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

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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.

IT’S TIME TO FALL IN LOVE WITH CINEMA AGAIN

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: https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/

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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Delicious Delicacies Treat Box (Glasgow, East End) : Review

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The girls at Delicious Delicacies gifted me with one of their treat boxes recently.⠀

They have recently launched (June 24th 2020) and asked me to check out their Treat Box.⠀

They do fresh home-made baking, and all profits go to @parkheadnazarene and @the.charter which is a really nice thing to do.⠀

I have now finished the box, and can honestly say wow.⠀

About

The girls do lovely fresh home-made baking, they based in the East End of Glasgow and are available for collection or delivery.

To order you need to send them a message via their Instagram page.

The Treat Box

Oreo Cupcakes (x2)

Visually they looked really good, and the flavour was really good. The cupcake was nice, and had a really good flavour and was my favourite from the whole box.⠀

Malteser Slab

I bit into this and mmm the base, the topping and the Maltese’s a perfect bite.⠀

Another one that was mega moreish.

Empire Biscuit & the Iced Biscuit

Both were really nice, and had a good favour to them. I would have liked just a little more jam, but I have a sweet tooth and that’s my personal preference.⠀

Tablet

Tablet can be hit or miss, either just so so or way too sugary. For me, this was really good, smooth and mega moreish. ⠀

Meringue

This was MASSIVE! but light and soft and the cream inside again a perfect bite. ⠀

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 treat box.

Firstly a big thanks to Delicious Delicacies,

Follow them on Instagram, send them a wee message and treat yourself to a Treat box :)⠀

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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Kwusi box African Snacks Subscription Box : Review

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The guys over at Kwusi asked if I would like to try one of their subscription boxes, I said yeah as I have never really tried many African snacks and its always good to try new things.

Kwusi box

I opened the box and wow so many items!!!

I took every packet out and had a good look at them, I only knew of one brand Chika’s as they had recently sent me some snacks to try.

The rest were all new to me which was very cool, as its always good to try new things.

The Snacks

Olu Olu Sweet Yellow Plantain Chips

I started with these.

These looked really good, and smelled really nice. They had a nice crunch to them, and I thought there was a good amount in the packet.

The banana flavour was still there but very subtle, but mmm so good and these were finished very fast.

Safari Peach Fruit Roll

This one looked and sounded very interesting.

I am a big fan of the flavour peach, so I was hoping this wouldn’t disappoint.

I opened this and I had a subtle hint of peach, then I touched it and it reminded me of a childhood sweet.

Next I cut a little off and tasted it.

Very interesting, it had a slightly chewy texture and a slight hint of peach.

Overall it was just ok for me, but my fiancee loved this.

Chikas Sun roasted Red Skin Peanuts

I got some peanuts with my Chika’s snacks, but this one was new to me.

Unfortunately I cant eat nuts, but my fiancee was willing to help me out with this review.

She said “the flavour was really nice, they had a good crunch to them and also one she would purchase again”

Chikas Lightly Salted Wholegrain Rice Crisps

I had these crisps before from Chika’s and they were nice, thin, light and were lightly salted.

For me I could have done with a slightly stronger salt taste, but thats my personal preference.

Love Chin Chin

This looked interesting, I loved the branding of this and the font used.

It said looks crunches like a biscuit, but tastes like cake….how good does this sound!!

It was spot on! these were very cool and I really liked this.

I could have easily had many more packets.

Kwusi Sweet Mix

Who doesnt like a sweet mix, they are cool and fun sized.

Again like most of the brands I had never heard of Tom Tom, but I dug right in and tried both.

The yellow packing was a banana flavour, and the black a mint flavour.

Both were very nice, and guess what! finished very fast.

Rooibos Orange Tisane

I actually tried this one after the herbal one (which is the next one you will read).

For me it had a similar taste, again was very nice and refreshing.

Rooibos Orange Herbal Tisane

I am not a big tea drinker, more coffee but I am always up for trying new things and expanding my tastebuds.

This was actually really nice, it had a nice tea taste with an extra little bit of orange flavour to it.

I sat and sipped this to savour the taste, and overall it was nice and I enjoyed my cup of tea.

If your a tea drinker then you would really like this.

Nestle Pepermint Crisp

Did I save the best till last?

This sounded really good, so I did keep it to last.

WOW WOW this was so nice, the flavour was perfect the crunch was perfect I need to get more of these 🙂

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 subscription box.

Firstly a big thanks to the guys over at Kwusi for sending me this subscription box to try.

This was great fun trying all new products to me, and seeing how they tasted.

I have no issues recommending this, and if you are like me and like trying new things then click the link below and check them out.

Shop Now : https://kwusi.co.uk/


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