Showcase Cinemas UK (Paisley) – Home Alone

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The guys over at Showcase Cinema asked me to come along back to the cinema and see Home Alone, which is the first Christmas movie to be shown this year.

We all need a good Christmas movie to cheer us up, as its been a terrible year for everyone in some way or another so I said yes and added to my calendar.

Now most of us here have seen Home Alone, either from childhood or you may have shown your own kids.

I had not seen this film in ages, so I was very excited to see it again and in the cinema.⠀

Time for the film

On arrival, I popped on my face-mask, got my ticket and sat down to watch the film. Everyone was spaced out, and the seats just like last time were mega comfy.

There were so many parts to this film I forgot happened, and I got lost in the whole experience and enjoyed it from start to finish.

The whole experience of going back to the cinema was great, I have really missed it and its is and always will be the best way to see movies.⠀

A BIG thanks to ShowCase for my invite, and I highly recommend you book something and take a visit to your cinema or see what I saw and book Home Alone and get into the Christmas mood 🙂


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How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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According to the World Health Organization, around one in four people experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. That means that there is a 25% chance that you could find yourself experiencing the effects of depression and anxiety. 

But when depression and anxiety strike, what can you do?

Here are some practical suggestions for ways that you can manage your mental health.

Regular Exercise

One thing that can be beneficial to your mental health is exercise. Through regular exercise, your body will produce endorphins. These are feel-good chemicals that can help to combat stress hormones and combat any negative feelings that you may be experiencing.

Choose a form of exercise or a sport that you will enjoy. Try and find something that fits into your lifestyle.

Finding the motivation to exercise can be challenging when you are feeling stressed, depressed, or anxious. For this reason, you should start off with smaller amounts and avoid pushing yourself too hard.

If you start small and set achievable goals, you will be able to build up the length of time that you spend exercising each time.

CBD

CBD is an alternative remedy for mental health issues. Many people swear by it. It is has become very popular over the last few years.

CBD comes from the cannabis plant, however, it is a legal remedy that doesn’t have any psychoactive properties that you may associate with the cannabis drum.

You can take CBD whenever you need it. There are no side effects, meaning that you can take it as and when you need it. It is fast-acting and provides you with an immediate sense of calm. This will help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

If you are looking for cbd oil uklaw allows it to be sold in stores and you don’t need a prescription to buy it.

CBD comes in several forms including old, gummies, and isolate. It is possible to buy CBD in a range of strengths to suit your needs.

Other Herbal Remedies

Many people find St John’s Wort is an effective remedy for managing the symptoms of depression.  This herbal remedy can be bought in health food stores and chemists without a prescription. Many people find it helpful.

Medication

Your doctor may prescribe antidepressants for you. These are designed to help manage the symptoms and allow you to get on with your life. 

Antidepressants and other mental health medication work to rebalance the chemicals in your brain. If you are offered medication, be sure and ask lots of questions so that you understand what you are being offered.

There are many different types of medication and it can take trial and error to find the right option for you. Understanding how the drugs work for you as well as any side effects that you may experience will be essential.

Find out how long it will take for the drugs to become properly effective. It can take a few months for your tablets to start working properly during which time you may experience some side-effects.

Before you start taking the medication, be sure that you are happy with all of the information that the doctor provides you with.

Breathing Techniques

One of the most effective ways of dealing with stress and anxiety is through the use of breathing exercises. These can be useful whenever symptoms start to increase.

If you start to feel the symptoms of anxiety, breathe in slowly and count to five as you do so. Then hold your breathe for six seconds, and finally breathe out over the count of seven.

You should keep repeating this count in your head as you continue to breath in and out, As you breathe, focus on each breath.

Using breathing techniques such as this will calm you down. It will also lower the levels of stress in your body and mind, giving you clearer thoughts.

Meditation

Meditation can be a very powerful technique that can help you to make sense of muddled up thoughts. If you struggle to focus on things and can’t get things done, then meditation may help. 

Meditation will help you to clear your mind so that it is less cluttered and muddled. It will also give you clarity of thought.

There are a few different ways to meditate including mindful meditation, guided meditation, and transcendental meditation, amongst others.

One of the simplest forms of meditation is guided meditation. In this type, you’ll hear someone speak to you telling you what to do. You’ll be led towards calmer thoughts.

Mindful meditation aims to provide you with a sense of presence so that you are not blogged down in your thoughts. You can use this type of meditation whenever or wherever you need it. This type of meditation may take some getting used to.

Transcendental meditation will help you find a deep sense of calm and relaxation, however, it does take a considerable amount of practice.

Mindfulness

The concept behind mindfulness is that you are able to feel present totally at any moment in time, regardless of what you are doing.

Mindfulness is designed to help you lower anxiety and stress levels, however it can also be useful for improving concentration and focus.

There are several different types of activity that come under mindfulness. These may include completing tasks that need you to have focus. For example, puzzles, colouring in, and meditation are all great examples of mindfulness activities.

Talking Therapies 

When you are struggling with mental health problems, it is very useful to get help from a therapist or counsellor.

When you are looking for a counsellor, ask them about what types of mental health issues they may be able to help with. Many counsellors will specialize in certain areas and you should ensure your needs will be met. 

Talking therapy can open up a lot of old psychological wounds. If you have experienced historic trauma, then this can be very painful and uncomfortable. However, you will be likely to experience great results including a better understanding of yourself as a person. 


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Tonic at Home Cocktails – In The Comfort of Your Own Home!: Review

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The guys over at Tonic at Home wanted me to try some of their cocktails in my home, so they sent me their cocktail package and I couldnt wait to try them.

They do deliveries in Edinburgh and Glasgow (specific days and postcode) so just keep watching what days if you are going to order from them.

About Tonic at home

Bringing Edinburgh’s best cocktails – to the comfort of your own home!

Just place your order below and our team will put all their expertise into perfect little cocktail pockets ready for you to shake up and sip back. Shake along at home with an empty jam jar – or go all out and purchase a shaker!

Each individual cocktail is vacuum pack sealed and will keep fresh when refrigerated for at least 3 weeks – or you can even pop it in the freezer as soon as it arrives.

7 Cocktails, £6 each

The cocktails

As you saw from the above photo there are many cocktails for you to try, and they do more than what I was sent just visit https://tonicathome.co.uk/collections/cocktails for a full list.

Now on to the cocktails….

Strawberry Daiquiri

I started with the Strawberry Daiquiri, and just like the packet says it was super easy to prepare.

I had to find a fancy glass in the house, so I could have a nice wee cocktail at home.

WOW this packed amazing flavour and am not just saying that, it was very very very nice and tasty!!

I really loved the flavour of this, and I could have easily had a second…and maybe a third

This one is a solid 5/5 for me.

Pina Colada Daiquiri

So after having the first one, and really loved it I had to prepare another one and this is the one I choose.

Just like the first the preparation was very easy, instructions super simple and it smelled so good….now the tasting time

Ok so I am not just saying that because these were sent to me, but WOW really WOW they are full of flavour and so so so delicious.

This one is a solid 5/5 for me.

Pornstar Martini

This was my drink of choice a few years back, and I could easily have many of these. It was easy to drink, and had great flavour so I couldn’t wait to try this one.⠀

This was just as good as I remembered, the flavour mmmm so so good!⠀

This brought back so many memories, and just like then I could have easily had more of these.

Espresso Martini

My second cocktail of choice ages ago was this one, and it just depended on how I was feeling that night if I wanted something sweet or this coffee cocktail.⠀

The smell of this was too good to be true, I could have easily smelt it for a while but it did have to be tried so…on to the tasting.⠀

WOW perfection! That’s all I can really say if you like Espresso Martini’s then this one is for you and you will LOVE this.

A solid 5/5

Starburst Martini⠀

This was a new one for me, and I didn’t really know what to think on how it would taste….maybe very sweet? Well it was time to find out.⠀

The smell of this was very nice, and very sweet which was perfect for me as I have sweet tooth so I couldn’t wait to try this.

This was very interesting, not as sweet as I thought it would be but still had a really nice flavour

This is one I would try again, as the more I had the more I liked it 🙂

There’s No Place Like Tonic

I have never heard of this one, so it was my last one and I couldn’t wait to try it.⠀

It smelled very very good, but how did it taste?⠀

This was very smooth and had a really good mango flavour mmmm it was perfection in a glass and another one I could have easily had more than just one off.⠀

This was another 5 out of 5

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the cocktails.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys for these amazing cocktails, all of them tasted amazing and I could have easily had double 🙂

Every single one of these cocktails was easy to prepare, smelled and tasted really good and I loved how you got the extra garnish to make them look great to.

These cocktails are mega tasty and I highly recommend their service! give the guys a message and order some and let me know what you think.

Order Now : www.tonicathome.co.uk


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