Harrods Christmas Hamper: The Harrogate

Harrods Christmas Hamper // roughmeasures.com - my review of The Harrogate Hamper 2017

My review of the Harrods Christmas Hamper: The Harrogate

Over the years, I have managed to acquire some rather nice hampers. I love their wicker look and they make great storage options. But mostly, I like what the often contain – food! I did a little squeal when Harrods asked if I’d like to review one** of their Luxury Christmas Hampers. They have a vast selection on their website, and I would be reviewing ‘The Harrogate’ – a generous hamper with an enormous selection of indulgent treats, perfect for Christmas time and festive evenings.

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Win 3 A Little Bit Artisan Dips

A Little Bit Dip review and competition // roughmeasures.com

When the lovely folk at A Little Bit got in touch about their delicious artisan dips made with fresh herbs, I was eager to hear more. I am a little bit dip obsessed. Give me hummus, guac and baba ghanoush, give me hot salsa with crunchy corn chips, give me white bean dips with all the garlic. I’d happily have a selection of dips for dinner every evening. I like having lots of little options to choose from. The selection feels like a pic’n’mix, and who can argue with that? Read more

An Autumn Colour Challenge

Autumn Colour Challenge // roughmeasures.com

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I love the golden hues that make the trees glow, the cooler misty mornings with pink sunrises, and cosy evenings infront of the fire. Now we have swapped a boat for a house I appreciate these even more. Wrapping up in throws on the sofa and settling down with a book in front of a glowing woodburner, these are my Autumnal moments that I love. I remember running into the park and nose diving into piles of leaves as a child. Gleefully kicking up orange leaves and watching them float down like nature’s confetti. Watching the trees change colour in wonder from my bedroom window. The smell of the first bonfire of the season. The first conker fight with my brothers. Autumn holds so many happy memories for me and I itch for it’s return year upon year. Read more

Tapas Revolution, Bath – A Review

Tapas Revolution, Bath - A Review of our meal at the latest opening in Bath! // roughmeaures.com

We are blessed in Bath with many a good restaurant. New ones pop up each week and it’s always exciting to check out the new kid on the block. One recent newbie is Tapas Revolution. Tapas Revolution is the brain child of Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy, and the Bath branch is his seventh tapas bar opening. Tapas Revolution, Bath promises to offer dishes cooked with the finest ingredients sourced from small artisan producers in Spain, all freshly prepared.   Read more

Rosie Letts Nutrition and my Health Journey

Rosie Letts // Bristol based nutritionist // roughmeasures.com

This weeks post is slightly different to my normal style, I do hope you enjoy reading: Rosie Letts Nutrition and my health journey.

Early this year, I hit a slump. I was feeling sluggish, tired and lacking any get up and go.  I knew something was up, I was constantly bloated, hungry and was craving sugar like mad. I had constant brain fog, and it was so bad it was making me seriously anxious. My diet was pretty good, and I was exercising often, yet didn’t feel the benefits as much as I thought I should. A friend of mine had had sessions and a treatment plan from Rosie Letts, a nutritional therapist based in Bristol, and had recommended her highly. Read more

Local Creatives – JAF Studio and WIN a Limited Edition Print

JAF Studio - a look at local print maker Josie Falconer / roughmeasures.com

Welcome to part two in my new series – Local Creatives. I hope you enjoyed the first in the series. This series is all about supporting local creatives from the South West of Britain. I am lucky enough to live in a fantastic area, full of hidden or up and coming talented folk. From independent Chai suppliers to local artists, it really is a wonderful place to discover and meet some fantastic people and companies. This weeks post is Local Creatives – JAF StudioRead more

Ladytree Designs – Local Creatives

Ladytree Designs - Local Creatives // roughmeasures.com - A series focussing on local creatives in the South West of England.

As this blog grows and evolves I want to take some time to create a series of posts dedicated to some talented, local companies. Let’s call it Local Creatives shall we? Focussing on creative and skilled people from the South West and surrounding areas. Supporting local businesses is so important to me, and I am lucky to live in an area full to the brim with some fantastic business owners and products. First up in my Local Creative series is Ladytree Designs.

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Rocket Gardens Review

Rocket Gardens Review - Instant Garden Arriving - roughmeasures.com

A few weeks ago, a rather large parcel arrived on my doorstep. It was a package I had been eagerly awaiting for a while. It was my Rocket Gardens delivery. Rocket Gardens was started in 2005, by Mike Kitchen. What started as a few seeds in his garden has now developed into a vegetable and herb seedling delivery service, with all plants starting life on their organic nursery in South Cornwall. They offer selection boxes, from Window Box Garden up to Allotment Garden, and also plant packages (hello pumpkin and squash patch!) When I was offered a Rocket Gardens review opportunity for the blog, I jumped at the chance. Since moving into our cottage, I have found myself in the garden more often than I thought I would. Enjoying the peacefulness and tranquility that comes with gardening. Read more