vodka spirits and mixers ready to get the party started, so that you can create your very own cocktails with some fizz and flare.  Get your Friday feeling on and have a fabulous festive Christmas shake up!

The Vodka Cocktail box contents include all the ingredients and instructions* to mix up four fabulous vodka based cocktails, all delicious and simple to create.  The Microbarbox offers you an immersive, entertaining experience that creates an electric atmosphere while sipping your favourite cocktail creations.

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Sia Everyday is Christmas Album Launch 17th November 2017 #Review

Sia Everyday is Christmas Album Launch 17th November 2017

Australian singer songwriter Sia Furler’s has sold over 25 million songs and was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2015.  Known for her incredible music such as Chandelier – one of my personal favs, Sia really is a super talented singer and it was a pleasure to collaborate with Sia and Atlantic records UK for her amazing new album launch #EverydayisChrsitmas

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The Artisan Olive Oil Company Product #Review

The Artisan Olive Oil Company Product Review: November 2017

Fine home cooking requires premium quality artisan ingredients.  Well, this is where the Artisan Olive Oil Company comes in with their exquisite range of first class olive oils, vinegar’s, tapenades and spreads.  Their partnership with some of the most experienced producers worldwide along with selecting truly talented artisans, gives them the distinct edge, as this enables close control on production, planting and bottling of their oils.  Stringent taste tests are carried out by trained testers who adhere to strict quality control procedures.

Their amazing award-winning olive oils come from Spain, Italy and Tunisia offering a range of unique and distinctive flavours which are enhanced further, as the olives are processed within just a few hours which makes them super healthy and packed full of natural fresh flavours.  One of their suppliers, the Paolo Bonomelli boutique Olive farm founded in 1990, is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, located in Torri del Benaco,.  Benefiting from a specific microclimate their exceptionally high-quality olives retain a unique flavour which has resulted in many accolades and awards.

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Friday’s Fab Five Foodie Finds #Review

My different kind of Five a Day…

Sometimes we can all get stuck in a rut and instead of varying our food we simply stick with what we know.  So, when this exciting foodie bundle, including brands; Hippeas, World of Zing, Pip&Nut, Doisy & Dam and Tenzing natural energy drinks, arrived at blogging HQ, I decided to use the goodies to switch up my working day munchies, have some healthy indulgence and here you have my Friday Fab Five Foodie Finds.

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***NOTE This brand has closed for business***Nut Free Chocolate People Christmas Eve Treat Box #Review

Nut Free Chocolate People Christmas Eve Treat Box: November 2017

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go” and even more so with delicious nut free fabulous festive treats from Nut Free chocolate people.  Christmas is a time for reflection and rejoicing, spending much deserved time with family, friends and loved ones.  Why not enhance your Christmas Eve and make it extraordinary and create your own personalised winter warmer Nut Free Chocolate People Christmas Eve Treat Box.

I choose some yummy drinking chocolate, lovely large pink & white marshmallows, marvellous milk chocolate hollow Santa, 6 milk chocolate coins, a milk chocolate stirring stick, a sensational box of Christmas milk chocolate’s which come is various Christmas shapes such as snowman, an amazing personalised chocolate bar and this wonderfully milk chocolate Christmas survival kit with chocolate treats and a cute bone china mug.

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Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Afternoon Tea #Review

Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review: November 2017

Proud members of ‘Small Luxury Hotels’, ‘Pride of Britain Hotels’, achievers of 3 AA Rosettes in 2018 under the helm of head chef Jake Jones, the Holbeck Ghyll, nestled high up hillside, is situated in an enviable location between Bowness on Windermere and Ambleside.  The Holbeck Ghyll has been graced with the presence of many celebs such as Rennie Zellweger Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon to mention a few.

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