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Jawbox Gin | Review

Jawbox Gin Review Lisa Valentine Blog

*Samples were provided FOC, however, all opinions are my own as alwaysΒ 

Gin has seen a huge surge in popularity in the past few years, with many people opting for a G&T over any other tipple, and I’m no exception. Before discovering the delights of juniper, I was a loyal ‘spiced rum and ginger’ kind of girl so when I noticed that Belfast-based distillers Jawbox Gin had a gin and ginger recipe on their website, my interest was piqued.

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Chocolate Orange Halloween Brownies | Recipe

CHOCOLATE ORANGE HALLOWEEN BROWNIES RECIPE Lisa Valentine Blog

So these aren’t really Halloween brownies as they’re amazing all year round, however, I thought I’d fancy them up with some orange frosting and sprinkles in keeping with the season. I found this recipe in the back of a supermarket magazine about nine years ago and, after making a few tweaks, it’s been a solid (or squidgy) favourite every since.

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Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2019

Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2019 Review That British Betty Blog

*My event tickets were provided FOC, however, all opinions are my own as always

It feels like ages ago now but this time last week, I was at the 14th annual Bolton Food and Drink Festival enjoying the sunshine with thousands of fellow foodies (400,000 to be precise). This four-day event is always firmly noted in my diary months in advance and boasts cookery demos from popular national and regional chefs.

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A Pizza Party For One

Pizza Express Romana Night In That British Betty Blog

*Contains gifted items

When it comes to socialising, I’m an introvert and, although I love my friends and family dearly, I need to time alone to recharge, possibly more than most. Instead of feeling bored or lonely, I find great comfort in solitude and try to make time for myself on a regular basis.

Here are a few of my solo night in essentials.

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