Bagging my 3rd (Ben Narnain) and 4th Munro (Ben Chonzie)


I couldnt stop at 2 Munro’s I wanted to see how many I could do, and I managed to bag 4 Munro’s in a month which is good going for me.

See my previous post here to see what my first two Munro’s were.

My 3rd Munro was Ben Narnain (926M (3,038 FT)

For me this was probably the hardest out the 4, as there were parts you had to climb more and it felt steeper but that could have just been me.

At one part near the start I will admit I nearly gave up, as I have been going through a rough patch recently and it hit me very hard all the emotions etc, plus the day I was doing this I should have been celebrating something else which sadly I wasn’t.

The people I was with, gave me lots of support and I found the strength in the them and in me to go onward and upwards.

I was so glad that I did as the view from the top, plus the feeling of achieving another Munro was amazing. I would have preferred to celebrate the other thing, but this was the next best thing.

My 4th Munro was Ben Chonzie (931m (3,054 ft)

After experiencing Ben Narnain this got me to mentally prepare and be ready for anything, as they were all different so far.

This was an interesting one, firstly the route there was a long narrow winding road and this had a path for about 80% of it.

The first 60% was a nice little walk then you started to feel the incline, and then it was marsh to the top. Today as you will see from the photos below, was very cloudy so I knew not to expect a great view but hey it was still my 4th Munro.

This Munro was my first where I actually had the correct gear, as the previous ones I wore my jeans and didn’t have gaiters etc but this one all my gear arrived and worked well πŸ™‚

I enjoyed this one as it was more of a walk than climb, as it allowed me to just focus on where I was going rather than many things at once.

I will need to get some new hiking boots, but for now these ones will be fine.


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Social & Cocktail : Gin Cocktail Box Review

GIFTED


Social and Cocktail sent me some of their cocktails to try, and this Cocktail Box.

Social and Cocktail have teamed up with McLean’s Gin to bring you these amazing cocktails.

I am reviewing this first as its perfect for a Christmas gift and might be perfect for you to get for someone this Christmas.

About The Cocktail Box

Social and Cocktail apart from doing cocktails to your door, offer a selection of Cocktail Box Kits in partnership with Glasgow’s best gin – @mcleansgin 

This box makes 4 delicious blood orange negronis, which is a perfect amount πŸ™‚

Contents

You get everything you need to make the 4 drinks, and everything is measured and labelled nice and clear so all you have to do is pour mix and drink.

You also get 4 dried orange slices, so you can garnish your drinks and make them look even better πŸ™‚

The Process

I followed the instructions, which were nice and clear.

As I said this gives you enough for 4 drinks, so make sure you do measure out the correct amounts or your final drink might not be 100% but am sure will still taste ok….but your better to measure out the correct amounts.

End Result

After measuring, mixing and pouring in to the glass this was the end result.

Visually it looked great, it smelled great and now time to taste.

This was lovely, very easy to drink, a really nice flavour and extremely moreish. I was a good boy I have to admit, I only had the one tonight but the following 3 nights I made myself another one.

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 cocktail gift box.

If your struggling for Christmas ideas or even started your Christmas shopping, then why not add this to your list. This is a great wee gift to give to someone this Christmas, as its easy to make 4 great drinks and looks very nice.

I have no issues recommending this either for yourself as a wee treat or as a gift, presentation is very professional, the instructions easy to follow and the end result tasted and looked really good.

Keep watching for the cocktail to your door review post.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Dennistoun Bar-B-Que (Duke Street, Glasgow) 2nd Visit : Review

V: 29th February 2020


** This review was typed up before lock down! Please check with the restaurant if it is open or doing home delivery, and if they are check them out! **

I had to go back to Dennistoun Bar-B-Que as I LOVED the burger I had on my first visit, so this time I went back with my best friend Chris for some burgers woohoo

The Food…

Side

Seasoned Fries : Β£2.85 (V)

I had these on my first visit and loved them so I had to get them again this time round.

These were seasoned and had a big kick to them tonight, a lot more than my first visit. Don’t get me wrong they were nice, but for me I preferred the slight kick from my first visit.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 4
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 4

Main Course :

This was tonight’s burger of choice as I couldnt get the same as last time.

Carnival Burger Β£7.85 (added Bacon, Caramelised Onions Β£2.25, Pickle Β£1.15)

Now how good does that look, and that’s exactly what I thought when my order was ready.

Was this as good as the first time choice? lets find out…

This was another really good burger, packed with flavour and the burger again so tender.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Drink :

Mexican Coca Cola

Just like last time I enjoyed this, but again just like last time I forgot to take note of the cost lol πŸ™‚

  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 4
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

I enjoyed tonight just as much as my first time, the food and atmosphere was good.

Guys if you like a good burger you have to check here out!!!!!

See you soon guys πŸ™‚

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 4
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Additional Details

  • Payment : Card & Cash
  • Toilet Cleanliness (out of 5) : 5

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