Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review

Shop Ethically and Enjoy Organic, Plastic Free Fruit & Veggies with Pikt Review: August 2020

Pikt are an amazing friendly family run business who offer 100% organic fruit and veggies.  Impressive and a great way to eat healthy and look after you and your family.

They are B-Corp meaning that Pikt are actively committed to social change taking care of our planet and people.

Equally as impressive is that Pikt are fully plastic free and all their packaging is completely compostable.

Even the delivery of the boxes have an environmental focus.  Your fabulous fruit and veggies will be delivered by carbon neutral DPD.

Pikt offer fully flexibility and a non-pressured approached, you are not committed to a subscription so you can order exactly when you want anywhere in the UK with a delivery turn around time of around 48 hours.

Want to take control, opt for a Homey Box also pictured, a perfect way to choose exactly what you want perfect for someone who lives alone or have specific needs.

Sweet potatoes, avocado, gem lettuce, plum tomatoes, peppers, lemons, green beans, courgettes and spring onions eat your heart out.

The offer a range of prepared boxes such as the salad box, veggies box and the fruit box.

The fruit box pictured provides a generous amount of fruit for all the family with a variety of fabulous fresh fruity options.

Pikt is the perfect paring for customers who want to shop ethically and I am sure that once you receive your produce everything will be peachy.

Stay Safe and Stay Alert #ShopSafely

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Melanie xx


Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review

Bakerdays Birthday Celebration Letterbox Cake Review: August

Now you can post a letterbox Birthday cake to your family, friends and loved ones with Bakerdays.

Their letter box cake fits through most standard UK letterboxes, suitable for 3 – 4 people and they have a range of options such as vegan, gluten free and dairy free to cater for dietary needs.

Bakerdays offer a range of themes including this marvellous Musical Theatre cake, perfect for actors, theatre fans and fans of the arts in general.

The cake theme Phantom of the Opera brought back many fond memories, as this was the first musical myself and my husband went to watch together.

“All I ask of you” is to “Think of Me” send me cake, so we can enjoy a slice of yummy cake with “The Music of the Night” while cosy and snug on our picnic throw.

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The White Hart Hotel, Apartments & Fat Badger Restaurant Harrogate Review

The White Hart Hotel, Apartments & Fat Badger Restaurant Harrogate Review: April 2020

The White Hart Hotel is a grade II listed building located within the Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate North Yorkshire.

The hotel offers a range of in-house rooms and a range of luxury serviced apartments over in Montpellier House.

The McCrae Suite is a four bedroom apartment, ideal for groups, providing guests an extra special stay.

From the moment you walk in you can see the Victorian grandeur and elegance.

The Bedroom was plush, comfortable and cosy with monogrammed Montpellier House cushions which was a nice touch.

There is a fully functional desk/vanity area, tea tray and seating area for two.

The bathroom was modern with rainfall shower, illuminated vanity mirror, heated towel rail and under floor heating along with complimentary toiletries for you to use throughout your stay.

There is also a lovely lounge, open plan with fully functional kitchen area, so if you fancy a family gathering for celebrations or have a company team building break away this is the idea place for you.

Enjoy dinner at the White Hart’s onsite restaurant The Fat Badger.  A lovely intimate/romantic restaurant which aesthetically is on point.

Super starters, by candlelight, included the scrummy sticky ribs and also the crudité hummus platter.

Marvellous mains included the vegan cauliflower curry, duck noodles and sides of tender stem broccoli and skinny fries.

Delicious desserts included the sticky toffee pudding and the raspberry sorbet.

The range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks onsite is impressive. The beer served in a brilliant branded Badger glass, gins and the lovely non-alcoholic cocktails are lovely.

Morning scenes at Montpellier House are lovely to wake up to with the floral displays and cute birdie box.

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the apartment and we prepared to chow down for breakfast at The White Hart Hotel.

The breakfast room is stunning with the elegant and opulent countryside feel.  Scott provided us with a lovely Yorkshire welcome which was a nice start to the day.

The buffet included a range of well stocked hot items along with a continental selection.

Please note our stay was just prior to the current Covid-19 pandemic, so please check with the hotel direct regarding all dining arrangements such as changes to the breakfast buffet service.

The full Yorkshire breakfast packed a punch and the watermelon slices are delightful.

The White Hart Hotel, Apartments & Fat Badger Restaurant are well worth a whirl the next time you visit Harrogate.

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Melanie xx


Breakout Manchester Church Street The Emporium of Magic Escape Game Review

Breakout Manchester Church Street The Emporium of Magic Escape Game Review: May 2020

Exciting times are ahead for Breakout Manchester, they may have said bye and closed the doors to their original Town Hall site, but they still have two Manchester city centre locations including High Street and the brand-new Church Street site.

Warmly welcomed by the delightful Dave it was good to be back and the whole set up at Church Street is impressive and has been designed with safety in mind.

Spacious, plenty of designated seating areas for you and your team to plan and prepare for your exciting Breakout mission.

Get your team and wands at the ready and be prepared to swish and flick your way out of this spellbinding escape adventure The Emporium of Magic…

Looking for rare magical artefacts, spells and potions, well The Emporium of Magic is the place for you.  Also, if recent rumours are to be believed the alchemist has been mixing a magical potion which will give unlimited magical powers and see the unseen.

Creeping into the Emporium after hours, my team and I look for the recipe, but one problem our break in triggered a spell that has trapped us inside.

Now we had no choice…whip up the potion brew in order to escape, as without it we will be locked within the Emporium forever.

Thumbs up or down, we manged a big thumbs up, as we escaped question is can you!?

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Honest Burgers Manchester are Back Review

Honest Burgers Manchester are Back Review: August 2020

Honest Burgers Manchester are back, and we could not be happier, as they are the perfect place to chill out, enjoy good company and a brilliant burger.

Welcomed warmly by the team, Jordan and Yohan made sure that our visit was super smooth and full of fabulous foodie yumminess.

Seated upstairs in a balcony booth, we had plenty of room and a good birdseye view to people watch at a safe distance of course!  They even have a outdoor rooftop for when the sun is in full force.

Their new super special California French mustard, fried beef, bacon, double American cheese, caramelised onion, burgers sauce, tomato, lettuce and pickles with a good serving of rosemary salted chips.

The Bacon Plant is a plant-based burger with this isn’t bacon, smoked gouda, shoestring fries, vegan bacon ketchup, chipotle mayo, spinach and pickles served up with their classic rosemary salted pickles.

Go next level and bang on a side of their gorgeous gluten free onion rings and get dipping to your hearts content.

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Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review

Get your Fruity Five a Day with Prestige Hampers Review: August 2020

Now more than ever people want to give their immune systems a boost by eating healthy foods such as fruits.  Prestige Hampers have a whole range of fabulous fruity offerings that are perfect to gift to family, friends, loved ones and even a gift from you to you.

Prestige offer UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

Fresh Fruit Basket

The fresh fruity basket is ideal to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.


Included are 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Classic Fruit Tray

The classic Fruit Tray offers the lucky recipient a tasty tray of healthy treats.

Included with the vibrant fresh fruit tray are bananas, grapes, satsumas, gala and granny smith apples.

The perfect pick me up with a natural and healthy vitamins boost.

The Healthy Ploughman

The Healthy Ploughman includes some fabulous fresh fruits like red and green grapes, kiwi, apples, and satsumas.

There are some scrumptious yummy cheeses included such as the Red Wax Cheddar Chilli & Lime and a Double Gloucester Black Wax 100g which are perfect to go with the Kale & Nut spiced toast.

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Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London Review

Get Ready for your Summer Self-Catering Staycation with PRESS London Review: July 2020

With more and more people opting to go on summer self-catering staycations this year PRESS London provide an easy way to buy low maintenance pre-prepared meals, soups, juices and smoothies, so making your staycation catering arrangements much easier.

PRESS have done all the hard work for you, as their plant-based products are healthy and wholesome, packed full of flavour, goodness and importantly are convenient, well packed and easy to prepare so you won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.

Allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy some much deserved you time and enjoy a nice cold smoothie or juice drink in the jacuzzi tub.

The PRESS Smoothie bundle includes 6 super smoothies including x2 Easy Green, x2 Super Glow and x2 Super Berry all special prepared to give you the right balance, a boost of vitamins, antioxidants and goodness in the go.

PRESS London deliver direct to your door, so this allows you to get organised ahead of time.  Place an order to arrive before you go, so you can simply pack, go and enjoy the stunning scenery and your outdoor adventures.

Enjoy exciting explorations and keep hydrated with the PRESS pure orange juice, the perfect thirst quencher to take on a mountain hike.

The veggie coconut curry and bean chilli are the perfect home comfort food fuel needed before or after an afternoon of hiking and outdoor activity.

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A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review

A Taste of Italy with Sous Chef Review: July 2020

Sunshine in full heat, it is nice to enjoy some of the ‘La dolce vita’ aka ‘The sweet life’ but in the comfort of your own home.  Sous Chef have a whole range of gorgeous goodies, that are quality and authentic, perfect for a family feast.

Alcohol-free, Gluten Free, Vegan, no problem as Sous Chef have a range of fabulous foodie products no matter what your dietary needs to create a perfect dinner in the comfort of your own home.

Before you do anything, grab a refreshing sparkling drink of Crodino, iconic and one of the most famous non-alcoholic aperitif in Italy, a beautiful drink to sip, while enjoying the sun, cooking and chow down on some scrummy savoury food.

Set the tone with these amazing Al Fresco fig side plates, a perfect addition to any dinner table.  Made with melamine they are lightweight, durable and easy clean, so perfect to take out on a family picnic too.  We love our plates and would well recommend.

Make dinner that bit extra special with some marvellous medium fruity extra virgin olive oil in this pretty polka dot Frantoio Muraglia terracotta bottle is both handmade and hand-painted.  Michelin-starred chef’s Felice Sgarra’s uses this olive oil to dress seafood dishes, so you know it’s good stuff!

The oil has low acidity and is fragrant, so perfect for Mediterranean cooking.  The terracotta beautiful bottle makes for a nice dinner table centre piece and once the oil has been used why not add a few flowers.

Rummo Gluten free pasta in both rigatoni and classic fusilli are the perfect way to create quick easy meals for family and friends who may have dietary needs.

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Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review

Gift a Juicy Fruit Basket with Prestige Hampers Review: July 2020

If you go down into the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise…well thanks to Prestige Hampers you can send a smile by gifting your family, friends and loved ones this fabulously fresh fruity basket of joy.

Offering UK delivery and to ensure safety they have a contactless delivery system in place and even have a next day gifts service, so making your hamper delivery quick, easy and just a click away.

The fruity feast included 400g of grapes, 2 satsumas, 2 gala apples, 2 granny smith apples, 2 plums and 2 kiwis, so plenty to go around.  Ideal to enjoy at home, on a hike or perfect for a fruit themed picnic.

All presented in this wonderful wooden handled trug which is not only beautiful, but reusable.  Ideal to store small garden tools and hand-picked herbs from the garden.

Can’t see the wood from the trees, don’t be stumped by the vast amount of hamper options simply head over to Prestige Hampers and let them do all the hard work for you.

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Fresh Fruit, Salad & Veggie Box Delivery Services Direct to your Door Review

Fresh Fruit, Salad & Veggie Box Delivery Services Direct to your Door Review: June 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak with social distancing the new norm venturing out to the shops can be a challenging time to say the least, so take the stress out of your shopping by ordering your fresh fruit, salad and vegetable box deliveries direct to your door and #StaySafe.

Riverford Organic Farmers 

Riverford do things ethical, proper and support British Farmers.  Riverford is owned by their staff, they never air freight, they treat their farmers fairly and by the end of 2020 they will be using compostable packaging for all their fruit, salad and veggie boxes.

Their medium Fruit & Veggies organic box is perfect to provide a nutrients boost for the whole family.

Packed with quality organic freshness such as scrummy strawberries and gorgeous grapes, tasty turnips, onions, super salad leaves and brilliant baby potatoes this box will not disappoint.

Fairfields Farms

Fairfields Farms families have been farming in East Anglia for three generations on scenic and stunning farmland across the Colne Valley just north of Colchester in Essex.

Now, the lovely Laura & Robert, over at Fairfields Farm, have teamed up with Parcelforce so they can deliver their fabulous fruit, vegetable and potato boxes nationwide direct to your door.

Their fruit and veggie boxes are packed with produce and are perfect to feed a family.  Their potatoes are made with green energy, no plastic as it is all recyclable cardboard and offering the lowest carbon footprint potato in the UK.

Pikt Organic & Plastic Free Fruit, Salad & Veggies

Pikt are a family-owned business, B Corp, soil association certified and are Plastic Free Trust Awarded.

Enjoy plastic free fresh and fabulous organic fruit, salad and veggies delivered direct to your door when you need them the most.

From field to your home, Pikt have the finest produce such as beautiful bunched carrots, pink garlic and whole array of vibrant veggies.

Ethically sourced and delivered with heart and soul you cannot go wrong with Pikt and you have clearly ‘Pikt’ the right choice.

Fabulous fresh fruit including zingy kiwi, beautiful blueberries and pretty pink pomegranate and grapefruits are just a click away.

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