Friday, 24 August 2018

Amira's Kitchen - New cocktail bar

I love the new look bar in Amira's Kitchen, it now looks more like a bar than an extension of the restaurant with new stools and tables.  The stools are super comfy too and along with the makeover is a new cocktail menu.  There are five options at the moment but they're planning on expanding this.  They currently offer:- Pina Colada, Cosmopolitan, Mango Daiquiri, English Garden Gin Cocktail and Pomegranate Bellini.

I love the Bellini with a twist and the Mango Daiquiri is made with real mango puree so is lovely and refreshing with the crushed ice and a twist of lime.  My favourite was the English Garden one though, so delicious and I do like a nice gin cocktail served in a big bowl glass.

The cocktails are £7.50 each and we also enjoyed some poppadoms & chutneys (£5) to nibble on as the perfect accompaniment to our tasty drinks.

We had a lovely evening chilling in the bar enjoying a few drinks, the atmosphere was lovely with the bright colours of the bar and others enjoying some drinks before heading up to the main area of the restaurant for dinner.  I took some photos of the bar when I was there with my family recently for dinner.

You don't have to have to be eating there to enjoy the bar area though, just pop in for a few drinks and maybe enjoy some of their delicious street food during the week.

Hemina and I received drinks and nibbles in return for my honest review.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Cuckfield Recreation Ground (& paddling pool) - review

We made an awesome discovery this summer, Cuckfield Rec Ground has a lovely park with a big paddling pool!  It wasn't too busy either despite being the holidays so was a good hidden find about half an hour drive away from Uckfield, we had a little trouble finding the way in but if you manage to get there it's worth taking a picnic to spend the whole day.

Brighton Pride Parade!

I still have loads more photos to go through from the parade, it felt never ending in the blazing heat but was so much fun, I was so impressed with all of the energy from the participants!  The colours and people and general atmosphere were all amazing and I will definitely be back next year!  I'll update this post with more photos soon but for now, I have 101 jobs and I'm knackered so I'm off to bed ready to carry on in the morning!  ;)

Chilled in a Field Festival review

Chilled in a Field Festival was so much fun!  We only went for a day as it was a busy weekend for us but we had a fab time.  It's a small family festival held at Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum and has lots going on in the main field and in the woods which was much cooler.  I absolutely loved the rainbow glittery garlands hanging from the trees too, the place was beautiful in the sunlight!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Amira's Kitchen restaurant review

We've had a couple of nights out at Amira's Kitchen since my first outing to sample their High Chai back in March.  We love the food and the atmosphere, it's the only place I've found in Uckfield which doesn't make all the curries sweet.  They've recently revamped their bar too and have a new cocktail menu too so I'll be reviewing that soon, I cannot wait!  In the meantime, here's a bit more about the other menu items they offer.

Wilderness Woods - review

We've been to Wilderness Wood plenty of times but I thought I'd write a little update about our latest visit as we had so much fun and there was a new cake too which I'm hoping will make a regular appearance as it's my favourite ever (I don't even have a photo of it, it was wolfed down too quickly)!  The cookies went down well with the kids though - they were as big as their heads!

Summer fun in the garden!

Sometimes we just want to stay home, especially when it's been SO hot.  I just can't bear the thought of being stuck out in the sun somewhere or even getting into the roasting hot car before it cools down with the air-con.  Luckily we have a decent sized garden with a paddling pool and playhouse to keep the kids entertained and plenty of shade in the form of porches and brollies too!  Plus - free fun days at home are always good, we can't afford to be going out every day, especially when I'm barely ever organised enough to make packed lunches.

I took a few photos on one such day and I love them so I thought I'd share them here as a bit of inspiration and as a little intro to my revamped Bexphoto site too!

Of course, a hot day in the garden isn't complete without a Mini Twister or two (and a Nobbly Bobbly for me)!  The twins adore these treats and were more than happy to get up on their playhouse porch for me to capture them eating their lollies.  (Kalyan is looking exceptionally pale due to the usual Factor 50 Fight!  His is not rubbed in very well!)

Knockhatch Adventure Park review

We've been to Knockhatch before but it was ages ago and only in the winter, when the twins were smaller they got in free and I get 25% off with my NHS discount (bonus!) so the indoor soft play was perfect for a rainy day.  This time we went with a new friend (whom Priya is obsessed with) and discovered everything else the park has to offer.  I don't have photos of everything as I wasn't there to review it but of course, being me have quite a few snaps anyway so thought I'd share my thoughts here as we had a great day out!
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