Today I’m going to talk about painting classes with The Paint Republic. My husband and I were invited to one of the painting classes held by The Paint Republic. I don’t think I ever talked about this before, but I’ve painted as a hobby in the past. I stopped for lack of actual talent, much to the delight of the family (who were supposed to say I’m great when they were receiving one of my masterpieces, all were tucked away from sight though). Anyway, I was eager to try painting again and this time actually learning how to paint (I wasn’t that bothered about it before).
These are our pieces of art, displayed in our spare bedroom. We’ve made fun of how they turned out, but after looking at them for a couple of days, we thought they are actually good enough to display. I think they look great, colourful, both similar and different.
Now lets talk about the classes. The Paint Republic have events for people who want to unleash their creativity and have fun at the same time. The ticket covers the price of the event, including all the materials. Drinks and food can be ordered from the location the event is held at. We’ve been to The Baltic Social, a lovely place with friendly staff and good prices.
They have classes all over UK, in Liverpool, London, Chester, North Wales, in Shropshire and Bath.
We picked our seats, the music was on and we’ve started painting. On display is a finished painting, so we can see what we are going to paint. I have to admit I though it’s just a model because it couldn’t be possible to paint something so complicated in only 2 hours. Well, as you saw from the first picture, we did. The painting is inspired by the William Morris wallpapers.
I was excited to be contacted by UKLingerie. Started in December 2015, UK Lingerie* is a family run business. The owners, Dawn and Jonathan, decided to offer a good online Lingerie reseller who sold quality products to women of all shapes and sizes, as they mention on the website. Besides the UKLingerie website, that is the newest, they also have UKTights and UKSwimwear.
While browsing on their website, I thought is really hard to pick what I want to try, as they all look lovely. Besides lingerie, they also offer shapewear, loungewear, nightwear and bodywear. I picked up two items. When they arrived I was very happy with both of them, the items are just as gorgeous as they look in the pictures. The parcel arrived very fast, much to my delight. The quality of the robe and the pyjama is great.
The first item I picked is this La Marquise Love Charm Robe. Snuggled up in a fluffy robe with lemon tea, that is the perfect recipe for Hygge. I imagine I will use the robe a lot this winter.
I received this Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue from The Body Shop* in a goodie bag at an event I went to last month. I’ve been using it for almost a month and I wanted to make a review as I think the cream is great. I have a face cream from that goodie bag, so I might blog about that one too.
Previously I was using a Foot Balm with peppermint from The Celtic Herbal. It was handmade in Wales, oily as a balm should be and I was very happy with it. I finished it at the beginning of last month, so I was ready to try a new one. When I saw this in the goodie bag, I though this cream would be a better choice for the summer as it’s less oily.
The Peppermint Foot Cream is £9.50 for 100ml and I think it’s good value for money. The foot balm I used before is just shy of £5 for 25ml, but I was using less. Price wise it’s similar to the one I bough.
The smell is lovely and I like the texture of the cream too. It gets absorbed quickly into the skin and it moisturizes. My feet were soft before using the cream and they are still soft. I use it mainly in the evenings and very rarely during the day.
I can’t say if it would have helped to soften the feet or if you have cracked heels. In my opinion, I don’t think only a cream can do that anyway, it needs a bit more TLC, like using a scrub and moisturizing more often, not only in the evening.
The only negative I can say about the cream is that it’s called Peppermint Intensive Cooling Foot Rescue, but I don’t seem to feel the intensive cooling part, the tingling sensation I was expected it to have. Saying that I’m not bothered by this being an understatement as it’s not something I would look for. Others might want exactly this, it should do what it “says on tin” and it doesn’t.
Last weekend my husband and I went to Haydock Park Racecourse for The Labyrinth Challenge*. There are 7 more events this year, from Edinburgh to Windsor, so make sure you have a look on the thelabyrinthchallenge website if you fancy taking the challenge.
The Labyrinth Challenge is the world’s longest, continuous inflatable obstacle course. There are five themed zones: Lava Zone, Jungle Zone, Toxic Zone, Combat Zone and Ocean Zone. You can choose the speed you go through the obstacles.
This is us, after finishing the challenge. It was amazing, I had so much fun.
It was very busy, but the start is a bit delayed, so it’s not very busy inside the labyrinth.
I’ve been to the Wheatsheaf Inn, an old pub in Wirral for many years, but I never blogged about it, not even a small mention. The pub was recommended to me by the guy who sold us the car and I know how strange that sounds. Locally is known as the Thatch due to its thatched roof. My husband and I were both very excited about the pub and when we mentioned it to our friends, they told us Wheatsheaf Inn is one of their favourite pubs too. In celebration of this, we went there for drinks, obviously.
The pub celebrated its 400th birthday in 2011. In the next building is the Cowshed restaurant. The restaurant gets its name from a long history of dairy farming and because it’s a converted old cattle barn, 250 years old.
This time we went during the day for coffee and a light lunch and I was very pleased with everything. We did have to wait a bit for our lunch, but I wasn’t too bothered about it. We had the time and I like the place so much that I was happy to wait.
I like Eco-friendly products, it’s better for the environment and for us too, as it means we are living in a greener world. I was excited to receive this bundle from Greener Cleaner Products for review and to host a giveaway, so one of my readers would have the chance of winning a bundle.
For me, cutting down waste is important, regardless if it’s food waste or anything else. I am washing and removing the labels of glass and plastic jars, so I can reuse them again and again, prolonging their lives with a couple of years, even more when it comes to plastic. So, I’m obviously delighted to see that more things can be done with plastic stuff after they’re no longer needed.
These products are 100% made with wood pulp and recycled plastic using Eco-Flex, a patented technology. I think it’s wonderful, a good way to use plastic which leads to a reduction in waste and in what goes into the landfill. By using ready made plastic, there isn’t the need to use fresh raw materials. Also, according to their website, less energy and water are needed, hence there is a reduction in pollution from incineration. The products are made with sustainable wood and recycled Polypropylene.
We were planning to go to another pub, close by, but we stopped for lunch at The Queen’s Head Frodsham. It was a lovely day, so we were lucky to have the whole room for us as almost everybody was in the garden. I was delighted to be able to take as many pictures as I wanted without being worried that I will bother others.
The Queen’s Head was built in the 17th century and it’s a Grade II listed pub. It started as a coaching inn in Frodsham and it would have house 23 horses. The stables can be seen at the rear of the pub, but we didn’t go outside, so I missed that. It’s a reason to have another lunch at them.
The pub was called The King’s Head, changing the name to The Queen’s Head when Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837.