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    If you're looking for a gift to send someone who loves gin, how about a gift from Micro Bar Box?

    They've got a range of cocktail hamper gifts. Gift boxes include different type of alcohol - Gin, Prosecco, Vodka, etc.   And they are just the thing to enjoy many happy moments with a loved one! 

    What's more, they've got a Spring offer, just in time for the warmer weather!  Get 10% off all gift boxes with the code SPRING10

    There's 10% off gift boxes with the code SPRING10 from Micro Bar Box 
    Enjoy your 10% off gift boxes with the code SPRING10.

    MicroBarBox have got cocktail hamper gifts, and their gift boxes include different type of alcohol - Gin, Prosecco, Vodka, etc.  There's something for every occasion!

    For instance, they've got an Espresso Martini Gift Set - it's got all the ingredients (and a recipe card) to mix some great Espresso Martini Cocktails.  They are simple to create and they are presented in a luixury magnet-close box! 

    This is the Expresso Martini Gift Set
    Devour more information here!  It's £47.50

    And here's the Gin Cocktail Gift Set ...four fab cocktails, along with pictoral instructions, all to enhance the gin.  Cheers!

    Here's the Gin Cocktail Gift Set
    Here's the Gin Cocktail Gift Set 


    Head off to Micro Bar Box here.  Cheers!


    Gift experience company Into the Blue have lots of experiences to choose from!

    They've got Afternoon Teas,  Aston Martin cars, the iconic Paddington Bear – who can forget him having tea with our late Queen Elizabeth II – and royal castles.  Buckingham Castle, Windsor Castle, a Crown and Jewel Chocolate Making Workshop, Edinburgh Castle, steam trains, the Queen’s Gallery, a Sherlock Holmes tour, the Changing of the Guard, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and a James Bond tour.  There’s also a Luxury Afternoon Tea for Two, delivered right to your home!

    What's more, they've also got some subscription gifts for you, as well...

    Among the experiences and gifts they have are Gourmet Gifts and Subscriptions, covering goodies such as cheese, sweets, brownies, gin, rum, wine, coffee, cocktail and chacuterie. 

    There's a subscription for wine lovers!
    There's a subscription for wine lovers!
    From £34.95

    Yummy, a subscription for people who love brownies!

    Yummy, a subscription for people who love brownies!
    From £30.00

    There's also a Gourmet Society Membership and a Dine Membership.   They also have a couple of gift boxes too!  View all their Gourmet Gifts and Subscriptions here.

     How about a Sock Subscription?
    How about a Sock Subscription?

    Visit Into the Blue to see their gourmet gifts and subscriptions.



    Do you remember those days when you went hunting for Easter eggs?  

    Well, how about combining hunting for Easter eggs with a great day out?  

    The RHS Gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in North Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire and Bridgewater in Salford) all have giant-sized egg hunts!

    Find out more about the Easter egg hunts at the RHS gardens here

    Harlow Carr's Easter Egg* hunts kicked off today, 23 March 2024 to 7th April, but the other RHS gardens start on 29th March 2024 and finish on the 14th April.  

    After you've found all the eggs, you'll be rewarded with a free chocolatey treat from NOMO, and also you can get into the various activities such as storytelling, family friendly planting and arts and crafts workhops. 

    The RHS says explorers of all ages can hunt the garden to find the eggs;  the artwork has been designed by local families and school children.

    It's a great time of year to get outside and explore, with spring awakening and blossom coming out, so find out more from the RHS here.

    *The RHS says that garden admission applies: free to RHS members and children under 5. Activities are included with garden admission (unless marked *).


    English Heritage has announced that Walmer Castle opened the private Lord Warden’s apartment today.

    The private apartment of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports is opened to the public for the for the first time.   Queen Elizabath the Queen Mother was the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports from 1978 to 2002.  

    Visit Walmer Castle, a favourite of The Queen Mother, bless her

    It was a favourite seaside retreat of the beloved Queen Mother, who loved her annual summer trips there.   Flowers from the beautiful gardens were there in a vase to welcome her. 

    The furnishings are evocative of an age past, and visitors can tour a selection of rooms in the apartment such as the sitting room, the dining room and the master bedroom.  The rooms were used by The Queen Mother and others and up to now, they’ve been locked away behind a secret door.

    Private items that haven’t been seen for decades are redisplayed, together with art work and  a selection of paintings from a collection belonging to Sir Robert Menzies. 

    The castle was built on the orders of King Henry VIII to defend English shores
    The castle was built on the orders of King Henry VIII to defend English shores 
    Find out all about it here

    The apartment was separated into a private space in the 1960s to enable the emain part of the castle to stay open to the public, whilst the Lord Warden was residing there. 

    The previous Lord Wardens include some very influential people in English history such as William Pitt the Younger, the Duke of Wellington (who died at the castle in 1852) and Winston Churchill. You can see an original pair of Wellington boots!  

    Visit the Lord Warden's apartment

    The Lord Warden’s Apartment will stay open throughout 2024, say English Heritage.

    There's lots more to see at Walmer Castle, including the Broadwalk Garden with its replanted herbaceous borders , The Queen Mother's Garden, who was gifted with it on her 95th birthday,  the Kitchen Garden (be inspired to grow your own, if you don't already), a Natural Play Garden for children, the Wellington Room where Wellington passed away, a second hand book shop and - of course - a cafe so that you can rest and dwell on what you've seen whilst enjoying a cup of something. 

    Join English Heritage today!  Don't forget there's 15% off new Gift and Annual Memberships (direct debit only) until 31 December 2024 with the code EHAFF2024 and there's access to over 400 historic properties to enjoy and discover!