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Eisberg Review

27 Feb

So, there has been a lot to celebrate of late, what with the birth of my beautiful Nephew on the 22nd of this month, it seemed the ideal time to crack open a bottle!

Though I’m not talking Champers, I’m not actually referring to alcohol at all! You see, I’ve been on yet another diet (yes, again) and I’ve decided that for now, anyway, I’ll not indulge in any alcohol whatsoever! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a big drinker and have been known to go a whole year without a sip, it just seems that of late, whenever I’m at a blogging event or meeting a friend, I’m partial to a glass of white or rose and this isn’t great on the ballooning hips!

Instead, we opened a bottle of Eisberg which is basically wine minus the alcohol (if that makes sense)! So, instead of a chilled glass of chardonnay, you switch it for a Eisberg non alcoholic vision which is only a third of the calories (only 34 calories per 125ml glass)!

Eisberg, is said to be made in the same way as your alcoholic wine, only the alcohol gets carefully removed using one of the worlds most advanced processes, leaving all the flavours of wine, just no alcohol, well it comes in at 0.05% volume (which believe me isn’t going to get a hedgehog merry)!

I was sent a bottle of Eisberg juicy succulent Rose to review, and it was this that we toasted the bubba too!

The bottle resembles everything your favourite wine would. Eisberg, wouldn’t look out-of-place at the dinner table, and I’m guessing that without taking a closer look, on appearance alone, this is easily mistaken for your average bottle of alcohol and calorie laden Rose.

The Rose was quite sweet and definitely resembled a glass of rose when poured, though the aroma is somewhat different minus the alcohol. Now I’ll be honest, I think you could tell there was no alcohol, though is this because I knew before hand? I’m not sure! However on a high note, it would definitely make a good replacement for those trying to cut back on the alcohol or maybe those unable to drink for medical reasons or pregnancy, this is because it does still have them strong elements of a good wine and its a pretty refreshing hit on the palate.I think the Rose would make the perfect addition to a summers lunch, sat out in the garden.

Regardless if you’re a drinker or not, Eisberg is great to have hidden away in the cupboard! How impressed would your tea total dinner guests be, if you poured them a glass or two of Eisberg? Maybe your best mate suddenly gets a bun in the oven, she’ll be pleased to celebrate with a glass to toast her news I’m sure!

My overall verdict is, Ok, those that drink for a living may tell it apart, those that actually love wine for its beautiful fruity intricate flavours, will still love a glass of Eisberg, just as I did.

Eisberg is available in four varieties, aromatic Riesling, creamy crisp Chardonnay, juicy succulent Rose and a fruity red Cabernet Sauvignon.

Eisberg can be brought from Morrison’s, with selected wines being sold at Tesco, Co-Op booths and Bargain Booze and is RRP at £3-20-£3.60 a bottle

So, how about you give it ago? If you do or already have? I would love to know if you loved it or loathed it!

A BabyBlooms Bouquet Review

23 Feb

The 22nd February was a day full of celebrations, when my sister gave birth to a beautiful 7lbs 7oz baby boy, one week before her due date of the 29th February 2012.

I had been contemplating for a while on what to get her, I wanted it to be a special gift, something for both her and the baby, a gift she would always remember.

A few weeks before the birth I discovered BabyBlooms a great UK brand who offered a selection of beautiful bouquets with a difference.

These are not just any beautiful put together bouquet, made up of flowers that despite their beauty, will eventually wilt and die, Babyblooms, can be treasured forever!

Each one of BabyBlooms Bouquets have been made up of both stunning silk flowers and a selection of baby garments that have been placed in the bouquet as to resemble delicate roses. These really do look fantastic and on visiting the website for the first time, I actually didn’t notice that some of the flowers within the Bouquets were in fact baby garments carefully rolled into rose buds.

I was lucky enough to be asked to review the “Small Blue Bouquet” and couldn’t wait for its arrival so that I could surprise my sister in the hope of cheering her up a little (no mother to be likes them drawn out, last few days, waiting around for a baby to make its appearance)!

I, however didn’t have to wait long at all! BabyBlooms provided a swift delivery of a very well presented bouquet.

Unable to wait them last few weeks for this little bubba to make his appearance, I presented my sister with her surprise that same afternoon. The small blue bouquet was beautifully concealed in a pretty presentation box with personalised card and the lovely addition of a big blue ribbon.

To say she loved it would be an understatement, in fact everybody loved it, including me! The bouquet itself had been so beautifully put together with silk foliage, velvet leaves, freesias and stunning delicate silk roses, all held together with pretty organza and a silk cream ribbon. It was so pretty my sister and myself felt a little wrong in removing the clothing garments that were so well presented to resemble roses. On unravelling the items we were presented with a cute baby reversible hat and matching mittens, plus five pairs of tiny blue socks.

This is a truly a lovely gift to give to someone special to celebrate the birth of a new baby. The bouquet was all it had promised to be, yet so much more! The images on the Babybloom’s website really do look great, however, these are so much more stunning in real life. I’d defiantly use them again as I’d have the comfort of knowing I was giving someone I care about a really beautiful gift.

The small blue bouquet can be brought for £26 but prices do vary depending on the size and contents of the bouquet (these can even be made up of babygrows) designs also come in a selection of colours for both boy and girl (natural colours are also availably in case those expecting the baby have not discovered the babies sex)!

Another gift I have planed, is one with a very personal touch, a hand decorated and filled, ‘Mother & Baby’ basket, finished in beautiful satin blue check ribbon. I’m hoping to have it finished later on today, and I’ll be sure to pin a picture on Pinterest of my creation (given it comes out as expected that is)!

Lastly, how can I not finish with a picture of my beautiful nephew ‘Riley’ at not even a full day old! Just looking at him made me want to suggest babies to the other half, though thinking back to my last pregnancy, a totally horrid one, plus remembering how quick they grow up, I quickly snap out of it and return to a non broody state of well-being. (Below my daughter giving new bubba a longed for hug)!

WOW, isn’t he just adorable! Congratulations to my beautiful baby sister ‘Charlotte’ and her partner ‘Aaron’… you did good!

Check out the BabyBlooms website Here or visit them over on Facebook Here

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