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Monday, 20th February, 2017

Our London / Our Vodka Review

Our Vodka Our London Review

I do like vodka, but the only drink which I really make with it is either with Red Bull or in a cocktail. I’ve tasted so many, the last one I got was Reyka Vodka which is from Iceland, but for Christmas just gone I received a new one, and one I’ve never previously come across, called Our London from a brand called Our Vodka.

I do like trying out different vodka brands, so it was good to try something which I’ve never previously seen before. I had a little read about the company since they are new to me, and as the name suggests, this vodka is London based and is produced, blended and bottled the vodka in a micro distillery at Arch 435-436 East London. You can read more about them here. The company is actually from Sweden, and partners with cities to create a global brand with local roots.

The bottle is really distinctive, and reminds me of an old school, classic milk bottle. The front label is circular and has all the information and branding to the front, in a clean black and white style. It comes with a crown cap bottle top which you need a bottle opener for, and to re-seal the bottle, a plastic top comes with the bottle too. The bottle is also smaller than a standard bottle you’d get, in fact half the sizeย at 350ml.

The taste…It’s good! I think it’s a really nice, smooth vodka, and goes down well. It tastes as good as some of the other premium vodkas which I have, and being made in Hackney it is always good to buy something which is created locally.

It comes in at around ยฃ22, which is expensive for a vodka, but you are getting something which has been made in a micro distillery in London. If you are looking for something which is produced in small numbers in smaller “party sharing” bottles, you can give this a look.


Sunday, 19th February, 2017

Sunday Style: Sand Colour Knit

Sunday style - Sand colour jumper from Ruffle And Bow with PRPS Jeans

Hey guys!

I hope that you’re having a good weekend. Later tonight I will be watching the Celebrity Take Me Out which I am looking forward to seeing, I don’t know why they’ve put it on a Sunday for the first time, maybe because the Saturday night schedule is full up with The Voice (Which I don’t watch).

My Sunday Style is this sand colour jumper. I don’t actually know what you’d call the colour; Sand, sandy, beige, light brown…Whatever you call it, this is it ๐Ÿ˜€ I really like these tones for a knit, they work with pretty much anything and is something brighter than the standard greys, blues or black. This one is from Ruffle and Bow which I got a while back. They are a Gothenburg based brand, and more denim focused, but brought out this jumper a while back. It’s pretty decent, the fit is a little baggy which is good for a Sunday.

On the bottom half are one of my pairs of PRPS jeans. This pair is a lighter colour denim than I usually wear, and have distress marks, rips and whiskering to them, giving them a more casual look and feel. They are washed and quite soft, and pretty light denim so are comfortable to wear.

Check out more of the pics below ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thursday, 16th February, 2017

Take Me Out Valentines Celebrity Special 2017

Take Me Out Celebrity Special February 2017

Fresh off the back of the 2016 Christmas Take Me Out and just a few days after Valentines Day, Take Me Out is back on the telly for another celebrity special. The Christmas Special featured Thom Evans, Roman Kemp and Ritchie Neville, with this show featuring Arg from TOWIE, DJ Melvin Odoom and Olympic medallist Nile Wilson. Paddy will be joined once again be the flirty thirty, with girls from the past shows. I’m looking forward to see who’s making a return.

Set a reminder that Take Me Out is on this Sunday 19th February at 7PM, rather than the usual Saturday night.

Check out some sneak peek pictures below…

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Wednesday, 15th February, 2017

Livello Review – Newcastle Bar And Nightclub

Livello Bar And Nightclub Review

I have so many Newcastle bar reviews, I thought it was about time I finally wrote my review of Livello. It’s now been in the town for a number of years, and is located on the way down to the quayside in Newcastle. It’s a one which a lot of people talk about, both from Newcastle and far and wide, and is part of the same culture as the bars on The Diamond Strip, although not actually on Collingwood Street.

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Tuesday, 14th February, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentines Day 2017 goodies

Happy Valentine’s Day Guys!

I can bearly move…I just made myself some gyros with kebab meat and chips which I got from the chip shop, they were so good! These days I hardly ever eat takeaways or anything like that, so it was a bit of a treat for me ๐Ÿ˜›

Now I also have a lot of chocolate to eat, as well as a few bottles of Bottega Gold to drink. I am going to watch a film later, I haven’t decided what that will be yet. I can’t wait to try my Charbonnel et Walker truffles, I have a blue box which I have never tried before, so I am looking forward to that.

I hope you have a good Valentines Day ๐Ÿ˜€


Sunday, 12th February, 2017

What To Do For Michael Day 2017?

It’s Valentines Day Michael Day on Tuesday, and I don’t have any idea on what food to eat! It’s become some tradition that on this day I make food, which started out as just Spaghetti Bolognese which I love, to then making gyros with kebabs and chips, and of course plenty chocolates, red wine and champagne.

I was going to buy some Aberdeen Angus Fillet Steak, but I am not really in a “steak mood”, so it would be pretty much. So what should I eat? I am the most fussy eater in the World, so maybe I will have gyros once again, or I might just keep it nice and simple and have the traditional Northern dish which is Pie & Chips! :mrgreen:

On the night I have champagne, chocolate and truffles at the ready, and I am really ready for those! ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have ideas on something which I can make (or buy) feel free to let me know in the comments. Here’s some pics of what I’ve had in the last couple of years.

2016 Michael Day! Kebab Gyros and Chips with Prosecco
2016 Michael Day

2015 and 2014 Michael Day Extravaganza!!!
2015 and 2014 Michael Day


Sunday, 5th February, 2017

Superbowl Sunday 2017!

Ready for Superbowl LI in my Patriots T Shirt

It’s time for Superbowl LI! (51)

I am not a big fan of American Football, but like so many other people here in the UK and around the World, I have got into the Superbowl for a couple of years, and this year will be no different. It all kicks off tonight from 23:30 and comes from Houston, Texas. This year it’s between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

I bought this NFL Patriots T-shirt several years ago, and it’s really come in! The New England Patriots won in 2015, were in the final in 2012ย and are in the final again this year. They have one of the biggest names in NFL, and he must be since it’s one I have heard of ๐Ÿ˜€ Tom Brady is their Quarterback.

I will be of course supporting the New England Patriots, and I am looking forward to the game. It’s not all about the game, the half time show is always a spectacular, and this year it’s headlined by Lady Gaga. The adverts are also a highlight if you’re an American, sadly we don’t get those over here.

I am going to buy some food and drink to keep my going, it’s usually on until after 4AM, so tomorrow will be a long day!

Close up of the New England Patriots T Shirt