Slange Var Drink Event

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26 Bell Street
Glasgow G1 1LG

V: 5th February 2019.    W: www.slangevar.com


Tonight’s event was held in Glasgow Merchant City’s new restaurant Mharsanta, which I have now added to my list to visit and try the food.

I love finding new drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic…

Over the past few years, I have dipped my taste buds in Rum, Wine and Gin and this year its Craft Beers. When I got the invite to this event, it sounded interesting and I added it to my calendar.

The event tonight was to introduce us to a new drink hitting the market, a cocktail making section, tastings and music…this sounded like a fun event and I couldn’t wait to go.

The drink is called “Slange Var” and its a fresh, zesty and alcohol-free. Tonight I got to try this drink as a mixer in several styles of cocktails and on its own.

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The room the event was in was decorated very nice, and it really complimented what tonight was about.

 

I got speaking to the founder of Slange Var her name was Sarah, she was a lovely lady and she told me that Slange Var is intended to be a sipping drink, rather than one you would finish very fast.

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Sarah came up with the idea of an alternative to a soft drink / sugary drink that you could have when you go out for the night. Sarah noticed that everyone who had an alcoholic drink would be sipping, but the people who had non-alcoholic drinks were finishing fast.

I got speaking to a few people since the event of different ages, who don’t drink alcohol and they also said this is one of their issues when they go out as they are always finished first.

During the event, I got up and took a little cocktail lesson, where I mixed a cocktail with Slange Var. I choose a raspberry one as I have a sweet tooth, and as you can see from the photo below I took it very seriously but really enjoyed making it and drinking it.

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Slange Var on it’s on is a nice refreshing drink and would be perfect for a nice summer cooling down drink. Slange Var used as a mixer, with tonight’s cocktails were very good!! there was a cocktail that had whisky and one with red wine (This was my fave).

Overall

Firstly a big thanks for my invite to tonight’s event, and it was lovely meeting everyone from Slange Var and all the bloggers I connected with.

Tonight’s event was a very good one for me, I got to chat with many different people and connected with a few other bloggers which is always lovely to do.

I learned of a new drink and liked its taste, which was good. For me, it was better as a mixer for a cocktail, but I have a very sweet tooth. On its own, I would probably have it with ice, and on a nice sunny day to cool down.

I look forward to trying this drink again soon.

Check them out www.slangevar.com

Cheers

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Review : Notre Dame de Paris Musical at London Coliseum 2019

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Performance Date: Saturday 16th January 2019

Website: Notredamedeparislespectacle.com

The smash-hit French musical returns to London for 7 performances only, after touring in 23 countries around the world over the last 20 years.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Victor Hugo, Notre Dame of Paris tells the story of the bell-ringer cathedral Quasimodo and his tragic love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda.

This stage spectacular features an international ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and a live orchestra, as well as unforgettable music composed by Richard Cocciante, with lyrics by Luc Plamondon.

Notre Dame de Paris was first and last in London from 2000 to 2001, and in that time period I saw it 6 times and fell in love with it. To be honest it should have kept running here, as it is a great musical.

The lights, the music and the costumes everything was perfect and a treat for the eyes and ears.

I loved this show so much, I purchased the French DVD and also Italian DVD and watched them many times…..so much so I can nearly sing all the French songs.

I waited and waited hoping it would come to the UK….more so Glasgow or even Edinburgh so I could see it again but it didn’t….then I saw it advertised for the London Coliseum for one week only and instantly I got tickets. I got the second row from the front, dead centre…yeah I paid a little more but I didn’t care I HAD to see this again!

It was showtime!

I was like a big kid in a candy shop, I couldn’t wait for it to start I was so excited. I saw it was a new cast, apart from one Daniel Lavoie who has been it from the start. He was also in the French DVD version so this was a great honour to see him live in person!!

The performances were all sung in French, with a digital board showing English subtitles but I didn’t need them….I had seen this show so many times from the French DVD I knew it very well so I could just sit listen and enjoy. At the times my favourite songs were sung, I was so happy I had to hold back happy tears.

The show was amazing from start to finish, and I could have easily seen it again! It also used a live orchestra, where the previous times it was a backing track. Using this live orchestra, made it much warmer enjoyable and emotional.

Angelo Del Vecchio as Quasimodo is outstanding, as I was comparing him to Garou but Angelo was just as good. Daniel Lavoie is amazing and delivers strong vocals throughout, and I would even say sings better now.

If you get a chance to see this in any country, please do go and see it you will love it! This is a different kind of musical the way its performed, so don’t go expecting a West End or Broadway-style musical…go with an open mind and enjoy!

This performance stars Angelo Del Vecchio, Hiba Tawaji, Daniel Lavoie, Richard Charest, Alyzée Lalande, Martin Giroux and Jay.

★★★★★

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Dockyard Social Event (Glasgow) : Review

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95 Haugh Road
Finnieston
G3 8TY Glasgow
United Kingdom

V: 26th October 2018.    W: dockyardsocial.com


While I was at work I got an email in my inbox, and it was an invite to come to a place called the Dockyard Social for a blogger event. The Dockyard is a place I had heard the name a few times, but to be honest not really much about it.

The Dockyard was on my list to visit, so I kindly accepted the invite and added it to my calendar.

Dockyard Social is a new street food and bar hub near Finnieston, close to the SECC, Hydro and the West End.

After work, I made my way over to the Dockyard…

First Impressions :

When my taxi arrived outside I was thinking to myself “is this the right place”, it looked like a big warehouse….so this was interesting.

On entering the building wow it was massive and very cool inside.

Tonight apart from the blogger event, there was a Halloween event happening so that’s why it has all the funky spooky items everywhere.

We were given a welcome cocktail which was very nice, one was Melon (not a fan) and the other looked interesting as it had a syringe….yup that’s the one I went for.

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While enjoying my cocktail, I took a walk around seeing what food stalls were here.

These food stalls are always here, and what a variety you get to pick from. You have so many options, you have to have a little something from a few. I am not sure if they are always here, or if the vendors change to give you constant variety.

Plus there was a few more, but it was very busy and I didn’t get a chance to take photos.

It was now time to have something to eat, as I was very hungry so this was going to be a tough choice as there was so many nice items to pick from today.

The Food..

Tonight I opted to get two items, one from one stand and one from another.

NomNam : Korean Fried Chicken Wings £5

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Well, these looked and smelled very nice, now it was time to taste.

WOW, these were very good….and VERY messy but worth every bite and mess all over my fingers and mouth. The flavour was really good and very moreish.

Value for money was REALLY good, and if you visit Dockyard do try these.

Lit : Salt & Szechuan Pepper Chicken Wrap £5

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This was on my list to try all night, as it sounded so good.

Firstly all this for £5 wow really good, and the smell was amazing.

Every bite of this was really good, the flavour of the chicken with everything else was perfect.

Cocktails…

I noticed that they did cocktails, and all of them sounded very good

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Overall

This is a very cool place, and if you follow them on their Dockyard Social Facebook Page you will see they do many fun events.

I will definitely be going back as it was a very good evening, and the atmosphere was really fun.

Street food is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to eat out in Glasgow and having Dockyard on the scene just makes it even easier to have your Street Food fix.

Please do take a visit here to one of the event, its a very cool place with really good street food.

See you guys soon and thanks again 🙂