Grandad's Sausages

Last week marked National Sausage week for sausage lovers across the UK. With the clocks going back on Sunday 29th October and the dark nights drawing in, it’s the perfect excuse to pile up on British favourites to warm you up.

To celebrate the occasion Grandad’s sausages were on hand to send some lovely samples of their exotic pork and chilli sausages and their trusty cumberlands.

The family run business originating in Bury have been in the sausage trade for over fifty years with their Grandad Bernard starting the brand all those years ago.

The brand pride themselves in providing high quality sausages with a choice of lots of mouthwatering flavours, including the classics we can’t live without.

What do I love about sausages? You can make practically anything with them. Sausage sandwiches, sausage and mash, sausage casserole; the list is endless.

Due to the colder nights me and my boyfriend decided to make a casserole. It’s a perfect Thursday night tea, especially when you’ve got a lot of spare vegetables hanging around in your cupboards.

We didn’t follow a set recipe we just literally shoved everything in a pan including: tinned cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, cinnamon and not forgetting the main ingredient, pork and chilli sausages.

Sausage Casserole

Unfortunately my boyfriend cooked most of it so I only have this one picture but we served it on a bed of creamy mash and it was lovely!

Last year I went all experimental and attempted to make a Great British Breakfast burger. View my previous blog post here. 

Are you a sausage lover as much as me? Grandad’s sausages are making their way to the Manchester Christmas Markets from Friday 24th November , situated at the back of Mr Thomas’s Chop House. Enjoy gourmet sausages paired with booze courtesy of Toms Chophouse.

It doesn’t get much better than that! Visit their website or meet them at the markets on the 24th.

Have you tried granddad’s sausages?

 

 

Sports Luxe Bloggers event | The Hut

Hale Country Spa

The whole new year, new me trend has started to slip away into the midst of 2017, but with my Ibiza holiday fast approaching, (160 days to be exact) I’m running out of time to get in shape.

Last week I met up with the lovely Hut team at Hale Country spa club for their Sports Luxe bloggers event. After getting a little bit lost, I made it albeit 5-10 minutes late.

After having a much needed catch up with The Hut ladies, I admired and awed at the amazing Sports Luxe wear clothing in front of me.

I always believe that if you look good and feel confident then you’re going to have a much better work out. If you decide to slope off from the gym early to get a cheeky Nando’s or McDonald’s then least you’re walking around in style and look like you actually work out like a pro.

I’m such a magpie for anything that shimmers, glitters or sparkles so when I saw the collection I fell in love with it straight away.

The whole health kick morning started off with a super healthy smoothie and it took some getting used to. I’ve done the whole juicing diet before but after 1 avocado and kale smoothie, I ditched the diet and opted for solids.

Next was my favourite part of the morning.. PROSECCO! Of course I drank the whole glass and mingled more before the canapés arrived. Unfortunately I didn’t eat any of the canapés as I’m not a sushi or fish eating person but they looked so uniformed and tasty.

The next part of the event, entailed us being able to ask any health or fitness related questions to a fully qualified personal trainer. To my disappoint chocolate and pizza aren’t on the cards if you want a healthy lifestyle.

He suggested eating red meat and eggs for breakfast every morning along with exercise is the perfect combo for healthy weight loss. We gasped in disbelief as I’d never dream of eating red meat for breakfast and especially not on a daily basis.

Of course carbs are also off the cards unless your body can handle them. He suggested cutting them out for a week or two and then re-trying carbs. If you’re stomach bloats and feels sore after carbs, it means your body can’t handle them! Yikes!!

Taking my new knowledge away with me, I’ve started to cut out carbs during the week and sugary cakes and sweets too. In the next few weeks I’m looking to cut them out completely until Ibiza to see if I feel any health benefits from doing so and to hopefully get toned and in shape for my bikinis.

Have you managed to stick with your New Years diet?

 

 

 

 

 

All Sole Live Bloggers Event | Red Door

All Sole Bloggers event

Open only a few months Red Door based on Deansgate in Manchester is one of the newest places on the scene to join the hidden bar phenomenon.

Last week I was invited to a live music and AW16 shoe collection bloggers event at the basement venue.

After meeting The Hut ladies for the first time at Hey Little Cupcakes event last month, I was excited to meet some familiar faces, enjoy some prosecco and live music and lust over brand new shoe collections.

Right next door to The Botanist on Deansgate I had been warned I may get a little lost in finding ‘The Red Door’. Luckily as soon as I arrived outside, a lovely lady was there to greet me inside.

Lily from The Hut was already at the bar waiting with some drinks vouchers  and I couldn’t resist an after work sip of prosecco.

Whilst waiting for the band to go live, I stood and admired the amazing AW16 shoes collections. From classic Vans to Converse and Dr Martens (which I actually used to wear back in my teen years)

Dr Martens, Hunters and Clarks

Of course I ended up crushing over the Kendall & Kylie leather ankle boots which are just stunning (definitely purchasing these soon)

Red Door, Deansgate

Manchester based band Plastic House took the centre stage for the evening and we were in for a treat. From the moment they started to play I was literally glued to the stage. The lead singer had such a monotone and relaxing voice, I could of literally stood there for hours. Funnily enough the band are playing at Dive NQ next month, the bar who I market for, so it such a relief knowing we’d booked a really awesome band.

Not knowing how long had passed, I started to feel the prosecco warm up my cheeks, which meant it was time to try out a few canapés. The selection of mini bites was very appealing and I scoffed a few of these before heading back to the bar for my second glass of prosecco.

Canapés at Red Door

Canapes and prosecco

The bar had such a good casual vibe, I could of easily spent all night in there but unfortunately it was a school night albeit a Thursday so after a lot more mingling I headed home before the second set.

On my way out I was handed a very cool looking goody bag which was even more amazing when I found out what was inside.

All Sole bag

All Sole Live Goody bag

I received a Dr Martens keyring, jelly beans, hair vitamins, 20% off All Sole shoes which means those Kendall & Kylie boots will be sitting in my shoe collection, as well as lots of badges and vans stickers and not forgetting a Hunter waterproof poncho.

Hunter Poncho

I’ll be reviewing these in a separate post but I can already see my self using my Hunter poncho on many occasions.

**All Sole are one of the leading shoe retailers for selling high quality designer footwear and with amazing longstanding brands onboard such as Vans, Kendall and Kylie, Converse, it’s the go to online boutique to get a pair of quality shoes**

Have you been to Red Door before?

 

Miss VintageVibe- Blogger updates

Hello lovelies,

Sorry if you have been popping back to my blog and wondering why I haven’t written a blog post for a while. The next few weeks have been crazy, to say the least. After graduating and applying for jobs for months, sometimes not hearing a peep, I secured my self a full-time job at a Legal Brokers doing Copywriting, Marketing, and Social Media.I am also in the middle of learning to drive and as my instructor cannot fit me in during the week this means most weekends my time is spent driving. The past week or so I have also been very poorly too which has left me resting in bed. I would really like to apologise for my absence on my blog. I have really missed sharing my reviews with you about beauty products but in the next few weeks, I promise I will make more of an effort to fit blog writing in my new routine as I have bought lots of lovely new things with my first wage!


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Looking forward to blogging very soon!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend.
 
Miss Vintage Vibe xo