Unusual Bridesmaid Dresses

 unusual bridesmaid dresses

We got married around five weeks ago and,  although ours did not end up being a "rock theme" Wedding, it's something I panned on going for but was not sure if we could pull it off in time.

But if you are thinking of or are going to do the whole rock look I have got some fantastic research for you all and lots of styling ideas for your bridesmaids thanks to Coast 

Traditionally there were two types of colours but nowadays we are seeing a decline in this for a more up to date modern feel.

Black is one of which to make a big statement I like to think of it as "Black Glam"

First some very useful research from Coast “Black, grey and silver were popular choices (19%) to see more on this post pop over on to Rock N Roll Brides website there you will see in detail all the information.

This is my dream rock chick wedding dress

My favourite choices of bridesmaid dresses......

The beautifully slinky Corwin Maxi Dress can be worn 15 different ways, a style to suit every shape. Simply twist and wrap to create endless stunning styles. This graceful maxi dress hugs the body beautifully and elongates with its skirt which moves effortlessly

A luxurious bandeau dress with a striking structured bodice. The Gratzee Bandeau Dress is tailored to hug your curves and cinch you in at the waist for a subtly sexy appeal. A fashion forward bandeau dress, this figure skimming style is the perfect party piece with its cross over panelling and structured bodice. Fully lined for effortless wearing this dress is closed with an invisible back zip.

 black dresses

Layered with a beautiful sheer overlay, the chic Liv Stripe Dress is a lightweight style that feels gorgeous to wear. The fit and flare silhouette flatters your figure whilst the horizontal stripes add a classic twist. This dress is closed with a concealed back zip

There’s nothing more flattering than a little black dress this is why we are all going crazy over this trend and yes its acceptable plus (Trendy) 

I think its very good to mix things up having bridesmaids black themed dresses with different styles to suit each individual maid.I would properly say go for the shorter dresses for the summer months and longer ones round winter months.

And remember you don't have to be into your Rock / Goth to try these styles out!   

Trend facts -

Sarah Jessica Parker wore black when she married Matthew Broderick in 1997

kate bosworth wore a black bridesmaid dress for her former assistant-turned-friend back in 2008

Why not pop on over to the Coast website to see more http://www.coast-stores.com/

For all the latest information from Rock N Roll Brides https://www.rocknrollbride.com

A Great Foodie Day Out At The Good Food Show Summer 2015


The BBC Good Food Shows are back for 2015, bringing together a fantastic mix of seasonal inspiration, local produce and live demonstrations from some of the best celebrity chef’s in the business. Don’t miss a delicious day out near you!


See your favourite chefs and experts, with a fabulous line up including Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jr, Tom Kerridge, James Martin and the Greedy Italians cooking live on stage in the incredible Supertheatre. All advance tickets include a free seat† in a session of your choice, so book early for the best view. Some sessions are particularly popular, so to avoid disappointment don't delay!


Discover the secrets of the stars' success at the Interview Stage, sponsored by Lakeland. A chance to hear more from your favourite celebrity chefs, and get your own culinary queries answered too as the audience are invited to take their turn asking the questions.


Be inspired by fantastic demonstrations on the Summer Kitchen Stage featuring Michael Caines, John Whaite and more. Look out for the all new Eat Well and Bakes and Cakes themed sessions!


Try before you buy from a scrumptious selection of independent and artisan food and drink producers in the Producer's Village and pick up the freshest seasonal foods that you won't always find on the high street. Talk directly with the makers themselves and get their top tips on how to make the most of their produce.

New to the Show this year, explore the Ludlow Producer Market for delicious regional produce from Ludlow and the Marches.


An exciting new addition to the Show for 2015 is the French goat's cheese feature. Discover this interactive area which will showcase a great selection of goat's cheese from different regions of France, with plenty of samples, live demonstrations and recipe ideas.


For an extra special experience, indulge in fresh and flavoursome summer dishes inspired by popular recipes from Good Food magazine. Enjoy a delicious two or three course meal as part of your day.


Every ticket to the BBC Good Food Show Summer includes free entry to BBC Gardeners' World Live. Pick up expert tips and advice for your garden, including some fabulous talks on edible gardens and "growing your own" and wander through the beautiful show gardens and floral marquee.

Taken around a few hours drive to get to the NEC we finally arrived and ready to find what the show had to offer.

We did bring our two kids along to see if they would enjoy it.

First stop the superthearte for Michel Roux Jr.

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Michel Roux Jr was born in 1960 in Pembury, Kent, where his father Albert Roux worked as a private chef for the Cazalet family. His earliest food memories are the smells of the Fairlawne kitchen – pastry, sugar caramelizing and stews – where he played under the table while his father and mother Monique prepared the meals.

After deciding to follow in his father’s footsteps, he left school at 16 for the first of several challenging apprenticeships at Maître Patissier, Hellegouarche in Paris from 1976 to 1979. He was then Commis de Cuisine at Alain Chapel’s signature restaurant at Mionay near Lyon, Michel’s biggest influence.

His military service was spent in the kitchens at the Elysée Palace at the time of Presidents Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand. He also spent time at Boucherie Lamartine and Charcuterie Mothu in Paris, and the Gavers Restaurant in London. After a stint at the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong he returned to London and worked at La Tante Claire before joining the family business.

He took over running Le Gavroche in 1991, gradually changing the style of cooking to his own – classic French with a lighter, modern twist. Michel opened Roux at Parliament Square in May 2010 with Restaurant Associates, part of the Compass Group UK and Ireland. And in November 2010, he opened Roux at The Landau at London’s prestigious luxury hotel, The Langham.

Michel has been a judge and presenter on the BBC’s popular prime time show, MasterChef: The Professionals, and a presenter on all three series of Great British Food Revival. Michel also recently fronted the highly anticipated return of BBC2’s Food and Drink and presented a documentary on Escoffier, whose revolutionary approach to fine cuisine has inspired Michel and many others.

He is also involved with the Roux Experience courses at the ‘Cactus Kitchens’ cookery school, with the Executive producer of Saturday Kitchen, Amanda Ross. Cactus Kitchens offers people the opportunity to learn to cook within small intimate groups from some of the UK’s finest chefs, on site above the Saturday Kitchen studios.

Michel is a keen sportsman and he ran his nineteenth marathon in 2013, to raise funds for VICTA, a charity supporting visually impaired children. He is also an honorary member of the Harlequins rugby club.

He had been one of our favourite chefs in our house and so inspiring.

First time for me in the supertheatre and certainly a buzz of excitement was starting as you could win a food processor,the presenter got the audience on there feet dancing trying to catch his eye for a chance to win.       

"wow" yes I know sure was getting excited when they announced Michel Roux Jr  on.
                                              Video taken by me below.
Just a joy to watch him and the knowledge he holds is amazing.

Have to say was overwhelmed by seeing him and how he cooks was one of splender. 

After this Millie my daughter took one look at the chocolate fountain and declared it was hers and wanted some bless her. 
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I knew that The Little Round Cake Company  was going to be on a stand its always nice to see them as they have such nice products.

The little round cake company was founded by brian crowther in 2009.

we could tell you he discovered his passion for baking whilst sitting on his grandma's knee and visiting fetes with his mam back in yorkshire as a boy, but who would we be kidding...

brian has never craved the accolades of being a celebrity cake chef reminiscing fondly of his childhood days, he just wanted to build a team of creative and talented bakers that make mighty fine original cakes that you just want to eat...

brian has now been joined by his wife leanne and a growing team of skilled bakers, who create, bake and talk not only about little round cakes but about tweeners, and brownies, and merangz.
all of this creativity happens at the little round bakery in shrewsbury, shropshire where the team bake thousands of delicious treats each week. 

meanwhile our exceptional and passionate customer service team travels up and down the country visiting some of the biggest food festivals, events and farmers' markets sharing the little round cake company experience and ensuring you get to try our great selection of tweeners, merangz, tarts, brownies and little round cakes.

you can also buy a selection of our products here on our website and have the little round cake company experience delivered direct to your door! we can get to pretty much anywhere in mainland uk apart from the far flung reaches of scotland, northern ireland and the channel islands...

you can also find us in many farm shops, delicatessens, cafes and coffee shops, and retailers around the country including selfridges in birmingham and manchester trafford centre.

The Original Chocolate Dream Company

Deliciously Different kind of chocolate and fudge company
With over a hundred flavours of fudge and our unique chocolate gift ideas.

We bake a delicious selection of gorgeously gooey rich chocolate brownies and white chocolate blondies in a variety of flavours. Handmade in the North East of England, available nationwide at various events and festivals.

 The Truckle Cheese Co is a family run business who have been in the industry for approx 15 years providing the finest products at exhibition and craft fairs around the country. We pride ourselves on our products and our service and this means our customers keep returning year after year.

Richard the Managing Director has been in the dairy industry since leaving school and is proud to have seen The Truckle Cheese Co grow from strength to strength through his hard work and dedication.

Mix and make yummy treats!

You and your friends will have fun making your own super tiny favorite foods with Yummy Nummies! Each Yummy Nummies kit includes everything needed for you to be a great chef in just a few easy-to-follow steps. And you’ll be proud to present your tasty creations with the tiny plates, cups and serving pieces that are included with each kit, too. These super tiny foods are so cute…and so tasty you’ll want to try them all!

All Yummy Nummies food ingredients are made in the USA and the Mini Kitchen Magic tray and other plastic components are BPA free – so you can be sure they are safe, easy & fun to make! While some of the Yummy Nummies foods require up to 15 seconds in a microwave, there is no oven baking or stovetop needed. And, the disposable trays and utensils make for fast and easy clean-up!

Mix…Make…and Enjoy Yummy Nummies Mini Kitchen Magic

They had a huge selection of delicious truffles and yes I did get some well alot oppsss but well worth it.

I have bought from this stand so may times and on-line and they never fail in good cakes and flavour.

Sponge has been sold in our higgledy-piggledy Cafe since September 2000.

With our old school standards and eye for detail, fans were left open mouthed at the scale and flavour of the cakes. We realised there was a love affair going on.

In 2009 we took Sponge out of the comfort of their Byfords home, created a new look under the company name of SPONGE. We took our generous Sponges to county shows and received great feedback and the decision was made - we would go for it!

Much excitement, tastings, research and the usual good pinch of graft followed and here you have it. We are mad, crazy, bonkers about SPONGE and hope that you will absolutely love every mouthful.

Heading over to the signing area to see Michel Roux Jr and huge crowds wait in line to get his new book signed. My mission was to try and get a selfie with me and him but you was not allowed around the table so would of been very hard.

Outside in a marque they had a area for kids with lots of crafts to made which is very hand and good for the whole family.

So many good stalls selling fantastic produce very handy if you are into your cooking or baking.

Also you could go on into the gardens world which had some very interesting items to look and buy.

 Goodie bags....

Lots of exciting new food to try in these and have to say very impressed.  

                                      Just a few of the items we bought!

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All in all in was a very good day at first it was a little too busy and especially if you have kids in buggy's can be hard but towards the end of the day that's when you get some good looking and shopping in.

Would sure go again as the show offers so much and next time even try to go without the kids hey you never know!

Why not take a look over at the BBC Good Food Show website to find you the next shows coming ----  http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/

Many thanks to the PR Team for letting us review the show for free in-exchange for our honest blog post review. 

Molton Brown Sale

 molton brown sale

Molton Brown Sale is now on!

£60.00 Now £36.00


A timeless, elegant limited edition collection of single wick candles featuring our favourite festive blends.

Set includes the following candles:
Frankincense & Allspice Seasonal size Candle
Myrrh, Musk & Cypress Seasonal size Candle
Oudh Accord & Gold Seasonal size Candle

£32.00 Now £24.00
Limited Edition Pomegranate & Ginger and Lime & Patchouli Hand Wash Set

An exotically fragranced hand wash sale set to colour co-ordinate your bathroom and guest room or give one hand wash as a gift.

300ml Pomegranate & Ginger Hand Wash
300ml Lime & Patchouli Hand Wash

£36.00 Now £24.00

Limited Edition Rockrose & Pine Hand Wash & Hand Lotion Set

An aromatic hand care sale set blended woody Siberian pine oil and red thyme.

300ml Rockrose & Pine Hand Wash
300ml Rockrose & Pine Hand Lotion

£25.00 Now £15.00


An indulgent, replenishing hand cream gift set trio blended with white truffle oil.

40ml Orange & Bergamot Replenishing Hand Cream 
40ml Gingerlily Replenishing Hand Cream
40ml Pink Pepperpod Replenishing Hand Cream

£50.00 Now £30.00


An indulgent collection for the home, blended with bergamot, mandarin and Sevillian orange for a refreshing aroma. 

150ml Orange & Bergamot Aroma Reeds
100ml Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash
100ml Orange & Bergamot Enriching Hand Lotio

Why not pop on over to the Molton Brown website for more offers. 

Pictures credits to Molton Brown http://www.moltonbrown.co.uk/

Unusual Gift Ideas From Qwerkity + Father's Day Giveaway


We have a fantastic range of unique and unusual Christmas gifts & gadgets for men, women, teenagers, children, babies and toddlers, grandparents and pet lovers. We even have a fabulous range of food and drink gifts, personalised gifts, sporting gifts, wedding & anniversary gifts, and naughty gifts to choose from. In fact we have gifts to suit all ages from 8 months right up to 80 years for all types of occasions.

Whether you are looking for a birthday present or gift for your mum, dad, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife or best friend our huge collection of gifts will suit all budgets. From gifts under £5 to more expensive gifts over £100, we really do have a great variety of gift ideas to choose from.

Our range of gifts include fun and practical gadgets, beautiful jewellery and decorative items, novelties, humorous books and fun toys to suit all ages.

Any food lover will enjoy our range of food and drink gifts featuring a range of personalised alcohol and wine, delicious food gift sets and various mints to tantalise the taste buds.

If you are looking for a unique gift to honour a special occasion, like a 50th birthday or anniversary why not choose one of our special personalised gifts that can be treasured forever. Treat someone to personalised calendars and jigsaws, personalised wine and alcohol, or personalised stationery.

Our collection of gifts are perfect for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christenings, and this year we have a special hand-picked collection of commemorative gifts and souvenirs to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

If you are struggling to find that perfect present, why don’t you use our helpful Gift Finder to find the ideal gift today.
Check out our unique collection of special gifts and unusual gift ideas for both men and women including new gifts.

Thinking of Father's Day gifts from this post this website sure comes up very good for such gifts.

A great gift for any male hoarder!
Tidy up the clutter in style
Perfect for leads, chargers, pens etc.
Graphics by Rachel Bright


Carry a tray of drinks without spilling a drop
Impressive and practical
Tray can tip and swing at crazy angles without spillage
Self assembly required


Great for a teen's bedroom
Perfect for college or university
Even has strings
Keyhole hook for wall mounting
1 x AA battery not included

And yes I did say a giveaway thanks to the amazing Qwerkity, we have for you the chance to win to celebrate Father's day the Guitar Wall Clock.

All you need to is add the information asked of you on the gleams competition app below.

Win A Guitar Wall Clock For Father's Day