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Thursday, June 27, 2013

More Angel Delight Recipes!

As my last Angel Delight Recipe post has been so popular; I have found some more recipes which I thought I would share with you all.

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream (Serves 4)
Fancy an After dinner mint with a difference? Add them to Angel Delight Ice Cream to serve with a coffee; great for using up any leftover mints too.

You will need one packet of Angel Delight Ice Cream mix and 8-10 After dinner mints (any time will do!) Optional; green food colouring to give it a minty green colour.

First, follow the instructions on the packet to make the Angel Delight Ice Cream. Chop up the mints and then gently mix them through the ice cream. Next, pour the ice cream into a plastic container, seal with a lid and freeze until it's completely frozen (a minimum of 4 hours). Finally serve in either shot glasses or wine glasses with a coffee at the end of your meal.

Yummy Swiss Roll Dessert (Serves 6)
Yummy dessert made in minutes by placing slices of Swiss Roll into the base of a dessert bowl then top with Angel Delight of your choice and decorate with any fruit you like.

You will need one swiss roll (any flavour), one sachet of any flavour of Angel Delight (try to match the flavour of swiss roll to the Angel Delight flavour), 300ml of cold milk and one large dessert bowl.

Place thin slices of the Swiss Roll at the bottom of the dessert bowl. Mix up the Angel Delight with the 300ml of cold milk as directed on the pack. Finally, pour the Angel Delight all over the Swiss Roll then place into the fridge for at least 10 minutes before serving. You can even decorate with fruit (such as strawberries or raspberries) or chocolate to make it look even more yummy!

Angel Summer Berry (Serves 4)
You will enjoy this easy pudding layered with biscuit crumbs, Strawberry Angel Delight and summer fruits.

You will need one packet of Strawberry Angel Delight, eight digestive biscuits, one medium banana and twelve strawberries.

Make the Angel Delight as per the instructions on the packet and leave to chill in the fridge while you prepare the fruit and biscuits. Place the biscuits into a freezer bag and hit them with a rolling pin until they make crunchy crumbs. Next, peel the banana and cut into twelve pieces and each of the strawberries in half. Once the Angel Delight has set, layer the biscuit crumbs on top and place the fruit over the biscuit in a pretty pattern. You could try other combinations of Angel Delight flavours and your favourite fruits.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A day out at Ladies' Day!

I was kindly invited to attend the Aegon Classic tennis tournament Ladies' Day at Edgbaston Priory Club. Ladies' Day is now in it's second year at the event and was a fabulous day out. There were a whole host of activities to do on the day including the Beauty SOS tent, jewellery to try and buy and hat makers Sharper Millinery were debuting the results of the design-a-hat for Ladies' Day competition.

In the Beauty SOS tent you could get your hair styled by stylists from Lisa Shepherd Salons. There was also a nail bar where you could get a manicure and even a brow bar - just incase you needed your eyebrows sorted!

On display from the House of Fraser was a selection of Mary Portas new clothing collection and also skincare from Elizabeth Arden.

Mary Portas clothing line

Inside the marquee was a selection of independent accessory and jewellery displays, hat makers Sharper Millinery and a number of competitions.

Ladies' could enter the best-dressed competition by having their photographs taken for the chance to win a fantastic prize thanks to Harvey Nichols and the LTA. 
The prize consisted of:
  • a Luxury Personal Shopping Package
  • Expert consultation
  • Elemis facial and massage
  • Complimentary two course meal for two
  • Harvey Nichols makeover
  • A day out at The Championships, Wimbledon for two people
Michelle Heaton, Ladies' Day ambassador came with her friends to judge the best-dressed competition.

Michelle Heaton and friends
Ladies' Day best-dressed winners with Michelle Heaton
Emporium England
A luxury online accessories store for women, men, children and brides

Jewellery and Accessories

Unfortunately due to the weather (heavy rain) we waited until 3.30pm to see a Tennis Match; but when we did it was good. Having not watched Tennis live before I found it difficult to understand the rules and the scoring. Thankfully my Nan was on hand to fill me in and keep me up-to-date on what was going on.

We got to see Daniela Hantuchova vs Kristina Mladenovic. This was a real battle and was hard to know who was stronger and would win. When the match finally ended, Hantuchova won 6 sets to 4.

Daniela Hantuchova
Kristina Mladenovic

Shortly after the first match finished the second one started as the weather had held play up. Next was Sorana Cirstea vs Bojana Jovanovski. This was a quick played game and from the start you could sense who would win. After two sets it was 1-1. The final set would be the decider. Winning 6 sets to 1 was Sorana Cirstea.
Sorana Cirstea
Bojana Jovanovski

After the second match we had to leave as it was 7.30pm and had to travel home! Even though the heavens opened for a good part of the day, it didn't matter as there was plenty to look at and do. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by myself and my Nan.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Come to Ladies' Day at the Aegon Classic!

Ladies Day - Thursday 13th June 2013
Ladies’ Day will return bigger and better to the Aegon Classic this year, taking place on Thursday 13th June at the Edgbaston Priory Club, Birmingham. 

Ladies’ Fighting Breast Cancer is the charity partner for the day, with £2 from every full price adult ticket being donated to the charity.

Michelle Heaton, Ladies' Day ambassador, will be coming on the day with her friends and will be judging the best dressed competition, which is being run by Harvey Nichols.

We’ve also teamed up with to deliver a fantastic day-out for you and your friends. The day is set to be a real pamper fest with the likes of hair styling, a nail bar, cocktail making, bespoke jewellery, hand massages and much more.

Keep updated @aegonclassic

Best dressed competition by Harvey Nichols – presented by Michelle Heaton
Prize includes:

  • Luxury Personal Shopping Package at Harvey Nichols
  • Champagne on arrival 
  • Expert consultation
  • Elemis facial and massage
  • Complimentary two course meal for two in the cafĂ©
  • Benefit makeover
  • Plus a day out at The Championships, Wimbledon for two people on Saturday 6th July 2013 (Ladies’ final)

On the day you will have a chance to win a host of fantastic prizes
Courtesy of the Mailbox:
First prize:

  • An overnight stay at Malmaison in a luxury suite (Fridays and Sundays only, subject to availability)
  • Champagne Breakfast at Malmaison Brasserie
  • £500 shopping spree at The Mailbox
  • Two treatments at Le Petit Spa Malmaison
  • Dinner at Cote Brasserie
  • Complimentary beauty treatment at Harvey Nichols
  • Free parking for 24 hours at The Mailbox 
  • A two star car valet at H20  

Runner up prize:

  • An overnight stay at Malmaison with breakfast in a Superior Room
  • Dinner for two at Malmaison Brasserie
  • Free parking for 24 hours at The Mailbox 
  • A two star car valet at H20  

In addition to this there will be spot prizes on court where if you’re in the lucky seat you could win one of the following:

Spot prizes:

Takara Jewellery
£200 gift voucher to commission or purchase jewellery
2 x £250 shopping spree vouchers
Sharper Millinery
£200 voucher to commission or buy a hat

Beauty SOS Tent
Get glammed up on arrival or get your make up touched up in our beauty SOS tent. All free on the day and based on a first come, first served basis.

To include:
Make-up by top make-up artist Jules Cardozo Marsh
Manicure station
Brow bar – Browtec
Hair stylist – Lisa Shepherd
Manicure station – Helen Taylor

Public Marquee
Sharper Millinery – showcasing key hats and fascinators to wear on Ladies’ Day or to purchase for future glam days out
House of Fraser – showcasing key trends for the summer
Mailbox – fabulous prize giveaway
Jewellery display by Takara Jewellery

Retail Unit
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer booth

On court
Fashion show run by The Wedding Club on court between first and second matches.

Hospitality marquee
Jewellery display by Takara Jewellery

10:45 – Cardio Tennis demonstration on court
Between first and second match – fashion show
Between second and third match – spot prizes on court
Between third and fourth match – presentation of best dressed

Official after party
Fleet Street Kitchen – bring your Centre Court ticket at any time during the week to receive £20 off your food bill. (T&Cs apply).

*Provisional activities for the day. Please not some activities may change.