Gin Festival at Athena Leicester

Exploring gins at the gin festival Athena Leicester \ Priceless Life of Mine \ over 40 lifestyle blog

I've not been a big spirit drinker since my teenage years really but I've become a bit of a gin lover of late. It started in the summer when Nick met up with his friend Gary and they whiled away a few hours in the pub garden sipping on G&T's. That translated to Nick forcing me to try one, and me being adamant that I really didn't like gin. But, wait a minute, this wasn't the gin I remembered. This was actually really nice!!! Fast forward to November, and many bottles of gin later, we found ourselves off to the gin festival in our home town!!! The event was being held at Athena in Leicester and we were invited along by Ginfestival.com, the UK's premier gin events company. With festivals being held all over the UK, they've become hugely popular. Understandable!


Feeling sexy in your forties and beyond, over 40 style

Feel sexy in your forties with a Black lace kimono by Doutzen at Hunkemoller \ lingerie \ underwear \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

Over 40 is not over the hill and certainly does not mean you have to pack away the sexy underwear. Far from it.


Black Iron at Winstanley House Leicester

review of the food at Black Iron Winstanley House Leicester \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

A few weeks back the Black Iron restaurant opened it's doors to the public and Mr C and I were invited along for the press night. I was intrigued to say the least because it's situated in Winstanley House, formerly known as Braunstone Hall, a grade II listed building that has sat derelict for some 20 years. The grand building has been sympathetically restored to its former glory marrying the old building with a new ultra modern extension. We were given a tour of the hotel rooms and facilities and whilst there seemed to be quite a bit of finishing off to be done, you could see that all the rooms had that touch of luxury, especially the two opulent bridal suites. Winstanley House sits in Braunstone Park and the former stately home is perfect for weddings, parties, weekend breaks, or just to pop in for lunch or even just a coffee. The history of the house is fascinating and you should definitely take a look here.


Bistrot Pierre Leicester

Bistrot Pierre Leicester review \ french bistro \ food \ a la carte \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

Bistrot Pierre in Leicester have recently undergone a refurbishment and I was kindly invited along to sample the menu and checkout the new look. We've actually dined at Bistrot Pierre a few times in the past and it's one of my favourite restaurants in Leicester so I was excited to go and see what they'd done with the place.


Christmas luxury hampers from Prestige

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Halloween and Bonfire night have been and gone so we can well and truly talk about Christmas can't we?


Ragdale Hall evening spa experience | Leicestershire

Ragdale Hall evening spa experience \ Leicestershire \ health hydro and spa \ Priceless Life of Mine \ Over 40 lifestyle blog

Who doesn't love a spa?
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