Back to the cinema Showcase Cinema de Lux (Glasgow) : Review


Its been an interesting year, and now everything is slowly going back to normal…..or as normal it can be for now.

One of my fav hobbies and loves is going to the Cinema, this is how you should see movies.

The big screen, the explosion of sounds, being transported to another world is an amazing feeling and one that I have missed and I am sure you have missed too.

The guys over at Showcase invited me to come back to the cinema and to see a film, I couldnt wait.


Are you sitting comfortably? After the successful reopening of 14 Showcase locations in England, Showcase Cinema de Lux Glasgow and Showcase Cinema de Lux Paisley have revealed which films will be hitting the big screen.

Whether you want to revisit some of the biggest ever blockbusters, take a trip down memory lane, catch a film you didn’t get chance to see first time around or get the kids out of the house, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favourite movie for just £5.

Looking to finally get some action? Showcase has a film line up that’s out of this world. From Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back to Jurassic Park, or even Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, these sci-fi fantasy adventures can provide the perfect dose of excitement for your weekend.

Or treat the kids to one of the many family favourites on offer. Watch the adventure of two brothers in Disney’s Onward, or enjoy the catchy soundtrack of Sing, an animation that follows a group of singing animals. With all tickets just £5, it’s the perfect family day out.

For superhero fans, the cinemas will be screening DC classics. Watch Clark Kent become Superman in Superman: The Movie, or enjoy Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa, as he leads the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.

If you’re a film fanatic who loves nothing more than a great movie and the big screen experience, then why not watch one of the all-time greats? Showcase has regularly shown timeless classics as part of the Flashback programme, and from Friday you can enjoy everything from Back to the Future to The Goonies to When Harry Met Sally.

To welcome back cinemagoers, Showcase Cinemas will be screening all films for just £5 a ticket. Guests are advised to book tickets online in advance or use the self-service ticket machines in the cinema lobby.

All Showcase sites opening have a thorough cleaning regime in place, plus multiple hand sanitising stations for guests to use.

For the full list of films, to book tickets and watch the ‘Be Showcase Safe’ video, visit:

the film i picked

I had a look at what was on and to be honest there were so many great films that I would love to see again…..I was taking my dad with me and he hadn’t seen Black Panther and I knew he would love it so thats what I picked.

I had only ever seen this on the small screen, so I couldn’t wait to see how it was on the big screen.

This was a fun ride from start to finish, I was totally pulled into the film and super comfy with the recliner seats.

How was it being back?

On entering I was asked if I had my ticket and if not someone would help me. I had to collect my ticket at the box office and just mention my name.

Got my ticket now to find my screen and sit down and relax.

On entering I was VERY impressed this place has changed soo much since the last time I was here, its very modern looking and the seats are all new and recline and MEGA comfy.

I sat down, took off my mask and got ready for the film.

What were restrictions?

You have to turn up 10 mins before the film starts, wear a mask until seated and if you leave the screen for the bathroom food or the film is finished you have to wear your mask.

How simple is that? yeah that easy.

Did I feel safe?

A lot of people will be worried about safety, and to be honest I felt 100% safe from my arrival till I got in my car.

The seats are limited per screen so that way social distancing is still in place, and using your mask etc

My dad who was with me also felt very safe and not worried, as they had put everything in place and was easy to follow.

Visit Overall :

Note : Just because this was an invite, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the cinema and my experience.

Firstly a massive thanks to Showcase Cinema for my treat, I had a great night and felt very relaxed after the movie.

It was really good to go back to the cinema, I really missed the whole experience and how good it is to see a film in a massive screen and just get totally immersed.

I can honestly say going back to the cinema is as safe and fun as it was pre lockdown, and even better the films are £5 per person right now how amazing is that.

Whats your first film? let me know 🙂

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even visited since the reopening. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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Speedy Order Restaurant & Bar Ordering Service : Review


The guys over at Speedy Order asked me if I could give them a wee promo, normally I like to have tried the product/restaurant etc before I review but during these current times I thought sure and I would take a good look at what they offer…plus its nice to help 🙂

About Them

Speedy Order has launched the perfect product at the perfect time. As we all look forward to going back to our favourite local and eating out again this simple self order system will make social distancing a whole lot easier. Ordering will be done via a free app meaning you choose your table, scan it’s QR code, choose your food and drinks, hit send and Bingo – all done without any face to face contact. You can re-order the same round, add extras, split the bill – all incredibly helpful and easy to do.

Apart from the benefits from the Covid 19 viewpoint of less time uncomfortably close to strangers at the bar, there’s also no need to break away from your conversation, no risk of losing your table if you’re on your own. No need to leave your kids unsupervised to go and order, no struggle to catch the waiter’s attention, and great if you have mobility restrictions. And obviously there’s more drinking time if you don’t have to queue! As a customer I know the establishment is taking my safety seriously with social distancing.”

The app

They do an app for your phone, or if the bar/restaurant your in uses tablets they can hand you it to order.

Why Bars/Restaurants will love it

These were the key points I liked (taken from their website)

  • Increase hourly transactions
  • Ability to instantly change your menu, even during service. This is super powerful, change prices and even add new dishes mid service to minimise wastage and maximise profit
  • Immediately remove items from the menu when you’ve sold out
  • No menu printing costs
  • Targeted promotions can be added instantly. Now you can easily change your menu to suit. Sun comes out – do a Pimm’s promotion. Cold snap – offer mulled wine. Wimbledon fortnight – strawberries and cream. Push it to all your tables immediately
  • Be fully COVID-19 compliant, reassure customer
  • Ticks the Distance Ordering government requirement

Why Customers Like it

These were the key points I liked (taken from their website)

  • No ‘too close for comfort’ queuing at the bar
  • No need to walk away from your conversation to go and order
  • User friendly for those with a disability or mobility issues
  • No need to leave your kids unsupervised
  • In keeping with government COVID-19 social distancing guidelines

Overall :

As I said I havent personally used it, so I cant comment on how good it is or not.

Going by what I have seen on their website, it does look to be a good tool for businesses. The pricing plan is also not that bad see here

For me I think its a cool idea, and if there was something at every table this could become the new normal way to order rather than having to wait for table service, stand waiting in line etc

Check them out

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The Bee Bros Honey with Cocoa : Review


The guys over at The Bee’s Bros, sent me a sweet gift.

As you can see they really spoiled me, and they also allowed me to do a competition to win some pots (its now ended)

The good thing about all The Bee Bros products are they contain ZERO sugar and ZERO palm oil, but still pack a fantastic and moreish taste.

Time to taste

As you can see they sent me a lot, and wow they really did spoil me. This was a tough decision to make, but the wafers just called out my name.

Wafers with honey & cocoa

These were very very good, and to be honest half a packet just disappeared very fast and very easily lol .

If your a wafer fan and like the sound of these, I would highly recommend you try them.

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Biscuits with honey & cocoa

These were very very good, and very nice with a tea or a coffee.

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Grab & Go Travel Packs (Chocolate, Strawberry & Bananna)

This is a great idea, and a great little packet.

The top screws off, you squeeze and bingo you have your amazing honey.

I think these would be great for trips with the family, or to add to your kids school lunch.

All of these were very nice, but the main chocolate one was the one that won my heart.

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Honey Spread with Cocoa (Cherry & Blackberry)

These were the last two to be opened, and now nearly finished.

WOW the flavours for me for both these jars was amazing, it wasnt too sweet or anything just perfect.

I have been savouring these as I really love these.

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Firstly a massive thanks to The Bee Bro’s for sending me this amazing gift, it was mega appreciated and finished mega fast to 🙂

As you know I am 100% honest when it comes to reviews, if its bad I say its bad, if its good I say its good…..and these were AMAZING!!!!

I highly recommend these products!!! the flavours were just perfect and if you love honey and want to try something different then these are the products you need to try.

The link for all these can be found at the top of the review, throughout for each product and below. Please do check them out!!

My fiancee and I will be ordering more soon as we really enjoyed them.

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