I hope you’re all having a good start to the week. I’ve just arrived back in Sheffield and I’m trying to get myself organised with work and life admin. I’ve had a lovely few weeks away in Cambridge and Southwold and can’t wait to share more about about my travels. Let me start by taking you back to the first evening I spent in Cambridge. We arrived late in the evening and had a couple of things to celebrate (more on those later). So, I opened up a fresh bottle of Fishers Gin and used these cute little mini milk bottles to make a round of G & T’s. I’d originally intended to use the bottles for flowers but thought they’d also be good for cocktails or maybe even milkshakes. They’re versatile and come in a white crate with a handle which you can use to transport your drinks into the garden.
I picked some mint from the garden as we didn’t have any lemon on hand and within a matter of minutes these beauties were ready to enjoy. We spent the evening chatting away, enjoying our drinks and making some rather exciting plans for the future. I really enjoyed serving up the gin in these bottles. I used a big jug to mix the gin and tonic (with ice of course) and then used a funnel to pour it into each bottle. If you’re giving this a try be careful when you’re pouring it into the bottles, go slowly. It’s easy to over fill the bottles and you don’t want to end up wasting any gin.
Along with the glass milk bottles Hometreats UK sent a fun Cinematic Lightbox to me. I’ve been eyeing these up for ages. Most of my blogging pals seem to have them and I wanted in on the action. It was the perfect little addition to our gin party and I think it’s going to get lots of use in our house. I also like the idea of using it to highlight important dates or display motivational words. A little cheesy but I never think it’s a bad thing to surround yourself with positive vibes. It’s also a nice added extra to use in photos and videos.
It’s a cheap and cheerful Lightbox at just £11.79. You’ll find a full set of 120 black letters, numbers and symbols inside the box to get creative with. It takes 6 AA batteries so you can move it around the house easily or mount it on the wall. Alternatively there’s a jack for a 9 volt power supply. Neither of these are included within the box so make sure you have one or the other to hand if you plan on ordering one. You wouldn’t want to open it up just in time for your party and be left with a light-less box.
Fancy winning a Lightbox for your home? Pop over to my Twitter page and simply RT this tweet and follow @ukhometreats to be in with the chance of winning one. The competition will end at midnight this Friday 21st July with the winner being announced on Monday 24th July.
If you are thinking of ordering anything from the Hometreats UK site then make sure you use the special discount code below which is valid ’til 31st July.